What's On in Lyme Regis


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MONDAY 1 APRIL

 

SCREENING:  MET OPERA: DIE WALKURE

From New York’s MET—featuring the famous Ride of the Valkyries—Die Walküre is the second of the four operas that comprise Wagner’s Ring cycle, a story of monsters, gods, and humans on a superhuman scale.  Enjoy a delicious two course supper in the interval for £15 including a glass of wine or half pint of beer. 4 P.M. £5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door / £15 supper (advance only)  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

TUESDAY 2 APRIL 2019
 

BARFLEUR AND LYME REGIS TWINNING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The Twinning Committee welcome all members, existing and new, to our AGM TO BE HELD AT 2 PM at THE GUILDHALL LYME REGIS

 

 

Wednesday 3rd April 2019

Lyme Regis and Charmouth Lifeboat Guild Annual General Meeting
Following the business of the meeting we will have a talk from our
guest speaker:  
Steve Hockings-Thompson - Cox of Exmouth Shannon ALB.   All are welcome to attend and we look forward to seeing you there.  7.30 pm. at the Lifeboat Station

 

Thursday 4th April 2019

Last Day Lyme Residents Free Parking Permit Winter Times apply
 

CINEMA: THE FAVOURITE   
Olivia Colman won an Oscar for her portrayal of Queen Anne in this extraordinary comedy drama.  ★★★★★ ‘A brilliantly acted film that's funny, clever and heartbreakingly sad’ ~ The Daily Mail  Cert. PG. Duration 119 minutes  7:30 P.M. £6 advance / £7.50 on the door   www.marinetheatre.com

 

Friday 5th April 2019


End of Term

 

Cancer Research UK Big Breakfast
Full English (egg, sausages, bacon, beans, tomato and hashbrown) including orange juice, toast and preserves, tea/coffee for £6. Bacon roll  or sausage sandwich £3. Vegetarian option available. The Woodmead Halls 8 am to 12.30pm
Please support and help the Lyme Regis Branch top the £160,000 we have raised since formation in 2008

 

MUSIC: JULIE FELIX
An international folk artist of great distinction, who many will remember for her television appearances with David Frost in the sixties. Part of the great folk movement with Joan Baez, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, her rich, distinctive voice has ensured success through to the present day. With support.     8 P.M. £14 advance / £16.50 on the door 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

SATURDAY 6 APRIL

 

TALK:  HISTORIES OF THE UNEXPECTED

Join Sam Willis, presenter of BBC’s The Silk Road and Invasion!, and James Daybell, one of the country’s leading professors of history, as they show us a new way to think about the past.  ‘History as you’ve never seen it before’ ~ Dan Snow   7:30 P.M. £10 children, £14 adults advance / £12 children, £16 adults on the door  www.marinetheatre.com

 

 

TUESDAY 9 APRIL
 

Medical Services in Lyme Regis and Charmouth:  PATIENT INFORMATION EVENT
Regarding Medical Services in Charmouth and Lyme Regis: This event will cover the new arrangements for community services across Lyme and Charmouth, as well as the two Lyme GP Practices, so it is open to all, whether registered at the Charmouth Practice, Kent House or Lyme Regis Medical Centre.
We understand that everyone will have the chance to meet, on an individual basis, staff leading the developments for the GP services and community services, as well as CCG officials. 
This event is emphatically not simply about receiving information. It is an opportunity, before the new services begin in June, to speak directly to the people who will be providing those services and to explain what is important to you. It’s not quite a case of “Speak now or forever hold your peace”, for we can always speak to our medical contacts; but now, before things settle down, is the best chance to influence what happens. 
N o  n e e d   t o  b o o k - j u s t  t u r n  u p  a n y  t i m e  b e t w e e n  2 p m - 6 : 3 0 p m Woodmead Halls
 

 CINEMA: TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: SOME LIKE IT HOT
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon star: two unemployed musicians have the misfortune to witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. Their instant escape plan, involving a change of clothes and an all-girl band, should work – but lead singer Sugar Kane (Monroe) is quite the distraction. Cert. PG. Duration 120 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Wednesday April 10th 2019

Coach Trip to ‘Sculpture by the Lakes’ Dorchester
Nestling in 26 acres, visitors will find an impressive range of outdoor sculptures in the setting of beautiful gardens, hailed as a modern arcadia. The garden’s design has been inspired by ideas from all over the world and wildlife is also an important element. The sculptures are placed in simple, effective settings for drama and several emerge from the water. There are 30 of Simon Gudgeon’s works on display including Isis, which is also in London’s Hyde Park.
Some of Simon’s smaller pieces can be seen and purchased in the Gallery. The Gallery Café serves light lunches. Cost £16 for members, £19 for non-members. Coach departs Uplyme Village Hall at 9.30am. Please ring Rose Mock 01297 34733 to book. 
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


 

The fire in the Cathedral Yard, Exeter
 

An illustrated talk by Dr Todd Gray. The fire that gutted the Royal Clarence Hotel in Exeter horrified people all over the country.  Dr Todd Gray – a specialist in the history of Exeter will be speaking about the historical implications of the fire and what it revealed.  Coffee from 10.00-10.45  followed by talk at 11am -12 noon. Venue: Woodmead Halls, Hill road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG.  Organised by U3A Heritage Coast Lyme Regis – free for members, non-members £2 donation suggested. To join U3A, see website www.lymeregisu3a.org or tel 01297 444566

 

CINEMA: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN SING-ALONG

Join us for this sing-along special in the Easter Holidays. Hugh Jackman stars in a story of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.  Cert. PG. Duration 105 minutes.   2 P.M. £4.50 advance and on the door  www.marinetheatre.com

 


THURSDAY 11 APRIL 

 

SCREENING:  NT LIVE: ALL ABOUT EVE

Gillian Anderson and Lily James star in this London staging of Oscar-winning 1950 film of jealousy and ambition. Screened live from the Noel Coward Theatre with original music score by PJ Harvey.

Certificate 12A  ★★★★  ‘An acting masterclass from Gillian Anderson’ Financial Times  £5 under 18s advance or on the door / £11 adults advance / £14 on the door  Bar opens 6 P.M. Starts 7 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

FRIDAY 12 APRIL
 

CINEMA :  BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Winner of 4 Oscars, this is the story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid.  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Bar opens 6:30 P.M. Starts 7:30 P.M  
www.marinetheatre.com

 

Saturday 13th
 

 "Know your Blood Pressure Day"
Annual event run by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis in conjunction with The Stroke Association. Pop into Fortnam, Smith and Banwell (Estate Agents) 53 Broad Street and have your blood pressure monitored by trained local nurses. This is one of the most effective ways of minimising the chances of a stroke. See link..........and see you there!!   www.stroke.org.uk


SUNDAY 14 APRIL

MUSIC:  THE SUNDAY SESSIONS WITH MATT BENJAMIN
This free entry post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb. Guitarist Jack Harrison and cellist Matt Benjamin headline act, presenting other talented guests from the local music scene. Bar opens and starts at 3 P.M. Free entry, no tickets 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 TUESDAY 16 APRIL

 

CINEMA:  MARY POPPINS RETURNS
Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives.  Cert. PG. Duration 130 minutes.  £4.50 advance and on the door  Bar opens 1 P.M. Starts 2 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

WEDNESDAY 17 APRIL 
 

SCREENING:  RSC LIVE: AS YOU LIKE IT
‘Come into the forest; dare to change your state of mind.’ Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece is broadcast live from Stratford-upon-Avon.  £5 under 18s advance or on the door / £11 adults advance / £13.50 on the door  Starts 7 P.M.  
www.marinetheatre.com


THURSDAY 18 APRIL

CINEMA:  STAN & OLLIE
Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly, Laurel and Hardy, the world’s most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a gruelling theatre tour of post-war Britain.  Certificate PG. Duration 97 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door Starts 7:30 P.M.   www.marinetheatre.com

 

Friday 19th

Sale of Bric-a-Brac Cakes and other Goodies, Books to Browse. 
All proceeds are in aid of Branch Funds, The Poppy Appeal and the RNLI: 
support your local LYME REGIS BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION  10am - 3.30pm The Shelters, Marine Parade, Lyme Regis  More info contact: 
LymeRegis.chairman@rbl.community

 

MUSIC:  THE STONES
This is the UK’s No.1 and most authentic tribute to The Rolling Stones, bringing all the hits to the Marine’s stage, including ‘Satisfaction’, ‘Jumping Jack Flash’, and ‘Brown Sugar’. The band regularly tours in Belgium, Germany, and Spain and has played to audiences of 30,000.   £12 in advance / £14 on the door  Bar opens 7 P.M. Starts 8 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 SATURDAY 20 APRIL
 

xCOMEDY:  LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH CHRIS MCCAUSLAND
This month’s headliner is a stand-up comedian and actor from Liverpool and star of Live At The Apollo. Suzy Bennett, winner of the Funny Women Award, and Andrew White are also on the bill in this great value night out. Resident compere Tom Glover hosts. 
‘A naturally funny person. Very funny indeed.’ ~ Jimmy Carr on Suzy Bennett  £8 advance / £10 on the door  Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Sunday 21 April 2019   Easter Sunday 

Easter Bonnet Parade 2019

Easter Bonnets by the Albany Guest HouseMake an Easter Bonnet or just enjoy the spectacle of people in the parade wearing their Easter Bonnets.


Easter Bonnets gather  14.00 at the Baptist Church, Broad Street.

EASTER BONNET PARADE
15.00 from the Baptist Church, Broad Street, led by the Mayor finishing at the Jubilee Pavilion on the Marine Parade sea front. Majorettes form part of the parade. 

 

 

 

 

Monday 22nd Easter Monday  Bank HolidayLyme Regis Christmas Lights

 

Duck Race
 Down the River Lym, In aid of Lyme Regis Christmas Lights.  Ducks available from 11.30am on the day at Windsor Terrace (bottom of Woodmead Road).  Race starts from there 12 noon. 




Tuesday 23rd April St Georges Day

CINEMA:  TUESDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES: A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS

Henry VIII needs a new wife and heir; Sir Thomas More, the new Catholic Lord Chancellor, has to weigh his conscience against his life. Commercially and critically successful, this film won 6 Oscars and 6 Baftas.  Certificate U. Duration 120 minutes  £6 advance / £7.50 on the door  Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

Wednesday April 24th 2019
 

Demonstration ‘Hanging baskets’ by Mark Bugler from Groves Nursery

A practical demonstration of how to plant up four hanging baskets by Mark Bugler from Groves Nursery. Competition. Also at the April meeting will be the Chairman’s spring-flowering bulb competition. There are two classes:  ·         Pot or container of flowering bulbs, corms or tubers growing in the pot/container  ·         Vase/container of cut flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers.  Bring along your entries to Uplyme Village Hall on the night from 7pm.   Plug plants to grow on for the Summer Show will be available free to members courtesy of Groves Nurseries.  Everyone is welcome. Demonstration starts at 7.30pm, Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments are available from 7.15pm. Members free; non-members £3.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society

THEATRE:  TRANSPORTER

For ages 11 to adult, this is a story of a girl called Maya on a never-ending search for the last safe place on earth. Presented by Theatr Iolo & The Riverfront.  £10 advance / £5 advance students / £12 / £6.50 students on the door Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com

 

FRIDAY 26 APRIL
 

Annual Town Meeting

The Annual Town Meeting is not a council meeting.  It is a meeting of the town electors and often involves the town council's partners such as Dorset Police and both West Dorset District Council and Dorset County Council.  Local organisations who have benefited from council grants are invited to provide a report on their activities and all electors are entitled to attend and ask questions or raise issues. 

The Town Council will give notice  of the meeting through the local press and staff will be happy to advise on the best way of getting items on to the agenda.

The Annual Town Meeting is  at 7pm in the Woodmead Halls, under the chairmanship of the deputy mayor, Cllr Steve Miller. Residents and non-residents are entitled to attend the meeting and to raise for debate any issue concerning the town.  Priority will be given to questions notified in advance to the town council offices, by post or email admin@lymeregistowncouncil.gov.uk

 

THEATRE:  POSTING LETTERS TO THE MOON
This special event is the reading of wartime letters between Oscar-nominated actress Celia Johnson (Brief Encounter) and her husband Peter Fleming. They are read by their daughter Lucy Fleming with Simon Williams, both actors in The Archers.  £12.50 advance / £15.50 on the door + 50p restoration levy.  Starts 8 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

 Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th April 2019

Great Dorset Beach Clean:

Come and join us on our FREE Great Dorset Beach Clean at Lyme Regis and Charmouth! Help clean up your local beach and make it a much safer place for wildlife and us.

The annual beach clean-up returns as part of the ‘Litter Free Coast and Sea’  week! Bring your friends and family and lend a hand at any of the designated beaches.  Please wear suitable clothing and shoes for the conditions  Help to remove plastics and other rubbish from the shore. The vast majority of litter found on Dorset’s beaches is made of plastic, which steadily accumulates if not removed.  As standard plastics never degrade, they circle around the world in ocean currents and can cause long-term damage.  Whales, dolphins and turtles can mistake floating plastic bags for the jellyfish which form part of their diet. Once swallowed the plastic bag blocks the stomach and leads to a slow death through starvation.

Saturday 27th  Charmouth  We will meet at 3pm at the bottom of Charmouth Heritage Centre steps.

Sunday 28th  Lyme Regis:  Meeting point & Briefing by the slipway near the Cobb, for a 10 a.m. start.  Bags, buckets and picker-uppers supplied to give Monmouth beach a spring clean.


Stay for as much or as little as you like! All equipment is provided.  All children need to be accompanied by an adult.  No need to register, just turn up on the day!
  Please wear suitable footwear and clothing for the weather.
 

 

SATURDAY 27 APRIL

 

MUSIC:  ALABAMA 3 ACOUSTIC
A blend of country, blues, and acid house, from the band famous for recording the theme to The Sopranos. With support.  £15 advance / £17.50 on the door  Bar opens 7 P.M. Starts 8 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com

 

SUNDAY 28 APRIL

 

MUSIC: JAZZ IN THE BAR: CELEBRATING MILES DAVIS
This special edition of our regular jazz night focuses on the American trumpeter who became one of the most influential figures in music, partly due to ‘Kind of Blue’ - the most popular jazz record of all time.  £8 advance / £12 on the door  Starts 8 P.M. 
www.marinetheatre.com
 


 

 

Dogs and Beaches

Dogs need to be on a lead all year on
Marine Parade, Cart Road, Gun Cliff, Church Cliff Walk, the Harbour, the Cobb, Lister & Langmoor Gardens

Lyme Regis's front beach:
Dogs are banned
from 1st May until 30th September

Dogs allowed
all year
Monmouth Beach, Cobb Gate & East Beach.


Charmouth Beach:
no dogs from 1st May to 30 September.
Please check notices locally to verify this information
Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times.  Failure to comply may result in a fine or prosecution.
 

   
What's on in the Galleries

9 March-2 April

CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS


Dynamic selling exhibition showcasing some of the best contemporary craft from UK based craft-makers.  After the success of previous years' Contemporary Crafts exhibitions, Town Mill Arts will once again showcase over local designer-makers giving both established and emerging makers an opportunity to show their work within the setting of our Courtyard Gallery.  Unique examples of ceramics, glass, wood, metal, textiles and lighting will be on display at a range of prices to suit everyone. 

 
The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.
Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.
www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

21 March-3 April

FOUR METALS

Well-known local artist Julie Oldfield returns to the Town Mill galleries to exhibit some of her innovative work, in which she creates dramatic and stunning sky and seascapes using mixed media on canvas or metal sheets - typically copper, brass, aluminum and even stainless steel.
She will be giving a talk at the gallery at 6pm on Saturday 23 March.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 
Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.
www.townmillarts.co.uk

Ten Views of Golden Cap
1st of March until the 26th of May

 Lyme Regis Museum will be playing host to a solo exhibition by local textile artist and painter Vivienne Graham. 

Entitled Ten Views of Golden Cap, this enchanting showcase consists of different images in textile of Dorset’s best-known coastal cliff—the tallest in Southern England.  Each work will be accompanied by a written description explaining how that image was conceived and developed. 

Please visit the Museum’s website (www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk) or telephone (01297 443370) for further information.

 



Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Exhibition at Seaton Tramway

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum in London,  features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years. Launching in 1965 and attracting 361 entries, today the competition receives over 45,000 entries from 95 countries highlighting its enduring appeal. This year’s 100 award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the Natural History Museum’s annual showcase of the world's best nature photography and wildlife photojournalism on one global platform. Seen by millions of people all over the world, the awarded images shine a spotlight on nature photography as an art form, whilst challenging us to address the big questions facing our planet. 

Exhibition open Daily at Seaton Tramway, Seaton:

March 10th - April 5th 10am - 5 pm,
April 6th - May 10th 10am - 6 pm,

More info:  www.wildlifephotographeroftheyear.com 

 


Lloyds Mobile Bank
 
Open Fridays:
9.45 - 12.15, 1.00 - 3.00pm

Owing to traffic times are approximate
Please use it or we may lose it!

Woodmead Halls Car Park, Hill Road

 

 

Old notes & coins,  overseas coins, banknotes?

 The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis are collecting them and other money for charity.  There are collecting boxes in the Royal Lion Hotel , Serendip Bookshop, Martin Diplock Estate Agents, Lyme Regis and Fortnam, Smith & Banwell Estate agents in Charmouth.

So have a look at the back of the drawer or old an old sock where you put last year’s foreign currency that you will never use again as the Club can recycle it - including out of date currencies. To date they have raised almost £1000.00 for good causes.


Ink Jet Cartridge Recycling

 

 

Have you any old used ink jet cartridges laying about? Well the Rotary Club of  Lyme Regis have made arrangements with Serendip Bookshop, Broad Street in Lyme Regis to have a collection point for them.
 

The cartridges that can be recycled include those made by HP, Dell, Lexmark, Canon, Samsung and Neopost:   Epson or Kodak cartridges can also be recycled via this collection box but see the further reference to these makes below.

Laser and toner cartridges cannot be recycled through this service. Also, cartridges don’t have a donation value if they are: 
Damaged; They have been previously refilled;    They have been labelled for another brand eg Tesco, PC World or Office Depo;  They have labels removed or extra holes. (Signs that refilling has been attempted.)
 

 

Making it easier to visit
Citizens Advice in Lyme Regis

Wednesdays: 10am-3pm
St Michael's Business Centre, DT7 3DB


Dorset AdviceLine:   03442 451291




www.citizensadvice.org.uk

 
 

INVITATION TO DONATE PRODUCTS

TO THE FOODBANK

Lyme Regis Foodbank is run by volunteers to help individuals or families in our community who face a short-term 'food crisis': being without food or means to obtain food owing to temporary financial, medical or social support problems.

The Foodbank relies on voluntary donations of suitable products from generous-minded people. Items such as those on this list are the staples of the Foodbank, so anything you can contribute, however little or much, is welcome.
More info

 

Charity Golf Day


 15th May 2019

An annual event held at the Lyme Regis Golf Club and organized in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Axminster. 
 
Teams of four, Stableford, two scores to count, full handicap (max men 24, ladies 30).
Organised by the Rotary Clubs of Lyme Regis and Axminster:
We can make up teams. 
 For further information contact secretary@lymeregisrotary.org
 
 
 

All local organisations and charities

are invited to have a stall at the
May Fete

Playing Field, Anning Road  May

 info@lymeregiscarnival.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

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre: Booking  Essential Tel 560772

Daily Fossil Walks
Sat - Tues with Brandon Lennon from the anchor, Cobb Gate Tel 07944 664 757

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

A selection of 11 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure 
see U3A Page for maps
 

Lyme History Walks

 

 

 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am

Cost £8.00 Adults   Children £4

 

 “Discover the unique and colourful history of Lyme Regis with experienced tour guide

 

 Chris Lovejoy   01297 443140

www.lymehistorywalks.com
 

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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