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Friday 8th October

The Lynmouth Floods - Act of God or Act of Man?  at 11am
After such a fine September, the heavy rain during recent days sets the scene for this month's talk by Pam Hogan.  Many remember the summer of 1952 when disaster struck the small fishing village of Lynmouth on the North Devon coast.  During one August night flash floods destroyed scores of homes and claimed 34 lives. But not many recall suspicions that emerged at the time of Government interference with the weather. Fact or fiction? It was a question Pam had to answer. This talk uncovers the incredible facts that create the backdrop for her novel 'Seeds of Doubt', many discovered in top secret government documents of the time. She includes information from those documents, book readings and anecdotes about the research and writing process in this multi-media presentation.   
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.

Sunday 10 October 2021

Our Community Play Meeting
We are looking for musicians, actors, crew, costume and make-up enthusiasts to take part in a community play which will take place on 15-16 June 2022. Experienced or beginner? All are welcome. It will be a fantastic community event so come along to a meeting to find out how you can contribute while having fun! Dates for auditions and rehearsals revealed at the meeting. Free event - no tickets  Starts at 5:00 P.M  www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday 16 October 2021

GENO WASHINGTON and the Ram Jam Band

This R&B and soul legend arrived in the 1960s as part of the US Air Force. He caused a sensation singing with R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60s. £20.00 advance / £25.00 on the door 10% discount for members
Bar opens at 7:00 P.M.  Starts at 8:00 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Orpheus recreate the sounds of Brazil in an explosive celebration of uplifting sambas and bossas. This six piece band of latin afficionados promise hip-swaying, pulsating rhythms fronted by Annika's captivating vocals. They'll transport you to the shores of Copacabana without ever leaving Lyme Bay. If you love latin, then come and join the carnival   £14.00 advance / £18.00 on the door  Bar opens at 6:30 P.M. Starts at 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Last week Geoff Norcott was on 'Have I got news for you' and this week he visits the Marine. ‘I Blame the Parents’ is the fourth national tour for comedian Geoff Norcott, following on the back of ‘Conswervative’, ‘Traditionalism’ and ‘Taking Liberties’. This time Geoff talks less politics , but this brand-new show will mostly explore personal responsibility, parenting and who should take the blame when things go wrong. £16.00 unreserved seating | £18.00 on the door | 10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com



From Mock the Week to Lyme Regis

Our headliner at this month's comedy club recently appeared on Mock the Week. Mark Simmons' solo show One-Linerer was a huge hit, with sell out shows every day of the Edinburgh festival; it's no wonder it was nominated Best Show by the Amused Moose Comedy Award. The line up is overflowing again with Anna Keirle and Suzy Bennett performing alongside host Tom Glover. It's the best value comedy club in the South West.  

Thursday, 28th October

Suzi Ruffell is back on tour!
We're delighted to announce that the postponed dates of DANCE LIKE EVERYONE'S WATCHING have now been rescheduled, and shows have already resumed.  The tour will stop at the Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis  www.marinetheatre.com


Saturday  30th 2021

British Summer Time  ends overnight (2am Sunday becomes 1am): Time to turn your clocks BACK


Sunday  31st 2021 

Have you changed ALL your clocks?  It may be earlier than you think!




October Dates to be advised


RNLI Annual Fish & Chips Suppers


  Half Term 


September    November

Lyme Regis Residents car parking permits

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 October

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


Fossils, Fish and Feathers

 is an exhibition of recent watercolours
 by Lyme Bay Artist Trisha Hayman,

which will be on show at the Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum from 14 September until 24 October.

 Trisha’s artwork features some of nature’s less considered and expendable specimens - some beautiful, some bland and some often ignored.  Her mission is to show the fragility of nature, especially specimens that are cast-off, discarded and abandoned, such as animal skulls and antlers, sea shells, birds’ eggs, age-old fossils and ammonites.  Her way of working involves many hours examining the subject matter closely - so a fine sable paintbrush, a magnifying glass and plenty of hot pressed paper are her essential work mates.

The Lyme Regis Museum is open daily 10am until 5pm (4pm on Sundays), and for more information, you can visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Country and Modern Line Dance Group 

Tuesdays 2 - 3.30pm.  the village Hall, Wesley Close, Charmouth.  Small donation to cover Hall hire fees.

Contact Andrea 01297 561083 for more information

Guided Walks and Tours

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

Liz Jones loved walking and sourced over seventy circular walks in the area. For several years she and her husband David led the U3A Walking Group and after she died in April 2013 members of this group decided to make some of her walks available to a wider audience as a tribute.

The Group would like to thank David Jones for his leadership and all his support for this project - re-walking each route and checking our efforts. Our thanks also go to Susie Gamble for creating the model for the walk maps, Sue Wilson for her layouts and technical expertise and Maurice Liddiard for coordinating the project. Click here for more info


Get Fossilling 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.

Enchanted Floodlight Gardens

Candle-lit  pathways through enchanted glades, magical lighting

Christmas Shopping and great food

Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens     01305 871130

      Flu Vaccination

Lyme Regis Medical Centre
Lyme Bay Medical Practice 445777

Charmouth Medical Practice 560872

Offered to all over 65 and those at risk.  Book now

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