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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                            


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 



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   


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 


Monday 23rd October

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


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
Repertoire to include : I was glad.: Parry    Hear my words ye people: Parry   Blest pair of sirens.: Parry  And I saw a new heaven: Edgar Bainton    From the Bavarian Highlands. Edward Elgar   Four songs for sailors: George Dyson  Musick’s Jubilee: Andrew Carter  Lyme Bay Chorale will provide the scores.
Cost £15.00 to include afternoon tea - pay on the day. To let us know you are coming please contact Sally: email sallycrowther53@btinternet.com or phone 01297 444580.  Registration is at 11.30 with an informal concert at 5pm. Julie De’Ath Lancaster will lead us through the music. 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   



2016 Events you may have missed





Last posting date for International Mail (formerly surface mail) to Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa, USA


  Half Term 






Rotary Book Sale.
It's the GRAND ROTARY BOOK SALE once again at The Shelters on Marine Parade, 10am till 4pm. Not just a Book Sale, we will have a Tombola, we will be demonstrating the Rotary Water Survival Box and of course, the infamous Selfie Cows will be on sale. Come along and enjoy the fun and stock up on winter reading Marine Parade Shelters




September    November



Winter Parking Permits

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

A valid Council tax bill for Lyme Regis and vehicle registration document displaying the same address are necessary to obtain a permit.

What's On at the Galleries 2017

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

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

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

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


Get Fossiling 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

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