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Red Devils formationJULY
~ The Red Devils ~  (See August for  The Red Arrows)
~ Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week ~ Monmouth  Community Play ~
~ Horticultural Summer Show ~ Auction ~  Somers Day Parade  ~
~ The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off  ~ Bath Tub Race  ~
 

 

 

Saturday 1st July 2017

 

The Big Mix:  B-Sharp’s annual celebration of local young musicians  A fantastic day by the sea for all the family  A festival run by young people, for young people  Building self confidence and nurturing young talent
 

 Sunday July 2nd.

 

Outing to Marwood Hill Gardens,
near Barnstaple. The coach leaves Uplyme Village Hall at 9:15 am – ring Gill Williams on 01297 444927 to book your place, costing £18 for coach and admission, guests £3 extra. This peaceful 20 acre garden has spectacular views and will be full of astilbes, irises and tulbaghias (of which the garden holds the National Collections) as well as plenty more colour. The tearoom will cater for your physical needs – it should be a good day out! 
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

Tuesday 4th
 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine ParadeMusic by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, First Concert of the summer on Marine Parade 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade

 

 

Friday 7th

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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com

 

 Saturday 8th

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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Sunday 9th

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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

10th July 
 

HIDDEN FIGURES                          
19:30 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Wednesday 12th July

Adventures at the Seaside by DEIRDRE DEE  
How did the great British Seaside tradition begin? Was it with George III in Weymouth? Or the Prince Regent in Brighton? Or Queen Victoria, who "Drove down to the beach with my maid and went into a bathing machine where I undressed and bathed in the sea for the first time in my life, I thought it delightful …"? Or the 1841 London to Brighton railway opening up the coast to the East End of London? Or …? 

Deirdre's entertaining presentation will reveal all (or, at least, a modest amount) about our love of the seaside, coming right up to date by examining how seaside resorts are continually re-inventing themselves to stay alive in the 21st Century.

A professional actress and producer before becoming Managing Director of a corporate events company, Deirdre's career spans the arts, coaching and mentoring, the charity sector and the corporate world. Woodmead Hall  opens 10.00 - 10.40am for coffee etc.  Talk11.00am - 12 noon. Non members welcome - suggested donation£2.  See Lyme Regis U3A.

 

Thursday 13th
 
'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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com
 

 

Friday 14th

 

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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

Saturday 15th

Summer Show and Country Fayre

  The show is on the King George V Memorial Field, starting at 1pm.

, A Show Programme will be available detailing all the attractions and entertainment of the day. we hope to see lots of you there!   Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

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.  Performance times to be confirmed www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Monday 17th
 

Black Ven Poetry Club Workshop
  Six monthly live poetry workshops exploring ways of harnessing creativity to write poems, speak poems, and connect with the nature and elements outside.  Anyone who is interested in how to develop ideas into poetry on the page, and on the stage. Join us if you’re interested in thinking about language, articulation, story, speaking out and how. The workshops are aimed at poets, dreamers and thinkers. All abilities welcome.  The workshops will involve: -
  Introducing themes to engage with nature and develop tools to write with, plus broad guidance and discussion about different approaches to composition and style;  -  Readings of relevant literature, and poetry;   -  Deep Listening and meditation;  -  A 15-minute outdoor learning observation exercise (outside and in silence);  -   Sharing our experiences from our 15 minutes and finding threads to work into;  -  Guest teachings on how to stand up and offer your poems to others from theatre performance, music and acting specialists to teach breathing, physicality, microphone technique and voice control using basic exercises.  You will probably not come away with a poem or finished piece at the end of the workshop, but tools to work with between the sessions. You may find that the teachings allow release for new thinking in other areas, or being able to tap into creativity more deeply in any artform.  Price: £10 or £6 if you are a regular face at the local Apothecary or Vittals & Verse open mic poetry nights.   12 - 2pm Marine Theatre Bar, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis DT73QB   Contact: blackvenpress@gmail.com or sarah@marinetheatre.com

 

 

 

Friday 21st July 2017

 

School's out for Summer

 

 

 


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week 2017

Saturday July 22nd - Saturday July 29th 2017

 

 


 

 

Monday 24th July

 

Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential.
8am - 12pm  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

 

Wednesday July 26th

 

Extreme Falconry  display

Uplyme Village Hall  at 7:30pm. Tickets are £3 for adults, £1-50p for children, profits going to Lifeboat Week – Uplyme Stores, the RNLI shop, lottery kiosk or Brian Cursley on 07831 554580.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

 

Friday 28th

Grand Lifeboat Week Firework display
10pm The Cobb


 

 

Carnival Week 2017   5th - 13th August

 


 

July 2016 events you may have missed

 


Beach Stall:
Tombola, Cakes, Bric-a-brac, Jewellery, Handicrafts, Books and much more.  10am - 3.30pm Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade.  All proceeds to St Michaels Church

 

 LYME REGIS COMMUNITY WEEK
showcasing just a few of the multitude of organisations in Lyme Regis

 

 

 

Lyme 's Red Arrows Red Letter Day

Yes, thanks to the efforts of locals, businesses and organisations, Lyme Regis is delighted to welcome the Red Arrows again this year.  Today will be a day of events organised as part of 'Lyme Regis Communities Week'

 

 Do not try to drive through Lyme Regis - traffic will be at a standstill in town (more so than usual). If a sign says a car park is full then it is!! There will be marshals advising where there are spaces.  Use the Park and Ride please.  See above right for more info on parking

 

Boat owners note there will be an exclusion zone in place please see top right

 

 

 

  Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week

The following items in red are in aid of Lifeboat Week

For full information about Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week; competition entry details and confirmation of times please see the full programme available from outlets throughout the town and posters. (Sorry but the organisers have asked us not to publish times in order that they can sell more programmes - only £2 from shops around the town)  Fun for all the family.
 

The 48 page Lifeboat Week programme, with full details and timings of all events is now available at the lifeboat shop at the harbour and throughout Lyme Regis and Charmouth.
 www.facebook.com/LymeRegisLifeboatWeek 
 



Bath Tub Race

Watch the fun as floating bath tubs are assembled then rowed from Cobb Gate to the harbour mouth. Can you stop the Firefighters winning for a 7th consecutive year?  Have a go at building a floating tub yourself!  Everyone welcome  8.00 pm.  All details listed in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas

 


Music for a Sunday Afternoon incorporating the RNLI's Songs of Praise   presented by the Lyme Regis Churches accompanied by the Lyme Regis Town Band playing in the Shelters


Fun Run
 5pm, West Gate All details listed in the RNLI , Marine Parade.  Registration 15.30 - 16.45.  Full details in the Lifeboat Week programme
available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas

 

The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off  ‘Lifeboat-Themed Cake’ Competition
Any type of cake with a lifeboat theme:  our boat or a boot; Stormy Stan, or something based on events in Lifeboat Week e.g. The Duck Race.  So all you ‘Mary Berrys’ out there get thinking and designing - we look forward to seeing the results.  Judging by Pam Corbyn of River Cottage fame.  Entry details in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas.

 

Lifeboat Lucky Dip £1 a dip and a prize every time - at the Lifeboat Shop All Day

 

RNLI Community Safety Roadshow

Talking to boat owners and the general public about how they can stay safe whilst enjoying their activities around the coast.  Our free impartial advice includes lifejacket checks, training, advice on board your own vessel and, should you need to, how to call for help.  Around half the people who drown never expected to get wet - many get caught out by unexpected slips, trips and falls into the water.

If you are thinking of kayaking, boating, sailing then please feel free to come and have a chat to us, we want to help you before you have to call a lifeboat.    See us at the Cobb.

 

Lyme Regis Arts Group Exhibition and Sale of members’ work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more at The Jubilee Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

 

 

 

  Teddy Bear's Picnic in the Marine Parade Shelters - bring your own picnic.

 

Grand Comedy Charity Auction

 Details in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the Lifeboat Shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas.  Download pdf of lots to be auctioned. Viewing all day from 10.30am. Auction 6pm the Lifeboat Station

 

All day craft sales

 in Langmoor and Lister Rooms   (above Marine Parade shelters)

 

 

Kite making workshop
An activity for us all but particularly the under 11s.  Make a kite with the kit provided - help is on hand.  Marine Parade Shelters

 

 

 

Twinning Association’s Admiral Sir George Somers Commemoration Parade
11.30am from Langmoor Gardens to the Cobb, with the Lyme Regis Majorettes and followed by the memorial service for Sir George Somers on the Cobb
that will include all attending delegates from Bermuda.  Sir George Somers became both a beloved politician and a celebrated naval hero but remains best known for establishing a British colony on Bermuda in 1609 after the crew of his ship, the Sea Venture, was heavily damaged in a storm, forcing the captain and crew to seek the first available land in order to survive. His heart was buried on the island and his body was pickled in a jar, returned to the Cobb and buried in his hometown Whitchurch Canonicorum, near Lyme Regis.

 

 

Fossil Walk  Local fossiler and historian will escort you safely to see and find fossils on the local beach.  From the Lifeboat Shop – tickets £5 adults, £2.50 children

 

 Yard of Ale competition   The Cobb Arms

June     August

 

Children's Crab Fishing Competition in the inner side of the Cobb Harbour.   Rules in the programme.   Children under 8 yrs and non-swimmers must be accompanied by an adult throughout.  All entrants please report to the Lifeboat Station before the competition begins. Sponsored by the Tackle Box on Marine Parade. 

 

Pavement Artists Competition on Marine Parade. Five Age Groups.

 

Lyme Luggers
The Shelters

 

Meet the Crew

by the Lifeboat, The Slipway

 

The Famous Nag’s Barbeque
Food and MUSIC ’til late at The Nags Head in Silver Street, 

 

Grand Duck Race from the Upper Mill, Windsor Terrace to Jordan Flats. £1 per duck.  Prizes.  Ducks on sale at the  Lifeboat Shop.

 

Swimming challenge
All details listed in the RNLI Lifeboat Week programme available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas.  All participants including adults accompanying children must be registered

Re-Union Orchestra  Marine Parade Shelters

Cricket
Uplyme Cricket Club

Three counties Swing Band
The Shelters, Marine Parade


Breakfast Baps for the early risers at the Lifeboat Station

 

Kit car Display
 A group  of like minded enthusiasts who enjoy talking about building, polishing and driving their kit cars and
Weymouth/Portland Model Boat Club
Marine Parade

Sand sports
Sandy Beach

 

Grand Finale: Bad Dog No Biscuit –  an eclectic mix of folk and jazz in the Marine Parade Shelters. 

Ecumenical Service
Marine Parade 10.30am (NO 10am service at St Michaels)



 
 

NO Lyme Regis Park and Ride this year

Saturday July 22nd -

Saturday July 29th 2017

 

 

The Great Lyme Regis Bake Off  
‘Lifeboat-Themed Cake’ Competition


Any type of cake with a lifeboat theme:  our boat or a boot; Stormy Stan, or something based on events in Lifeboat Week e.g. The Duck Race. 

A
ll you ‘Mary Berrys’ out there get thinking and designing - we look forward to seeing the results. 

Entry details in the Programme available in June

 

     What's on in the Galleries

BORDERLINE
23 June-5 July

A visually engaging presentation of 2D and 3D work by three artists (Kim Pragnell, Alison Bockh and Zara McQueen), that presents challenges to the accepted meaning of landscape, seascape and sculpture.                                        
 The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.www.townmillarts.co.uk

ONE MORE TIME!
30 June-12 July


Local painters Zee Jones and Pam Allsop join together for the fourth time in this exhibition. Both enjoy the surprises and opportunities of mixed media, using acrylic, inks, pastels and various textures.  Their colourful paintings revolve around landscapes, nature and still life.


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

FLOURISH
6-26 July

This exhibition is a celebration of four artists—Alison Potter, Belinda Brownlee, Cath Bloomfield and Linda Bristow—who first met at Bath University ten years ago and have since shared their passion for ceramics, print and design in several joint exhibitions. ‘Flourish’ is an exuberant and lively exhibition of their work today.


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

POTS & PAINTS
14-26 July


This is impressionist painter Malcolm Giladjian’s third exhibition at the Town Mill, and the second time he has shared the gallery with internationally recognized indigenous potter Eddie Daughton

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

CROSSING THE LINE
28 July-9 August


Seven artists from Dorset and Devon—Jennie Hanrahan, Brendon Murless, Caroline Parrott, Barbara Green, Nicola Dennis, Jeanne Goodridge and Sue Calder—are taking part in this contemporary craft and art exhibition, showcasing their skills in ceramics, sculpture, metalworking, printing, painting, illustration, photography and textiles and skillfully exploring questions about the supposed ‘line’ between craft and art.

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

Good news film fans

The Marine Theatre has a sizzling summer season of brand new popular films on offer this summer.

What better way to escape the chaos of the world than to meet friends and have a drink in the bar then watch a great movie on the big screen?

Following the tragic fire at the Regent Cinema last Spring, the Marine Theatre, in collaboration with Scott Cinema and the Lyme Regis Film Society, has stepped up to bring film to the community of Lyme Regis.

The theatre has brand new cinema equipment including a projector and fabulous 15ft screen kindly donated by the Lyme Regis Film Society, who show regular films at the theatre during the winter months.

There will be drinks, alcohol and snacks on sale from The Marine Bar and Dottie’s Kitchen Cafe one hour before and during all screenings.

You can buy tickets for our films on the door half an hour before each screening.

See left for dates & times
 

 

 

Carnival Week 2017   5th - 13th August
 

 

Somers Day Parade

Commemorating the life of Sir George Somers, mayor and MP for Lyme Regis who established the first settlement in Bermuda 400 years ago: The Mayor, members of St Georges/Lyme Regis Twinning associations  parade along the seafront to the Sir George Somers memorial on Victoria Pier.

 

Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

  Marine Parade
8pm Tuesdays Weather permitting

 

WALKS and TOURS

Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

FOSSIL WALKS IN JULY

Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis’s famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure  see U3A Page for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

JULY:  Sat 1st,  Wed 5th,  Thurs 6th,  Sat 8th,  Wed 12th,  Thurs 13th,  Sat 15th,  Wed 19th,  Thurs 20th,  Sat 22nd,  Wed 26th,  Thurs 27th,  Sat 29th

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide Chris Lovejoy”
 

 01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com

Old Lyme Ghost Walks

From Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour Cost: Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00 

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk

Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.  walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tour

'During the Jane Austen tour we visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.

 

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