What's On in Lyme Regis

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 and Organisations in and around
Lyme Regis

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Red Arrows over Harry May August 2018

~ Candles on the Cobb
~  Regatta and Carnival  Week  

~  Aspire Merlin Nationals ~  

~  Lyme Folk Weekend
~  Music By the Sea
 ~ Fireworks ~

Saturday  28th July - Friday 3rd August

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2018   - fun for all the family

For full information about Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week; competition entry details and confirmation of times please see the full programme available from outlets throughout the town and posters. (Sorry but the organisers have asked us not to publish times in order that they can sell more programmes - only £2 from shops around the town)  Fun for all the family. 

The 48 page Lifeboat Week programme, with full details and timings of all events is now available at the Lifeboat Shop at the harbour and throughout Lyme Regis and Charmouth.  www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek 






The following items in red are in aid of Lifeboat Week





Wednesday August 1st

RNLI Valuation Day  In aid of Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Week

The Lyme Bay Auctions team will be providing appraisals of jewellery & watches, silver, antiques, collectables, ceramics, artwork or anything ‘old and interesting’ (photos of larger items welcomed)  A small donation for each valuation welcomed  Support your RNLI: Sell unwanted items and make a difference Items may be entered in forthcoming auctions with all or part of the proceeds  donated directly to the RNLI. All items sent to auction from the Valuation Day  will attract a donation from Lyme Bay Auctions  of Seaton, 01297 22453 info@lymebayauctions.co.uk  www.lymebayauctions.co.uk  10.00am till 4.00pm  at the Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station

TALK & DISPLAY OF REPTILES by Animal Encounters Take a close up look at snakes and exotic reptiles with Chris Johnson. Proceeds to RNLI. Tickets £3, from Brian Cursley 07831 533580, Uplyme Post Office and RNLI shop. 7.30pm

Thursday August 2nd

The Red Devils
Red Devils formationThe British Army’s official parachute display team will be a star attraction of our Lifeboat Week.

The Red Devils, based at Netheravon Airfield on Salisbury Plain, are a team of 15, all of whom have seen active service in the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan or Iraq.  They are widely acknowledged as among the best display parachutists in the world, and carry out spectacular shows at public events worldwide, promoting the British Army and the Parachute Regiment, known as ‘The Paras’.

A classic Red Devils display will see up to ten team members jumping from an altitude of 10,000ft.  Trailing smoke to demonstrate their speed and movement, the highly skilled skydivers will freefall at speeds up to 120mph before opening their parachutes. Then they will demonstrate breath-taking high-speed ‘swoop’ landings and spectacular ‘canopy formations’.  A commentary will keep everyone informed and the skydivers will be available afterwards to meet spectators.  2-3pm  Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.

Friday August 3rd

Taunton Flower Show
COACH TRIP Show gardens, competitive classes for plants, produce and crafts, a floral marquee, trade stands and events in the arena. £19 includes admission. Bookings: Rose Mock 01297 34733 or 33049.

Grand Lifeboat Week Firework display Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth. 10pm The Cobb 



Saturday 4th - Sunday 12th August 2018 

Regatta and Carnival Week 2018

See lymeregiscarnival.co.uk
Raising funds for local good causes

Saturday 4th

Lyme Regis Sailing Club Regatta races


Tuesday 7th August

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade. 
Weather permitting


 August 13th to 19th  
 LYME Regis Community Week
 to raise funds for local organisations


Tuesday 14th August

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade.  Weather permitting

Sat 18th - Friday 24th

Aspire Merlin Nationals  Lyme Regis Sailing Club

Sunday August 19th

National Trust Castle Drogo
COACH TRIP Dramatic castle and grounds overlooking Teign Gorge, cafe and shop. NT members £12.50, non NT £18.50. Bookings: Gill Williams 01297 444927 or 444034. Limited places!  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Tuesday 21st


Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade.  Weather permitting



Wednesday August 22nd

TALK by Sue Applegate ‘Plant to Plate’ – this illustrated talk by Sue of Hurstbrook Plants describes how the UK fresh produce industry supplies farm assured food to farmers’ markets and supermarkets. Seasonal, UK grown produce will be available to buy afterwards  7.30pm  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society




Sunday 26th 2018


Candles on the Cobb returns

Candles on the Cobb 2015

Candles on the Cobb is back!  Organised and run this year by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis with the blessing of the founders of this event, Phil Street and Mike Higgs, with 3 members of the original team and is being orchestrated to be part of Lyme’s WW1 commemorations.

Proceeds to be shared 50/50 with the Royal British Legion and Lyme Regis youth projects.

5000 candles will be generously supplied again by Quinnell Candles.  Individual candles and a certificate in memory of a loved one may be purchased online at candlesonthecobb.org

This community event is one not to be missed, 5000 lit candles outlining the historic harbour walls.  See Rotary Candles on the Cobb



Monday 27th Summer Bank Holiday


Tuesday 28th

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade







AUGUST 31 - SEPTEMBER 2   Lyme Folk Weekend


Friday August 31


Lyme Folk weekend

Kicking things off will be one of our favourite acts from previous years - the wonderful Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere, otherwise known as Ninebarrow.   Jon and Jay will be joined on stage by several 'Friends', namely the amazing trio Kadia, superb guitar virtuoso Will McNicol and brilliant young a capella group The TeacupsJoin all 10 of them for what will be a unique gathering of unforgettable folk!


2018 Dates to be advised:



Walk of Light


Teddy Bear's Picnic in the Marine Parade Shelters - bring your own picnic.

Sadly the The Red Arrows are unable to attend Lyme Regis in 2018







Lyme Regis Gig Club Regatta Day


Pavement Art Competition  The Shelters


Regatta and CarnivalJudging of Floats for Grand Carnival Procession in Holmbush Car Park followed by

Grand Carnival Procession
Holmbush car park to Cobb Square (by the Cobb Arms) via Broad Street



Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats.




July     September 



Click here to see all the  Regular Events


Lyme Regis Park and Ride
dates to be advised

Download Car Parks Map

If you have to park in the road please do so considerately


Dogs now banned

from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September)
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

Please check notices locally to verify this information


will be on duty in Lyme Regis

     What's on in the Galleries


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!


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.

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 Chris Lovejoy”


July - Sept: Wed, Thurs, Sat      ......+ Bank Hols

 01297 443140


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

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.


Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Autumn Show & Bring and Buy Plant Sale

Schedules now available at local shops; Uplyme, Raymond's Hill and Lyme Regis Post Offices; Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis


Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

Every Tuesday on Marine Parade
8pm   Weather permitting.


Charmouth Marine Week

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre


Volunteers are always welcome....
During Carnival Week to assist in manning events, taking collections, etc: 


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