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  November 2016 ~  Fireworks ~ Remembrance Day Parade and Service  ~



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.



Friday 11th

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





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.

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.


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


The display is Free! A collection will be made during the evening for local charities.  Please give generously. 6.30pm Lyme Regis harbour followed by
 Bonfire on the beach 
lit by the mayor and mayoress

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.

Remembrance Day ‘Come and Sing’ Concert
Learn Rutter’s glorious Requiem with Lyme Bay Chorale.  St Michael’s Parish Church. Starts at 11.30am with performance at 4pm.  Contact Sally for more details 01297 444580.

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 

Tuesday 17th - Saturday 21st    

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

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:
3.00pm Lantern Workshop in the Baptist Church Hall.
4.30pm. Judging of lanterns in the Baptist Church.
5.15pm. Lantern Parade led by Father Christmas, Majorettes, the Mayor & Mayoress.
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

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

Sunday 29th November


Lyme Bay Chorale’s Concert for Advent
is sure to thrill the audience with the genius of Mozart’s music. They are performing Mozart’s Litaniae KV243 and the Credo Mass KV 257. The Litaniae is a lesser known piece by the composer but when Alex Davies, the choir’s Musical Director heard it performed, he fell in love with it. "This rarely performed Litaniae is exquisitely beautiful and just as compelling as Mozart's better known Requiem" says Alex. " It was performed 10 years ago at the Colyton Parish Church Mozart Festival and I knew then I really wanted to direct it, and now I have got my chance!” Tickets for the concert are from Penny Black’s Cafe and Lyme Regis Tourist information Centre, Tickets on the door £15: if bought in advance £13 saving £2.00/ head. Young people, 18 and under, go free. Includes a tasty buffet. 4pm St Michael’s Parish Church, Lyme Regis. for more details.  This concert supports Lyme Bay Chorale’s Young Singers Bursary Scheme.  Patron Sir Neville Marriner. CBE, CH


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

November 2015


John Marriage,
Moya Paul and
Dave Wicken

are talented photographer-artists who bring their different perspectives to photography and what can be created from it, with striking results.
Fascinated with Cubism and Fauvist art, Moya enjoys capturing landscape images, some of which she converts into brightly coloured designs, abstract pictures and paintings.
John will be showing a collection of cyanotype nature prints (photograms taken directly from plants and man-made objects) as well as some digitally constructed images based on photographs of Lyme Regis and Iceland.
Dave combines pen and ink drawing with photography to produce his quirky and humorous images, like a dinosaur eating a church and some insect-legged deer ritually circling a tower of stones beneath Golden Cap at low tide.

 23rd October-4th November
Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

Malthouse Gallery,
Town Mill,
Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

The Art of the Unexpected

Four artists come together to showcase their recent work in pottery, painting and photography.
Jamie Brown,
an award-winning photographer from Winchester, will show a selection of his dark and moody landscapes.
Justin Clark, a figurative artist based near Lyme Regis, works directly from life and believes this gives his pictures a tiny echo of the model's soul captured in the artwork.
Potter Rosemary Jacks gains inspiration from the traditional slipware of North Devon, drawing on themes from nature and coast to create individual, quirky pots for everyday use.
Angela Rushforth is inspired by the colours and changing light of the sea and coast, and her favoured mediums are watercolours for their mood and delicacy and acrylics for their colour and vibrancy.

23 October-4 November


The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill,
Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

Autumn Colours

Both 2D and 3D artwork in a variety of media will be featured in this open exhibition that celebrates the colours of the autumn. The artists are all members of Town Mill Arts, the cooperative group that organizes the exhibitions in the Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries at The Town Mill, Lyme Regis.

6-18 November

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

From Bombay to Blake

Coming from an artistic family, Debbie Bell was surrounded by creativity from an early age. She studied Theatre Design and then Fine Art at college, and on moving to London became an illustrator for children’s book publishers Walker Books and later for Heinemanns. Settling in Lyme Regis in recent years helped to re-ignite her love of painting, and in this solo exhibition she has taken inspiration from the texts of favourite poems and from the vibrancy and magic of India.

6-18 November
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

Sea, Sky and Stills

This exhibition of work by George Paul Sainsbury features impressionistic oil paintings of the Dorset coast, based on his ‘plein air’ sketches and photographs. Concerned with the figurative rather than abstract, he is inspired by the light before or after storms and at dawn and sunset. He also produces still lifes that depend on careful observation and the representation of light and reflections. This is his first solo show since returning from France and setting up a new studio in Long Bredy.
20 November-2 December
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.
An Unruly Brush with Life: Stephen Collins
In this exhibition, Stephen Collins offers a visual record of the battles fought between heart and head when he paints. A precision engineer by trade, Stephen found that painting offered an escape from the exacting demands of that occupation. As he explains, “In painting I found two things. A way of expressing my love of nature and a freedom I found nowhere else. Ideas or projects hold no charms for me. I paint from life, or the imagination, only that which takes my fancy. As a self-taught painter, I have only my inner voice to guide me.”
20 November-2 December
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Daily; 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

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

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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