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 August 2023 

  Regatta & Carnival Week  Saturday 5th August - Saturday 12th August 2023

Friday 4th August


Fireworks  9.30 The Cobb


Saturday 5th August - Saturday 12th August 2023

Regatta & Carnival Week 


see www.lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Tuesday 8th



Music by the Sea’  
Lyme Regis Town Band, from 7.45pm  Weather permitting  The Shelters, Marine Parade. 


August 9th Wednesday

The Oudolf Field
COACH TRIP departs 9.15am. The Hauser & Wirth Art Gallery’s contemporary meadow features Piet Oudolf’s signature bold drifts of herbaceous perennials and grasses. Bistro style restaurant and farm shop. Walk to Bruton Dovecote and Bruton, with 'vintage' outlets, shops, art galleries, restaurants and cafes. £20 includes guided tour of The Oudolf Field.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com 


Saturday 12th August


11am Gig Club Regatta 

    Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Week Carnival Procession
8pm from top of Broad Street


August 23rd (Wednesday)

Bishops Palace & Gardens, Wells
COACH TRIP departs 9.15am. This stunning moated medieval palace is surrounded by 14 acres of landscaped, RHS partner gardens, with varied planting styles, including a wildflower arboretum and Garden of Reflection. Cafe and shop. Wednesday is also Wells market day. £20. www.ulrhs.wordpress.com 


The Scottish Colourists’

Art Talk by Pamela Simpson M.A.

 2:00 – 4:00 pm Uplyme Village Hall.

Tickets £10 at the door (includes refreshments).  All proceeds go to charity



August ­24th - 26th 


Art Exhibition and Sale of Work: 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
Uplyme Church


Refreshments available – Dogs welcome  All proceeds go to charity.




August 25 to 28 2023


10 years of Lyme Folk Weekend!
Lyme Regis, Dorset





 28th August  Bank Holiday Monday


Whitchurch, Morcombelake and Ryall Flower and Dog Show 


A great afternoon of fun and laughter for all the family, with all proceeds going to charity.


The Show runs from 2pm – 5pm and entry is £2.00 (children under 16 free)  Situated in Whitchurch Canonicorum, a West Dorset village, 3 miles inland from the coast (DT66EF)

Plenty of free parking.


A traditional Village Show, with Stalls, Games, Dancing, Skittles, Bar, Refreshments, and judged competition classes for Fruit, Veg, Crafts, Photography, and home produce.


The show also hosts a fun Dog Show with 10 varied classes. (Entrance £1 per class)





2023  dates to be advised





July     September 



If you have to park in the road please do so considerately
- remember to leave space for wheelchairs and Blue Light Vehicles



Lyme Regis Front Beach:
Dogs permitted on leads 1st October - 30th April

Dogs allowed
all year off lead
Monmouth Beach, Church Cliff & East Cliff (Back) Beach.

Dog waste must be cleared up and disposed of properly and dogs must be under the handler's control at all times. 
Please check local notices and see
for detailed up to date info


will be on duty in Lyme Regis


If you’re bringing an inflatable to the beach, remember these safety tips:
§  choose a Lifeguarded beach
§  use your inflatable close to shore and between the red and yellow flags
§  make sure children are supervised
§  never use inflatables in big waves or when orange windsock is flying.
And remember, if you see someone in trouble, dial 999 or 112 and ask for the Coastguard



What's On in The Galleries



Landscapes of Dorset and Cornwall


13th June - 13th August 2023


Caroline Nairn is a Weymouth-based artist whose inspiration comes from the Dorset countryside and West Country coastline.  Her love of nature, walking and sketching outdoors has led her to create this exhibition of paintings and drawings, called Landscapes of Dorset and Cornwall.  Caroline usually works in acrylics, pastels or mixed media, and her focus in this show is on depicting local scenes, especially trees, water and rock structures, as the shapes and patterns in these natural forms provide her with fascinating projects. 


Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am until 4.30pm; check website www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk for holiday openings and admission charges

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA


15th August-1st October 2023


In this exhibition, two local artists--Mary Noon and Vivienne Littley--explore the constantly changing environments of our skies, seas and waterways through the media of watercolour, acrylics and collage.  They capture luminosity with metallics, drama with textures and emotional interaction through colour, offering the viewer a varied and exciting palette.

As they explain, “we have chosen ‘Water and Sky’ as our theme as we are constantly drawn to their ceaseless fluidity, movement and transformation, even within a few seconds of observation.  New colour spectrums emerge, expressing mood alterations, sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic.  
New textures are created and dissolved, while the light continues to play in both mediums of sky and water, while exhibiting a symbiotic relationship in reflection and mood.” 

Tuesdays-Sundays from 10am until 5pm; 
check website  www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk for holiday openings and admission charges

Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, 
Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA


Art Exhibition and Sale of Work:
Uplyme Church


August ­24th - 26th 10:30 am – 4:30 pm


Refreshments available – Dogs welcome

All proceeds go to charity.



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 risk it!

Liz Jones Memorial Walks
A selection of 12 walks around Lyme Regis area  to do at your leisure  see here for maps


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.

Lyme History Walks


 Meet at the Marine Theatre at 11.00am


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


 01297 443140



Charmouth Marine Week

Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre


Volunteers are always welcome....
During Carnival Week to assist in manning events, taking collections, etc: 


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