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   June 2022    Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee

Thursday 2nd June 2022 Spring bank holiday

The May Bank Holiday Weekend has been moved to Thursday 2 June.
An additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s  Platinum Jubilee - the first time any British monarch has reached this historic milestone. Hip hip hoorah!



Thursday 2 June - Sunday 5 June 2022 

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Events


Best Decorated Shop Window
Best Decorated Private House
Children’s Art Exhibition/Workshop
Lyme in the 1950s Exhibition
Memories of The Coronation




2022 the late May Bank Holiday moves to early June for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. We've decided to join these very special celebrations on the new Bank Holiday weekend in early June. We expect accommodation will book up very quickly for those dates In 2023, the festival will return to its traditional May Bank Holiday dates.  www.marinetheatre.com



Thursday 2 June


Torchlight Procession

300 blazing torches will illuminate Langmoor and Lister Gardens





Friday 3rd June 2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday


The music is instantly recognisable, and you'll be singing along in no time! Whether you're 9 or 90, it'll put a smile on your face. Yes, it’s jazz - but not as we know it!  Neil Maya's Cartoon Jazz uses music to evoke the drama, mood and characters of our best loved cartoons.  Pink Panther conjures up the comic blunderings of Inspector Clouseau.  Top Cat echoes the crazy slapstick of Sgt Bilko.  And Homer Simpson’s pretentions are evident in his version of The Flintstones theme song.
 Neil Maya Quartet is no stranger to Jazz Jurassica. In 2019 he performed his popular Brubeck Project to a sell-out brunch at the Royal Lion Hotel. In 2021 we featured his 1959 show. Cartoon Jazz is his latest project. 

Family fun at its best - all accompanied under 14s admitted for free.
Band line up:  Neil Maya (saxophone), Tom Ball (pianist), Kevin Sanders (bass) and Gary Evans (drums).  11.30am Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis www.marinetheatre.com

Saturday 4 June

"Get those salsa hips swivelling"
8.30pm  Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis  #jazzjubilee   #jazzjurassica2022 #docksidelatin #latin  www.marinetheatre.com



Sunday 5 June

Veronica and Max play acoustic blues, ragtime, vaudeville and jug band music from the 20s and 30s. Playing ukulele, washboard, kazoo, and guitar, their vintage sound still oozes contemporary cool.  Max de Bernardi is an accomplished guitarist and singer. Veronica Sbergia plays washboard and ukulele, stamping her feet to percussive effect.
Veronica and Max live in Italy but perform all over the USA and Europe. As a trio, 'Veronica & The Red Wine Serenaders', they won the coveted European Blues Challenge in 2013. They also represented Italy in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. 
  Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis  www.marinetheatre.com


"An extraordinary young talent! The wonderful Tom Seals!” - Jools Holland 4.30pm
Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 
www.marinetheatre.com  #jazzjubilee #jazzjurassica2022 #tomseals #boogiewoogie

Late afternoon Picnic in the Gardens
with local performers entertaining followed by a performance by The BBC Big Band
and then
Firework Display


Monday June 6th




Saturday 11th


Uplyme Fete



Lyme and the Sea, our Community Play

In Lyme Regis, there's a strong tradition of Community Plays that dates back to the 1970s. In recent years, successes include ‘Tempest of Lyme’, ‘Monmouth: A West Country Rebellion’ and ‘Are you Going to the Marine?’ .

Screenwriter and Marine patron Andrew Rattenbury has done it again: Lyme and the Sea is a celebration of our town's enduring relationship with the sea - sometimes joyful and sometimes tragic.

With dozens of local people working hard to produce the show, it promises to be a magnificent community event for all. We hope you can join us. £8.00 adults | £4.00 under 18s | 10% discount for members  www.marinetheatre.com

Thursday 16th June

Lyme Regis Carers’ Café
  The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, Lyme Regis  The Third Thursday of every month –    Thursday 21st July, Thursday 18th August, Thursday 15th September.  From 11am till 1pm – stay all morning or just drop in.  Anyone who looks after a friend, relative, partner or neighbour is welcome.  You do not have to be a registered carer.  lymeregiscarerscafe.co.uk



Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th

Axe Vale Show



Sunday 19th 2022   Fathers Day

Organ recital by Emma Gibbins,
Director of Music, Newport Cathedral  at 3pm.  Lyme Regis Parish Church, Church Street
Free with a retiring collection




Tuesday 21st    Summer Solstice


Turn Lyme Green AGM and Talk: Symondsbury Estate 'Living the Dream' Free, all welcome 6.30 for 6.45 AGM, Talk by Philip and Julia Colfox  7.30  Driftwood Cafe, The Baptist Church, Broad Street



Weds June 22nd


TALK. ‘Water Voles and Mink,
Graham will be entertaining us again with his tales of the riverbank. Uncomfortable Bed Fellows’ by Graham Roberts. Local ecologist Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Pedalling from venue to venue with all of their set, props and costumes on the back of their bikes, the HandleBards are a troupe of actors who are spending the summer bringing environmentally sustainable Shakespeare to venues across the UK. Join The HandleBards at the Marine Theatre for a bicycle-powered, laugh-out-loud production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.  £15.00 early bird | £17.00 advance | £10.00 under 18s | £19.00 on the door | 10% discount for members  www.marinetheatre.com




Dates to be advised 



Boat Building Academy Boat Launch 
  Just eight months ago this Class  was learning how to sharpen chisels and make dovetail joints.  Now they’re making boats as part of their training
on our intensive 38 week ‘Boat Building, Maintenance and Support’ course.  You can read what brought each student to the Academy and follow the progress of the boat builds at www.boatbuildingacademy.com.

At 2.30pm(ish) the boats will be led from the Academy’s workshops on Monmouth Beach to Lyme Regis Harbour. Champagne corks will pop  and each boat will be launched into the water for the first time. The launch will celebrate the achievements of the class, the end of their training at the Academy and the start of their new lives as boat builders. the slipway  - This is an approximate time due to the scale of the event.  more info.. see right







June: Dogs banned

 from the town's main beaches.  (1st May until 30th September)
Permitted on Back Beach & Church Cliff,  Monmouth Beach.

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


Waterline 2022

Abstract Photos by Lois Wakeman and Tricia Scott

26 April until 12 June

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

The second in a long-term collaboration between two like-minded artists, Tricia Scott and Lois Wakeman, this fascinating exhibition of contemporary abstract photography focuses on the weathered and textured surfaces of boats.   Both photographers like to look for things that many people would walk past, or over, unseeing.  Living by the coast, seaside subjects naturally suggested themselves.  Visitors are invited to lose themselves in imaginary scenes created by peeling paint, corrosion and worn wood and to admire the surprising patterns revealed when the boats are hauled out of water for the winter.  Intrigued by the abstract and painterly nature of the photos, people at previous shows have enjoyed reading their own interpretation into them. “Are you sure these aren’t paintings?” is a common reaction.

Waterline 2022 is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10.00-17.00 and Sundays 10.00-16.00, admission fees to Museum apply and for further information, please visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk


Lyme Regis Art Society

Annual Exhibition & Sale of Art

28 May to 9 June

Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm

 Malthouse Gallery

The Town Mill

   Free Admission


A Lifetime of Different Identities:
The Careers of Karol Kulik

14 June-24 July

Over the past 50 years, American-born, Lyme Regis resident Karol Kulik has had five different careers, working as a film historian, a trade fair organiser, an academic archaeologist, a painter and currently an art exhibition curator and publicist.  Having organised and promoted the Lyme Regis Museum's Rotunda Gallery art shows for many years, celebrating the talents of dozens of local artists, she has taken this opportunity to share her own paintings and writings with the Museum's visitors. She hopes you enjoy sharing this journey through her various identities.

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

Open Tues-Sat from 10-5 and Sun 10-4



Lifeboat Week 2022
 Saturday 23rd -  Saturday 30th July


Dorset detective who helped 9/11 victims
plans charity bid

A retired Dorset police officer who went to New York to help victims of 9/11 is staging an endurance fitness challenge for two charities on the anniversary of the 2001 atrocity this year.

Julie Corbin, from Uplyme, is in training for her 24 hour challenge which will start precisely at 1.46pm on September 11th .

Julie, 56, will start and finish her challenge at the B! Health and Fitness gym in Lyme Regis. The challenge will involve gym work, a bike ride, swimming, paddle boarding, and jogging.

Julie, a detective constable who served with Dorset Police for 17 years, was a Family Liaison Officer  and was sent to New York with a fellow Dorset officer, Det. Con. Sandy Goldsmith, to help victims there and later some who returned to Britain.

 Julie said: “I felt the anniversary of 9/11 was appropriate for my challenge and the charities are also fitting at such a time.”

Julie is raising funds for Cruse Bereavement Care and Arc, Axminster Recovery with Counselling.

Julie’s just giving page:




Boat Building Academy
student boat launch Lyme Regis Harbour


The end of the 38 week Boat Building Course. Students will walk their boats down to Lyme Regis harbour where they will be launched for the first time. The class have completed their training and the day marks the start of their lives as boat builders.

Yvonne Green, Principal of the Academy, says, ‘I’m confident that the students wishing to work in the marine industry will easily find employment. We have an excellent relationship with employers and students join our growing Graduates’ Network which is regularly updated with jobs and opportunities. There is a skills shortage in boat building, which is a thriving industry’.

After a few words from Commander Tim Gedge, a Director of the Academy, the boats will launch one by one into the water. The Academy would be delighted if you would like to join them to celebrate the achievements of the students

Read about where Academy Graduates go on to work, their profiles, photographic build diaries and Graduate case studies, see the Academy’s website at:   www.boatbuildingacademy.com



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!

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

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

Lyme History Walks

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

 01297 443140


Ghost 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.
 Lyme Regis Philpot Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis,

Open Air Market

Every Monday
Manor Farm Holiday Centre, Charmouth


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