February 2022 dates
Chinese New Year
Saturday 5th February
Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural
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.
THE PASADENA ROOF ORCHESTRA
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
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.
Tuesday 15th February
The Lyme Regis
History of Salt Panning in Ax and Lim
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: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk/
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
Thursday 17th February to Monday 28th February
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?
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
Artsreach.co.uk Closed bottle bar and raffle. All proceeds
to the upkeep of the hall. Please note: tickets are limited due to
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.
SATURDAY 19 FEBRUARY 2022
“A beautiful blend of groove music with uplifting horns and soulful vocals” ~
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
BEACH LITTER PICK
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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
RNLI shop at the Cobb
Wednesday 23rd February
Talk - Glorious Trees, Sir Ghillean Prance FRS, VMH.
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.
FRIDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2022
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
SATURDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2022
Lyme Regis lifeboat station re-opens to
"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
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.
MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2022
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
email@example.com YOUNG PERFORMER & BAND MENTORING
SESSIONS Free event - no tickets | Starts at 6:00 P.M.
here to see all the
Over 70 activities
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
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East 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
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.”
you see anyone in trouble in the sea, call 999 and ask for the
Guided Walks and Tours
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
for Lyme Regis
Regatta and Carnival Committee
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.