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Lyme Regis Daily Diary  of Events February 2022


February 2022 dates


Tuesday 1st February 2022


Chinese New Year


Saturday 5th February

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Informal coffee morning for members and anyone who wishes to find out more about the Society and its 2022 programme, or who is thinking of joining the Society. Potato tubers for the Potato in a Bucket competition at the Summer Flower and Produce Fair will be available to buy at £3 each. 10am-12noon. Uplyme Village Hall. www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Top 40 Singer to play in Lyme Regis: Benjamin Francis Leftwich is an exceptionally creative English singer-songwriter who has recently released his fourth album - To Carry a Whale. It has been deemed the most significant since his 2012 debut. The album was produced by Sam Duckworth (Get Cape. Wear Cape. Fly) with Eg White (Adele, Florence & The Machine, Sam Smith). He will be playing at the Marine in Lyme Regis on Saturday 5th February 2022.  Leftwich’s music has previously drawn comparisons with contemporaries such as Damien Rice and Jose Gonzalez. He started singing and playing guitar at age 10, and cites The Rolling Stones, Bon Dylan, Nina Simone, and Bruce Springsteen as inspirations.

The title of his latest album alludes to his former addiction to alcohol; he became sober after a spell in rehab in 2018. It is an intensely personal album, as Leftwich explains: ‘I wanted it to be called To Carry a Whale, which is about living with something heavy which is also beautiful, and it really enabled us to be very focused within the creative process and even in the visual aesthetic process with the label after we’d signed off on the masters. I know what every song is about, this my story, I want to tell it so maybe it will help someone else. It’s helped my songwriting in a way I’m less fearful, I’m not as scared of singing ‘I love you’ if I need to.’ 

Tickets cost £14 in advance and the show starts at 8:00 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Friday 11th  February 2022



An evening of rare musical entertainment ~ The Financial Times  With an unparalleled reputation across the UK, Europe and beyond, for over 50 years the Pasadena Roof Orchestra have been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920s and 1930s to widespread acclaim. They are one of the Queen's favourites. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and relive the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington.   £25.00 advance / £30.00 on the door | 10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com

Sunday 13th

Join Phil Gamble, our resident horticulturist, It is great fun and you will learn how to care for your trees – or even your neighbours’ trees – while tending the Turn Lyme Green community trees planted some years ago in Anning Road and Slopes Farm. The workshop starts promptly at 10.00am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane by the bridge. Wear warm footwear, gloves and bring secateurs if you want to. Please contact Jo Smith Oliver (07525 005430) if you would like to attend or need any further information.  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk




Monday 14th   Valentines Day




Tuesday 15th February



The Lyme Regis Society present A Talk: 

History of Salt Panning in Ax and Lim River Valleys
by Colin Pady  To be held 2pm Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG  All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00. Please check website for further information: 





Our Farms and Food

Two speakers and discussion.  Free, All welcome:  7 for 7.15pm  Turn Lyme Green, Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church top of Broad Street  www.turnlymegreen.co.uk





Thursday 17th February to Monday 28th February

Half Term



Thursday February 17th


Company Gavin Robertson - Done to Death, By Jove!
The British Detective Genre – gone wrong! Holmes and Watson meet Poirot and Miss Marple (alongside the usual suspects) in a spoof homage - who murdered Lady Fanshawe? Why is Matron Maudesly so friendly with one of the guests at the Clinic of Hopes and Cures? Why have the sound cues got mixed up?

A cast of six set about bringing a group of suspects and sleuths together to discover whodunnit, and how… except four of the actors are stuck in the van by the side of the motorway, and only those two knights of the Theatre, Sir Gavin and Sir Nicholas, have managed to get to the venue; but ‘the show must go on’!

Expect a whirlwind of fast costume changes and misdirected acting hiccups in a show where even the set’s gone missing! 
Touring Dorset with Artsreach. 
Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall  at 7.30pm  Doors open at 7pm  Tickets: £10 (U18:£5 Fam:£25) suitable for 12+  For information and tickets please contact 01297 560948 or book online at Artsreach.co.uk  Closed bottle bar and raffle. All proceeds to the upkeep of the hall.  Please note: tickets are limited due to Covid restrictions.  
Mask wearing, sanitisation, distancing and ventilation will be employed and encouraged to help keep everyone safe. Please do not attend if you are unwell or at risk of carrying Covid. 




NUBIYAN TWIST   “A beautiful blend of groove music with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” ~ The Guardian

In Nubiyan Twist, a blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces under the leadership of multi-instrumentalist & producer Tom Excell. This infectious and powerful 10-piece big band sound recently played on Later...with Jools Holland.   Nubiyan Twist draw on jazz, afrobeat, Latin, soul, and dance music. Expect ultra-tight musicianship and dancing!  £15.00 early bird / £17.00 standard / £21.00 on the door  10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com


Sunday, 20th February 

All invited to help with a litter pick.   It's fun.. great to be outside and helps keep our beaches clean, safe and welcoming.  Families welcome; children under 16 do need to be supervised.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Afterwards, there will be a chat over coffee about ideas for future plans.  Please email litterpicklyme@gmail.com with any questions and to let us know if you are planning to come. So if there are any changes to our plans, we can let you know. 10.00 - 11.30am  Outside RNLI shop at the Cobb



Wednesday 23rd February 

Talk -  Glorious Trees, Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, VMH.

Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society. Lyme resident Sir Ghillean is a celebrated botanist, plant collector and author who will share his lifelong enthusiasm for trees with an emphasis on Amazonia. A great start to the Society’s year of celebrating trees. 7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com





FLEETWOOD BAC Did you know that Fleetwood Mac played here in the seventies? It's not just rumours. While our invitations to return remain outstanding, we're still very pleased to welcome the world’s first and best Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band. They were endorsed by the towering Mick Fleetwood and the only one to replicate the 'Rumours' line-up. Over the years Fleetwood Bac have received favourable reviews from 'The Stage', Fleetwood Mac fansites, and even Stevie Nicks' own website.  £17.50 early bird / £20.00 advance   www.marinetheatre.com






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"the Led Zeppelin of the folk world" ~ The Scotsman

One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles, formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 are still raising roofs far and wide well over two decades later.  Encompassing a rare and virtuosic selection of the fiddle’s diverse Highland and island voices, with ensemble and solo-led sets the band is backed by powerhouse guitar and piano.

Blazin' Fiddles pack all the power, passion and sensitivity of Scotland’s traditional music into a single show.   £18.00 advance / £22.00 on the door | 10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com

Sunday 27th

Join Phil Gamble, our resident horticulturist, It is great fun and you will learn how to care for your trees – or even your neighbours’ trees – while tending the Turn Lyme Green community trees planted some years ago in Anning Road and Slopes Farm. The workshop starts promptly at 10.00am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane by the bridge. Wear warm footwear, gloves and bring secateurs if you want to. Please contact Jo Smith Oliver (07525 005430) if you would like to attend or need any further information.


Professional mentoring sessions for young artists

Are you a young musician looking to take your performance to the next level? B Sharp are offering FREE mentoring sessions with professional musicians to help you develop your sound. Suitable for young people aged 16 – 25, either solo performers or bands. To book a session – email info@bsharp.org.uk  YOUNG PERFORMER & BAND MENTORING SESSIONS  Free event - no tickets | Starts at 6:00 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com




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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 front beach:
Permitted on leads 1st October - 30th April
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

An Artist’s Journey

Paintings by Dianne Mary Alice

19 January until 6 March
 the Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

Dianne Mary Alice is a professional artist who came to be living by the sea in Dorset via West London and the French canals.  She started taking art classes after retiring from a career in fashion, textiles and garden design. An Artist’s Journey is her first solo exhibition, and it runs from 19 January until 6 March at the Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum.  

Dianne's impressionistic and spontaneous approach captures images and forms from the natural world experimenting with all mediums, usually using a palette knife and just a few colours. Her inspiration comes from big skies, landscapes, plants, flowers and the sea.  Sketches and line drawings are done plein air when possible, often moving on to underpainting in acrylic and ending with oil.  She started exhibiting three years ago with Dorset Arts Weeks and belongs to Lyme Bay Arts, Artwey and Casterbridge Art societies. 

For further information about opening days and times, please visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.



Don't get cut off by the tide

Nick Marks, Lifeboat Operations Manager said “We would encourage any visitor to the area to check tide times before walking along the beach near Lyme Regis or Charmouth. The local area experiences very high tides at times, so it is very important to check.”

If you see anyone in trouble in the sea, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.


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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