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Lyme Regis Daily Diary  of Events February 2017  ~  Soup and Ploughman's  ~  Coffee Mornings  ~   Quizzes  ~


 

 

 

 

Friday 3rd February

Coffee Morning
by the Lyme Regis Society 10.30am The Alexandra Hotel, Pound Street  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk
 

Competition – subject Wood;
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.


James Reynolds:  Contemporary Classical Piano Concert + pre-show dinner
James Reynolds is a pianist, composer and songwriter. He has written music for films, TV and award-winning theatre.  An evening of original piano compositions from this exciting young composer, the ultimate relaxation soundtrack…
  Think Ludovico Einaudi and Erik Satie, with echoes of Ravel and Debussy..   7.00pm: pre-theatre supper by Dottie Kitchen@themarinetheatre 8.00pm: concertAll tickets: £19 Concert and pre-theatre supper (Pre-booking essential for supper; advise if need vegetarian)  All tickets: £12.00 Concert only Running time: 2 hours (approx)  To book tickets, call the box office on 01297 442138  Please note: a 10% booking fee applies online and at the Tourist Information Centre  The Marine Theatre, Church St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QB  www.marinetheatre.com
 

Sunday 5th February


Vintage Wedding Fair

Vintage Wedding and Bridal Suppliers 12pm-5pm Marine Theatre

 

Monday 6th

Soup & Ploughman's Lunch
An annual event held by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis 12 - 2pm in the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis,  2017 charity is Weldmar Hospice.  Tickets  £8 (last year was a sell-out)  from your local Rotarian or phone 01297 444567,  includes vegetarian soup,  tasty ploughman's followed by coffee, Rotary extend their thanks to The Alexandra Hotel for all their support.


 

Tuesday 7th

Life Drawing
Kat Swann demonstration
2.00pm The Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  Lyme Regis Art Society.  More info: 01297 445464

 

Thursday 9th February 2017


Presentation: 'The Monmouth Rebellion and the journey to Sedgemoor'
 
By Chris Copson. 
Chris Copson acts as the curator of The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester and is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to the Monmouth Rebellion. Join him for a unique and captivating presentation detailing how the revolt played out from its origin to its culmination at Sedgemoor.  Entry: Pay what you can (suggested donation £5.00) All donations go towards the Marine's 'Monmouth' Community play coming in July 2017. The Marine Theatre, 6.00pm  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Preview play-reading of 'Monmouth' by writer Andrew Rattenbury
'Monmouth' writer Andrew Rattenbury (Golden Hour, Doc Martin) gives us a sneak preview of the new community play.  Entry: Pay what you can (suggested donation £5.00). All donations go towards the Marine's 'Monmouth' Community play coming in July 2017 The Marine Theatre, 7.00pm  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Friday 10th

 

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


 

Horseshoes selection - members make selection
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.

 

Saturday 11 February


Dare Devil Rides To Jarama
Townsend Productions presents…SPAIN 1936: When Fascism clutched at the throat of the Span, Clem “Dare Devil” Beckett felt at once that his place was in freedom’s rank and joined many other volunteers that formed the International Brigades.
  Through stirring song and poetry and compelling movement and imagery the play captures the raw passion and emotion generated by the Spanish Civil War. It commemorates the volunteer International Brigades on the 80th anniversary of their creation. 
Onstage: 7.30pm  Full Price: £15.00; Concessions:£13.00 (LYT and TheatreFriends discount)  Age Suitability: 11+  Running time: 1 hr 40 mins (approx) with interval  Marine Theatre
 

Tuesday 14th   Valentines Day


Valentine's coffee morning 
There will be cake, bric a brac and jewellery organised by the Lyme Regis Amnesty group. Entrance will be £3.00, all proceeds to Amnesty International for refugees and prisoners of conscience.  The Pine Hall , Baptist Church, Silver Street Lyme Regis, DT7  3HR,  from 10.30- 12.30.  For further information please contact Jane Newby at  lymenewby@yahoo.co.uk

Recital for the Lyme Regis organ school
Music includes Bach G major Prelude and Fugue BWV 541 and the Durufle Suite. Retiring donations to the organ school.  4.30 pm in St Michael's Parish Church, Lyme Regis.


 


Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th
  Robinson Crusoe PANTO! 
Latest play by Lyme Regis Pantomime Society 
7.30pm Nightly (+Sat Matinee 2.30pm) Marine Theatre

 

Friday 17th

Speaker Simon Emmett, local photographer
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.

 

Monday 20th

 

Tuesday 21st

Boden One Day Shopping Event
Rails of the current stock to see, feel and try on. 20% discount on all order placed, free delivery & returns plus a complimentary Boden gift to the first 30 customers placing orders. Free entrance and complimentary tea/coffee on arrival. 10:30am to 7pm at the Fairwater Head Hotel, Hawkchurch, EX13 5TX.  Tel: 01297 678349 for more details.



'Birds of Prey'
Christine Allison
art demonstration 2.00pm The Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  Lyme Regis Art Society.  More info: 01297 445464


 

Wednesday 22nd


Ron Baker Storytelling: Theatre of the Imagination (Bar)
Part Two: Tales my Wife told me   7.30pm  Marine Theatre



 
‘Four Head Gardeners Explore the Wilds of Chile’
Steve Griffiths of Abbotsbury Gardens
will recount his plant hunting adventures in South America, and will be showing us some of the unusual plants he found on the trip.  At this meeting, we should have the schedules for the 2017 Summer Show available – come along and collect your copy! A new feature for this year is a class, sponsored by River Cottage, for a Potato tuber grown in a bucket. To make it all fair, the Committee are supplying the bucket and tuber at a cost of £2-50, and they will be “on sale” at the February meeting and from Committee members thereafter until they are all gone. The prize, lunch for two at Park Farm, makes it worth entering, even if you have never grown potatoes before!  Tea and biscuits will be available before and after the talk – members enter free, visitors £3. 7.30pm  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall    
 

Thursday 23rd February

  


Slightly Fat Features: Variety By The Sa Cabaret
Stand-up Comedy Cabaret
7.30pm   www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

Friday 24th February

Marine Theatre Disco
8pm 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Saturday 25th

A Ceilidh
 with the well-known band Music and Mayhem –  Tickets priced at £9 are available from Uplyme and Raymonds Hill Post Offices, Ginger Beer in Lyme or from Jenni Thomson on 445104 – supper is included in the price. BYO alcohol, soft drinks will be available to buy. It should be a rip-roaring evening!   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  7.30 - 11pm Uplyme Village Hall 

 

Saturday 25th February

Lavolta
Extraordinary 20th Century Music
 8pm  www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday 26th February


Chekhov Shorts
Three short Chekhov Plays 7pm  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Monday 27th

Casting for 'Monmouth' - Marine Theatre Community Play 2017!
Following from the outstanding Tempest of Lyme this summer, the 2017 Marine Theatre Community Production will be 'Monmouth', a specially commissioned play re-telling the events of the Monmouth Rebellion of 1685, which began here on Monmouth Beach (and, for some of the local rebels, also gruesomely ended there). It is written by Andrew Rattenbury and directed by Clemmie Reynolds: the team that – with a little help from W. Shakespeare – brought us The Tempest of Lyme. 5.30 - 8.30pm Marine theatre: If you'd like to be involved in the production please email Becky at officeassistant@marinetheatre.com to find out more and register your interest.

 

 

 

Tuesday 28th  Shrove Tuesday  Pancake Day,     Chinese New Year

 

'Hestercombe House and Gardens'
by Philip Smith.  Lyme Regis Society, 2.30pm Woodmead Hall.  Free to members, Visitors £3

 

 

January          March


Some 2016 Events you may have missed

 

 

 

Belmont Open Days 
This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis 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. While keeping John Fowles's literary presence through the books in the house, we have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day.  In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof built by the remarkable Dr. Bangay. 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. 10am to 4pm No booking required. Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history. Click here for location


Lyme Regis Gig Club’s Quiz Night

 Uplyme Village Hall, 7 for 7.30 pm.  Pre-booking essential – text 07712 182502 or  nicolamoore@btinternet.com.

 

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Dogs

Lyme Regis's front beach: Dogs must be on leads from 1st November to 31st March and are banned from 1st April until 31st October.

Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff Walk, the Harbour and in the seafront Gardens
Dogs need to be on a lead all year. 

Dogs allowed on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and 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.

 


What's On
in the Galleries

28 January-5 February

WOODROFFE SCHOOL ANNUAL EXHIBITION

This annual exhibition showcases the artistic talents of students from all years of Lyme Regis’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 February-1 March
PRINTMAKERS OPEN

After the success of last year’s first event, The Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis’s Town Mill is proud to be hosting its second Printmakers Open. This unique exhibition will showcase the best of West Country printmaking and will feature work made using the full range of different print techniques (etching, silkscreen, linocut, monoprint). We will be encouraging participation from local printmakers, including members of Double Elephant, the fine art printmaking studio based in Exeter.  Allied to the exhibition will be a series of print workshops in The Town Mill’s community art room. 

Those interested in attending these workshops should contact Philip Clayton at curatorartsguild@yahoo.co.uk for details.

 

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 February-1 March
COASTLINE

An exhibition by Dorset and Devon artists who are responding to the iconic Jurassic Coast, its people and local history, its geology and palaeontology, its colours, shapes and rhythms.  The undulating shore and inland hills of this coast continue to inspire artists in every media, as do the many found objects picked up while beachcombing, from 180 million year old ammonites washed out of the cliffs to 1950s ceramic fragments from the old town dump’s recent landslide.  The ever-changing light, frequent storms and busy beach and harbour life offer great opportunities for painters, sculptors and photographers alike to capture and share with us the essence of coastal living. As well as original work, you will be able to browse through a wide range of reproductions, prints and cards as well as books which have been created by local artists.

If you wish to take part in this exhibition or want to apply to become a member of Town Mill Arts, please contact Philip Clayton at curatorartsguild@yahoo.co.uk.

 

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.

Open daily; 10.30am-4.30pm.

Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

 

 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day

          Weds 10th May 2017
at
Lyme Regis Golf Club
See
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
or
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Entry Form

 

Jazz & Blues Weekend 
Friday 26 May until Monday 29 May 2017

 

Schedules for the 2017 Summer Show now  available – collect your copy from Uplyme Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office or Ginger Beer. A new feature for this year is a class, sponsored by River Cottage, for a Potato tuber grown in a bucket.
To make it all fair the Committee are supplying the bucket and tuber at a cost of £2-50, and they were “on sale” at the February meeting and from Committee members hereafter until they are all gone. The prize, lunch for two at Park Farm, makes it worth entering, even if you have never grown potatoes before!

 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 
 
Final chance to respond to the Dorset NHS proposals for change to our Acute Health Services
 “Our vision is simple but effective: we want to change our healthcare system to provide services that meet the needs of local people and deliver better outcomes.”
Don’t leave it too late. Have your say by 28 February.
NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group are currently seeking views on proposals that could mean changes to local healthcare. These changes will affect every resident of Dorset and it is important that you understand the preferred proposals and provide thjem with your opinions on the proposed changes.
 
The Clinical Services Review (CSR) questionnaire is the most effective way to ensure your views on current proposals are considered. By completing and submitting this questionnaire you are providing Dorset’s NHS team with a wealth of informative feedback, which will be considered in relation to the current proposals.
You can complete the questionnaire online or print the questionnaire to complete and return via freepost. The questionnaire is also available within the consultation document which can be found at surgeries, libraries or via LymeForward locally. If you require help completing the form please contact LymeForward on 01297 441224
 
 

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 
Tel. 443696 Secretary  442220

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.
 

 

Croquet
Play croquet at Uplyme

with Lym Valley Croquet Club

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