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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2019 Events
 

Snow over Lyme Regis

 

 

Tuesday 1st 2019 Bank Holiday

Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition!  Watch the ducks race down the River Lym  Raising money for Lyme's Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.

Rotary Lyme Lunge 2019: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay

see here for Surf at Lyme Regis
 



13.00 hours at the Sandy Beach, all for charity.   Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charity: 2019 in aid of Dorchester County  Hospital Cancer Appeal  please feel free to use the
2019 downloadable sponsor form, where sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish. If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised.  If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation” 
 1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  
 more.. 

 

Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say  you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'  for charity.  No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers!  Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early. 

  
 
Our chosen  charity for 2018 was SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by Rotarians.
Watch the
2018 Lyme Lunge  on Youtube in aid of Shelterbox

watch the Lyme Lunge 2017  in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

watch the Lyme Lunge 2016

 

Watch the brides in the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here:   The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade  and   Formidable Lyme Lunge 
 

 

Sunday 6th  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and
Recycle your Christmas Tree
 

Monday 7th January  2019
 


Tuesday January 8th

Phil Clayton 'The Creative Process Part 11' 
Free to members of Lyme Regis Art Society, visitors £5 (this will be refunded if you decide to join the Society).
 
 Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome.
 

 

 

FRIDAY 11th JANUARY

A year through My Lens
Charlie Wheeler has been photographing the swans in the Abbotsbury Swannery for the last 13 years, he will give us a photographic slideshow with lots of facts and interesting swan things as the year progresses, from setting up territories, nesting building, eggs and cygnets right through to fledging cygnets at the end of the year.   Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis. Entry is free for U3A members; for non-members a £2 donation is suggested.  Doors open at 10.00am, coffee etc until 10.40am. Talk starts 11.00am

THE HUT PEOPLE
Taking the audience on a musical journey around the world, this English instrumental outfit is established as one of the best loved acts on the UK folk scene.  
'This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music.’ ~ The Scotsman  £10 advance / £12 on the door   10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.


SUNDAY 13 JANUARY

 

MUSIC:  THE SUNDAY SESSIONS

This is a post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb. It is hosted by Street & Matthews, who are joined by other guests, and there’s a selection of local drinks. Free entry, no tickets  Bar opens and starts 3 P.M.

 

 

MONDAY 14 JANUARY


SCREENING: MET OPERA: ADRIANA LECOUVREUR

Screened from New York, soprano Anna Netrebko sings in the title role based on the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Encore Screening. Duration: 213 minutes including interval.  £5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M.


 

TUESDAY 15 JANUARY

 

SCREENING: THE TRAGEDY OF KING RICHARD THE SECOND

Broadcast live from the Almeida Theatre in London, Simon Russell Beale leads in Shakespeare’s play about the limits of power. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the King’s divine right to rule.  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  £11 advance / £14 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6 P.M. Starts 7 P.M.


 

FRIDAY 18 JANUARY

CINEMA AND TALK: THE LAST WITNESS

This is a Q&A and screening with Director Piotr Szkopiak and Producer Carol Harding. Set in 1947, and starring Michael Gambon, the film is about a journalist who risks his life to uncover the identity of an Eastern European refugee and his connection to one of Stalin’s most notorious crimes. Duration of film: 97 minutes  Certificate 15  £6 advance / £8 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends Bar opens 6:30 P.M. Starts 7:30 P.M.
 

 

SATURDAY 19 JANUARY

COMEDY: LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH STUART GOLDSMITH

This edition is headlined by ‘A charming, expert stand-up’ (The Sunday Times). Famed for the Comedian’s Comedian podcast which shines a light on his fellow comics, guests have included Russell Brand, Jimmy Carr, and Tim Minchin. He’s joined by three other comedians in this great value night out. £8 advance / £10 on the door

10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.

 

 

Wednesday 23rd January

 

Artificial Flowers – Past and Present, by Jackie Nicholls of Ashville Design. She will give us a light-hearted review of the history and making of artificial flowers by an expert who has won many awards for her work.  7:30pm in Uplyme Village Hall  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 23 JANUARY
 

SCREENING:  WILDE WEDNESDAYS: A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE

Starring Anne Reid, this is a screening of Oscar Wilde’s comedy, recently filmed live at the Vaudeville Theatre in the heart of London’s West End.   ‘[a] spirited and splendidly cast revival’ ~ The Independent  Duration: 155 minutes including interval  Certificate U  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  £11 advance / £14 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends

Bar opens 6 P.M. Starts 7 P.M.

 

 

Friday 25th  Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne".

 

CINEMA:  PETERLOO

Mike Leigh’s new film, set in 1819, tells the story of the British forces’ attack on a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.  ‘Grit and brilliance’ ★★★★★ The Guardian  Duration: 154 minutes   Certificate PG-13  £5 advance / £6.50 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.

 

 

 

Saturday  26th January 2019

 

 

The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch

 

 

 

Sunday 27th January

 

The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch

 

 

 

MUSIC:  JAZZ IN THE BAR: LATIN JAZZ WITH PETE CANTER

From bossa-nova to rhumba, jazz musicians have found Latin music to be a continuing source of inspiration. Explore it at our regular night in the Marine’s bar overlooking the Cobb.

£8 advance / £12 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M.


 

THURSDAY 31 JANUARY

 

SCREENING:  I'M NOT RUNNING

This is an explosive new political play by David Hare, premiering at the National Theatre and broadcast live.  ‘The premiere political dramatist writing in English’ ~ The Washington Post

£5 under 18s advance or on the door   £11 advance / £13.50 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends   Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M.

 

 


 

 

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 (as a rough guide all solid surfaces)

Lyme Regis's front beach:
No Dogs
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

29th December 2018 -23rd January 2019
WINTER ART SALE


Celebrate the post-Christmas period with a visit to our galleries where local 2D and 3D artwork will be on sale at tempting prices.
The Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 

 Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.
www.townmillarts.co.uk

5 January-3 February
FOCUSSED


Inspired by several successful photographic exhibitions last year, this new wintertime showcase will focus on recent work by Dorset and Devon-based photographers.

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

26 January-3 February
PRICELESS

The Malthouse Gallery is proud to host again this annual exhibition of artwork created by students of all ages from Lyme Regis’s Woodroffe School.

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

 

 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary    
Clubs Charity Golf Day

Lyme Regis Golf Club
See
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
 

 

'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 Thursday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm at Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion (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

 
 
 

Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

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

Daily Fossil Walks Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757

 

The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 

More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch

 

Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Tenovus, Broad Street
Jumble Sales

 

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.  Read more

 

  Volunteers wanted

for
  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

 

Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
or 
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