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What's on in October 2017                    ~  Rotary Book Sale  ~ ArtsFest ~ Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 

 


October day in Lyme Regis


 

Sept 30th – Oct 8th 2017  'ArtsFest Unplugged’ 

 

Sunday October 1st                   

Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts Sophie Brewer & Peter Milmer (Flute & Piano)
 St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection


Monday 2nd October

Watercolour  Beginners Workshop
by Lynda White.  Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Woodmead Halls,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464            

 

Tuesday 3rd October

Street Scenes of the World
by Colin Brown, Acrylic Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Woodmead Halls  non-members £5.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464                        

 

 

 

Friday 6th

Public invited to have say on future of Lyme Regis

THE community of Lyme Regis is invited to have a say on the future of the town and the local council.

Lyme Regis Town Council is holding a second Time to Talk event, when the community will be given the opportunity to tell councillors what’s important to the town.

The council held its first Time to Talk in September 2015, when feedback from locals helped inform the authority’s four-year objectives.

The follow-up public consultation on Friday 6 October, from 2pm to 7pm at the Woodmead Halls, will give the council the opportunity to update residents on the progress it has made so far, and its plans for the future.

Councillors and officers will be available to talk to the public about its proposals, listen to feedback on the projects completed so far, and listen to suggestions for upcoming objectives.

 

Sunday October 8th

               
Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts: Robert Mitchell (Organ Recital)
 St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection
 

Tuesday 10th


FILM: ‘A Plastic Ocean’ 

For more information 01297 446066  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk


Wednesday 11th

Outing to Claverton Gardens and the American Museum near Bath
Home of the American Museum, it presents America’s decorative and folk art, furniture, paintings, fabrics and an outstanding collection of quilts. In the grounds, a replica of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Garden, colonial vegetables, herbs, a dye border, and an arboretum with American trees. Early American themes continue in café and shops. Cost £20 total. Bookings: Annie Kobus 01297 443346  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society



 

Friday 13th

 

Social Meeting - Coffee & chat

An opportunity to come and chat, also to talk to representatives of the activity groups. You can join new groups and may even consider starting your own. The committee members and many group leaders will be there. At 10.30 there's a special welcome for new(ish) members (those who've joined in the previous 12 -18 months, or the last five minutes). Bring your friends. 10.00am  Woodmead Halls. Entrance is free.  See Lyme Regis U3A.

 

Sunday October 15th    

Lyme Regis Organ School
Late Summer Concerts
:  “Pipe-Up” students’ organ concert 
St Michael’s Church
, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection 

Harvest Home Auction
In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  The Nags Head, Silver Street 4pm

 

 

Tuesday 17th October                   

 Graphite/Oil/Charcoal Portraiture
by Hannah Twine Lyme Regis Art Society Demonstration: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Woodmead Halls  non-members £5.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464   

 

Friday 20th

  Half Term 

 

 

 

 


Sunday October 22nd        

Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts South-Wessex Organ Society Grand Launch with Festival Choral Evensong,             
Celebrity Recital and reception with guest speaker
  St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon See right for more info Admission free - retiring collection 
https://sworgansociety.org/ 

 

Monday 23rd October  Residents car parking permits available from 23 October see top right

Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential.
 9am - 1pm  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

 

 Wednesday 25th
 


Harvest Show
16 classes for informal competition, ranging over flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, preserves, floral art and crafts. The schedule is available in Uplyme Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer, and on our website. Entries can be brought along from 7pm - proceedings, including a Bring-and-Share supper, begin at 7:30pm. We will also be presenting donations from our surplus on the Summer Show to Uplyme Village Hall, the Ring and Ride and the Uplyme Help Scheme. 
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

Thursday 26 Oct


Harbour Voices presents: Songs of the Sea
Harbour Voices is a Lyme Regis based group of twenty men and women. The ensemble has created a performance celebrating songs of the sea and recounting tales of the West Dorset coast, both historic and current.  The group’s lively show, returning to the Marine Theatre after a sell-out show last year, includes not just traditional shanties but also songs written by the group members paying tribute to our maritime heritage, all linked by a narrative that brings the story to life.  7.30pm  Tickets: In advance £10.00; On the Door £12  Running time: 1hour 30 mins (approx) Box office on 01297 442138  Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre Supported by a grant from the Lyme Regis Town Council

Friday 27 Oct

Coffee Morning and Cake Stall
Organised by the Lyme Regis Branch of Cancer Research UK Entrance £1 includes coffee and biscuits.  10am - 12 noon Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street.  Donations of cakes appreciated

 

Harbour Voices presents: Songs of the Sea
Harbour Voices is a Lyme Regis based group of twenty men and women. The ensemble has created a performance celebrating songs of the sea and recounting tales of the West Dorset coast, both historic and current.  The group’s lively show, returning to the Marine Theatre after a sell-out show last year, includes not just traditional shanties but also songs written by the group members paying tribute to our maritime heritage, all linked by a narrative that brings the story to life.   call the box office on 01297 442138  Please note that a 10% booking fee applies online and via the Tourist Info Centre  7.30pm  Tickets: In advance £10.00; On the Door £12  Running time: 1hour 30 mins (approx)  Supported by a grant from the Lyme Regis Town Council

 

Saturday 28th  British Summer Time  ends overnight (2am Sunday becomes 1am): Time to turn your clocks back

 


Sunday 29th   Have you changed ALL your clocks?  It may be earlier than you think!

 

Come and Sing with us
Members of Lyme Bay Chorale are inviting singers to join them in a ‘Come and Sing' day on Sunday, October 29th in St Michael’s Parish Church. Experienced vocal coach, choir trainer, singer and conductor Julie De’Ath Lancaster will take everyone through the music. The day will start with Registration at 11.30am with down-beat at 12noon. Participants are asked to bring a packed lunch but the hosts will provide tea and cake in the afternoon and there will be an informal free concert at 5pm for family, friends and anyone who would like to enjoy the wonderful English choral music of Edward Elgar, Edgar Bainton, Hubert Parry and George Dyson. The day will cost £15.00 to include the hire of the scores. Proceeds will go to support Lyme Bay Chorale’s Young Singers Bursary Scheme. Anyone interested in participating is asked to ring Sally on 01297444580 to let her know you are coming.  All our concerts and events take place in St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis.  Visit www.lymebaychorale.co.uk for more information

 

Monday 30th October    

W/C Acrylic Oil   Workshop: From Realism to Abstraction

by Christine Allison.   Lyme Regis Art Society 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lyme Regis Football Club,  charge tba.  For more information please contact Sheila.lyme@gmail.com or 01297 445464   

 

Tuesday 31st

 

Henry Fielding and Georgian Lyme .
by Chris Lovejoy. A talk for the Lyme Regis Society.  Members free visitors £3  2.30pm Woodmead Hall

 

Improving the footpath between Lyme Regis and Uplyme

Public Drop-in sessions regarding 'improving' the path alongside the River Lym  from Lyme Regis to Uplyme. Open to residents and visitors.  Dorset coastal Forum 4pm - 7pm Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street

 

 

 

September    November



Winter Parking Permits

 Free parking in Cabanya and Woodmead car parks  for  Lyme Regis Residents.

Residents car parking permits available from 23 October

FREE Lyme Regis residents' parking permits will be available from the town council offices from Monday 23 October 2017.

To obtain your permit, you will need proof of residency in the form of a household bill and your DVLA V5 document, both showing your Lyme Regis address.

The permit provides residents with free winter parking in Woodmead, Cabanya and Monmouth Beach car parks from 1 November 2017 to 25 March 2018.

It also provides free parking between 6pm and 9pm between 25 March and 31 October 2018 in all three car parks.

Free shoppers' parking is also available all-year-round at Woodmead car park with this permit, between 8am and 10.30am, and again from 4pm to 6pm.


What's On at the Galleries 2017

TOWN MILL ARTS-ARTSFEST OPEN
30 September-8 October

A new unthemed open replaces Lyme Regis ArtsFest this year and will consist of a diverse range of West Country artworks and merchandise across all media.

The Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

PAINTINGS, PRINTS & PATTERNS
10-24 October


An exhibition of bright and cheerful original paintings, quirky and humorous prints and new abstract ‘Pattern Paintings’ by Peter Coates who uses mainly oils and acrylics and work in sketch books, on paper, on canvas and an iPad.  The new ‘Pattern Paintings’ are a venture into abstraction and are sometimes applied to fabrics and interior decor.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.  www.townmillarts.co.uk

LOSING THE THREAD
12-31 October


Nine artists in textile and fibre join together again to display their love for the versatility of fibre and fabric and their experiments with media and techniques.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

ZEE JONES SOLO
26 October-1 November

An exhibition of recent work by Devon-based landscape and mixed media artist Zee Jones.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk 

Newly formed South Wessex Organ Society will promote the art and appreciation of organ music 

 A new charity is promising to encourage organ playing and the appreciation of sacred and secular organ music across the region. The South Wessex Organ Society – the successor to the well-established Lyme Regis Organ School – will realise its purpose both through recitals and concerts and through practical courses that will encourage existing organists on their musical path.

The society will have access to the world-class Škrabl organ in St Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis, with its 50-rank, three-manual mechanical action, as well as to many other fine organs in Devon and Dorset. 

Membership of the society is open to all, organists and non-organists alike. Annual membership is £15 single and £25 for a couple. Members’ subscriptions will provide a vital source of income, but equally important is their involvement in helping the society to achieve its aims.  

“We welcome everyone who shares our love of this magnificent instrument, and who is keen to share in the excitement of making an important contribution to the artistic life of South Wessex.” says Chairman Philip Sturrock MBE.

The benefits of membership will include special members’ events, including an annual president’s reception, as well as priority booking for other society events and a regular newsletter. Members will also take part in electing the board of trustees who manage and direct the society.

Stunning musical event to launch the society


The society will be launched on Sunday 22 October at a reception following a special choral evensong and recital at St Michael’s Church in Lyme Regis. Evensong will start at 4pm and will include works by Mozart, Purcell and Praetorius. A choir and string ensemble will be formed especially for the event and will be led by Peter Parshall, the society’s artistic director. Alex Davies, organist at St Michael’s, and Peter Lea-Cox will play the organ.

The recital, at 5pm, will be given by David Halls, Director of Music at Salisbury Cathedral and a patron of the society. David’s programme will include music by Bach, Mendelssohn and Widor. No tickets are necessary, and audience members can just turn up; the society guarantees a warm welcome and an outstanding musical experience.

Guided Walks and Tours

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

Liz Jones loved walking and sourced over seventy circular walks in the area. For several years she and her husband David led the U3A Walking Group and after she died in April 2013 members of this group decided to make some of her walks available to a wider audience as a tribute.

The Group would like to thank David Jones for his leadership and all his support for this project - rewalking each route and checking our efforts. Our thanks also go to Susie Gamble for creating the model for the walk maps, Sue Wilson for her layouts and technical expertise and Maurice Liddiard for coordinating the project. Click here for more info
 

FOSSIL HUNTING WALKS

Get Fossilling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Enchanted Floodlight Gardens

Candle-lit  pathways through enchanted glades, magical lighting

Christmas Shopping and great food
 

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens 01305 871130


      Flu Vaccination

Lyme Regis Medical Centre 445777

Lyme Bay Medical Practice 443399

Charmouth Medical Practice 560872

Offered to all over 65 and those at risk.  Book now

 

 

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