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  November 2015 ~  Fireworks ~ Remembrance Day Parade and Service  ~

~ Walking Festival ~  Lyme Regis Christmas Lights Switch-on Saturday ~


October 21st / Sunday 8th
November – Walking Festival


Monday 2nd  November



Tuesday 3rd  Last posting date for International Mail (formerly surface mail) to Cyprus, Eastern Europe, Greece, Iceland, Malta, Turkey

Friday Nov 6th

Chard PDI Selection evening.
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

Kill the Beast:  He had Hairy Hands

The year is 1974, the sleepy town is Hemlock-Under-Lye, but all is definitely not well. When frequent werewolf attacks threaten teatime, there’s only one person you can call.  An award-winning comedy by Kill the Beast, He Had Hairy Hands is a 1970s detective werewolf mystery wrapped in a hilarious Hammer Horror. With echoes of An American Werewolf In London and Twin Peaks, this show is Wicker Man meets Scooby Doo, and The League of Gentlemen meets your fluffiest nightmare.  Winners of the 2014 Peter Brook Festival Award, Kill the Beast promise hilarity, mystery and mayhem. Having splattered the UK with the acclaimed The Boy Who Kicked Pigs, they return with this new tale of supernatural slaughter - combining beautiful projections, original music and quite an important pigeon.  Full Price: £11.00  Concessions £9.00  TheatreFriends discount available 8.00pm  Running time: 1hr 10mins (approx) Age suitability: 12+

Saturday  7th 

Jeremy Hardy

Jeremy’s perhaps best remembered as a much younger man, but there is nothing he can do about that now. Still alive and able to speak unaided for lengthy periods, this comedy show will be not so much  a one-man show, as an under-staffed cavalcade. 

Jeremy Hardy begins his fourth decade as a stand-up this year. That’s a more dramatic way of saying he started 31 years ago and, without a lottery win, probably has at least another 31 years to go. Last year, the tenth series of Jeremy Hardy Speaks to the Nation was broadcast on Radio 4. He is also well known for his appearances on The News Quiz and I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue. Indeed, Alan Bennett recently said he likes him “but he’s only on the radio”. However, Jeremy isn’t only on the radio. He is on the road all year round and has never stopped doing live shows since 1984. “In an ideal world, Jeremy Hardy would be extremely famous, but an ideal world would leave him without most of his best material.”  The Guardian   8.00pm  Running time: 1hr 55mins (approx)  Full Price:

£14.00  Concessions: £5.00 (unwaged)  Please note a 10% booking fee applies to all tickets for this event.

The display is Free! A collection will be made during the evening for local charities.  Please give generously.  Lyme Regis harbour followed by
 Bonfire on the beach 


Sunday 8th Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday Parade
from Langmoor Gardens.  All those wishing to take part in the parade please be there before 9.30am
followed by
Remembrance Service
with Lyme Regis Town Band at St. Michael's Church, Church Street at 10am.   All local organisations welcome to take part, serving representatives from all of the Armed Forces are expected to attend in uniform

11th - 14th

Lyme Drama:  Black Comedy

Aspiring young sculptor Brindsley Miller has an important date tonight. A rich art collector is coming round to the flat to see his latest work. So also is his future father-in-law, the gorgeous Carol’s dreadful Dad. Desperate to impress, Brindsley has ‘borrowed’ some fine furnishings from his absent neighbour’s flat and all is now ready for the big evening. 

Then there’s a catastrophic power cut…   Lyme Regis’ own dramatic society, now renamed Lyme Drama, is proud to present this classic 1960s farce by Peter Shaffer, author of Equus and Amadeus. Come and enjoy witnessing Brindsley’s big night as it descends into total chaos.  This play runs without an interval, but the Stage Door Bar and Coffee Bar will be open for refreshments both before and after the show.  7.30pm  Running time:
1hr 30mins (approx)

Wednesday 11th  Armistice Day  NATIONAL TWO MINUTES SILENCE at 11.00 am   

Armistice Day Service.
At the Monmouth Street War Memorial, St Georges Square. 11am:  Please be sure to arrive early.

Thursday 12th

United Prayers
Lyme Regis and Uplyme Parish Churches, Lyme Regis Baptist Church and Bethany Chapel meet regularly to pray together, led by members of the church.  Open to all. 7.30pm Uplyme Parish Church

Friday Nov 13th  Last posting date for Contract Surface Air Lift to South America, Central America, Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Far East, New Zealand, Australia

Pauline Rook who specialises in portraiture and rural documentary work.
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

Saturday 14th

Concerts in the West:  SOPHIE ROSA violin,  SIMON LANE piano
7.30pm THE HUB (NEW VENUE) Church Street, Lyme Regis, Dorset, DT7 3BS (Next to St Michael's Church) Bar, Disabled access. Box Office: Serendip Fine Books, 11 Broad Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3QD  01297 442594  Tickets: £15 Concessions for students and children 


Monday 16th

Fred MacCauly - Twenty Fifteen
t sounds like a wrong tennis score, but Twenty Fifteen is a hugely significant year for one of Scotland's best (and best loved) stand-up comedians. On the road again after 18 years at BBC Radio Scotland, Fred looks back on family life at home, and forward to how his country will shape up after the referendum. In his first tour since 2012 he’ll look sideways too, as he takes in sport, the environment and, without this sounding too much like a brief for a newspaper, a colour-supplement swipe at ‘celebrity’. Marine Theatre audiences will be very familiar with Fred’s work from BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz, Bridget Christie Minds The Gap and The Unbelievable Truth.  8pm  Running time: 1hr 30 mins (approx)  Age suitability: 16+    Full Price: £14.00  Concessions £12.00  TheatreFriends discount available

Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st    

Guys and Dolls by Axminster Musical Theatre, Axminster Guildhall.  Tickets from The Archway Bookshop or

Tuesday 17th  Last posting date for International Mail (formerly surface mail) to Western Europe

Friday 20th   Last posting date for Contract Surface Air Lift to  USA, Canada, Middle East

Saturday 21st

Johnny Warman's Magic Bus:  The Total Who Show

As their Glastonbury performance attests, the passion, lyrics, and majesty of Pete Townsend’s music is burned into our psyche. The Total Who Show brings you two glorious hours of all the greatest hits from The Who.  Brought to you by Johnny Warman's Magic Bus, the group pay tribute to The Who in their own unique way, capturing the power and pure adrenaline rush of the band. Magic Bus is made up of stunning musicians in their own right, who have written and performed with Elton John, David Bowie, Ringo Starr, Peter Gabriel, Asia, Julian Lennon, ABC, Cheap Trick, Bruce Springsteen, and Foo Fighters. United by the band they love, join them for Won't Get Fooled Again, My Generation, Pinball Wizard and more  Doors: 7.15pm  Onstage: 8.00pm  Running time: 2hrs 20mins (approx)  Full Price: £14.50 In advance: £12.50 Concessions £12.50  TheatreFriends discount available

Tuesday 24th

Joint talk
 with Dorset Wildlife Trust
and the Lyme Regis Society, topic and speaker tba.  2.30 Woodmead Hall

Wednesday 25th

AGM followed by Talk ‘History of Watercress Production in the UK’

by Charles Barter – Director of ‘The Watercress Company’ (Dorset & Hampshire)  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall


Friday Nov 27th Last Posting Date for International Standard HM Forces Mail -  British Forces Post Office® (BFPO) to Operational BFPOs

Guy Richardson with his Dartmoor time-lapse project
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



Saturday 28th


Switch-on Saturday – the switching on of the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights More info below.



Switch on of the Christmas Lights. 5.30pm prompt -  
Come early for the Lantern Parade and enjoy the atmosphere:
Join in the countdown -
don't be late or you'll miss it!  
5.30pm prompt  The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street


Incandescendo:  A musical kaleidoscope of jazz, world and classical influences 

Felix Gibbons is an internationally acclaimed percussionist specialising in the multiplicity of instruments that characterise the distinct rhythms of Brazil and Latin America. Emily Burridge is a classically trained virtuoso cellist, who, with her passion for Brazil, is energised by the country’s  rhythms and finds them a limitless source of inspiration for composing and improvising melodies. Together they create a unique and dynamic sound inspired by both their love of the English countryside and mutual association with Brazil, as the duo Incandescendo. Let them transport you with seductive melodies and their own mellow and melodic take on joyful Brazilian music. Their concert programme includes their arrangements of Brazilian classical and popular music, samba and choros and an array of new works for cello and percussion as they combine their many influences and create beautiful and exotic soundscapes.  Doors: 7.15pm  Onstage: 8.00pm  Running time:1hrs 15mins (approx)  Full Price: £14.00  Concessions £12.00 

TheatreFriends discount available  LYT Members can come for £1 Free to Lyme Regis Passport Holders


2014 Events you may have missed

Lyme History Walk
Discover the unique & colourful history of Lyme Regis, with gripping stories of remarkable people & events that have helped to shape the town’s history: Adventure on land & sea, smugglers & pirates, scandal & rebellion, society & the arts- this walk has it all! 
Organised by Lyme History Walks.  Departs from the Marine Theatre at  11am.  Cost £7 per person, children half price.  Booking details from Chris Lovejoy  on 01297 443140, email



 01297 443370


RSPB Birdsong Walk
FREE-guided walk along the  banks for the river Lym to Uplyme. Learn the songs of some of the more common species during the walk & look out for some of our more unusual feathered friends - like ravens & peregrine falcons. Limited supply of binoculars available for hire, so bring your own. Departs from the Town Mill, Lyme Regis at 10am. More details from Lynn Burningham, Please bring suitable clothing & footwear to avoid mud, puddles and maybe the odd spot of rain!  Departs from the Town Mill, Lyme Regis at 10am. More details from Lynn Burningham, RSPB Dorset 07826 919038n


Soup and Sweet Lunch
12 - 2pm Woodmead Hall


DRAMA Classes

Laying of Poppy wreaths
10.30am at the commonwealth war graves and a short service at the HMS Formidable memorial in Lyme Regis Town cemetery, followed by a short service at the Polish war Memorial in Anning Road (between Woodmead Road and Queens Walk junctions) at 11am

 Bonfire on the beach 

  Pulled pork and lamb sandwiches, hot and cold drinks available. From 5pm Charmouth foreshore


10.00am with the formal part of the meeting. After a short coffee break Lady Gifford will talk to us about her
Year as Mayoress of the City of London when her husband Sir Roger Gifford was Mayor in 2012 -13.  In an earlier life Dr Clare Taylor / Gifford worked in the Haematology Department of the Royal Free Hospital.  Running the Mansion House must have been very different.  Woodmead Hall

October     December

Free Microchipping
rom The Dogs Trust.  The law is changing: from 6th April 2015 you must have your dog chipped 11am - 3pm, Marine Parade Shelters see


Christmas Bazaar
Cakes and Produce, Books, Homecrafts, Raffle, Bottle tombola, Bric-a-brac, Christmas items, games by the scholchildren, refreshments and light lunches etc in aid of St Michaels Church and St Michaels School.  Admission 50p, children free. 10.30 - 2pm  Woodmead Hall



B Sharp: Annual Party
B Sharp welcomes all comers to their annual party!  B Sharp is a small charity that changes young people's lives through music. They offer opportunities to play music together, training and they develop young people's creative ideas in collaborative ways.  The B Sharp annual party puts the fun into fundraising. If you can't come but want to support their work, you can make a donation on  Doors: 7.00pm  Onstage: 8.00pm Running time: 4 hours (approx)  Marine Theatre  Full Price: £8.00  Concessions: £5.00  Under 18s: £5.00  Under 18s concessions: £3.00  Family ticket (2 adults, 2 under 18):  £20.00  Family concession ticket:  £15.00  Family (up to 7 people, any age):  £25.00  EVERYONE WELCOME!  For details of who’ll be on the bill, keep an eye on

Floral Art Demonstration
by Pam Burge, Woodmead Halls 2.30pm


R&D by the Sea:  'From there to you, From me to here'
OddManOut presentation 4pm Marine Theatre. Free  To book, give Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre a ring on
01297 442 138 or email julia

Christmas Bingo
For Cancer Research UK Eyes down 8pm Woodmead Hall

Free lantern-making workshop
at the Lyme Regis Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street 3pm

Lantern Competition

In the Baptist Church 4.30

Christmas Lantern Parade

with Lyme Regis Majorettes and Father Christmas 5.15pm prompt from the Baptist Church

15.00 Lantern Making Workshop in the Baptist Church Hall
16.30 Judging of all the lanterns
17.15 Christmas Lantern Parade leaves the Baptist Church with Father Christmas on the Fire engine and the Lyme Regis Majorettes.


October     December

Free parking in Woodmead and Cabanya car parks now available

Winter and Shopper Permits   and Shopper Permits for Woodmead Hall all year for Lyme Regis Residents
 on production of a full residents council tax bill and vehicle registration document document showing the same address. 
Permits cannot be issued without the above. 
Lyme Regis Town Council Office
10 -1pm and 2-4pm Monday - Friday


Shall we Dance?
Charmouth Village Hall
Wesley Close
Monday afternoons:
Improver's class Ballroom 12.30-1.30
Improver's class Latin 1.30-2.30
Beginner's class Ballroom/ Latin 2.30-3.30
Mixed Abilities Ballroom/Latin 3.30-4.30
£5 per class
Phone Glenn Bayliss 07505798258 for details



Lyme Lines Writers Group

Writers of all genres welcome: drama, prose, poetry - share encouraging feedback.  Coffee and tea available.
Meet Room 1A St Michaels Business Centre, Pooles Court every 2nd & 4th Friday 2.30 - 4.30pm.  Call Sarah 01297 445733 for further information.

RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIon sale at the
RNLI shop at Cobb Square


at the Regent Cinema

A season of films running twice per year over a 12-week period, Silver Screen is a selection of the year’s best films. Maybe you missed it the first time around or maybe you would just like to see it again...

A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. Anyone is welcome to come to Silver Screen; you don’t have to be over a certain age to enjoy these shows.

Thursdays 10.30am, The Regent Cinema, see relevant dates for synopsis

WALKS and Tours



Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’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.


Each walk is limited to 15 people per guide. Start times for walks vary according to the tides and take about three hours. Walks can fill up quickly on the day so before traveling any great distance please contact the museum and book a place: telephone 01297 443370 or email
or call into
Lyme Regis Museum shop on Bridge Street

Lyme History Walks

Drama and adventure on land and sea!
A one and a half hour walk around Lyme visiting places of historic interest and telling stories about the people and events that have taken place. "We aim to be both entertaining and informative." All walks start at 11.00am from the Marine Theatre. G
roup bookings are available  see or call 01297 443140


Explore the paths and streets of Old Lyme as Mary knew them, with expert guide Natalie Manifold.



booking advisable for walks: 

telephone: 01297 443370


or call in at Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA


What's On
in the Galleries


Lyme Regis and Barfleur Twinning Association

Discover more about future plans and 'entente cordiale' with our new twin town Barfleur, Normandy. 
For more information see: newsletter and membership form


Teams Wanted for
The Great Lyme Regis Christmas Pudding Race

This will be a Christmas theme race along Marine Parade in which teams of six are asked to dress up in costume and complete an obstacle course whilst carrying a Christmas pudding! Plus lots of other entertainment  in aid of Cancer Research UK.
 Saturday 5th December 2015

Lyme Regis Brownies

Wednesdays 5.30 - 7pm St Michaels School Hall  Tel 07756 593811

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