What's On in Lyme Regis

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May 2017     Duck Race ~   May Fete    ~ Blessing of the Boats  ~ Spring Plant Sale ~ Jazz & Blues weekend


Monday 1st May Day (Early May Bank Holiday)

Duck Race
In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Ducks available from 11.30 on the day.  Midday  from Windsor Terrace - (bottom of Woodmead Road).


Friday 5th May 2017

Lyme 1200 / Dave King / Victor Ludorum / Wallis Competitions;
19th AGM/Social/end of season awards.  For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.

Ayesha Hazarika: State of the Nation
The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com

Sunday 7th

May Fete

Activities, stalls,
 local groups.  The Playing Field Anning Road


Wednesday 10th

Charity Golf Day
An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster.  2017 in aid of Exeter Leukaemia Fund and Julia's House Hospice.   Teams of four, Stableford, two scores to count, full handicap (max men 24, ladies 30). Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster: We can make up teams.  For further information contact secretary@lymeregisrotary.org   Download Entry Form

Saturday 13th

Spring Plant Sale
start your seeds going and bring them along for us to sell. This is always a good opportunity to buy the plants you did not succeed with, and to pass on the ones you got too many of – all donations will be gratefully received. 9.30am  Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Sunday 14th

Spring Concert
by Lyme Bay Chorale,  4pm St Michael’s Parish Church,  Lyme Regis.  More info to follow

Monday 15th

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   blackvenpress@gmail.com or sarah@marinetheatre.com  Dates: (All Mondays) March 20th, April 17th, May 15th, June 19th, July 17th, August 21st 

The Marine Theatre,  www.marinetheatre.com


Friday 19th

 AGM / End of season awards / Social
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.

The Zoots: Sounds of the 60s
Experience THE Sixties show that’s wowing audiences around the world, selling out and headlining venues from the Palladium to Old Trafford – with the spectacular sounds of THE ZOOTS!  THE ZOOTS are here to make your whole family bop to the ’60s beats that everybody loves – with legendary numbers by The Beatles, The Stones, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Elvis and dozens more of your favourite artists. Feel the groove that’s thrilling audiences of stage and screen, in more than 30 countries! Discover why national critics call THE ZOOTS “impressive”, “authentic”, and “impossible not to like”  Tickets £15 concessions £13  www.thezoots.com
The Marine Theatre. Tickets  here  http://www.marinetheatre.com/the-zoots-sounds-of-the-60s-friday-19th-may/

Sunday 21st     Rogation Sunday

Blessing of the Boats:  
Rogation Sunday - when traditionally, the Lyme Regis Lifeboat
holds a Blessing of the Boats family service outside the boathouse at The Cobb. Wreaths are blessed and taken out to sea by the lifeboat where they are laid to commemorate those lost at sea. The short service, with the Lyme Regis Town Band, starts at 15.00 (3.00pm) everyone is more than welcome to attend



Wednesday 24th 2017

  ‘Searching in the Dark:  Mysteries of the South West’s Rare Bats’
by Fiona Matthews of the Mammal Society and University of Exeter. 7.30pm  Uplyme Village Hall
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


 Friday 26 May until Monday 29 May 2017
017 Lyme Regis Jazz & Blues Weekend
We hope you managed to get along to 2016's festival to enjoy the scorching sunshine and fabulous music both in the Marine Theatre and on the seafront.
If you missed this year, make a definite date for next year - you won't regret it as we've got more great music planned and a few surprises besides.
Check out the photos of this year's festival fun on our website here.
If you'll need accommodation, then don't leave it too late to book, as Lyme Regis does get very busy over the Spring Bank weekend, and we'd hate you to miss out.
We hope to see you in 2017.

Monday 29th Spring Bank Holiday 
Half Term


2016 events you may have missed:

Grand Rotary Book Sale and Children’s Tombola
   10.00am to 4.00pm, Jubilee Shelters.  In aid of Rotary Charities.



Note:    Dogs now banned

(until November) from the town's main beaches. 
Permitted on Back beach & Church Cliff to the East & Monmouth Beach to the West.


Blessing the boats

The annual Blessing of the Boats service is held at the lifeboat station on the Cobb at 3pm Sunday 21st May  2017


Everyone is welcome to the outdoor inter-denominational (short) service which has been a Lyme Regis tradition for many years.

The town band will provide music for the hymns, and the service will be attended by local clergy, civic leaders and, of course, the lifeboat crew, fishermen and all boat users as well as residents and visitors.

The service ends with the laying of wreaths at sea by the lifeboat crew.



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 U3A Page for maps

Lyme History Walks

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

MAY:  Wed 3rd,  Sat 6th,  Wed 10th,  Sat 13th,  Wed 17th,  Sat 20th,  Wed 24th,  Sat 27th,  Mon 29th,  Wed 31st

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

 01297 443140


Old Lyme Ghost Walks 2017

Tues and Thurs 7.30 pm  May – September

From outside Lyme Regis Museum
Lasts 1 hour  Adults £
8.00 Children £4.00  Under 8's free with parent

01297 443140  www.ghostwalkslyme.org.uk

Mary Anning Tours

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.


Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show 

Schedules now available from Uplyme Post Office, Raymond's Hill Post Office, Ginger Beer, Broad Street, Lyme Regis

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Day Fete
Playing Field, Anning Road

Tel  01297 442220.
email: info@lymeregiscarnival.co.uk

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