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Red Devils formationJULY 2019

~ Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week ~ 
~ Horticultural Summer Show ~
 ~  Somers Day Parade  ~


 

Wednesday July 3rd 2019
 

Coach Trip to Cothay Manor nr Wellington

A medieval manor house surrounded by 12 acres of magical gardens with different garden rooms set off a 200yd yew walk. In addition, there is a bog garden, cottage garden and a river walk – a plantsman’s paradise. Tea room and small nursery.  Cost of £21 includes house tour. Guests welcome at additional cost of £3. Coach departs Uplyme Village Hall at 9.15am. Please ring Jane Hadley 01297 444147 to book. 36 seats max. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

 

CINEMA:  IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
Based on James Baldwin’s book, a woman in Harlem embraces her pregnancy while she and her family struggle to prove her fiancé innocent of a crime.  Cert. 15. Duration 119 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M.
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Saturday July 13th 2019

 

Summer Show and Country Fayre,

The annual Horticultural Show this year features ‘the potato’ for its themed classes.  There will be games, live music and entertainment, steam train rides, family dog show, food and craft stalls, country skills demonstrations, sideshows, and home-made refreshments. The results of the ‘Potato in a Bucket’ competition and the best plug plants will be judged amongst many other classes. The show schedule is available in advance at Raymonds Hill Post Office, Uplyme Stores and Ginger Beer in Broad Street, Lyme Regis.  Entry £2.50, under 16s free. Part profits of the event will be donated to 1st Lym Valley Scout Group and Marie Curie.  1pm -5pm Uplyme Village Hall and Playing Field  For further details please contact Robin Britton 01297 442794. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

12th - 14th July

Dorset Street Food Festival

 

Wednesday July 24th 2019
 

Evening visit to Little Ash Bungalow Fenny Bridges.

Helen Brown has developed her wildlife friendly country garden over the last 18 years. It is packed with different and unusual herbaceous perennials, trees, shrubs and bamboos.  Cost £5 to include refreshments. (Non-members £8). Depart in shared cars from Uplyme Village Hall at 6.15pm. Please ring Jenny Harding 07773 604137 or email jennyhlyme@hotmail.co.uk by July 18th to confirm.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 

Saturday 27th

Coffee morning
There are no set charges, but collection boxes for Air Ambulance and RNLI, from 10.30 till 12.30 in Bethany Chapel, Coombe Street, all welcome.

 

Saturday  27th July - Friday 2nd 2019

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week Saturday  27th July - Friday 2nd 2019  August  - fun for all the family

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 

 

Wednesday July 31st July

Twinning Association’s Admiral Sir George Somers Commemoration Parade
11am 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.

 

 

Talk & Display of Birds of Prey by Xtreme Falconry

This falconry bird of prey display team includes owls, falcons, hawks and a magnificent eagle. The evening commences at 7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall. All tickets £3.00 from Uplyme Post Office and Lyme Regis RNLI Gift shop or ring Brian Cursley 07831 533580. Profits to Lifeboat Week.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society



Carnival Week 2019    3rd - 10th August


Keep looking these events may happen again!

Notice of Annual General Meeting of LymeForward CIC will be held at 7.30pm on Monday 2nd July 2018 at Woodmead Halls (Hill Road, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PG).

This will be followed by the July LymeForward Partnership Meeting
featuring as guest speaker Stephen Hill, Strategic Director at West Dorset District Council  giving his perspective and inviting discussion on how Local Area Partnerships might engage with the new Dorset Council both pre- and post- April 2019.
NB: Both meetings are open to all to listen and contribute, although only members will be able to vote.
 http://www.lymeforward.co.uk/   lymeforward@gmail.com
 

Plastic Free Lyme Regis Plastic Free Beach Lunch

Join us for a zero-waste picnic!  Bring your lunch but no single-use plastics allowed!  More information from Jo Smith Oliver 07525 005430  1pm  on the main beach, Lyme Regis, by Hut 13.  www.plasticfreelyme.uk  

 

 

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



Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade'Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade
 

Beach Stall:  Annual fundraiser for St Michaels Church, Lyme Regis
Cakes, books, bric-a-brac, jewellery, scarves, bags, homecrafts, tombola, etc.  10am - 3.30pm Marine Parade Shelters

 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

'Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade

 

 

Tree Magic in the Axe Valley

Join us for a gentle evening field trip of trees and woodland pasture.  The walk will be led by Graham Jones.   Meet at the small, more wooded and enclosed Trinity Hill Car Park on Trinity Road (2nd car park on the left coming from A35 end, NOT the Nature Reserve car park).  Stout shoes, warm clothes and bring a picnic if it’s fine! Turn Lyme Green Please ring Jo Smith Oliver for further information 07525 005430.  6.45 for 7.pm  Trinity Hill, nr Axminster www.turnlymegreen.co.uk

 

June     August
 

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

'Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade

 

      School's out for Summer

 

The following items in red are in aid of Lifeboat Week

 

 

Model Boat Exhibition

 

Arts  Exhibition and Sale of work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more 10am The Jubilee Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

 

 

Belly Dancers

 

Welcome Display by the Lifeboat Crew

 



  All participants including adults accompanying children must be registered. Registration on Marine Parade from 4pm -6.30pm.  Entries can only be filled in and accepted between these times. Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth.
 

Music from Van Rouge in the evening on Marine Parade


The following items in red are in aid of Lifeboat Week

 


 Lots of Lifeboat Week events going on: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth

 

9am Bacon Baps by The Crew at the Boathouse from 9am
 

Arts  Exhibition and Sale of work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more 10am The Jubilee Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

 

 

 

 RNLI's Songs of Praise   presented by the Lyme Regis Churches accompanied by the Lyme Regis Town Band playing in the Shelters 3pm

 

Fun Run
 West Gate, Marine Parade.  Full details in the Lifeboat Week programme
available at the shop and many other outlets around Lyme Regis and Charmouth and surrounding areas Registration The Boathouse,  3pm - 4.45pm Run 5pm
 

 

Watch the fun as floating bath tubs are assembled then rowed from Cobb Gate to the harbour mouth.  

 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. 
Registration 7 - 7.45pm Cobb Gate



Produce Stall

Wonderful cakes and preserves and fresh produce 10am Marine Parade.  Part of Lifeboat Week 10am Marine Parade


 

Lots more Lifeboat Week events going on: See full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth from mid June
 

Tug o' War
Lyme Regis Lifeboat Crew challenge Lyme Regis Football Club across the harbour mouth

 

 


IAN MCKELLEN ON STAGE | WEDNESDAY 3 JULY 2019

With six Olivier Awards, a Tony, a Golden Globe, two Oscar nominations, four BAFTA nominations, and every major theatrical award, he is a true national treasure and widely regarded as one of the greatest stage and screen actors. 

Sir Ian McKellen has announced that he will appear on-stage at the Marine in July 2019 for a one-man show, which will be a fundraiser. 

Sir Ian explained the event “The show starts with Gandalf and will probably end with an invitation to act with me on stage. In-between there will be anecdotes and acting. Live theatre has always been thrilling to me, as an actor and in the audience.”

The solo show is part of the actor’s 80th birthday celebrations in selected theatres. The money raised from the event will go towards specific projects at the Marine. Sir Ian said “I’m delighted to be making my debut in Lyme Regis as part of the UK tour celebrating my 80th birthday... I’m pleased that all profits will support the youth theatre and help update the Marine’s dressing rooms. See you there, I hope!”

There is also a chance to buy front-row premium tickets to meet Sir Ian before the show in a intimate drinks reception.

Premium seating (In first four rows including drinks reception with Ian McKellen) £60.00

Standard seating £40

Rear seating (back two rows) £35

10% off for Theatre Friends (Friends have received a code by email to use online)

 

Tuesday 23rd July Last day of term

 

Lifeboat Week 2019:  July 27- August 2nd.

 


 
Lots of Lifeboat Week events going on: Full details in the Lifeboat Week Programme available from the Lifeboat shop and many other outlets in Town and at Charmouth from mid June 2019

 

 


 
 

Lyme Regis Park and Ride will return - awaiting more info
Download Car Parks Map

if you park in the road please do so considerately

July: Dogs now banned

 from the town's main beaches from 1st May until 30th September.  Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.

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

Please check notices locally to verify this information



Saturday July 27th - Friday August 2nd

2019

(NOT AS PUBLISHED IN 2018 PROGRAMME)

 

     What's on in the Galleries

 


 

 

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


 

 “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

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.

 

Well, its just over one month to go to the spectacular CANDLES ON THE COBB event in Lyme Regis, being organised this year by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis. We will need help, loads of it, in the form of “lighters”. If you can spare a couple of hours before the event, and afterwards to help clear up, please contact Jim Moseley on email address jimcotc@gmail.com

Rehearsals will be on the 17th August.

 

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