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Sunday 1st April 2018   Easter Sunday 
 

EASTER BONNET PARADE
Make an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets. 
Judging of Easter Bonnets   14.00 in the Baptist ChurchEaster Bonnets by the Albany Guest House.
EASTER BONNET PARADE
15.00 from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the sea front. Majorettes forming part of the parade.  Prizes  in five age groups as well as those for ladies and gentlemen, and special prizes for the best under five entry. The Treetops Cup will be presented to the best entry overall. Prizes will be awarded immediately after judging in the Baptist Church.
 

Monday 2nd  Easter Monday  Bank Holiday

Duck Race
12 noon Higher Mill Flats, nr Woodmead Road Bridge

 

 

Saturday 7 April

 

“Perfect” by Tessa Bide Family theatre: an adaptation of the beautiful illustrated book of by Nicola Davies and Cathy Fisher, ‘ Perfect’ is the story of a young boy and the birth of his disabled sister, and is the latest show from Tessa Bide Productions. Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors open 1:30 P.M., Show starts 2 P.M. Child £6 adv., adult £8 adv., family ticket £25 adv. Venue contact number: 01297 442138 Tickets: marinetheatre.com

 

 

Kusanganisa  Kusanganisa is the Shona word for ‘mixture’ that aptly describes this new world music and jazz project involving four musicians all from different traditions. Chartwell Dutiro from Zimbabwe leads; he plays mbira and sings in the Shona tradition. Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 7:30 P.M., starts 8 P.M.  £10 adv,  £12 door  Venue contact number: 01297 442138  Tickets: marinetheatre.com

 

 

Sunday 8 April

 

Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle  Live screening with prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova in the ultimate ballerina role. It’s a chilling, yet luminous ballet that has captivated audiences for over 150 years at the Bolshoi.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 1:30 P.M., starts 2 P.M.  £11.50 adv., £14 door.  Venue contact number: 01297 442138  Tickets: marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Wednesday 11th

Cranborne Manor
 9.15amCOACH TRIP Historic garden, tearoom, garden centre. Cost RHS members £12 Non RHS £17 Bookings: Anne Rose 01297 33049 or 444034.   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

 

 

 

Lyme Lunches
Nutritious, good value lunch, aimed at over 50's. 2 courses plus tea or coffee £6 The Pine Hall, Baptist Church, Broad Street.  2nd Wednesday of month. Organised by Lyme Forward.  Bookings: Penny Black café (behind the Post Office)
 

Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Guild Annual General Meeting
Following the business of the meeting we will have a talk from our
guest speaker:  long-serving Lyme Regis lifeboat crew member Elliott Herbert who is also a full time Senior Assessor Trainer with the RNLI.  All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there. 7.30 pm. at the Lifeboat Station

RSC LIVE: Macbeth  Live Screening: Shakespeare’s darkest psychological thriller marks both Christopher Eccleston’s RSC debut and the return of Niamh Cusack to the Company.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors open 6 P.M., Show starts 7 P.M.  £11 adv, £12.50 door  Venue contact number: 01297 442138  Tickets: marinetheatre.com
 

Friday 13th

Mitch Benn has a new show:  I'M STILL HERE  Satirical songs and hilarious jokes from the star of The Now Show and winner of BBC 2’s Celebrity Mastermind. He brings his new show to Lyme Regis.  Congratulations! It’s 2018 and you’re still here! So is Mitch, looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time. Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his “career” and ponders where he – and indeed all of us – might be going next.

A stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Now Show’ for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of ‘Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle’, a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast – ‘The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn’, ‘Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke’ and ‘Mitch Benn Has Left The Building’. He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s ‘Anatomy Of A Guitar’ and presented ‘Spank The Plank’ for BBC Radio 4. Most recently, in December 2016, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’!  Mitch is the author of two novels, ‘Terra’ and ‘Terra’s World’ both published by Gollancz and co-author with Jon Holmes of ‘The Twitter History Of The World’ the paperback edition of which was published by Prion Books. www.marinetheatre.com  Doors 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.  £12 adv., £15 door
 

Saturday 14th

 "Know your Blood Pressure Day"
Annual event run by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis in conjunction with The Stroke Association. Pop into Fortnam, Smith and Banwell (Estate Agents) 53 Broad Street, between 10 & 2pm, and have your blood pressure monitored by trained local nurses. This is one of the most effective ways of minimising the chances of a stroke. See link..........and see you there!!   www.stroke.org.uk

 

Guitars On The Beach Fundraiser  Headline acts and local musicians raise money for the UK’s largest guitar festival at which hundreds of guitarists simultaneously play well-known songs, temporarily forming Britain’s biggest band.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 7 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.   £10 adv., £12 door 
 

 

Monday 16th

 

Wednesday 18th

 

Meet and Remember - A memory café for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them. 2 - 3.30pm Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion 3rd Wednesday of the month, contact 07704902604   lymememory@gmail.com  or just come along.  LymeForward


 

 

Thursday 19 April
 

Comedy: Robin Ince   The star of The Infinite Monkey Cage returns brings his first new comedy show for three years to Lyme Regis. Expect a hilarious night-out about love, death, and art - with a teeny bit of physics. Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M. £15 advance, £18 on the door  Venue contact number: 01297 442138  Tickets: marinetheatre.com

 

 

Sunday 22 April 2018 The Great Dorset Beach Clean

Sunday Sessions

Brian Street leads a session of the region’s musicians in this new event set in the Marine’s bar, overlooking the historic Cobb.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors and starts 3 P.M. Free entry, unticketed marinetheatre.com

 

Monday 23rd St Georges Day

 

Tuesday 24th April


AGM
& The Dorsets 1917 - 18
by Chris Copson, curator, The Keep Military Museum The Lyme Regis Society. 2.30pm Woodmead Halls.  Free to Members, visitors £3

 

Wednesday April 25th


‘Gardening by the Moon’

TALK by Stephanie Hafferty
 A practical guide on how to include an awareness of the phases of the moon in your garden, including sowing, planting, harvesting and making beneficial garden potions.  7.30pm   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

Handel’s Messiah  Inspired by Handel’s masterpiece, this is a live-screening of the acclaimed Bristol Old Vic production. Rediscover the intense spirituality of its many well-known arias and choruses.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis  Doors 6:30 P.M., starts 7 P.M.  £11 adv, £13 door, £10 adv theatre friends  marinetheatre.com


Saturday 28 April 2018


Henry Blofeld: 78 Retired  The cherished golden voice of cricket celebrates his retirement with a brand-new show jam-packed full of unheard anecdotes from on and off the pitch.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  £20 advance, £23 door, £19 adv theatre friends  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Sunday 29 April

 

Jazz in the Bar  Singer Annika Skoogh will be appearing at the Marine Theatre with pianist Philip Clouts. Born in South America and raised in Sweden, Annika brings a mix of jazz, swing, latin and blues.  Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA  Doors 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.£8 adv, £12 door.    marinetheatre.com

 


2018 Dates to be advised
 

The Big Breakfast

In aid of Cancer Research UK  Full English £6 Bacon Rolls £3 8am - 1.30pm  Baptist Church Hall

 

 

 

Great Dorset Beach Clean: Charmouth
The annual beach clean-up returns as part of the ‘Litter Free Coast and Sea’  week! Bring your friends and family and lend a hand at any of the designated beaches. A Beachmaster will be there to provide you with rubbish bags, gloves and instructions. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions Help to remove plastics and other rubbish from the shore. The vast majority of litter found on Dorset’s beaches is made of plastic, which steadily accumulates if not removed.  As standard plastics never degrade, they circle around the world in ocean currents and can cause long-term damage.  Whales, dolphins and turtles can mistake floating plastic bags for the jellyfish which form part of their diet. Once swallowed the plastic bag blocks the stomach and leads to a slow death through starvation.   Dorset's beaches need you:  Under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.  No need to bring any equipment as we'll provide it except please wear practical footwear and suitable clothing for the weather! Come and join us! 
10.30-12.30. Meet at the Foreshore car park. Parking is P&D. Run by staff and volunteers from Charmouth Heritage Centre

 

 

 

 Great Dorset Beach Clean: Lyme Regis
The annual beach clean-up returns as part of the ‘Litter Free Coast and Sea’  week! Bring your friends and family and lend a hand at any of the designated beaches. A Beachmaster will be there to provide you with rubbish bags, gloves and instructions. Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions Help to remove plastics and other rubbish from the shore. The vast majority of litter found on Dorset’s beaches is made of plastic, which steadily accumulates if not removed.  As standard plastics never degrade, they circle around the world in ocean currents and can cause long-term damage.  Whales, dolphins and turtles can mistake floating plastic bags for the jellyfish which form part of their diet. Once swallowed the plastic bag blocks the stomach and leads to a slow death through starvation.   Dorset's beaches need you:  Under 18’s need to be accompanied by an adult.  No need to bring any equipment as we'll provide it except please wear practical footwear and suitable clothing for the weather! Come and join us!  10.00-12.00. Cobb Beach, meet by slipway. Nearest parking is Monmouth Beach P&D. Run by Love Lyme's Beaches, a Litter Free Coast and Sea community group.

 

 

 

Dogs and Beaches

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb, Lister & Langmoor Gardens

Lyme Regis's front beach:
Dogs are banned
from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.


Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.
Please check notices locally to verify this information
Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times.  Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.
 

 

   
What's on in the Galleries


CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS
17 March-4 April

Dynamic selling exhibition showcasing some of the best contemporary craft from UK based craft-makers.  After the success of last year’s Contemporary Crafts exhibition, Town Mill Arts will once again showcase over fifteen designer-makers giving both established and emerging makers an opportunity to show their work within the setting of our Malthouse Gallery.  Unique examples of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles and lighting will be on display at a range of prices to suit everyone. 

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

 


THE LIGHT THAT WE SEEK        
30 March-11 April

This exhibition showcases paintings by Sue Lewin and Chris Goodman and sculptures by Greta Berlin that explore their shared fascination of the natural surroundings of walks along the coast and countryside paths.
 

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

6-18 April
WAYS AND MEANS:
the process of image making


Artists from a small Dorset cooperative based at Morecombelake exhibit the results of a year’s experimentation in innovative mark making, collages, new printmaking techniques and varied approaches to drawing from life.

 

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

27 April-9 May
MARKING TIME:
traces of another Jurassic Coast  
 
 
A diverse exhibition of work, including painting, printmaking, sculpture, textile and mixed media, by a group of West Somerset artists responding to their own beautiful and geologically fascinating coast.

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

 

 

 

Charity Golf Day


Wednesday May 16th 2018

An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster. 
 
Teams of four, Stableford, two scores to count, full handicap (max men 24, ladies 30). Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster: We can make up teams. 
 For further information contact secretary@lymeregisrotary.org
 
 
 

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Fete

Playing Field, Anning Road  May

 info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

 


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

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks
Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure 
see U3A Page for maps
 

Lyme History Walks

 

 

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

 

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

APRIL:  Sat 1st,  Wed 5th,  Sat 8th,  Wed 12th,  Sat 15th,  Mon 17th,  Wed 19th,  Sat 22nd,  Wed 26th,  Sat 29th

 Chris Lovejoy   01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com

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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