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Monday 1st November





3 - 6 NOVEMBER 2021

With a large talented local cast of all ages, Died in the Wool is a light-hearted murder mystery – a tease on Miss Marple. Join in the fun and watch The Marine Players live on stage here in their home. The setting is the country home of Professor and Mrs Holroyd. Will their unusual guest bring a mystery in her wake, who is the strange man at the vicarage? And why has a young man come all the way from California to see them? £12.00 reserved seating www.marinetheatre.com



Saturday 6th



Bonfire and Fireworks 18.30 Sandy Beach






When singer Astrud Gilberto released her classic album of Latin American bossa novas, The Girl From Ipanema, her crystal clear vocal style and the softly lilting rhythms of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s songs, including One Note Samba and Corcovado as well as the title track, enchanted a generation. Renowned vocalist Véronique Joly will be singing her music at our popular Jazz in the Bar event, accompanied by Rob Palmer on guitar. £10.00 advance / £12.00 on the door | 10% discount for members 



Thursday November 11th 2021  Armistice Day

The Armistice, an agreement to end the fighting of the First World War as a prelude to peace negotiations, began at 11am on 11 November 1918.  Armistice is Latin for to stand (still) arms. To this day we mark Armistice Day around the United Kingdom with a Two Minute Silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month.




The AGM will be followed at 11am by the monthly talk.  With all the coverage in the media of global issues at COP26, it is appropriate for us to consider local matters with Richard Brown presenting the proposal for a Dorset National Park.  Richard will provide the background to National Parks and outline the environmental, social and economic benefits which would accrue both to rural Dorset and the surrounding areas. As usual, there will be time for questions and comments afterwards. To join the talk, via zoom, please visit the web site www.lymeregisu3a.org for details of membership of this learning co-operative and all the other activities available.



7.30pm, Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis 


Blackburn's Chris Rock' ~ The Guardian
The brand-new stand-up show from the star of The Tez O’Clock Show (Channel 4), TEZ Talks (Radio 4), and the multi-award-winning Man Like Mobeen (BBC Three) visits Lyme Regis. Join Tez Ilyas as he uses his trademark silly, smart and subversive approach to pit ordinary people against the establishment Expect mega laughs, happy groans and cheeky provocations, Tez Ilyas is one of the most celebrated stars in British comedy. In 2015 Ilyas achieved phenomenal success with his debut stand up hour TEZ Talks. A sell out run at the Soho Theatre and his own Radio 4 series based on the show followed, with a second series quickly being recommissioned.  £16.00 general admission | 10% discount for members 


Sunday November 14th 2021   Remembrance Sunday 


Residents, visitors and local organisations invited to remember on Remembrance Sunday


Lyme Regis will be paying its respects on Remembrance Sunday with a parade through the town and the laying of wreaths.  Due to the on-going precautions taken with Covid-19, the Parochial Church Council of St Michael's Parish Church have requested there should be no Remembrance Service inside the building this year.
A parade, organised by the Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL), will leave Langmoor Gardens at 10.30am, and local organisations are invited to join the procession.  The parade will proceed along Bridge Street and Church Street, before assembling in Monmouth Street facing the war memorial.
The mayor of Lyme Regis, Cllr Brian Larcombe MBE, will lead the civic party to observe the parade in front of the Guildhall before processing to the war memorial.

The civic party will be joined by councillors and the Rev Sarah Godfrey.

At 10.54am, the Roll of Honour will be read by a representative of the president of the Lyme Regis branch of the RBL, followed at 10.58am by the reading of The Exhortation by a representative of the RBL.

The Last Post will sound before the two-minute silence at 11am.

The silence will be followed by the sounding of the Rouse and words from the Kohima epitaph will be spoken.

The mayor and the president of the RBL will lay wreaths at the war memorial and local organisations are also invited to lay wreaths while Lyme Regis Town Band plays.

The Rev Sarah Godfrey will lead the assembled in prayer, followed by the National Anthem.  The civic party will then return to the Guildhall and the parade will be dismissed in Monmouth Street.



Lyme Bay Chorale marks Remembrance Sunday with a performance of Fauré’s Requiem in Lyme Regis Parish Church at 4.30pm. Conducted by Nicholas Brown with organist Alex Davies. Admission free with a retiring collection in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Tuesday 16th November 2021


The Lyme Regis Society present a talk on
The Marine Theatre: Her Long Life and Generosity
by Director: Gabby Rabbitts.   2.00pm at Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG   All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00.   Check website for further  information: https://www.lymeregissociety.org.uk/






2021 is the 50th anniversary of Joni Mitchell’s iconic album, Blue. Sara Colman and her 10 piece band come together to celebrate Mitchell’s music and songs here at the Marine. It features lush strings, soaring horns and richly expressive vocals, proving why Colman is considered one of our leading jazz singers. Breath-taking!  £18.00 advance / £22.00 on the door | 10% discount for members www.marinetheatre.com

 Wednesday 24th November

Horticultural Society hosts talk on British owls

The talk will be given by Chris Sperring MBE, who is Conservation Officer for the Hawk and Owl Trust, aided by a live owl. Chris will look at the natural history and practical conservation of the UK's owl population and cover topics from basic biology to ecology and practical measures to conserve owls.
Owls are an indicator species, acting as a barometer of the health of the natural world they live in. Chris will expand upon this topic by looking at the recent decrease of nature throughout the UK and the world.
This year Chris celebrates 30 years in his post and brings a lifetime of knowledge and passion for the natural world. He received the MBE in 2001 for services to nature conservation and dedicates much of his time towards helping local wildlife community groups. In his sparse spare time Chris writes and records his own music.
The talk starts at 8pm at Uplyme Village Hall and will be preceded by the Society’s AGM at 7.30pm. Doors open at 7pm, when refreshments will be available. Members free; guests £3. 



25 November

The celebrated Scottish folk singer Rachel Sermanni
has announced that she is visiting Lyme Regis as part of a major new tour. Sermanni is influenced by musicians such as Eva Cassidy, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan and has played at festivals including Hay Festival and Glastonbury.  In September 2009 she went to see Mumford and Sons at the Loopallu festival in Ullapool. After the performance, she found them in a pub "and asked them if they wanted to jam", resulting in a jamming session on the beach. In 2011 she supported them at Dingwalls in London.  Sermanni also toured with Fink on his European tour in 2011, was showcased at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, has supported Elvis Costello and Rumer, and performed at 150 gigs between June 2011 and June 2012www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 27th

Lyme Regis Christmas Lights

 Switch on of the Christmas lights by the Mayor and Santa  Come early for the Christmas Lantern Parade  and enjoy the atmosphere:

2pm Lantern Workshop in Lyme Regis Baptist Church Pine Hall   Children and adults welcome to come along and join in the fun and make a lantern

4pm Judging of the Lantern Competition in Lyme Regis Baptist Church

5pm Christmas  Parade from the Baptist Church with lanterns and Father Christmas down through Broad Street to the Christmas tree

Join in the switch-on countdown -
don't be late or you'll miss it!  
Approx 5.30pm  The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street





Lyme Regis's front beach:

are banned from 1st May until 30th September then must be on a lead

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

Dogs allowed
all year on Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate and East Beach.

Charmouth Beach: no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.
Please check notices locally to verify this information

Dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.



Free parking in Woodmead and Cabanya car parks now available

Parking Permits  for Lyme Regis Residents
Apply for your permit online now

 Applications require a full residents council tax bill and vehicle registration document showing the same address. 
Permits cannot be issued without the above. 

see www.lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk


What's On at the Galleries

This showcase of abstract paintings by Lyme Regis-based artist Annie Ward will be running at the
Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum
27 October until 5 December.
 Based on her research into satellite photographs and historic maps of the Dorset coastline, these works explore the changeable spaces where the land meets the sea. Annie begins with detailed drawings on canvas that she scrubs over with layers of paint allowing shapes to be defined, buried and rediscovered in an editing process that reflects the ever-changing nature of coastal margins. 
The Museum is open Tuesdays-Sundays from 10.00 to 17.00 (16.00 on Sundays) and admission fees apply.  
For more information, you can visit www.lymeregismuseum


Line Dance: Country and Modern

  The Village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth.  Tel 561083 for info


RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIon sale at the
RNLI shop at Cobb Square

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. Group bookings are available  see  www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 443140

Charity Christmas Cards on Sale

 The Lifeboat Shop, The Cobb (RNLI)

National Trust Shop, Marine Parade (National Trust)

Weldmar Hospice Charity Shop, Broad Street (Weldmar Hospice)

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