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September 2015 ~ Guitars on the Beach ~ Food Rocks: Crab & Mackerel Festival ~ Classic Clapton ~ VJ Day Commemorations ~ Boat Jumble ~ ArtsFest ~

  Tuesday 1st

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

‘Music by the Sea’
Lyme Regis Town Band, This summer's Final 'Music By The Sea' 2015 Concert 8pm - 9.15pm The Shelters, Marine Parade

 

 

Thursday 3rd

 

 

 

Up Close and Personal - Intimate Performances in the Stage Door Bar:  Six Days
They’re acoustic musicians whose talent belies their age. Ellie and Ollie Harris are Six Days, the sibling singer-songwriters from Colyton who have touched many local audiences with their impressive natural talent and harmonies. Since their self-titled EP release in 2013, Six Days have developed their style, using Americana and folk influences to create a beautiful melodic set. They’ve got a growing local fan base, and have been busy hot footing it between local venues and festivals ever since.
The release of their single Choose Me Again led to regular appearances,  and support from BBC Introducing, whilst their album Live at The Marine, is an intimate concert recorded at our theatre in 2013, and is available now!  Doors: 7.00pm  Onstage: 8.00pm   Running Time: 2hrs (approx)  In advance:  £6.50  On the door: £7.50  Marine Theatre

 

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th   
   Food Rocks   Crab Festival   Mackerel Festival

 

 

Saturday 5th September

Guitars on the Beach



VJ day commemorative concert with The Three Counties Swing Band
All proceeds to the Poppy Appeal. Tickets £5 at the door or from the TIC. 7.00pm. Woodmead Halls.


 
Sunday 6th September

Guitars on the Beach



VJ commemorative Parade and Civic service
 The parade leaves Guncliff at 1345 to march along along the seafront for a service to be led by Rev. Jane Skinner, the Mayor and Lyme Regis Town Band.  2.00pm at the Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade.

 

Wednesday 9th

'Montacute: Early English family portraits' 
A talk on the Pictures of Montacute House given by Peter Hill. This house, one of the houses used for filming Wolf Hall, has many fine portraits, including some based on Holbein's pictures from the court of Henry VIII also many from the times of Elizabeth and James.  10am coffee, 11am talk  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis.

 

Thursday 10th

Coach Trip to NT Greenway House and Garden nr Brixham

Depart Uplyme Village Hall at 9.30am Explore this beautiful Georgian mansion in the heart of the English Riviera - beloved holiday home of the much-loved author Agatha Christie - her extensive collections fill the house. In the garden don’t miss the large and romantic woodland which drifts down the hillside towards the Dart estuary. The walled gardens are home to the restored peach house and vinery, as well as an allotment cared for by local school children. With beautiful views of the river, it is easy to see why she called it the 'loveliest place in the world'. NT members £11   Non NT £20 Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book by Sept 3rd


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
 

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th

West Dorset Open EcoHomes
We are opening twenty homes around Bridport, Dorchester, Beaminster and Lyme Regis, some off grid, some new builds, one straw bale extension, a few retrofits,and a lot of enthusiasm among the hosts (and visitors we hope). Low carbon lifestyles are as important as the buildings.  This event is a collaboration between Transition Towns Bridport, Turn Lyme Green, and Communities Living Sustainably in Dorset. see  www.transitiontownbridport.co.uk

 

Friday 11th

Classic Clapton  30th Anniversary Tour
CLASSIC CLAPTON the World's No1 Eric Clapton Tribute Band featuring front-man Mike Hall will be making a welcome return to Lyme Regis as part of their 30th Anniversary Tour. This will be their second appearance at The Marine Theatre. Their first concert in 2013 sold out. Fans are advised to book early.  The band will perform all of EC's classic songs including Wonderful Tonight, Tears in Heaven, Crossroads, I Shot The Sheriff, Cocaine, Lay Down Sally and of course Layla! There will even be an “UNPLUGGED” segment. NEARLY 2 HOURS OF CLASSIC CLAPTON
The band was formed in 1985 in Newcastle upon Tyne long before the term “tribute band” was invented, and named themselves ''After Midnight'' after Eric Clapton’s first solo hit. In guitar/vocalist Mike Hall, they have a front man who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! In 1999, Mike won a national look-alike competition held at Madam Tussauds in London. Mike has met Slowhand twice, and even received a message of encouragement from the guitar maestro (written on a Concorde menu).  Although Mike Hall is not quite as old as Eric, he is thinking of retiring or at least taking a long break after 2015.  This could be the last time they play in Lyme Regis.  see:- www.classic-clapton.com  The Marine Theatre, Church Street, Lyme Regis  Doors open at 7.30pm.  Band on stage at 8pm. Tickets priced £13.50, concessions £12 (with £1 off for theatre friends) are available from the box office - Tel: 01297 442138. www.marinetheatre.com

Saturday 12th -19th   Dorset Architectural Heritage Week
 

Saturday 12th September
 

Open Eco Homes in Lyme Regis & Uplyme

Six local private houses that exemplify interesting ways of saving and/or generating energy will be open to members of the public interested in learning from and sharing the owners’ experiences.  This event is arranged by Turn Lyme Green in association with Transition Town Bridport and Dorset Architectural Heritage Week. For full details of locations, features, times of opening, booking arrangements where applicable, and degrees of disabled access see brochures available from the Tourist Information Centre, Library and various local shops, or visit http://bridport.greenopenhomes.net.
 

 

Sunday 13th September

 

Open Eco Homes in Lyme Regis & Uplyme

Six local private houses that exemplify interesting ways of saving and/or generating energy will be open to members of the public interested in learning from and sharing the owners’ experiences.  This event is arranged by Turn Lyme Green in association with Transition Town Bridport and Dorset Architectural Heritage Week. For full details of locations, features, times of opening, booking arrangements where applicable, and degrees of disabled access see brochures available from the Tourist Information Centre, Library and various local shops, or visit http://bridport.greenopenhomes.net.

Fishermen's Boat Jumble and Auction
Donations of paintings, antiques, boating/fishing equipment vouchers invited for the auction.  Open stall - goods sold on your behalf for 50%.  Stall/tables £20.    Raising funds for a defibrillator on Victoria Pier in memory of a local fisherman who sadly passed away recently.  10am - 1pm, auction 12.30  Lyme Regis Harbour. Info tel: Carol 07852 496063; Harry 07974 753287 or email steve.jurassic@yahoo.com
 

Bendrix

Benji Kirkpatrick is a musician and songwriter, founding both folk big band Bellowhead, and acclaimed folk trio, Faustus. Not only that, he’s toured extensively with folk legends Maddy Prior and Seth Lakeman too. And now he visits Lyme Regis.  With Bellowhead announcing in June 2015 that they were to split up, this show is a special opportunity to see Benji live in an intimate setting. Join him as he reinterprets the songs of Jimi Hendrix on banjo, mandolin and bouzouki, stripping back the layers, and peeling open the psychedelia of the era to reveal the songs in their purest form.  Remembered for his pioneering, exceptional ability as a guitarist, on (and off) stage antics, Hendrix’s legacy extends to a wealth of legendary material. In his own individual style, Benji interprets Hendrix like you’ve never heard him before...Hear his train a-comin’!  Doors: 7.15pm  Onstage: 8.00pm  Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx)   £14.50,  Concessions: £12.50  TheatreFriends discount available  www.marinetheatre.com

Friday Sept 18th


Outing and Ramble club competitions;
Jubilee competition AV presentations.
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.

Spitz and Co  Gloriator

It’s 15 years since Ridley Scott brought the epic Hollywood film Gladiator to the big screen. Now you can follow the glamorous French actress, Gloria Delaneuf, and her hapless UK tour manager, Josephine Cunningham, as they stage their riotously funny stage version, Gloriator.  Gloria Delaneuf is world-famous. She’s well-versed in mime, mask, and the mysteries of stage-craft.  Her UK tour manager Josephine Cunningham is not. Together they have created Gloriator, an awe-inspiring production of bravery, honour, and costumes made out of cardboard. Russell Crowe may not be available, but they are determined it will be a show you’ll never forget. It’s wonderfully inventive, physical, and very silly.  8.00pm  Running time:

1hr  (approx)   £11.00   Concessions: £9.00  TheatreFriends discount available  www.marinetheatre.com

 

September 19-27


Lyme Regis ArtsFest
www.lymeregisartsfest.com
 

Saturday 19th
 

Cobb History Tour

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. Walk lasts approx 30-40 mins.  Cost £3.50 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569.  12.30pm - 1.10pm  Meet at the Lifeboat Station  The Cobb  Lyme Regis  tel: 07763 974569  email: natalie.manifold@hotmail.co.uk  website: www.literarylyme.co.uk/cobbhistorytours.html

 

 

Concerts in the West:  HUW WIGGIN saxophone, JAMES SHERLOCK 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 

Sunday 20th

 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.  Cost £25 per person.  3pm  For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. email: natalie.manifold@hotmail.co.uk  web: www.literarylyme.co.uk/frenchlieutenantswomantours.html

 

Wednesday 23rd Autumnal Equinox:   The Autumn Equinox is the first day of the autumn season and occurs when the sun passes the equator moving from the northern to the southern hemisphere. The sun is directly overhead at the equator and day and night are of approximately equal lengths. At equinox, the Sun rises everywhere on Earth (except the Poles) at about 6am in the morning and sets at about 6pm in the evening (though this can vary a little when time zones and daylight saving etc are taken into account).

 

Unusual Herbaceous Plants’
by Peter Cantrell
from Dayspring Nursery, Exeter who will be discussing and demonstrating a selection of  specialists  herbaceous plants, ferns and grasses.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall

 
 

Thursday 24th
 

Jay Rayner -  My Dining Hell

Award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster Jay Rayner has been a restaurant critic for over a decade. If there’s one thing he’s learnt in his illustrious career, it’s that people actually delight in his reviews of bad restaurants. In fact, the worse the better.   In his solo show, My Dining Hell, Jay examines our love affair with lousy reviews, reads accounts of excruciating nights, and looks at the worst reviews of his own work. A hugely entertaining hour in the company of the man recently voted the best food and drink journalist in Britain.  Jay has been the Observer’s restaurant critic for over twelve years, resident food expert on The One Show, regular judge on MasterChef and chair of BBC Radio 4’s Kitchen Cabinet8.00pm 

Running time: 1hr 30mins (approx)   £14.00  Concessions:  £12.00 TheatreFriends discount available  www.marinetheatre.com

 


Friday
25th       
 

 

Saturday 26th

 

 

Belmont Public Open Days: 
After years of fundraising and development and two years on site,
 Belmont will open to the public for the first time since completion in September 2015. 

This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor Coade who devised a formula to mass produce architectural embellishments. More recently Belmont was home to world-famous author, John Fowles, author of The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. 

We have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit – and indeed write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and the Cobb beyond.  We are so grateful to everyone who supported Belmont, helping us to raise a total of £1.8m  Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history 10am to 4pm .  No booking required.  Find out more here  http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/news-and-events/upcoming-events/Belmont-open-day1/

 

 

Cobb History Tour

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. Walk lasts approx 30-40 mins.  Cost £3.50 per person. For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569.  12.30pm - 1.10pm  Meet at the Lifeboat Station  The Cobb  Lyme Regis  tel: 07763 974569  email: natalie.manifold@hotmail.co.uk  website: www.literarylyme.co.uk/cobbhistorytours.html

 

Autumn Show and Plant Sale.

Schedules at the Summer Show and local shops. Donations please of plants and produce (cakes, jam, veg. etc) Entry £1. Refreshments. Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Details Brian Cursley 07831 533580 or 01297 443642  2-4pm Uplyme Village Hall

 

Sunday 27th

Belmont Public Open Days: 
After years of fundraising and development and two years on site,
 Belmont will open to the public for the first time since completion in September 2015. 

This fine 18th-century maritime villa in Lyme Regis is listed Grade II* and once belonged to the remarkable businesswoman, Mrs Eleanor Coade who devised a formula to mass produce architectural embellishments. More recently Belmont was home to world-famous author, John Fowles, author of The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. 

We have restored Belmont to its appearance in Mrs Coade’s day. Here you can sit – and indeed write – in John Fowles’s former writing room with its wide views of sea and sky. In the garden there is a Victorian observatory tower, with hatch and revolving roof. Most of the long garden is left wild (Fowles was a keen naturalist) and it tumbles down to the esplanade, with a pebble beach and the Cobb beyond.  We are so grateful to everyone who supported Belmont, helping us to raise a total of £1.8m  Free Admission and leaflets on the building's history 10am to 4pm .  No booking required.  Find out more here  http://www.landmarktrust.org.uk/news-and-events/upcoming-events/Belmont-open-day1/

 


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.  Cost £25 per person. 3pm  For more information and reservations, contact Natalie Manifold at Literary Lyme on 07763 974569. email: natalie.manifold@hotmail.co.uk  web: www.literarylyme.co.uk/frenchlieutenantswomantours.html

Tuesday 29th

James McNeil Whistler
by Sandra Lello.  Joint talk Lyme Regis Society with the Heritage Coast U3A 2.30 Woodmead Hall

 


Sept 28th 2016

Talk by Chris Beardshaw - Garden Designer, Author, TV & radio presenter 
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall

 

 


August           October


See what you missed in September 2014

Concerts in the West: Jane Gordon and Julian Perkins
Jane Gordon - Violin,  Julian Perkins  - Harpsichord.  Our autumn season starts with the return of Concerts in the West and their series of exemplary evenings of classical music. Director of Sounds Baroque, Julian Perkins has appeared in major concert venues including New York’s Lincoln Center, Sydney Opera House and London’s Wigmore Hall. He has performed concertos with leading groups including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Sixteen.  Jane Gordon is a highly versatile violinist working as a soloist, chamber musician and concertmaster with the major Baroque orchestras in the UK and Europe.  Handel Sonata in D major HWV371;  J-M Leclair Sonata (Premier livre);  Corelli Sonata No 12 in D minor Op 5 La Follia;  Biber Sonata No 5 & Passacaglia; D Scarlatti Keyboard sonatas K8, K9 and K430;  JS Bach Sonata in E minor BWV1023. Marine Theatre £14.00  Concessions: £13.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  Free Entry to Lyme Regis Passport Holders  LYT members can come for £1!  7.30pm 


Sailing 'taster' sessions

 for adults from the community - who may like to learn to sail:  The taster sessions will be run off the floating pontoon in the morning between 11 and 1-00.  Booking essential  by emailing Nikki at lymeregisseaschool@outlook.com

 

Ellingtonia
Returning to the Marine, the celebrated Ellingtonia Band, one of the UK’s leading Duke Ellington bands, have from the very beginning delighted audiences with an authoritative delivery of the Duke Ellington catalogue. The band formed in 2004 and features nine powerful musical personalities, who combine to present an authentic account of this unique music that is full of energy, expressiveness and passion.Their passion for Ellington's music has led to performances at various prestigious jazz clubs and jazz festivals. In 2008, Ellingtonia was invited to perform at the international Ellington ’08 Festival in London for a special concert with Buster Cooper and Art Baron, former members of the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Art has performed with Bruce Springsteen, Buddy Rich, Stevie Wonder - and now Ellingtonia! 
Marine Theatre  Full Price:  £12.00  Concessions: £10.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available  LYT members can come for £1
 

Table Top Sale
Organised by Uplyme Branch of the Royal British Legion. Admission 50p 2pm - 4pm Uplyme Village Hall

 


An Evening with Sunny Ormonde: Lilian Bellamy from BBC Radio 4's The Archers

Sunny has been playing the “outrageous and raunchy” Lilian Bellamy in Radio 4’s The Archers for the past 13 years and has become one of the listeners’ most favourite characters. Her antics have kept the nation both gripped and entertained, whether it be drinking The Bull dry with Eddie Grundy, absconding to Costa Rica with her beloved and very wicked Tiger, or recklessly kicking off her sling-backs and leaping into bed with Tiger’s brother Paul. Oh the repercussions!!  In tonight’s show Sunny will fill you in on all the behind-the-scenes stories about the world’s longest running soap opera - an evening of anecdotes, banter and favourite pieces from Sunny’s long and distinguished acting career. There will be a post-show Q&A and an Archers goody-bag for the most original Archers question!  You don’t have to be an Archers listener to enjoy this highly entertaining evening!   Full Price:  £12.00 Concessions:  £10.00 TheatreFriends Discount Available  LYT members can come for £1!  Marine Theatre
 

Propeller presents:  Pocket Dream  - Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Pocket-Sized
Directed by Edward Hall:  Propeller presents a sixty minute version of its internationally acclaimed production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Edward Hall’s all-male Shakespeare company combines a rigorous approach to the text with a modern physical aesthetic to create productions full of clarity, poetry, speed and imagination. Pocket Dream provides a fresh and inspiring introduction to Shakespeare to delight all ages.  The ensemble creates a relaxed and engaging atmosphere in which to enjoy the performance, as well encouraging a lively discussion afterwards.  Pocket Propeller is the ideal introduction not only to Shakespeare, but to the thrill and excitement of theatre. A pocket-sized dream come true.  www.propeller.org.uk  1.30pm & 8.00pm  Running time: 1hr (approx) with a 40-minute post-show Q&A. Age suitability: 8 to 80 years plus.  Full Price: £14.00 Concessions:  £12.00  TheatreFriends Discount Available.  £1 tickets to LYT Members  Marine Theatre

Stompin’ Dave Allen & Friends
Described as “one of the world’s greatest performers” by Maverick Magazine, Stompin’ Dave Allen returns to the Marine Theatre. Dave sings, plays guitar, five-string banjo, fiddle, harmonica, piano and flatfoot dances (often at the same time!)  Winner of the FOAOTMAD old-time banjo competition 2011 and 2013, Dave has stomped his way through the Glastonbury Festival, Bestival, Cork Folk Festival and has played The Boogaloo Blues Festival on the Isle of Wight six times. In 2000 Dave joined Bournemouth based band The Producers who were UK Blues Band of the Year award-winners 1998-2001. In Advance: £10.00  On the door:  £12.00  TheatreFriends Discount available.  LYT members can come for £1! 8.00pm  Marine Theatre

ArtsFest Opening Party  Everyone is cordially invited to join the ArtsFest artists for the opening party and preview of the 'weather beaten' exhibitions. Official opening of ArtsFest 2014 by Mayor Sally Holman. Refreshments will be served. It’s always a great party, so don’t miss it! The Town Mill Galleries, Town Mill Complex  18:00 – 20:00  Free entry

Cobb history Tour
A fascinating tour that reveals tales of smuggling, war, trade and Jane Austen, by Natalie Manifold.  Meet at the Lifeboat Station, the Cobb 12.30, tour takes approx 30-40 mins.  £3.50 www.literarylyme.co.uk
 

Organ concert
 by 7 students aged between 11 & 18, currently studying with Richard Godfrey. They will play an attractive selection of music ranging from a 16th century Spanish Battailla to the might Pièce Heroîque of César Franck.  3 pm lasting about an hour. Organised by the Lyme Regis Organ School in conjunction with St Michaels Church.  Concert is ticket-free, with a retiring collection. Cream teas available afterwards in the church hall  charged separately.   St Michael's Church, Church Street

 

Beverley Craven

BRIT-Award winner Beverley Craven will be visiting the Marine as part of an extensive UK tour supporting the release of her brand new album, ‘Change of Heart’.   Beverley is looking forward to performing her new songs live alongside timeless classics Promise Me, Holding On, Woman To Woman, Love Scenes and many more. With a witty narrative and unforgettable melodies, her poignant sentiments will leave you with a warm glow of nostalgia, or maybe even the odd tear.  www.beverleycraven.com  Marine Theatre Times:  Doors 7.30pm  Onstage 8.00pm   All Tickets:  £19.00

Smugglers Lyme Tour
An insight into the life of a smuggler living in the South West of England.   www.literarylyme.co.uk

 

Mixed Media Workshop
 Booking advised as numbers limited 10am - 12.30 Town Mill Community Room, Town Mill £5pp


Landscape in Watercolours
Lyme Regis Art Society demonstration. Free to Society members £5 for guests.  No booking required.   14.00 -16.00 Woodmead Halls, Hill Road
 

Cobb history Tour
A fascinating tour that reveals tales of smuggling, war, trade and Jane Austen, by Natalie Manifold.  Meet at the Lifeboat Station, the Cobb 18.00, tour takes approx 30-40 mins.  £3.50 www.literarylyme.co.uk

 

Mixed Media Workshop
 Booking advised as numbers limited 14.00 - 16.30 Town Mill Community Room, Town Mill £5pp

ArtsFest Arts and Crafts Market
Cards, prints, paintings, ceramics for sale by the artists who create them 10.00 - 16.00  Free entry, Marine Parade Shelters

 


 


 


    Exhibitions
 September 2015

Summer Print exhibition

by Lyme Bay Photographic Club  
in the Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis

COBB AND CHIPS

Carolyn King, a fine art illustrator and lecturer who trained in London and Cornwall, offers up another quirky and delightful perspective on British seaside life in this 2D and 3D solo exhibition. It will showcase her original works in pencil and egg tempera, her figurative mosaics and the sketches, drawings and paintings used to illustrate her books, the latest of which Along Came a Seagull is launched here. Signed copies of it and her previous tale, The Fish Lizard of Lyme, will be available.

                   28 August-15 September

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

Daily; 10.00am-5.00pm. Free admission. www.townmillartsguild.com

Beyond the Obvious

An exhibition of recent images by East Devon photographers Tricia Scott and Lois Wakeman, who find inspiration in the coast and in pattern, intricacy, texture, shadow, reflection, symmetry and geometry. Expect peeling paint, rust, lobster pots, corrugated iron, as well as more conventional subjects like shorelines, shadows, waves and reflections. Both figurative and abstract images are featured. The exhibition is hung in sets of related images by both photographers, together with a small selection of earthenware pottery by Lois.
3-16 September
The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
Daily; 10.00am-4.30pm. Free
admission. www.townmillartsguild.com

Lyme Regis ArtsFest

ArtsFest 2015 has ‘In Transition’ as its theme and will show 2D and 3D themed artwork at the Baptist Church Hall, including work by 60 young artists from local schools, and at the Town Mill’s Malthouse Gallery. Twelve artists will hold Open Studios, and recent work will also be on sale at the Courtyard Gallery. A town-wide Art Trail is joined for the first time by an outdoor Sculpture Trail. Other art and literary events take place over the 9 days; for details see the ArtsFest brochure and website.
19-27 September
Venues around Lyme; free admission to exhibitions and Open Studios
Daily; 10.00am-5.00pm (and specific times for certain Open Studios and Events)

www.lymeregisartsfest.com

Saturday 19th - Sunday 27th September 2015

ArtsFest Group Exhibition

This exhibition showcases the original art of talented local artists working in many media.

The Baptist Church Hall, Broad Street

ArtFest Art and Word Trail

ArtsFest artists display their work in the town's shops, restaurants and businesses.
All around the town

 

Tae Kwon-Do

The Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain (TAGB) has been established for 30 years and has over 20,000 members learning tae kwon-do in more than 600 venues. Classes are now being held twice a week at The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis  (bottom of Charmouth Road, just up from Marine Theatre).  Convenient for shops, beach, bus stops (Broad Street or Anning Road) and local schools.  Every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon at 4.30pm. They will suit any ability and are not just for children!  Teaching traditional tae kwon-do as a martial art and not a sport. Part of the Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain, established in 1983 and now with over 600 schools nationwide. Family group discounts and free trial. Additional classes available in other local towns at no extra cost. www.TargetTAGB.co.uk   There are no contracts and family group discounts will be available. Telephone Gerry on 01297 639830.

Kickboxing at The Hub

Held every Thursday evening between 8pm-9pm. Classes are suitable for both adults and children and are great for fitness, self defence, weight loss and confidence. £5 per session, no contracts or direct debits. Telephone Gareth, 1st Dan Instructor on 07833 157436 or email diane@lrdt.co.uk. www.hublyme.co.uk

The Hubs’ Toddlers

Meet every Thursday at The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis between 9.30-11.30. An informal, friendly session for parents and toddlers to meet and socialise. Refreshments available for a small donation. Lots of arts and crafts to do, ride-ons, slide and soft play-mats for babies to relax on. £1 per child. Contact Shelly on 07734 115138 or email diane@lrdt.co.uk. www.hublyme.co.uk

 

WALKS and Tours

Do take advice about safe tide times before setting off for more than fifteen minutes hike, without a guide, along our beautiful beaches: - what appears to be an easy bit of ground to scramble over is more likely to be a treacherous mud slide - don't take a chance!

FOSSIL WALKS

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.

Your fossil walk ticket gives you FREE access to the museum where you will be able to see displays of rare fossils, learn all about Mary Anning, the famous early paleontologist who once lived on the site of the museum and much more. Cost: £10 adults, children and students £5.

 

Each walk is limited to 15 people per guide. Start times for walks vary according to the tides and take about three hours.

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. 

March: Sat only

April – May: Wed & Sat.

June – Oct: Mon, Wed, Sat

 Group bookings are available at other times,  www.lymehistorywalks.com 01297 443140

Mary Anning Walks

Mary Anning was a world famous fossil hunter - and was featured in Tracey Chevalier's novel Remarkable Creatures - hear stories of her life and see where she lived and hunted.

·   Saturday 6th September 1.30pm

·    Saturday 13th September 1.30pm

·    Saturday 20th September 1.30pm

·    Saturday 27th September 1.30pm

walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis
DT7 3QA

Jane Austen Tours

'During the Jane Austen tour we 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.'
Tours run all year round. We have scheduled walks detailed below or you can contact us via our website www.literarylyme.co.uk to arrange another time.

 
 
 
 

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