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  November 2016 ~  Fireworks ~ Remembrance Day Parade and Service  ~ Switch on Saturday


Tuesday 1st

Acrylic “Animals in Landscape”
Paul Weaver 
2.00pm The Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  Lyme Regis Art Society.  More info: 01297 445464



Saturday 5th

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 



Friday 11th 2016  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.


Competition – subject Bridge(s);
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.




Sunday 13th November 2016  Remembrance Day


Lyme Bay Chorale invites singers to ‘Come and sing Mozart’
 with them on Remembrance Sunday , November 13th,  2016. The day will be lead and tutored  by Julie De’Ath Lancaster. 11am - 4.15pm with a performance at 5pm. The work to be studied is The Mozart Requiem and excerpts will be chosen for the performance, with a retiring collection from he audience. The cost for the day is £15 to include score hire, tea and cakes. To let us know you are coming contact Sally on 01297444580 or email her on For more information about the day visit .


Tuesday 15th

Mixed Media “Mixing it up and knowing your materials and breaking the rules”
Alison Board 
2.00pm The Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  Lyme Regis Art Society.  More info: 01297 445464



Friday 18th

Chard selection – members make selection
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.



Tuesday 22nd

Acrylics Workshop
Paul Weaver  10-3.00  Football Club, Lyme Regis.  Lyme Regis Art Society. More info: 01297 445464.

Wednesday 23rd

What to Grow in your Greenhouse’
by Mike Bur  7.30pm AGM followed at 8pm by TALK.
 Uplyme Village Hall
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Friday 25th

Chard Competition
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 26th

Switch-on Saturday – the switching on of the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights

Make a lantern and help us switch on the Christmas Lights, the best in Dorset, here in Lyme Regis:
 Lantern Workshop in the Baptist Church Hall.
Judging of lanterns in the Baptist Church.

Lantern Parade led by Father Christmas,
5.30 The Mayor will switch on the Christmas Lights at the bottom of Broad Street.

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






Tuesday 29th

Beavers in Devon
 - restoring wetlands the natural way by Mark Elliot
Joint meeting with Dorset Wildlife Trust.  2.30pm Woodmead Hall  members £2


November 2015 Events you may have missed

Wedding Fair
With music, fabulous local suppliers, coffee shop and bar, there are ideas and friends and lace and vintage china, so dumdetdidum all come the brides, and anyone else seeking an entertaining afternoon in the company of friends and wedding suppliers. Here is the ultimate Princess bride to remind us of what it's all about: a Grace Kelly wedding clip 1956.  Marine Theatre 12-4pm - free!

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

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

 Indian Bonfire Weekend -- inspired by Diwali

Saturday 10am-9pm & Sunday 9am-5pm Monkton Wyld Court, Dorset DT6 6DQ   £98 per person for both days or £55 for Saturday (including lunch, dinner and 2 creative workshops) & £45 for Sunday (including lunch, a cooking workshop, and 2 arts activities).

Laying of 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

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Sunday Parade
from Langmoor Gardens.  All those wishing to parade please be there before 9.30am
followed by
Remembrance Service
at St. Michael's Church, Church Street at 10am. Serving representatives from all of the Armed Forces are expected to attend in uniform.

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

  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


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     

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

  Last posting date for International Economy (formerly surface mail) to Western Europe


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

Live Music at The Hub with Mr Jean and Slinky Machine
   What a great night this will be! Mr Jean are the funkiest band in town who play those old favorite dance floor fillers so that time has arrived again! “What time?!” you ask…Mr Jèan time! Bringing their inimitable sound to The Hub can only mean dancing, prancing, thinking, mingling, singing, shin-digging and hip wriggling, but not in that order. Slinky Machine are using this gig as their debut as a band.  Cool jazz funk sounds.  A  licensed bar and food by 'Dottie Kitchen, will top off the evening brilliantly.  Please come and support The Hub  and The Red Arrows 2016! This is a joint fundraiser for The Hubs’ renovation work and of course, summer isn’t summer in Lyme Regis without the Red Arrows. 7.30-11.30. Tickets are £5 per adults and £3 under 18 years. Reserve tickets by texting 07967567132 or email They can also be bought at LymeNet, St Michaels Business Centre, Church Street, Lyme Regis.

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


Christmas Gift Fayre
Free entrance. Local crafters and traders selling a range of products with many unique Xmas gifts. Browse the stalls in a relaxed and idyllic location. Refreshments available. 11:30am to 4:00pm at the Fairwater Head Hotel  HAWKCHURCH. Enquiries: or tel 01297 678349. 

Antarctica, Wildlife and Explorer's huts
Joint talk by
Roger Hull with Dorset Wildlife Trust
and the Lyme Regis Society.  2.30 Woodmead Hall

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

'Christmas Magic'  Floral Art Demonstration
by Pam Burge, all arrangements will be raffled.  Tickets £6 on the door, includes tea and cake.  Proceeds to St Michaels Church.  Woodmead Halls 2.30pm

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

Christmas Street Fair  and Lights switch on

5-7pm The Street, Charmouth


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


Christmas Bingo
in aid of Cancer Research UK Eyes down 8pm Woodmead Halls

Father Christmas goes to the Cobb

Lyme Luggers perform at the Cobb

6pm Switch on of the Cobb lights

Christmas Auction
Lyme Regis Football Club 7pm


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  Monday - Friday



What's On in the Galleries


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


now at the Marine Theatre

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 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 11am, The Marine Theatre

WALKS and Tours

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


Lyme Regis Brownies

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

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