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What's on in September 2014:    ~  Guitars on the Beach and Food Rocks ~ Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Wednesday 3rd

Summer Print exhibition
Lyme Bay Photographic Club in the Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis between 10.00-17.00.

Thursday 4th

Summer Print exhibition
Lyme Bay Photographic Club  in the Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis between 10.00-17.00

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 


Friday 5th

Jessie Kilguss

When presented with the opportunity of a performance from Dark Americana songstress, Jessie Kilguss, we jumped at the chance.  Travelling from the USA for a one night only performance at the Marine Theatre, Kilguss and her band are used to crossing the water, often touring the USA and Europe with their successful blend of folk, country and rock influences. Jessie co-wrote her first two records with gold record award-winning production team Super Buddha (Blondie, Rufus Wainright.) Marine Theatre  In Advance: £7.00  On the door: £8.50  TheatreFriends Discount  available.  LYT members can come for £1!




Saturday 6th

Guitars on the beach and Food Rocks
Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan will join over a thousand of guitarists for a run through of "Smoke on the Water" at the 2014 Guitars on the Beach event in Lyme Regis, UK.  the event is an attempt for the world record of most guitarists playing a song together at the same time. Bands will start playing on the beach stage from shortly after 11.00 am and the music should go on until past 7.00 pm. Last year 2,267 guitarists set the record for Britain's Biggest Band. This year we're going to do it all again, over two days and headlining THE Ian Gillan who has offered to break Deep Purple's US tour to come and sing Smoke on the Water! So this year, the world record might be broken!  We'll be playing 'Rave On', GOTB's anthem, but for all you guitarists who want to do more, we've added 'Smoke on the Water' and Status Quo's 'Rocking All Over The World'.
GOTB2 are teaming up with Mark Hix's Food Rocks food festival. Mark's putting together a band of chefs who will perform as the 'Eatles'. There will also be more food stalls and buskers all over the town. If you're one of the original 2,267 band members please tune up and come and play again. And if you missed the first gig, please sign up and join us in the band. We can promise you an unforgettable weekend - and it's all FREE!  See more at:   Roughly the two record-bid songs – RAOTW and Rave On – will be around 4.0 pm.  THIS YEAR WHEN WE FIX AN EXACT TIME WE WILL STICK TO IT. Even if it’s raining frogs.

Sunday 7th

Guitars on the beach and Food Rocks
Buddy Holly’s birthday, thinking of holding a couple of huge open-mike jams in one or two places on the seafront and the gardens from noon, where, weather also permitting, Hix is going to organise some other world record attempts, including Dorset Knob Throwing, Nettle Eating.  And there’s busking like last year, so if anyone fancies a spot to play around town please see  There will be much more, there’s a whole choir to fit in somewhere, plus dancers, Fender are back on board as sponsors.

Tuesday  9th

Coleton Fishacre
Gardens and House Coach Trip

 DAY VISIT to Coleton Fishacre gardens and house by coach – National Trust property at Kingswear, Devon. This wonderful RHS accredited garden (daily tour) lies in a stream-fed, secluded valley on the South Devon Coast The mild climate and shelterbelts make the garden suitable for a wide range of rare and exotic plants.  The 1920s Arts & Crafts style house with Gilbert and Sullivan connections was the country home of the D’Oyly Carte family. Depart from Uplyme Village Hall at 9.15am, price £18.80 for coach and admission; National Trust members £10. Please ring Brian Cursley 01297 443642 or 07831 533580 by September 1 to book. Non members are welcome at extra £3 to cover temporary  membership Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Wednesday 10th

 Betty and the flower girls – Floral Art Demonstration 
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


Thursday 11th - Sunday 14th Heritage Open Days



Friday 12th

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


Saturday 20th – Sunday 28th September 2014

Tuesday 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).


Wednesday  24th  

Paul Atterbury: The Perfect Partnership: Lutyens and Jekyll

(names synonymous with the creation of the
English Country Garden style) by  Paul Atterbury (Antiques Roadshow) £3 entry  7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall.  For more details contact 01297 444034 or  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

September 26th                    

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


Tuesday 30th September

“Lyme’s Eroding Coast”
An illustrated talk by Richard Edmonds, Earth Science Manager for the Jurassic Coast Team. Joint talk:  Lyme Regis Society with the Heritage Coast U3A.
 2.30pm  Woodmead Halls


August           October


See what you missed in September 2013

  Lyme Regis Folk Festival

Jim Causley;  Woodroffe School, Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick;  Emily Portman Trio;  Spiers and Boden
MC: Catherine Burke  Lyme Folk Weekend  performance 6.00pm - 11.00pm at the Marine Theatre 

Music ... Music ... Music:  Celine dos Santos
returns to By The Bay   Enjoy dinner and Celine's fabulous acoustic repertoire - but make your reservation soon - tables are going fast! from 7pm, By the Bay.  Check out Celine's website to find out more about her music -

The Night with Robbie McIntosh
International guitar star Robbie McIntosh
- lead guitarist with The Pretenders, Beatles singer Paul McCartney and John Mayer -  gives his first-ever concert in Lyme with a “two shows in one gig” performance at the theatre, entitled “The Night With Robbie McIntosh”.
In the first half, he will perform a first-half acoustic show with Jess Upton and Steve Wilson, featuring their all-hits set which has been called “the best set list in popular music”. In the second half of the concert, the full Robbie McIntosh Band will perform the epic blues-rock that made him not only lead guitarist with The Pretenders, Paul McCartney and John Mayer but also sideman to top artists including Roger Daltrey, Mark Knopfler, Chuck Berry, Norah Jones, Cher, Joe Cocker, Talk Talk, Paul Young and Kirsty MacColl. Two special shows at the Marine Theatre organised to flank the Guitars On The Beach record attempt on Saturday, September 7th.  Tickets for this unique show - priced at £12.50 - are available from the Marine Theatre and Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre  Doors 7.30pm Onstage 8.00pm Running time: Music ‘til midnight, bar ‘til 1am!

Cafe eXchange: Swap and Shop Event
Recycling children's clothes, books, produce, garden tools.  Free to participants.  10am - 12 noon St Andrew's Church, Charmouth

Registration for Guitars on the Beach
begins, 10am The Jubilee Pavilion, the Shelters,  Marine Parade

Building of the world's biggest guitar sandcastle
families invited to join in.  10am on the beach

Guitars all over the town
from 12 noon


Food Rocks Food Festival: Events on the Main Stage
 situated at the bottom of Lister Gardens overlooking the beach.
Compered by Richard Bacon, Radio and TV presenter.  See below and right for more info.

10am   James Golding, Head Chef, The Pig Hotel, The New Forest; Wild food from land and sea

11am  Jack Stein, Executive Chef,The Seafood Restaurant, Padstow;  Fish and seafood

12pm  Willie Harcourt Cooze;  Willie's Cacao  Cooking with chocolate

1pm  Mark Hix and Roger Saul, Sharpham Park   Wheat-free cooking with spelt

2pm  Angela Hartnett with Luke Holder, Head Chef at Limewood;  Classic pasta dishes

3pm  Tom Parker Bowles, Mark Hix, Nick StrangewayCooking and cocktails with West Bexington chillis

'How To' at the Marine Theatre, Theatre Square, Church Street

11am  SUGARCRAFT FLOWERS AND CUPCAKES  Decorating cupcakes with the Happy Cupcake Company.  Watch or join in! 30 minute hands-on masterclass. Have your cake and eat it! £7.50 to join in

12noon  NICK STRANGEWAY, STRANGE HILL  How to make seasonal cocktails with world-class mixologist Nick Strangeway. Drinks available throughout for £5

1pm  THE HISTORY GIRLS  Historical food with Maya Pieris 

SIMON BENNETT, THE OLD WATCH HOUSE  How to tackle and dress a whole crab. Watch or join in! 30 minute hands-on masterclass. Dress your crab and take it away! £7.50 to join in

3pm  CHILDREN’S AFTERNOON TEA  Making drop scones with Maya Pieris. Watch or join in £7.50 to join in

 Food Festival: Talks and Tastings at The Malthouse, The Town Mill

11am  NIGEL BLOXHAM, CRAB HOUSE CAFE  Dorset seafood and oysters

12noon  RICHARD SURTEES, TOWN MILL BREWERY  Real ale talk and tasting. How to pair beer with food

1pm  FOOD FOR FREE – FORAGING IN THE SOUTH WEST  Garry Everleigh, Forager Guide, The Pig Hotel

2pm  WILLIE HARCOURT COOZE, WILLIE’S CACAO  Bean to Bar talk and tasting

3pm THE SERIOUSLY GOOD WINE COMPANY  Wine talks with local producers

Guitars on the BEACH: Lyme Regis UK Record Bid.
Guitars on the Beach Stage
Guitarists assemble
16.00 the Beach Stage
Raffle Draw of Fender Guitars prizes  16.30
Press photo call of Britain's Biggest-ever Band 16.45
Guitars on the Beach 'national anthem' 'Over the Rainbow' by Darci Street (aged 6) 16.50

Guinness Record performance of 'Rave On'

Hoping to see 2,000 guitars playing on the beach
The massive band will play Buddy Holly's 'Rave On' all at the same time. 5pm on the beach.  For further details please contact: Geoff Baker  Mobile 07938 935 537  Office 01297 442539See right for more info.

Guitars on the Beach House Band  17.10

Steve Waters
( will be helping us get in the groove, adding his fab input to Guitars on the Beach and performing live in the By the Bay restaurant from 7pm.

Guitars on the Beach After Party
he only place to be after the UK record attempt is The Guitars On The Beach After Party at the Marine Theatre, as everyone who is anyone heads for the theatre to put on their dancing shoes for a fiesta night to celebrate the success of Britain’s Biggest-Ever Band. The After Party will be a dance-all-night show – with bands showcasing the best of Lyme’s rock and blues, performing the songs you know and all playing in the key of fun.  Doors 7.45pm  Onstage 8.00pm  All Tickets: £10.00   Marine Theatre  Running time: Music ‘til midnight, bar ‘til 1am!

Food Rocks:  Food Festival:
 Main Stage Events
 situated at the bottom of Lister Gardens overlooking the beach.
Compered by Philip Evans, Editor of View From newspapers, See below and right for more info.

10am    Mark Hix and Phil Frampton, Nose to Tail eating

11am  Rose and Dominic Prince; The Pocket Bakery

12pm   Mitch Tonks and Mark Hix  The Sea Horse and Rock Fish:  Dorset Fish and Seafood

1pm   Christine McFadden - The Dorset Foodie Cookery School:

2pm   Mat Follas, The Wild Garlic:  Wild Food

3pm    RNLI cook off

  Food Festival  'How To' at The Marine Theatre

11am  MILL CAFE AND SUPPER CLUB   Bread-making with Stefano Arturi

12noon WEST COUNTRY CATCH  Fish filleting skills

1pm  MEET THE ECOSAURS  Author Jan Lane and Mark Hix make their Jurassic Layer Cake with local children

2pm  SUGARCRAFT FLOWERS AND CUPCAKES  Decorating cupcakes with the Happy cupcake company.  Watch or join in! 30 minute hands-on masterclass.  Have your cake and eat it! £7.50 to join in

3pm CAROLINE PARKINS, LEAKERS BAKERY  How to make the perfect scone. Enjoy with a cup of RNLI tea!

 Talks and Tastings at The Malthouse, The Town Mill

11am ROBIN HANCOCK, WRIGHT BROTHERS  Oysters from the South West 

12noon  PALMER’S BREWERY   All you need to know about beer

1pm  PANEL DEBATE  The fish sustainability debate with Mark Hix, Mitch Tonks, Rose Prince, Simon Bennett, Nigel Bloxham, Robin Hancock

2pm  SMOKING AND CURING YOUR OWN MEAT AND FISH  Graham Cu. , Bradley smokers with Mark Hix

3pm PHILIP TANSWELL, CORNISH SEA SALT  Sea Salt – the ultimate seasoning – but why?

'Cinderella' Auditions 
Lyme Regis Pantomime Society, 7.30pm St Michaels Church Hall

given by a member of the Alzheimer Society. What is it? Why are there different types? What problems arise because of it and can we reduce these? Angie Gape an experienced support worker in this field and will try to answer our questions. Heritage Coast U3A - Start 10.00am for coffee and the talk will be at 11.00am. Heritage Coast U3A  Lyme Regis Woodmead Halls

AGM and Election of Officers; Outing & Ramble competitions.
 Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm Woodmead Halls

Weldmar's Summer Fete
Fun for all the family.  We are proud to announce that our Celebrity Guest is once again Martin Clunes.  Live entertainment throughout the day:  music by Chris Groves & Brian InkpenL&B Line Dancing;  Juno Belly Dancers;  Dorchester YMCA plus much more! Other displays including:  Vehicles of Yesteryear; GoldwingsSteam Engines;  Parkour Demonstrations.  Plus:  Refreshments all day, BBQ, Purbeck Ice Creams, Candy Floss, Popcorn & Our Piddle Bar!  Stalls include:  Bric a brac* Tools* Silent Auction* Books* Smart Hats & Handbags* Jewellery* The BIG Tombola* Face Painting; Bouncy Slide; Climbing Wall; Instant Whisky; Graffiti Wall; Skittles; Home Produce* Plus many more stalls and attractions. Joseph Weld Hospice, Herringston Road, Dorchester.   11am - 4pm

The Last Post
The award winning Kilter Theatre makes theatre in surprising and unusual places. And you can’t get much more surprising and unusual than a bright red Luton Van on Lyme Regis seafront. Audiences will meet at the Marine Theatre before being led to the very special sorting office around the corner.
  The Last Post is a slightly wonky, nostalgic love story about the wonderful dying etiquette of letter writing. Taking place inside Mobile Sorting Office 451 and interwoven with stunning live music Kilter welcome you to the legendary home and headquarters of the Great Aunt Sorority - taking care of letters and packages that cannot easily be delivered.  Running time: 70 mins (approx). Full Price:  £13.00;  Concessions: £12.00;  TheatreFriends discount available 2.30pm & 7.30 pm.   Marine Theatre

Sunday Afternoon Concerts: Roger Judd (organ)

(formerly organist of St George's Chapel, Windsor) programme includes JS Bach's Toccata & Fugue in D minor.   Concert starts 3.30 pm duration 45-60 minutes,  retiring collection. Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel), Church Street.

August           October

Lyme Regis/Barfleur Twinning Association
a Barfleurais contingent visits Lyme for completion of twinning formalities  

ArtsFest Opening Party
  Everyone is cordially invited to join the ArtsFest artists for the opening party and preview of the re:collection exhibitions. Official opening of ArtsFest 2013 by Mayor Sally Holman. Music by B Sharp buskers. Plus ‘The Great and the Small’ presents live collaboration with Nepalese artists. Refreshments will be served. It’s always a great party, so don’t miss it! The Malthouse and Town Mill Galleries, Town Mill Complex  18:00 – 20:00  Free entry

Annika Skoogh and Philip Clouts:  Jazz in the Bar
  Our tremendously popular Jazz in the Bar series is back. Taking place in our ‘shabby-cheek’ Stage Door Bar, tickets are very limited for these sell-out events, so make sure you book early!  Born in South America and raised in Sweden, vocalist Annika demonstrates a skillful ability to interpret songs with an effortless natural style. Her voice has a distinctive, dynamic sound with a warm and soulful timbre. She commits to each song and style with great passion, and being multilingual she adds another dimension to her performances by sometimes singing in different languages. She will be accompanied by Philip Clouts at the piano.  Tickets: In advance:£6.50; On the door:£7.50  Doors 7.00pm  Onstage 8.00pm   Marine Theatre

The ArtsFest Walkabout

Join Mayor Sally Holman and town crier Alan Vian for an informal and fun walk round the town, stopping off at the group exhibitions and taking in the Art Trail on the way. Meet at the Jubilee Pavilion on Marine Parade. Jubilee Pavilion, Marine Parade 12noon – 13:00 Free Do as little or as much of the tour as you wish


Busking Festival, ‘Play Me’ Piano and Drum
In association with Lyme Regis Arts Fest.  This is a time when buskers, pianists, street p
erformers, one-man bands and some of the most incredible performers (young and old) bring music to the streets, beach, bars and cafes.  Come and busk or play our piano situated in one of the most stunning locations imaginable, or if you prefer to watch simply sit, listen and enjoy. Over 100 different fantastic musicians and pianists played in 2012.  To book a pitch for BUSKING (first come first serve) and/or a time to play the PIANO please contact: Tel:07968 177 663 Tel:01297 560 030   Alternatively just turn up and register on the day and we will find you a spot. You will find us along with the Piano in the Marine Parade Shelters.  11am till 8pm.  Lyme Regis Seafront, Marine Parade, The Cobb and around town. 


Formal Twinning ceremony of Lyme Regis and Barfleur
4pm the Guildhall

Sunday Afternoon Concerts: Ian Curror (organ)

(formerly organist of The Royal Hospital, Chelsea) programme exploring German romantic organ music.   Concert starts 3.30 pm duration 45-60 minutes,  retiring collection. Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel), Church Street.


Busking Festival, ‘Play Me’ Piano and Drum
In association with Lyme Regis Arts Fest.  This is a time when buskers, pianists,
street performers, one-man bands and some of the most incredible performers (young and old) bring music to the streets, beach, bars and cafes.  Come and busk or play our piano situated in one of the most stunning locations imaginable, or if you prefer to watch simply sit, listen and enjoy. Over 100 different fantastic musicians and pianists played in 2012.  To book a pitch for BUSKING (first come first serve) and/or a time to play the PIANO please contact: Tel:07968 177 663 Tel:01297 560 030   Alternatively just turn up and register on the day and we will find you a spot. You will find us along with the Piano in the Marine Parade Shelters.  11am till 8pm Lyme Regis Seafront, Marine Parade, The Cobb and around town. 

"Memories of Broad Street"
An exhibition of Artefacts, images and stories from the Museum Archives. Meet Lyme Regis Museum Staff
and share your own memories.  at Lyme Regis Library - 2pm till 5pm  This event is part of ArtsFest

 Changes in Lyme Regis bus servicesClosing date for feedback - see top right

The Maritime History of Lyme Regis
by Peter Lacey. Lyme Regis Society 2.30pm £1.50 Woodmead Hall

Paula Byrne discusses Jane Austen
Lit Night @ By The Bay: Celebrated author, Paula Byrne, will be discussing her biography 'The Real Jane Austen: A Life in Small Objects' over a delicious 3 course dinner at By the Bay.  The book has received huge critical acclaim and is both a Sunday Times Top Ten and Guardian Bookshop No 1 best-seller.19.00 - 22.30  Reservations and more information - 01297 442668

Free Folk
by Forest Forge.  They say it's a free country - but it never feels that way.  Because you never get to do what you want.  Karen wants to get home before dark - but the forest has other ideas. Tim wants to settle down with Hannah - but Hannah wants to see the world from behind the wheel of her imaginary camper van.  Pearl wants to be left independent in the house where she was born - her son wants her to be sensible and move to a nursing home.  And Shaun - if we're lucky, Shaun is a loveable rogue, wanting to make a few extra quid with a bit of mischief.  But if we're unlucky - maybe Shaun is something an awful lot worse...  Part thriller, part comedy, Free Folk throws five strangers together on a

dark, stormy night.  Who will be left come the morning?  Forest Forge is based on the edge of the New Forest and is one of the UK’s leading small-scale touring theatre companies.  7.30pm  Running time: 1hr 20mins (approx)  Suitable for ages 12+  Full Price:  £10.00  Concessions: £8.00 TheatreFriends discount available   Marine Theatre


Sunrise Sketching Workshop
There's nowhere better to watch the sun rise over Lyme Bay than our terrace at By the Bay and this year local artist Christine Allison will once again lead an enthusiastic group of early bird artists in an inspiring dawn sketching workshop followed by a sizzling full English breakfast.  Always a very special event, this workshop is back by special request. Bring your sketchbook, water colours or crayons and / or camera to capture nature at its awe-inspiring best. And if she's feeling a little shy - don't panic, Christine is a master of improvisation! Call or email her directly to book your place. Cost £15 per person, including breakfast.  6.00 - 8.30am Tel 01297 442397 / 07971 624856. Email

Lucy Porter: Northern Soul

Lucy Porter, (familiar from popular TV and radio panel shows such as Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and The Unbelievable Truth) returns to the UK tour circuit, fresh from The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, with her best show yet. Does geography shape our destiny? Born in Croydon to a Northern Irish dad and a Midlander mum (who met in Africa), Lucy never felt that she belonged down South. She tried moving to Manchester, marrying a Welshman and travelling the world, but she’s still - like the littlest hobo - seeking her spiritual home. 8.00pm Running time: 1hr 45mins (approx)  Full Price:£13.50  Concessions: £12.00  TheatreFriends Discount available. Marine Theatre

Macmillan Coffee Morning:
Bring your friends and family and join us for coffee, cake and good cheer. We'll donate our takings from every cuppa this morning to this amazing charity.  If you can't make it, please tell all your friends and ask them to join in and help us support the MacMillan team again this year.  10am till noon. By the Bay, more information - 01297 442668

Competition: Abstract; Presentation: What is Creative Photography?
Lyme Bay Photographic Club 7.30 pm Woodmead Halls

Beatles Tribute - The Fab Twins
If you're a Beatles fan, then join us for an evening of great music and food, By the Bay 19.30 - 21.00, more information - 01297 442668

Launch of  Cornish skiff 'Gale Force'
Built for Lyme Regis Gig Club Youth section The slipway, 1pm
Sunday Afternoon Concerts:  Barry Ferguson (organ)
(formerly organist of Rochester Cathedral)
"Three handshakes from Brahms"   Concert starts 3.30 pm duration 45-60 minutes,  retiring collection. Lyme Regis Parish Church (St Michael the Archangel), Church Street.
Maddy Prior in concert with Giles Lewin and Hannah James

Maddy Prior is one of the most enduring, influential and respected artists in British music having produced one of the most outstanding and varied bodies of work in the field of folk music. Still in love with her medium, still pushing at the boundaries, still fascinated by the possibilities that music has to offer, this autumn sees her team up with Giles Lewin (Carnival Band) and young accordion player Hannah James to perform the music of England, the British Isles and Eastern Europe – all delivered in her own unique style.  Doors 7.45pm  Onstage 8.30pm  Running time: 1hr 45mins (approx)  Full Price: £16.50 TheatreFriends Discount available.   Tel: 01297 442138 Marine Theatre  Email: Price: £16.50  All Ages

August           October


Lyme Regis Folk Weekend

Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st August


 September 2014

Scenes from a Southern County

Following on from their last successful collaboration
Nicola Dennis,
Eddie Burrows and
Stephen Collins

are reuniting to show their recent work. This exhibition reflects their diverse views of the places, the life and the spirit of the West Country.

Tuesday, 26 August – Monday, 15 September, 2014

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


10.00-5.00. Free admission.

Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Saturday 20th - Sunday 28th September 2014


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!


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. 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
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. 



 Group bookings are available at other times, see or call 01297 631970

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

Meet at
Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis

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 to arrange another time.


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