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Lyme Regis Daily Diary  of Events February 2018    Pantomime ~  Coffee Mornings  ~   Quizzes  ~





Friday February 2nd 2018



Coffee Morning

The Lyme Regis Society is holding their Annual Coffee Morning
An opportunity to meet other members, chat, buy home-made cake to go with the coffee or take home and pay 2018 subscriptions in cash or by cheque. These remain at £7.00 for single membership and £11.00 for family membership. Entrance is by donation: the Alexandra Hotel Chapel from 10.30 - 12.00 noon. www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

ARTSREACH presents: Bowjangles - The Quest for Excalibow
Intrepid string quartet Bowjangles present their most magical show so far - a theatrical, musical journey through myths, folklore, legends and a portal in a cello case in the quest to find the most priceless relic of all, a magical violin bow known as Excalibow. Expect tales of monsters, ancient gods, historical figures and characters of pure fantasy in this action packed show, all presented in Bowjangles’ own inimitable and unique style, full of comedy, energy, panache and almost every musical genre you can imagine; may contain traces of Abba. Touring Dorset with Artsreach, the counties touring arts charity. Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall 7.30pm www.artsreach.co.uk  Doors open 7pm. Bar and raffle. Tickets from the self service box office at The Charmouth Practice (below the Royal Oak) £10  (U18: £6 and family of 4 with at least 2 children : £25)  For information and phone bookings 01297 560948

A chance to catch one of 2017’s greatest films at a great price.  Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.  Doors 19.30, £4 adv / £6 on the door 


Saturday 3 February


Reggae Night
This is the launch of a new event at the Marine. It’s headlined by Gringo Ska, a group that plays authentic early reggae, rocksteady, and ska. A regular at all the biggest festivals, the band was the Independent’s pick of Glastonbury Festival. Guest reggae DJs play in to the night. Doors 1930, £6 adv / £8 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 4th February 2018

Love Lyme’s beaches clean up 

join us and help keep our beaches clean! We are a fun and friendly group of people who love our local beach.  No need to book - just turn up, all equipment provided & all welcome. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a  parent or guardian.  Please wear sturdy footwear, warm clothing appropriate  for changeable weather  Meet outside RNLI shop on the seafront  13:45 pm Briefing:  Beach cleaning 2 - 3 pm.  If you Need any more information  contact litter free coast & sea on 01305 224731 or at  www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk




Monday 5th


Soup & Ploughman's Lunch
An annual event held in the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis 12 - 2pm.
Rotary extend their thanks to The Alexandra Hotel  for sponsoring this event  in aid of
Water Survival Box this year.  Tickets only £10 for vegetarian soup followed by a Ploughman's lunch then coffee in the lovely surroundings of the Alexandra Hotel, from local Rotarians or Tel 444567



INFORMATION EVENT:  Wills and Power of Attorney

Age UK Dorchester is holding an Information Event to de-mystify the subject of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

 If you wish to understand whether you need a Lasting Power of Attorney, and to make a Will, Christine Butterfield, Senior Associate Solicitor at Battens, solicitors, will be providing a talk on the subject  at 10am  at Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, DT1 1PW  No need to book … just turn up



Friday 9th 2018

Half Term begins


Coffee Morning

In February the U3A holds its 'Coffee & Chat' Social Meeting when members old and new can relax in each other's company and survey all the opportunities for learning and leisure represented by the over 50 activity groups that run under the U3A umbrella. Many group leaders will be there to entice you.   10.00am - 12noon. The place: Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Bring your friends see Heritage Coast U3A

Into the Groove: 80s Night  Get shell-suited and booted for a fun eighties disco at the Marine. Expect all the hits from Michael Jackson, Madonna, Duran Duran, and many more. Over the top eighties fancy dress is encouraged, but not compulsory.  Doors 2000, £5 adv / £7 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com


 Saturday 10 February

Jazz Jurassica Jazz Supper with Maggie Reeday Quartet 
A charismatic performer, Maggie Reeday combines jazz standards with soul, Latin, and blues material. She’s Maggie Reeday has appeared at Ronnie Scott's, London's Jazz Cafe, and has even performed for royalty. There’s a two course meal included from local caterers Dottie Kitchen.  Doors open at 6pm, £22 adv including food  www.marinetheatre.com

Tuesday 13th  Shrove Tuesday  Pancake Day

TURN LYME GREEN   February Meeting: THE MAGIC of TREES   Everyone is welcome to this meeting.   Jo Smith Oliver will lead a discussion on the magic of trees.  She will focus on what we can learn from trees and our own individual experiences of them… through art, writing, self-expression, meditation, poetry and song.  She would welcome anyone who would like to make a contribution, bringing particular images or stories  to share of favourite trees, forests, places to visit etc.  And, as always, we will keep up the campaign to clear  up plastic from our beaches and will update you on the latest in neighbouring transition towns.  Royal Lion Hotel.   7.15 for 7.30pm


Wednesday 14th   Valentines Day

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)

RSC Live: Twelfth Night   This is the first of our season of live performance broadcasts from RSC and the National Theatre. Treat your loved one to a unique Valentine’s Day gift.  Adrian Edmondson stars in Shakespeare’s tale of unrequited love; it’s hilarious yet heartbreaking.  Doors open at 6pm, £11 advance / £12.50 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com


Wednesday 14th - Saturday 17th 2018

Sleeping Beauty
Latest play by Lyme Regis Pantomime Society 
A traditional pantomime by Ben Crocker. Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. The Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis Adults £10, 14's & under £6. Tickets available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre 01297 442138. Woodmead Hall, Hill Road

Thursday 15 February   

CHILDREN'S EVENT: The Jungle Book Arts and Craft Workshop  Send the little ones along to enjoy some children's art workshops related to themes and characters in Kipling’s classic The Jungle Book, led by local artist Jessame Coulson. This is a drop and leave session with a small snack provided.  Doors open at 1400, £6 adv / £8 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com



16th February   Chinese New Year


FILM: Jungle Book This is a half-term special screening of the 1960s Disney classic at a great price.   Bagheera the Panther and Baloo the Bear have a difficult time trying to convince Mowgli to leave the jungle for human civilisation.  Doors open at 1400, £3.50 adv / £5 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 17 February


The Great Nurdle Hunt – Charmouth beach  Organised by the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, meet  at the bottom of the Centre’s steps.  Stay for as much or as little as you like.  All equipment is provided.  You could stop in and see Attenborough’s Sea Dragon now on display. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm.  Meet at the Heritage Coast Centre.

Nurdles are tiny plastic pellets used to make most of our plastic products. Unfortunately, spillages and mishandling by industry mean that nurdles escape and get washed into the sea. It is estimated that 53 billion nurdles escape into the UK environment each year!  Due to their tiny size, nurdles are mistaken as prey and eaten by marine wildlife and they move up the food chain. Unfortunately nurdles also act as sponges in the sea, attracting pollutants. Nurdles are regularly seen on beaches, including Lyme’s own, especially on Church Beach.  

What can you do to help? Pick up nurdles! The more we collect, the fewer end up in the sea. Always make sure you wear gloves when handling nurdles as they contain toxins.  Nurdles have been spotted on Lyme’s Church Beach.  Head that way and take a bag and some gloves to help get rid of them.


Lyme Regis Comedy Club  Returning for its second outing at the Marine, compere Tom Glover hosts a trio of hilarious comics. Matt Richardson headlines. Expect ‘high-wattage charisma’ (The Guardian) from the ‘hilarious and charming’ (The Mirror) host of Virgin Radio's Drive-time show and The Xtra Factor. He’s joined by Kieran Boyd and James Loveridge.  Doors open at 7pm, £8 advance, £10 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 18th


It’s that time of year again and Phil Gamble, our local tree specialist, is kindly hosting two workshops showing everyone how to prune fruit trees.  The apple trees planted by Turn Lyme Green in Anning Road and Slopes Farm are growing well and will be used as examples.   Here are the dates for your diaries.  Sunday, February 18th and Sunday, the 25th.  Both starting at 10am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane.   Please contact Jo Smith Oliver  (07525 005430) if you would like to attend a workshop or need any further information.




Monday 19th February 2018


Wednesday 21st

NEW!  Meet and Remember:  A memory cafe for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth.  3rd Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm at Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion starting 21st February 2018 (by kind permission of Lyme Regis Football Club)  see right for more info

Thursday 22 February

National Theatre Live: Cat On  Hot Tin Roof  Sienna Miller leads in this live broadcast of Tennessee Williams’ 20th century masterpiece Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. On a steamy night in Mississippi, a Southern family gather at their cotton plantation to celebrate Big Daddy’s birthday.   “A bold reimagining. Innovative and powerfully acted.”  The Sunday Times £11 advance, £10 advance Theatre Friends, £12.50 on the door  Cert 12A  Doors open at 6 P.M., starts at 7 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Friday 23 February

Cara Dillon and Sam Lakeman  Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the top of her genre. The Irish singer Cara Dillon has been captivating audiences and achieving acclaim for over 20 years. Expect traditional Irish songs, alongside Cara's own material.   "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice" (Q Magazine). Doors open at 7:30pm, £18 advance, £20 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com



Saturday 24 February



Meet local PCSO Amanda King,

Residents of Lyme Regis, Charmouth and the Marshwood Vale are invited to attend Lyme Regis Library between 9.30 and 12.30 to meet local PCSO Amanda King, who is part of the Lyme Regis Neighbourhood Policing Team and the local Crime Prevention Team.
Residents can raise with Amanda any neighbourhood policing concerns they may have, and the local Crime Prevention Team will be on hand to provide information and advice. Information will also be available on Neighbourhood Watch schemes. These are community-led but the police support Watch groups and are able to provide crime prevention advice and recommendations about issues such as personal safety, home security and staying safe online when required.
Neighbourhood Watch helps to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour; volunteers can use their local expertise to spot suspicious activity and assist the police with their enquiries. These schemes also bring people together in a community.  If there isn’t a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your area, come along to the Library and find out how to set one up, or simply to learn more about them.  

Music Fundraiser: Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasure   Help raise money for new music equipment at the Marine while having a great night out; what’s not to like? Singer Jess Upton leads this popular Dorset band, with a repertoire of soul, disco, and pop classics.  Doors open at 8pm, £10 adv / £12 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 25 February


It’s that time of year again and Phil Gamble, our local tree specialist, is kindly hosting two workshops showing everyone how to prune fruit trees.  The apple trees planted by Turn Lyme Green in Anning Road and Slopes Farm are growing well and will be used as examples.   Here are the dates for your diaries.  Sunday, February 18th and Sunday, the 25th.  Both starting at 10am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane.   Please contact Jo Smith Oliver  (07525 005430) if you would like to attend a workshop or need any further information.

Jazz in the Bar: Township Jazz with Neil Maya   Saxophonist Neil Maya and pianist Philip Clouts have assembled a set which features music from the greats of South Africa including Abdullah Ibrahim, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masakela.  Doors open 7 o’clock, £8 adv / £12 on the door  www.marinetheatre.com





Tuesday 27th February

Bath v. Lyme  Georgian Architecture through Jane Austen's 'Persuasion'

presented by Dr Amy Frost. Organised by The Lyme Regis Society2.30pm - 4pm Woodmead Halls Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG.  All welcome  Free to Members, visitors £3 including refreshments.



Wednesday 28th

Hedgerow Medicine
by Helen Kearney. Helen studied for a degree in herbal medicine and now lives on a 5.5 acre off-grid smallholding where she grows herbs and turns them into medicines and cosmetic products. No doubt samples will be available to try and purchase at the meeting. Also on that evening we will be supplying the potato tubers and buckets for the Potato in a Bucket challenge which was so successful in 2017, on sale tonight for £2.50.   As usual, members get free admission, visitors pay £3 – tea, coffee and biscuits will be available before and after the talk. 7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


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Dogs regulations

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.

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.

Please check notices locally to verify this information


What's On
in the Galleries

24 January-4 February

Annual showcase for artwork made by students at Lyme’s Woodroffe School.

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

9-28 February

The success of two previous Opens in which over 40 printmakers from the South West, including many members of Exeter’s Double Elephant took part, has encouraged an expansion into a second gallery in 2018.  In addition to showcasing local and Double Elephant printmakers and offering printmaking workshops, the Open will feature recent work by members of the Society of Wood Engravers with their traditional and figurative as well as bold and modern engravings that break the mould.
The Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free entry.  www.townmillarts.co.uk


Meet and Remember: 
A Memory Cafe 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.  INFORMATION - SUPPORT - FRIENDSHIP - FREE PARKING - MUSIC - CRAFTS -  MEMORY BOXES -  OUTINGS - TALKS

3rd Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm at Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion starting 21st February 2018 (by kind permission of Lyme Regis Football Club)

For more information call 0770 4902 604 or email lymememory@gmail.com or just come along.    LymeForward



More Lyme Regis businesses are joining the Re-Fill scheme which has received so much national publicity recently.  Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding!  Hats off to the 12 businesses taking part in Lyme Regis .. as others join we will let you know.    If anyone wishes to join, just contact Litter Free Coast and Sea who co-ordinate locations in Dorset.  There is also an app which can show ReFill locations near where you are.

Penny Black Café,  Frank & Beans Gelateria   Cornish Bakery    Aroma Coffee House      Galley Café    The Good Food Store           Roly’s Fudge Pantry   Bell Cliff Restaurant Mulberry Manor    Tierra Kitchen  

Alexandra Hotel       Red Panda


NEW – Recycling Container

for coffee cups and beverage cartons and for other beverage cartons widely used to package milk, fruit juice and an increasingly wide range of food products, including soup, chopped tomatoes and pulses  at Holmbush Car park

Dorset Waste Partnership has placed a new container  in Holmbush Carpark, alongside one for textiles and one for aluminium foil.  Curb side recycling is not available at the moment for coffee cups or food and drink cartons but by taking them to Holmbush, we can do our bit for recycling and make a dent in the huge number of paper coffee cups with plastic lining that need to be recycled separately from paper collections .    Take away coffee cups can also be taken to Costa where they are stored and taken regularly to Costa’s own recycling centre for cups.  You can take in cups from other cafes/shops are well as any purchased from Costa.


 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day

     16th May 2018
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
Entry Form


The Schedule for the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show
available now, so look out for it in Uplyme Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer, plus of course our website. There are as usual plenty of classes to enter for and you can start preparing now for those you want to win.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Rocks and Fossil Weekend
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Fossil Fantastic Weekend
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

Volunteers wanted

for Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 

or email lymeregis.carnival@mac.com


Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.

We offer a wide range of fiction as well as information books on country life, cookery, travel, biography and other popular subjects. You can request specific books or subjects.

Large print books are available as well as talking books for people with sight problems, illness or other disabilities.

Books and talking books are delivered to your home by volunteers. All staff and volunteers always carry identity cards. Visits are usually every three weeks. There is no charge for our Home Library Service.

For more details, contact your local library and a member of staff will call to see if we can help you to use the library service.


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