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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary  
of Events February 2017

 

 

Friday 3rd

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.

 

Tuesday 7th

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

Friday 10th

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.

 

Tuesday 14th   Valentines Day

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.
 

Tuesday 21st

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

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

 
‘Four Head Gardeners Explore the Wilds of Chile’
by Steve Griffiths of Abbotsbury Gardens.  7.30pm
 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society  7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall    

 

 

Tuesday 28th  Shrove Tuesday  Pancake Day

 

 


Some 2016 Events you may have missed

 

Affordable Housing  Public Meeting

The scheme by the Medical Centre first suggested in 2008 might finally happen!  Come along to find out more and ask questions of the architect.  The Guildhall  4.30 - 5.30pm  NB: if you cannot come at 4.30, come at 6.30 to listen to the Council briefing.  Organised by Lyme Forward


 

Steve Knightley - All at Sea
In
early 2014 Steve Knightley set out on his 160 date Grow your own Gig tour of rural village halls. Once described by the Times as the “gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor” and possessing a vast repertoire of songs about those who live and work in the countryside, this journey finally came to an end in September 2015.  In 2016 he has decided to turn his attention to Maritime venues around the shoreline of England and Wales. The ‘All at Sea’ tour will find him playing in seaside halls, an Elizabethan Fort, on boats and in a rich variety of performing spaces all within sight of the waves and the tide. As Steve says “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!”  Doors and Bar opens:  6.30pm  Show starts: 7.30pm  Full Price:  £16.00  TheatreFriends discount available www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Coffee Morning
Lyme Regis Society 10.30am at the Alexandra Hotel 
www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

 


Concert Theatre: The Tenant of Wildfell Hall
Concert Theatre interweaves Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall with Scriabin’s 24 Preludes, Mozart’s sonata for piano and violin K.378, and Brahms’ Rhapsody Op. 79. The classical music becomes the world, the time, the emotions, and the characters from Brontë's classic story. Collision between music and spoken text gives birth to a new dramatic language on stage. Through adapting the story into a modern setting and contemporary English language, we wish to emphasise the relevance of feminism in Brontë's writing to today's society. Time:  3.00pm  Free  R&D by the Sea is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. www.marinetheatre.com

Friday Nights at the Marine Swing Commanders
The Swing Commanders are a vibrant Lancashire quintet whose mission is to promote sophisticated harmonies, hot solos and pretty dresses.   They take the best mid twentieth century songs, from Glenn Miller to the singing cowboys of old, and give them a high energy makeover, with mid-song instrument swaps and high jinx humour. The band play theatres and festivals throughout Europe, and in 2015 headlined the Legends of Western Swing festival in Wichita Falls, Texas. If you enjoy vintage style, lively music and good old fashioned entertainment, you’ll have a ball with The Swing Commanders!  Bar open: 5.00pm  Show starts:  8.00pm  Running time:  2 hrs (approx)  All tickets £10 www.marinetheatre.com

 Malcolm McNaughton with his Print presentation
 Competition: Creative
Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475
 

 Stewart Francis - Pun Gent
Live Nation in association with MHA Proudly Presents...  The star of Mock The Week, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, embarks on a brand new stand up tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show!  "A brilliant comic brain... this stand-up cracks some of the best one liners I've ever heard" – The Guardian  "Perfectly crafted gags" – The Sunday Times  Doors:  8.00pm  Age Suitability: 16+  Full Price: £18.50 Concessions: £16.50  TheatreFriends discount available www.marinetheatre.com

 


 Chinese New Year

 

Soup & Ploughman's
An annual event held by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis 12 - 2pm in the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis,  2016 charity is Send a Cow.  Tickets  £7.50 (last year was a sell-out) from your local Rotarian or phone 01297 444567.  Rotary extend their thanks to The Alexandra Hotel

 

How do new housing developments affect our local community?
What are new housing developments doing to Lyme? How do they affect the town’s physical and social environment? What benefits can they bring and what harm may they do?  Local group Turn Lyme Green is hosting – at The Royal Lion Hotel in Broad Street – an informal discussion of such issues relating to the environmental impact of development in our small town. Special guests are Councillor Anita Williams who chairs the Town Council’s Planning Committee; Peter Coe, volunteer Planning and Conservation Officer for the Lyme Regis Society which has as its charitable objective ‘to safeguard the natural and architectural beauty of Lyme Regis and its neighbourhood’; Wendy Davies from the Lyme Forward Housing Group, currently reviving the possibility of an affordable homes development by the Medical Centre; and Adrian Ragbourne, coordinator of Lyme Forward with a special interest in community energy opportunities.  Do come along to have your own say, perhaps to hear how you can support efforts to ensure only beneficial growth occurs in Lyme, and to meet others with the same wish. Buy a drink at the bar from 7.15, and then find your way upstairs to the Blue Room for the meeting starting at 7.30.



 

Half Term begins

 



 

U3A Social meeting:  
a social coffee morning for you to come and meet other members and a chance to talk to representatives from Activity Groups. At 10.30, a special welcome and introduction for new and recently-joined members. You may wish to find others to start a new group, we will help with that, or if you have ideas to improve this U3A talk to a committee member. Free coffee etc for most of the morning. Non-members are welcome, bring a friend.  10 - 12 Woodmead Hall see
Heritage Coast U3A

Horseshoes PDI & Print selection evening
 Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475

 

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



Sunday

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

Beauty and the Beast: Lyme Regis Panto Society
Set in rural France, Prince Andree comes to the aid of spirited village girl Belle who is fending off village nasty Napoleon and, in true panto style, - instantly falls in  love, vowing to return and make her his bride.  In twists and turns of true panto and fairy tale magic, Belle finds herself imprisoned by the beast, but will she fall for him and free him from his beastly form?  Featuring an array of local talented performers, and energetic song and dance numbers performed by a large chorus, this will be a thigh slapping, rib-tickling panto in true tradition for all the family. Time: Nightly  7.30pm  Saturday Matinee 2.30pm  Running time:  1hr 30 mins (approx) Age suitability: All ages  Updated ticket information on our website.  TheatreFriends discount available   www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

Alex Davies plays a short recital to include Julius Reubke's Organ Sonata on 94th Psalm This exciting setting of this most dramatic Psalm text, is considered one of the pinnacles of the Romantic organ repertoire. An unusual and short recital at St Michael's Church Lyme Regis during the Lyme Regis organ school residential course next week. Audiences are most welcome to attend and retiring donations to the organ school would be most grateful.  5.30pm
 

 

Beauty and the Beast: Lyme Regis Panto Society: See above

 

Organ demonstration and concert by Philip Scriven
works to include Iain Farrington's "Animal Parade".  An unusual and short recital at St Michael's Church Lyme Regis during the Lyme Regis organ school residential course next week. Audiences are most welcome to attend and retiring donations to the organ school would be most grateful.  9.50 am

Penny Piddock - Lights Out!
Experimentation in working creatively with light;
 Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475

Nicholas McCarthy – piano recital
 – born with no right hand Nicholas is making an astonishing reputation as a disabled artist.  Tickets from Serendip or on the door. £15. Bring someone new to the series for free. Concessions for U3A members. The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis – 7.30pm.


River Exe Bird Watching Cruise

depart in shared cars 10.30am. Leave Exmouth at 12.15pm for three-hour cruise with commentary.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Cost £14. Bookings: Robin Britton 01297 442794. 

 

 

 

January          March



Farming in Dorset
Speaker from the Countryside Restoration Trust 2.30pm Woodmead Hall  Visitors £3 www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

 

 

 Macbeth
‘When shall we three meet again?’ 
a two man MACBETH  'Something wicked this way comes’ The multi-award winning creators of UNMYTHABLE and NORSESOME take on their greatest challenge yet: all the drama, intrigue and madness of Macbeth in 80 high-octane minutes; more than 30 characters brilliantly and boldly brought to life by just two actors.  'Expertly performed and stupidly entertaining' - The Guardian (on UNMYTHABLE).  Produced by Out of Chaos in association with Barnsley Civic, mac Birmingham & Oxford Playhouse.  2.00pm and 6.00pm  Running time: 80 minutes  Full Price: £10.00  Concessions   £8.00  TheatreFriends discount available  LYT members can come for £1!  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

‘Herbs and Aromatic Plants’
by Becky Groves
from Little Groves Nursery, Beaminster Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall    

 

 

 Mark Steel - Who do you think I am?
I
t never really bothered me that I’d never met my mum. It never occurred to me I needed to meet her to ‘find out who I was’, as it didn’t seem likely I’d discover I was someone different to who I thought I was. But after the birth of my own son, I realised it’s quite an event to have a child, and she may well remember giving birth to me, and maybe even the adoption.  See Mark Steel in his newest stand up show, a surprising and enthralling personal story told with aplomb.  Mark is a regular writer and presenter on BBC Radio 4, BBC2, and has appeared as a regular on BBC One’s Have I Got News for You. He’s also written several books, and he writes a weekly column for The Independent for which he won Columnist of the Year at the Press Awards in 2015.  8.00pm  Running time:  100 mins (approx)  All tickets: £15.00 TheatreFriends discount available www.marinetheatre.com

Hiraeth
D
esperate to leave home, Bud wrestles with the knowledge that her departure sounds the death knell for the family farm. Leaving five generations of tradition behind her as she sets out alone into the big smoke...  With live music and welsh cakes, award-winning Hiraeth explores the decline of Welsh tradition and identity through one woman's struggle to escape and let go.  Winner of 'Best Production in the English Language' at the Wales Theatre Awards 2015. Winner of the IdeasTap Underbelly Award 2014.  “Sweetly Hilarious Lo-fi Comedy” Time Out  “Undoubtedly This Year’s Find” The Evening Standard  “It's a show of real charm on a universal theme that explores the things that hold us together but sometimes also tear us apart.” The Guardian  2.00pm  Running time: 1hr show plus i hour Twmpath (Welsh Ceilidh) (approx)   Full Price:  £10.00  Concessions: £8.00  TheatreFriends discount available  LYT Members can come for £1!   Free to Lyme Regis Passport Holders www.marinetheatre.com


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 was  on
in the Galleries 2016

Still Life

The humble Still Life is feted in this themed exhibition that explores how local talent capture these intimate domestic scenes

 

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

10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

The Woodroffe Annual Art Show 2016

The work on display will be from all years of The Woodroffe School and a variety of classes and media including Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles and Design and Technology.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

Coastline

There will be much to admire and even take home with you in this themed show which provides an appropriate platform for celebrating the British coast and our amazing World Heritage coastline as interpreted by local artists in exciting and unexpected ways.
 

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

Printmaking 2016:
 Open exhibition

Given the region's commitment to fine art printmaking, as fostered by Double Elephant Print Workshop in Exeter and other local print-focused groups, The Town Mill's Malthouse Gallery is delighted to host this open exhibition where printmakers from the South West will have the opportunity to showcase their latest works and visitors will be encouraged to sample traditional printmaking techniques in weekend or evening workshops.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

Jazz & Blues Weekend 
May 27th -30th 2016
 

The BIG Chris Barber Band, 
King Pleasure & the Biscuit Boys, 
CSUN Jazz Band, 
Laurence Jones,

 Tony Roberts Quartet, 
Matt Carter Trio


Book now at  
Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Festival

 

 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day


Tues 12th July 2016

at
Lyme Regis Golf Club
See
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
or
Download Entry Form

 

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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