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September 2017 ~  Lyme Folk Weekend ~ ArtsFest ~ Heritage Open Days ~

 

Friday 1st   

Lyme Folk weekend

Opening the festival at the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis  will be Jim Moray, nominated for two awards in this year’s BBC Radio 2 folk awards - for Best Album and Best Original Song.  For 15 years Jim has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. 

His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including his two BBC nominations, and five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines.


Lyme Folk weekend
On Friday night you can dance yourself dizzy with the wonderful No Strings Attached, our regular ceilidh band led by Richard Gracie, then party on with Mischa & His Merry Men, one of the South West's liveliest acts. The Pilot Boat: Entry to the Pilot Boat shows is by ticket only, available on our website, at the Pilot Boat, or take your chances on the door. Tickets are £5 per night, or enjoy FREE ENTRY with a Weekend Pass.

 

Saturday 2nd 

Lym
e Folk weekend

Saturday night headliners will be folk legends Ralph McTell and Wizz Jones, SORRY - SOLD OUT who will be presenting songs from their critically acclaimed album About Time, recorded to celebrate their 50 years of music-making together. 
McTell and Jones, two distinguished musicians, join forces some 50 years after they first met and played together. Back in 1966 Ralph was just back from playing in Paris and met Wizz in a coffee bar in Croydon, when he was invited by Wizz to go to Cornwall and play guitar with him.  "It was a life-changing move for me and one of the most wonderful summers I have spent,” said McTell. They became life long friends and played together many times. In the spring of 2015 Ralph called Wizz and suggested they finally do a whole album together. They found themselves once again in Cornwall to make this album, joining a circle of music and friendship started some 50 years earlier. The album is a brilliant blend made up of their old favourites, some traditional arrangements and songs by Doc Watson, Woody Guthrie, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan. 

 

Lyme Folk weekend  Saturday night brings the welcome return of the fabulous Jonny Morgan, this time with his exciting new band, followed by the unique sounds of Patch & the Giant, currently basking in some brilliant reviews for their new album.  The Pilot Boat: Entry to the Pilot Boat shows is by ticket only, available on our website, at the Pilot Boat, or take your chances on the door. Tickets are £5 per night, or enjoy FREE ENTRY with a Weekend Pass.

 

Sunday 3rd September  

 

Sunday night headliner: STEVE KNIGHTLEY
And the Sunday night finale will feature the biggest name on the South West’s folk scene, a solo gig from one half of multiple award-winners Show of Hands, Steve Knightley

Steve is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England. As a solo performer he decided in 2016 to turn his attention to maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales. 
He said: ‘As a West Country songwriter I have written so many songs of seafarers and wreckers, travellers and traders, pirates and smugglers. Now I‘m going to be able to sing them with the sound of the sea in the distance – I can’t wait!’
As has become the tradition at Lyme Folk Weekend, the headliners will be supported by acts who first appeared on other stages at last summer’s festival - singer-songwriter Saskia Griffiths-Moore, traditional virtuoso duo Mitchell & Vincent and the Longest Johns, the brilliant shanty group featured on the BBC programme The Choir with Gareth Malone.   Tickets for Lyme Folk Weekend are available online at www.lymefolk.com, from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre (01297 442138). 

 

Lyme Folk weekend  Sunday night features the rocking sounds of the brilliant Steve Dagleish and a rousing finale from the Relentless Victorian Sound System - featuring some rather familiar faces from previous festivals.  The Pilot Boat: Entry to the Pilot Boat shows is by ticket only, available on our website, at the Pilot Boat, or take your chances on the door. Tickets are £5 per night, or enjoy FREE ENTRY with a Weekend Pass.

 

Tuesday 5th

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th
 

A rare opportunity to visit Lyme's cemetery chapel
Lyme Regis is supporting Dorset Architectural Heritage Week by opening the very highly decorated Victorian Church of England chapel built in 1856. It is not normally open to the public. It is still used occasionally by local families for funeral services and contains a fine example of a Victorian bierThe chapel will be open from 10 am to 4 pm
There is also the opportunity to visit the nearby grave of the crew of HMS Formidable, lost in 1915.


Lyme Bay Photo Club meeting,
admin evening and members summer pictures.  7.30 pm, Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis,  Lyme Bay Photographic Club

 

 

 

Saturday 9 September

 

A rare opportunity to visit Lyme's cemetery chapel
Lyme Regis is supporting Dorset Architectural Heritage Week by opening the very highly decorated Victorian Church of England chapel built in 1856. It is not normally open to the public. It is still used occasionally by local families for funeral services and contains a fine example of a Victorian bierThe chapel will be open from 10 am to 4 pm
There is also the opportunity to visit the nearby grave of the crew of HMS Formidable, lost in 1915. 

 

 

Belmont, Lyme Regis, Open Day

This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor Coade who devised a formula to mass produce architectural embellishments. More recently Belmont was home to world-famous author, John Fowles, author of The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. We have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit – and indeed write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and the Cobb beyond.  Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. 10am to 4pm Pound Street, Lyme Regis   Click here for location
 

Craig Campbell Tour in Easy Tiger Tour
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Sunday 10 September

 

Lifeboat book signing

The author of the new book telling the story of lifeboats and lifeboat people, who have served Lyme Regis since 1826 will be signing copies this weekend. Retired journalist Richard Horobin, the RNLI’s volunteer press officer in Lyme Regis, will sign books at the lifeboat shop on the Cobb from 10.30am on Sunday Sept 10th.  The book is the latest in  a series published by the RNLI charity and was launched at the start of the recent Lyme Regis lifeboat week. All proceeds from the sale of the book, priced £8.95 go to the RNLI.

 

 

Belmont, Lyme Regis, Open Day

This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor Coade who devised a formula to mass produce architectural embellishments. More recently Belmont was home to world-famous author, John Fowles, author of The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. We have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit – and indeed write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and the Cobb beyond.  Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. 10am to 4pm Pound Street, Lyme Regis.   Click here for location

 

The Lym Delta Rhythm Kings

www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Tuesday 12th

 

All you want to know about ELECTRIC CARS
Simon West will speak about the latest developments in electric cars. He has driven a Nissan Leaf for 4 years and will share his experiences and bring us up-to-date with what’s happening in the marketplace turnlymegreen MEETING  7.15 for 7.30pm  Royal Lion Hotel, Lyme Regis.  More information 01297 446066  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk

Jekka McVicar’s Herbetum and the Bristol Botanic Garden
 Guided tours at both venues. The coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9:00am – cost is £25 for members, £3 extra for guests, and bookings are being taken by Jenny Harding on 01297 444034
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

Wednesday 13th

Ancient Egypt - a history in eight objects

Illustrated U3A talk by Janet Diamond Janet's U3A talk in May 2016, about her life in Cairo, was well-received, so we welcome her return to share a very different way of looking at Egypt. The inspiration for this presentation came from two sources: the Radio 4 programme, ‘A History of the World in 100 Objects’ and a course which she undertook through the University of Manchester called ‘Ancient Egypt: A History in Six Objects’.  The talk is at 11.00am in Woodmead Halls, with coffee or tea available from 10.00am. Entrance is free to U3A members; non-members are encouraged to make a £2 donation towards the talk.  See Lyme Regis U3A.

Lip Service Theatre presents Mr Darcy Loses the Plot
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

15th - 18th September 2017
 

The Great British Beach Clean

Sunday September 17th             

Boat Jumble
Raising funds for another defibrillator: the one on the Harbourmaster's Office wall has already been used to save a life this year.  Training sessions will be organised for anyone interested.  9.30 The Cobb
 

 We will hand out gloves and litter pickers, if you have your own gloves please bring along. - 10:00am - 11:30am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre - bottom of the steps.

Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts
 Peter Lea-Cox & Richard Godfrey (two pianos, two organs)
  St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection

 

 

Tuesday 19th September

 

E.J. Widgery - Painting like a Moorland Master

W/C Mixed Media by Mike McDonald.  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
 

Saturday 23rd Autumnal Equinox:   The Autumn Equinox is the first day of the autumn season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the northern to the southern hemisphere. The sun is directly overhead at the equator and day and night are of approximately equal lengths. At equinox, the Sun rises everywhere on Earth (except the Poles) at about 6am in the morning and sets at about 6pm in the evening (though this can vary a little when time zones and daylight saving etc are taken into account).

Beach Clean
A one-hour beach clean session  of Monmouth beach between 12noon and 1pm with a briefing on the harbour slipway at 11.45.   Meet outside RNLI shop on the seafront.  Wear protective shoes or boots;  equipment for dealing with rubbish is provided.


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unday September 24
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Lyme Regis Organ School Late Summer Concerts
Katie Ninham (“Pipe-Up” senior student, Organ)
  St Michael’s Church, Church Street, Sunday Afternoon 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Admission free - retiring collection

The Kingdom of Paul Nash an illustrated ballad, a celebration of love and surrealism

A New Touring Production from The Cabinet of Living Cinema  Bringing lyrical live music, beautiful animation and a narrative based on artist Paul Nash’s time spent in Dorset.  In the 1930’s artist Paul Nash, still haunted by the hellish visions of the trenches, adrift of an artistic vision of his own, found life and love amidst Dorset’s coast and ancient ruins.  Here he fell in love with fellow surrealist Eileen Agar and his version of English Surrealism took flight.  The appalling experiences he endured, first as a soldier and later as an official war artist, prompted him to create paintings of disturbing, lasting power.  Nash died in a guesthouse in Bournemouth, having spent his last days revisiting the places in Dorset that had inspired his surrealism.
The Cabinet of Living Cinema, a collective of Dorset based musicians, film-makers, animators and artists, who specialise in creating live music for film, bring to life Nash’s artistic and philosophical ideas in their new performance combining lilting score with film and animation.
  Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis   Box Office 01297 442138 www.marinetheatre.com  All Tickets £12/£10
 

Tuesday 26th September

 'Charmouth in the 1940’s' 
The Lyme Regis Society is
 hosting this talk given by Jim Bragg.  2.30pm at Woodmead Halls. All Welcome.  Members Free. Visitors £3.00. Including refreshments. 
 


Friday 29 September

Macmillan Coffee Morning
please come along this Friday 10.30am-12pm Marine Theatre All donations will go to the Macmillan fund.

 

 

Soup and Sweet Lunch
Selection of soups and puddings.  Woodmead Halls 12noon - 3pm £6

 

Sept 29th – Oct 8th  'ArtsFest Unplugged’ 

 

 

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Exhibitions

REFLECTING THE LIGHT
18 August-5 September

Chelsea Davine’s solo exhibition focuses on nature, on light and dark, capturing their elusive quality using copper, gold and silver leaf to build layers that create depth and deep tonality.
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

DRIVEN TO ABSTRACTION
25 August-6 September

An exhibition of abstract and contemporary photography from two East Devon photographers, Tricia Scott ARPS and Lois Wakeman LRPS, together with some earthenware pottery. Tricia and Lois are both fascinated by the unseen corners and beautiful decay to be found on the shore and inland, as well as more conventional beauty.
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

BEE INSPIRED:
7-25 September

New Work by Carolyn King
The latest whimsical and timeless paintings and illustrations by author and artist Carolyn King, who is also launching her third book, About A Bee, a delightful mix of facts and fun.
 The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk 
 

ANTHONY FROST
9-26 September

This exhibition celebrates the work of Anthony Frost and is the third in a series curated by Deborah Wood of The Art Room especially for The Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis’s Town Mill.   This time it’s pure abstraction, simple and powerful punches of colour by one of England's foremost abstract painters.
 
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

 'ArtsFest Unplugged’ 
Sept 30th – Oct 8th


ArtsFest 2017 will consist of a showcase exhibition at the Town Mill Galleries
See October
www.lymeregisartsfest.com
 

 
 

WALKS and Tours

Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

FOSSIL WALKS

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. 

 

Each walk is limited to 15 people per guide. Start times for walks vary according to the tides and take about three hours.

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4
 

SEPTEMBER  Sat 2nd,  Wed 6th,  Thurs 7th,  Sat 9th,  Wed 13th,  Thurs 14th,  Sat 16th,  Wed 20th,  Thurs 21st,  Sat 23rd,  Wed 27th,  Thurs 28th,  Sat 30th

 

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

Ghost Walks

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September 
 
From
outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00 

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk
 

Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tours

'During the Jane Austen tour we visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.

 
 

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