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  November 2014  ~  Fireworks ~ Remembrance Day Parade and Service  ~

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

 

 



Sat 1st / Sun 9th 2014 – Walking Week

 

Wednesday 5th
 

Half Moon Young People’s Theatre presents:  How far would you run to find freedom?
A hard-hitting story of two teenagers, brought together through the dynamic discipline of free-running.  Kris and Zara share a city but can’t find a place to rest. Haunting memories mix with an uncomfortable present as they keep on running, unable to face the consequences of their pasts – unable to stop or think for even a moment.  FREE tells the story of two teenagers, brought together through the dynamic discipline of free running, who face life-changing choices when a practice designed for self-improvement and freedom starts to cage them in. FREE asks what we’re running away from and if we’re ever willing to stop and confront what we’ve left behind. 8.00pm   Marine Theatre  Running Time: 1hr (approx) followed by a textback session  Full Price: £10.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount available  LYT members can come for £1!


 

Friday 7th

 

Windows & Flight PDI & Print Competitions. 
For further information please contact Chairman John Wallis on 01297 444733 or see
Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls.

 

 

Saturday 8th

Fireworks

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 


The Dave Kelly Band
If there is such a thing as a British 'blues pedigree', then Dave Kelly sets the standard.  Kelly is a blues craftsman - a journeyman who has served his time with the best.  Many know Dave from his work as a founding member of the Blues Band.  But when they started back in 1979 he was already a seasoned blues artist with a reputation across the world.  He’s played with Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker, and won the British Blues Awards acoustic artist of the year for five consecutive years.  Now he returns to the Marine for an evening of music with his very own group, The Dave Kelly Band. Doors: 7.45pm  Onstage: 8.30pm  Running time:  2hrs 30mins (approx)  Marine Theatre  Full Price:  £13.50  Concessions: £11.50  TheatreFriends Discount available  LYT members can come for £1!

Sunday 9th   Remembrance Day

 

Remembrance Sunday Parade
from Langmoor Gardens  
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. 

 

Tuesday 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.
 

'Oh what a lovely war'
Local company 3QB in association with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, Lyme Youth Theatre and actors enlisted from all over the area are proud to present 'Oh what a lovely war'  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - and as a fundraiser for the Marine Theatre - local company 3QB, alongside the Marine Theatre, have signed up groups from across Lyme to stage our very own community production of Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment Oh, What a Lovely War!  Built upon the rousing score of popular tunes that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed ten million in four years this Musical Entertainment production is a powerful comment against war.  First seen fifty years ago at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, where the play was created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company, Gerry  Raffles, Charles Chilton and with title suggested by Ted Allen, the show was an instant success and has been delighting and moving audiences ever since.    7.30pm  Marine Theatre   Full Price: £12.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!

 


Wednesday 12th

 
Stuart Roper Local Stories of W.W.1

Uplyme and Lyme Regis WI.  Meetings are held on second Wednesday of the month at Uplyme Village Hall 2.30 – 4.30.  New members always welcome: contact Irene 01297 444775 or Lynda  01297 35647
 

'Oh what a lovely war'
Local company 3QB in association with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, Lyme Youth Theatre and actors enlisted from all over the area are proud to present 'Oh what a lovely war'  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - and as a fundraiser for the Marine Theatre - local company 3QB, alongside the Marine Theatre, have signed up groups from across Lyme to stage our very own community production of Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment Oh, What a Lovely War!  Built upon the rousing score of popular tunes that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed ten million in four years this Musical Entertainment production is a powerful comment against war.  First seen fifty years ago at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, where the play was created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company, Gerry  Raffles, Charles Chilton and with title suggested by Ted Allen, the show was an instant success and has been delighting and moving audiences ever since.    7.30pm  Marine Theatre   Full Price: £12.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!

 

Thursday 13th

 

'Oh what a lovely war'
Local company 3QB in association with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, Lyme Youth Theatre and actors enlisted from all over the area are proud to present 'Oh what a lovely war'  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - and as a fundraiser for the Marine Theatre - local company 3QB, alongside the Marine Theatre, have signed up groups from across Lyme to stage our very own community production of Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment Oh, What a Lovely War!  Built upon the rousing score of popular tunes that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed ten million in four years this Musical Entertainment production is a powerful comment against war.  First seen fifty years ago at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, where the play was created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company, Gerry  Raffles, Charles Chilton and with title suggested by Ted Allen, the show was an instant success and has been delighting and moving audiences ever since.    7.30pm  Marine Theatre   Full Price: £12.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!

 

Friday 14th

 

'Oh what a lovely war'
Local company 3QB in association with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, Lyme Youth Theatre and actors enlisted from all over the area are proud to present 'Oh what a lovely war'  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - and as a fundraiser for the Marine Theatre - local company 3QB, alongside the Marine Theatre, have signed up groups from across Lyme to stage our very own community production of Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment Oh, What a Lovely War!  Built upon the rousing score of popular tunes that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed ten million in four years this Musical Entertainment production is a powerful comment against war.  First seen fifty years ago at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, where the play was created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company, Gerry  Raffles, Charles Chilton and with title suggested by Ted Allen, the show was an instant success and has been delighting and moving audiences ever since.    7.30pm  Marine Theatre   Full Price: £12.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!

 

Saturday 15th

 

'Oh what a lovely war'
Local company 3QB in association with Lyme Regis Dramatic Society, Lyme Youth Theatre and actors enlisted from all over the area are proud to present 'Oh what a lovely war'  To mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War - and as a fundraiser for the Marine Theatre - local company 3QB, alongside the Marine Theatre, have signed up groups from across Lyme to stage our very own community production of Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment Oh, What a Lovely War!  Built upon the rousing score of popular tunes that ordinary British soldiers sang during a war that killed ten million in four years this Musical Entertainment production is a powerful comment against war.  First seen fifty years ago at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, where the play was created by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Company, Gerry  Raffles, Charles Chilton and with title suggested by Ted Allen, the show was an instant success and has been delighting and moving audiences ever since.    7.30pm  Marine Theatre   Full Price: £12.00  Under 16s: £5.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!

 

Friday 21st

 

Alan Humphries’ Black & White presentation on Exmouth Docks

For further information please contact Chairman John Wallis on 01297 444733 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls.

 

The Women of World War One
Women of World War One is a powerful and moving portrait of women's lives during The Great War, created by Musicians South West in collaboration with Petra Schofield/Magic Penny Productions.  Poetry and prose on the subject of women's experiences of this cataclysmic event are vividly illustrated with slides and with music for piano, stringed instruments and voice by female composers who were writing during the War.  Factory workers, nurses, those in the Women's Land Army, fiancées, wives, mothers and daughters tell their stories in their own words, through letters, diaries and poems. Their emotions are eloquently expressed in the music of their contemporaries: Rebecca Clarke, Melanie Bonis, Nadia and Lili Boulanger, and the recently rediscovered songwriter, Muriel Herbert.  7.30pm Running time:  1hr 30mins (approx)   Marine Theatre   Full Price: £10.00  Concessions: £9.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  LYT members can come for £1!  For further information, please visit www.musicianssouthwest.com

Saturday 22nd

 

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 www.localgiving.com/charity/bsharp  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 www.bsharp.uk.com

 

 

Tuesday 25th November

“Marine Life of Lyme Bay”

An illustrated talk by Rachel Davies of MARINElife.  Joint talk:  Lyme Regis Society with the Dorset Wildlife Trust. 
2.30pm  Woodmead Halls

 

Wednesday  26th

Gardeners Question Time
- a panel of local experts to ‘solve your problems’.  7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall.  For more details contact 01297 444034 or  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

Thursday 27th

Marine Theatre at River Cottage: The Budapest Café Orchestra
The Marine Theatre and River Cottage are combining their artistic and culinary skills to present a new and exciting evening of food with music or music with food. Park the car and take a tractor ride through breathtaking surroundings to the famous River Cottage site, whereby you will enjoy a seasonal welcome drink and canapés before being seated for an evening of entertainment. You’ll be served a three course menu which will use the very best local and seasonal ingredients, decided on the day.  On this occasion, join the hugely entertaining and immensely skilled Marine Theatre favourites, The Budapest Café Orchestra.  Led by jazz violin superstar Christian Garrick, The Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk and gypsy music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czadas and beautiful ballads such as the theme to Schindler's List.   Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - with a few surprises along the way -  it’s good enough to make you want to book a holiday along the Danube! All tickets: £75pp, which includes a welcome drink, canapes and a three-course menu. To book, visit www.rivercottage.net or call their events team on 01297 630 300. Please state if you have any dietary requirements.  6.30pm

 

Friday 28th

Jazz in the Bar:  Charlie Hearnshaw & Philip Clouts
This year’s final performance of in our intimate Jazz in the Bar series welcomes Charlie Hearnshaw to the Stage Door Bar.  Alto sax and clarinet player Hearnshaw has performed, recorded and broadcast with many top jazz musicians from the UK and abroad including Don Weller, Andy Sheppard, Alan Barnes and the late great Slim Gaillard.This evening he will accompanied by pianist Philip Clouts for an evening of well loved classics of the jazz repertoire.  Doors: 7.00pm  Onstage: 8.00pm  Running time:  2hrs (approx)  Marine Theatre  In advance:  £6.50  On the door: £7.50  TheatreFriends Discount Available

 

Saturday 29th

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 

 


October     December

 

Some of 2013 events you may have missed

 

Coffee Morning
in aid of Save the Children.  Sale of Christmas Cards, Bring and Buy.   £1 to include coffee and biscuits.  10am - 12 noon The Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street.

 

Electric Bike Tour:  Lyme Regis
Electric Bike Tour of Lyme Regis, visiting some of the well-known and lesser-visited parts of the town and surrounding countryside. Tour lasts 2.5 – 3 hours and participants must be at least 14 years old. Organised by Marshwood Trails. Departs from Holmbush Car Park at 11am. Tour costs £30 per person, including electric bike, Helmut & pannier hire, a guide and a hot or cold drink. Advance reservations essential. Phone 07796 135256 for more information and reservations. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

 

‘See-Play-Do’   The War of the Buttons

Company:  Compagnie Animotion.  ‘See-Play-Do’ brings the best family theatre from across the country to the Marine. As if that wasn’t enough, there are plenty of opportunities to join in too, with messy sessions and workshops running before or after the performances. Come along and say hello! (We’ll have the kettle on for Mum and Dad too!).  Welcome to a tale of squabbles, scuffles…and buttons!  George grows grapes. Bessie grows cabbages.  One loves the sun. One loves the rain.  A petty squabble grows and grows and grows into…  The War of the Buttons!  In a silly and wonderful tale, buttons and friendships are lost and won, games are played, and audiences young and old can rediscover their inner child. Be taken on a journey of imagination, to a world drawn by a child. A world where you are invited to eat birthday cake, take sides and where a button can be a kiss, a wish, a present, or a trophy of war!  Told through an energetic mix of music, puppetry, clowning, movement and sign language, The War of the Buttons distinctive non-verbal vocabulary creates a show accessible to deaf, hearing and international audiences.   10am (with stay and play after the show!)  Running time:  50mins  All tickets:£5.00, TheatreFriends discount available www.marinetheatre.com

 

 


Lyme Regis Walking Festival

Discover the hidden treasures of Lyme Regis and the surrounding coast and countryside. Enjoy 'One of the Finest Walks in the World" - as voted by Lonely Planet.  Enjoy self-guided walks around the town.  Let Lyme's resident guides help you explore the town's fascinating fossil, wildlife, history, and literary secrets. All family friendly and great fun, whatever the weather

 

 

Electric Bike Tour: Marshwood Vale

Electric Bike Tour of Marshwood Vale, visiting the ancient shrine of St Whit and taking in a historical inn as well as some of the highest points in Dorset. Tour lasts 2.5 – 3 hours and participants must be at least 14 years old. Organised by Marshwood Trails. Departs from Morcombelake at 11am. Tour costs £30 per person, including electric bike, Helmut & pannier hire, a guide and a hot or cold drink. Advance reservations essential. Phone 07796 135256 for more information and reservations. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

 Yoga Day
T
he Yoga Day is suitable for people who are fit and healthy and have been practicing yoga for a year or more. Hannah Lovegrove is highly experienced and has been teaching yoga for over 12 years. The Masonic Hall looks out over Lyme Bay, with views from Portland to Golden Cap and the Cobb. Equipment is provided. Time: 10 am - 4 pm (1 hour for lunch). Cost: £20 morning only, £25 for the day. Booking: call 07971 434336 or use the Booking Form on the web site. www.hannahlovegrove.com/yogaholiday Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

Kimber’s Men
'The group that never fails to entertain.' 
Arguably the finest purveyors of sea songs and shanties in the world.From the very West of West Wales to South and East England, and from Denmark, Scotland, Cumbria and Northumberland to Jersey, Portsmouth and Falmouth, audiences have raved over Kimber’s Men.  Recently featured in the BBC2 and BBC4 productions of ‘Sea Songs’, they have recorded five CDs and performed in concert with Show of Hands.  The group now comprise Joe Stead (Ship's Doctor), John Bromley (Ship's Cook), Neil Kimber (Bosun), Gareth Scott (Powder Monkey) and new boy Michael Beeke (Drummer Boy) who has succeeded David Buckley who left the band earlier this year. Michael Beeke plays the Northumbrian Pipes and has added a completely new dimension to the sound. In John Bromley Kimber’s Men posses the finest bass singer on the British folk scene today. John is the rock upon which the group is built, he is arguably the finest bass singer to sing folk songs since Paul Robeson. Indeed it is likely you will get a rendition of 'Old Man River' at some point during the concert. The founder member, Joe Stead who is almost a legend in his own right actually met and sang with Paul Robeson and is a friend of Pete Seeger the legendary American singer who wrote such classics as ‘Where have all the flowers gone’ and ‘If I had a hammer’. Joe has performed twice in concert in America with Pete, both in New York and for the Delaware River Valley Project in New Jersey when Neil Kimber accompanied him. Original founder member Joe Stead said, “We are really looking forward to this show. We've performed at the Swanage Folk Festival on numerous occasions but we've not been to this part of Dorset since our foundation in 2001. But we hope to be seeing some old friends in the audience who live locally. It will be wonderful if some of them turn up.  Come to the Marine Theatre for an evening with probably the finest (and funniest) shanty group in Great Britain.  8.00pm  Running time: 2hrs (approx)   Full Price: £13.00,  Concessions: £11.00, TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Marine Theatre  Box office 01297 442138

 

Charmouth's Bonfire on the Beach
from 6pm BBQ, Bar and Fireworks. Free entry. Charmouth beach

 


 

Fossil Walk
Join one of Lyme Regis Museum’s famous fossil walks with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine biologist Chris Andrew. Walks last approx. 2 hours and your fossil walk ticket gives you free admission to the museum, where you will be able to see displays of rare fossils, learn all about Marry Anning, the famous early palaeontologist who once lived on the site of the museum, and much more. Departs 9am from Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis. £10 per person £5 for children. For more information and reservations, call 01297 443370. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

RSPB Birdsong Walk
FREE-guided walk across Ware Cliffs. Learn the songs of some of the more common species during the walk and look out for some of our more unusual feathered friends - like ravens and peregrine falcons. Limited supply of binoculars available for hire, so bring your own. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear – the cliffs can get pretty muddy at this time of year! Departs Holmbush Car Park, Lyme Regis at 11am. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

History of the Cobb
A fascinating tour that reveals tales of smuggling, war, trade and Jane Austen. Learn the history of this iconic Lyme Regis landmark – from its early structure to the ghosts said to haunt the ancient wall. Departs Lyme Regis Lifeboat Station at 11am and lasts approx 30 – 40 minutes. Cost £3.50 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

Lambert's Castle Walk
Taking in some of the loveliest views over the Marshwood Vale, this 2-hour walk covers two National Trust sites – the ancient hill forts of Lambert’s Castle and Coney’s Castle. Reasonably level walking with one or two short steep hills. The walk is very dog friendly. Time: 11 am. Meet at the Bottle Inn car park for a prompt start. The Bottle Inn, Marshwood, Dorset DT6 5QJ. Cost: £8 per person (exc. food) Food will be available to purchase afterwards, or bring your own packed lunch. The Bottle Inn sells a wide variety of Real Ales and always has a log fire burning! Booking: call Hannah Lovegrove on 07971 434336 or use the Contact

Form at www.hannahlovegrove.com/yoga-holiday Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

A Walk with the French Lieutenant’s Woman

This walking tour focuses on the landscape that inspired the creator of The French Lieutenant’s Woman, acclaimed novelist John Fowles. First stop will be his last home, Belmont, and from there the walk will cross the sunlit cliff tops to the Undercliff nature reserve, which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The walk visits places featured in the novel and film, which memorably starred Meryl Streep and Jeremy Irons. The best is left until last – as the walk reaches the secluded farmhouse that Fowles adored and the quirky workroom where he wrote The French Lieutenant’s Woman. There’s an opportunity to explore the grounds, take in the views of the sea and Undercliff that Fowles would have enjoyed, whilst

listening to and discussing excerpts from the novel and Fowles' diaries. Departs the Regent Cinema on Broad Street at 1pm, ending at 3.45pm. Cost £20 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

 

                              

 

Smugglers Lyme
Enjoy a fantastic insight into the life of a smuggler living in the South West of England. Hear all about the thrills and spills and excitement of their antics and those of the judges who turned a blind eye to the illicit goings on along the coast. Remember to bring your torch! Meet at the metal anchor at the bottom of Broad Street, Lyme Regis behind the Rock Point Inn. Departs at 6pm. Cost £6 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

    
Last Posting date for surface mail to Eastern Europe, Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Malta and Iceland
 

 

Soup and Sweet Event
In aid of the British Red Cross  Raffle and Red Cross stall, bar available. £5 donation 12 - 2pm Woodmead Hall
 

Jane Austen Tour
Visit the houses in which Jane is said to have stayed and hear stories of Lyme Regis as she would have known it. See where Louisa Musgrove fell on the Cobb. Departs from the metal anchor at the bottom of Broad Street, behind the Rock Point Inn. Departs at 7pm. Cost £3.50 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival

 

Shakespeare Schools Festival
The Marine Theatre is very pleased to welcome the UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival to our stage.  The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in their local professional theatre. Each night across the country three schools will perform three different Shakespeare plays. So come along to the Marine and celebrate the achievements of The Woodroffe School, Westfield Arts College and Greenford CE Primary School in a wonderful evening of entertainment. “Every child in every school ought to have the chance to experience this magical process”  Philip Pullman, SSF patron  For more information, please visit www.ssf.uk.com   7.00pm  Running time: 2hrs 30mins (approx) Full Price: £8.50, Concessions: £6.50  Marine Theatre
 

Heritage Coast U3A AGM

We will start with the AGM business and after a quick cup of coffee .......Mr Garry Batt LlB Hons MRICS from Dukes of Dorchester will talk about his life and work at the Auction House. Heritage Coast U3A 10.00am at Woodmead Halls Lyme Regis.

 


John Marriage - Digital Boot Camp
Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm Woodmead Halls


 


St Michael’s Church and Leper’s Well

Take a short stroll with former Woodroffe teacher Carol Hyde up to the less walked path in Lyme Regis. Learn about some of the history of Lyme Regis and even see some artwork from the street artist Banksy along the riverside. Departs 12.00pm from Lyme Regis Museum. £2 per person or £1 for children. For more information and reservations, call .   Part of Lyme Regis Walking Festival


 

The Price of Everything

Company:  Daniel Bye.  How much is beauty worth?  What will people pay for an air guitar on eBay?  Can I have a glass of milk?  These urgent questions and others are answered in The Price of Everything, a performance lecture / stand-up storytelling show about value. Daniel Bye's whistlestop tour of bizarre facts and impassioned arguments is occasionally shambolic and often misguided - but always a joy to watch.  Comic, provocative, and possibly a tiny bit sad, this show is a must if you've ever wondered about the difference between the price of an object and its value.  And you get a free glass of milk.  8.00pm  Running time: 1hr (approx)  Full Price: £10.00,  Concessions:  £8.00, TheatreFriends Discount Available,  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  Marine Theatre

United Prayer Meeting
for churches in Lyme Regis, Uplyme and surrounding area.  7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall.  All welcome.

‘The Six Wives of Henry V111’

by LivingSpit.  Howard Coggins looks like Henry VIII. There’s no escaping that. Stu McLoughlin doesn’t really look like any of the wives, but he’s going to give it a go. After their previous self-funded two-man historical drama is savaged in the press, Howard (Bristol Old Vic) and Stu (Kneehigh) are at their wits end. Then they hit upon an idea for a show that could change everything...but can two of the South West’s favourite theatrical sons put aside their differences and make it through to the end without killing each other? "Cleverly written, beautifully acted, and, dare I say it, educational" Bristol Evening Post  www.livingspit.co.uk  Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall Tel 01297 560948

Dr Phil Hammond: Games to Play with your Doctor

Medicine is jolly serious, life and death, pain and suffering, pills and needles.  But wouldn’t a trip to the doctor be much more fun if it was a game?  In his brand new show, Dr Phil - a campaigning journalist and the first comic to have played a public inquiry - turns medicine into a succession of games to play with your doctor.  Ever wanted to know why a doctor does that to you?  Dr Phil spills the beans on medicine's guilty secrets and teaches you how to beat doctors at their own game.  Or at least escape with a score draw.  

Phil Hammond is a GP turned hospital doctor, writer, broadcaster and comedian.  He has been Private Eye’s medical correspondent for over 20 years and has appeared on Have I Got News for You, The News Quiz, The Now Show, The One Show and Countdown.  In 2013, he cured the entire nation on BBC1’s Long Live Britain.  8.00pm  Running time: 1hr 50mins (approx)  Full Price: £15.00,  Concessions: £13.00, TheatreFriends discount available,  The Marine Theatre is happy to offer all NHS staff tickets at the concessionary rate for this event.  Marine Theatre
 

Jon Richardson - Work in Progress

(Plus Support).  Jon Richardson - one of the UK's finest comedians - will be coming to the Marine with his current tour 'Work in Progress'.  Whilst he is best known for being a team captain on Channel 4’s ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’, Jon has hosted two series of Channel 4′s weekly topical stand up show ‘Stand Up For The Week’ and is also a regular on ‘Have I Got News For You’ (BBC ONE), ‘Live At The Apollo’ (BBC ONE), ‘Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow’ (BBC ONE), and ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ (BBC TWO).  In addition to this, Jon has written a bestselling autobiography called ‘It’s Not Me, It’s You’ which is about his struggle to find love while battling with OCD.  Jon’s openness about his OCD resulted in him presenting a critically acclaimed Channel 4 documentary A Little Bit OCD. He also teamed up with fellow 8 Out Of 10 Cats team captain, Sean Lock for The Real Man’s Roadtrip which received rave reviews.  Tickets are on sale now, but hurry - he's already sold out at the Dorchester Arts Centre! Time - 8.00 pm  All tickets - £13.00  Marine Theatre



  
Last Posting Date for Surface Mail to Western Europe


Open Day at St Michaels Business Centre

Come and learn more about Citizen Advice, Credit Union, Food Bank, LymeNet, Magna Housing, Digital Lyme, View From Newspaper, Community Trips, Fossil Festival, The Hub, Community Play Park, Lunch Club.
  Come and see the Fire Mini and learn about Road Safety   9.30 am - 4.30pm. St Michaels Business Centre, Church Street

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.  50p children free 10.30 - 2pm  Woodmead Hall

 

Table Top Sale
in aid of Wheel Keep Dancing. Toys,  Jigsaws,Books, Jewellery, Tea, Coffee and Cake and many other stalls.  Do you need to have a clear out before Christmas?  Want to sell your items... rent a table: £6 for one or £10 for two.  Wheel Keep dancing is a new initiative providing dance classes for wheelchair users in West Dorset. To book your tables please contact: 07570 404 509 or wheelkeepdancing@hotmail.co.uk  10 am to 12 noon. Charmouth Village Hall, Wesley Close.

 

B-Sharp’s Annual Christmas Party

B Sharp welcomes all comers to their annual Christmas party. Groups will be performing from B Sharp's regular Tuesday night jamming and writing sessions based at The Hub, where up to 45 young people get together to create new music each week.  Also this year, past and present members along with music leaders are putting together two sets to entertain. Former participant Matt Hartnell has been leading one of the Hub groups this term and is also bringing his band from University down to Lyme for the night. Headlining the night will be Bishco, B Sharp's very own Disco and Funk house band. Fronted by Papa Le Gal's popular Jacques Verhaeren who has also been leading a group at The Hub. Lead Trainee Will Lister will not only be playing guitar but also DJing on the night after his great set at The Big Mix, B Sharps one day festival, back in July. He will be playing music up until midnight for those who want to stay until late.  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 Christmas party puts the fun into fundraising. If you can't come but want to support their work, you can make a donation on www.localgiving.com/charity/bsharp  A very merry Christmas to you all!  7.00pm  Bands Onstage 8.00pm ‘til midnight   Full Price:  £8.00  Under 18s:  £5.00 Family (2 adults 2 under 18s):  £20.00  Marine Theatre


Capoeira: Brazilian Martial Art

Dance, acrobatics, self defence, music:  Get fit, Lose weight, strengthen body, improve flexibility. Free trial classes for adults and children (over 3 years).   Booking required: Tel 07739 973890.  The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis.

 



'Hidden Dorset'
An illustrated talk by Colin Varndell, award-winning Dorset-based wildlife photographer. Lyme Regis Society Joint meeting with West Dorset Wildlife TrustSuggested donation £2 (£3 for non-members) inc. refreshments.    Lyme Regis Society Members £2.00  2.30pm Woodmead Hall

Quiz and Social evening.
7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall.  For more details contact 01297 444034 or  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society
 


Christmas is Coming
 
Floral Art Demonstration by Pam Burge, all arrangements will be raffled. Proceeds for St Michaels Church £6 includes tea and cake.   2.15pm Woodmead Hall.  tickets 442807, 443547

 

 


  Last Posting Date for Airmail to Operational BFPOs

 

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

Jurassic Art & Craft Fayre
Local Artists & Makers: Knitted & stitched gifts, Christmas decorations, Driftwood & Salt
Lamps, Paintings & reproductions, Greetings Cards, Beach Bags, Jewellery, Pottery, Wood Turning, Homemade Cakes & Preserves, Refreshments. Centre & Gift Shop open as normal. Large pay car parks adjacent. Upstairs but ramp at rear. 30th November - 1st Dec. Free admission 10.30am - 4.30pm  Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre, Charmouth

Pop-up Vintage

Popping-up again in time for Christmas.  Re-cycled, up-cycled, re-furbished and renovated toys, books, clothes, accessories, homeware and decorations for a fabulous, creative and sustainable Christmas. ‘Lots of lovely things, Sweetie!’ Cash Sales only. Saturday 30th November – Sunday 22nd December. Opening times Tues – Sun 10.30-4.00 pm.  Closed Mondays and on 24th/25th /26th December. The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, in the courtyard opposite the pottery.

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

 


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

 

SILVER SCREEN
at the Regent Cinema 
more info

 

RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIon sale at the
RNLI shop at Cobb Square

 

What's On in the Galleries
November 2013

THE NATURE OF THINGS

Drawing on the natural world, three artists display their individual responses.
Detailed watercolours of natural history by
Trisha Hayman
,
expressive oil landscape paintings by
Elizabeth Wilson

 and exquisite ceramic flowers by
Linda Bristow.


Courtyard Gallery,
The Town Mill,
Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
Daily 10.30-4.30.
Free admission
 www.townmillartsguild.com

Members Art Exhibition

Arts Guild members are showing fine art – paintings, etchings, and drawings, plus some 3D work including ceramics.

Upstairs Gallery,
The Town Mill,
Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU

 

Daily 10.30-4.30 Free admission

www.townmillartsguild.com
 

Inspirations
from the
Land and Sea

An exhibition of paintings and etchings from artists
Favell Bevan-Arti,
Roger St Barbe
and
Catherine Osbond,
depicting landscapes, seascapes, flora and fauna inspired by the West Country.

Courtyard Gallery,
The Town Mill,
Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU.
Daily 10.30-4.30.
Free admission
 www.townmillartsguild.com

From the Archives:
'Lost Buildings of Lyme’

An exhibition of unseen artworks from the Museum Collection.

In the Rotunda gallery,
Lyme Regis Museum

 

 



WALKS and Tours


Saturday 1st - Sunday 9th
2014
Lyme Regis Walking Festival

Discover the hidden treasures of Lyme Regis and the surrounding coast and countryside. Enjoy 'One of the Finest Walks in the World" - as voted by Lonely Planet.  Enjoy self-guided walks around the town.  Let Lyme's resident guides help you explore the town's fascinating fossil, wildlife, history, and literary secrets. All family friendly and great fun, whatever the weather.  See left for more details

FOSSIL HUNTING WALKS  –
NOVEMBER

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 walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk
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.

OCTOBER - NOVEMBER: Mon, Sat

 group bookings are available at other times, see  www.lymehistorywalks.com or call 01297 631970

MARY ANNING WALKS – NOVEMBER


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

 

  

booking advisable for walks: 

telephone: 01297 443370

email info@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

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

 
 

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 on Saturday 6th December 2014 in aid of Cancer Research UK.
 
 

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