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Lyme Regis Daily Diary  of Events February 2019    Pantomime ~ Soup & Ploughmans ~   Coffee Mornings  ~   Quizzes  ~


February 2019



Saturday 02 February

Beach clean
Please wear appropriate clothing.  Children welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult.  1030-1130am.  Briefing on Slipway at 10.15am.  www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk



Monday 4th 2019


Soup & Ploughman's Lunch
An annual event held in the Alexandra Hotel, Lyme Regis 12 - 2pm.
Rotary extend their thanks to The Alexandra Hotel  for sponsoring this event  in aid of
Water Survival Box this year.  Tickets only £10 for vegetarian soup followed by a Ploughman's lunch then coffee in the lovely surroundings of the Alexandra Hotel, tickets from local Rotarians.


Don’t miss this revival of Sir Richard Eyre’s dynamic production. Mezzo-soprano Clémentine Margaine plays opera’s ultimate seductress and Roberto Alagna returns to the role of Don José, the good-hearted soldier in whom she unleashes an uncontrollable passion. Don José breaks the law, goes to prison, deserts the army and loses everything to be with Carmen. But the capricious gypsy soon tires of him and takes up instead with the bullfighter Escamillo - bass Alexander Vinogradov. Encore Screening.  Duration: 201 minutes including interval.  £5 under 18s / £15 adult advance or on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 4:55 P.M., starts 5:55 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com


Tuesday February 5th      Chinese New Year


The Lyme Regis Society is holding their Annual Coffee Morning
10.30 until after 12 noon in the Alexandra Hotel Chapel. An opportunity to meet with other members, chat, buy home made cakes to eat there or take home.  2019 subscriptions can be paid by cash or cheque or online; which remain at £7.00 for a single membership and £11.00 for family membership.  All welcome. Entrance by donation.  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk

Terry Whitworth 'Still Life' Acrylic
Demonstration Free to members of Lyme Regis Art Society, visitors £5 (this will be refunded if you decide to join the Society).   Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome. contact: 01297 445464




Friday 8th

This is a social meeting, representatives of most of the activity groups will be there to talk to you. Coffee, tea and biscuits will be offered all morning. There is no speaker. Come and have a chat, bring friends with you. Open from 10.00 am, closing between 11.30 am  and noon. The place: Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Bring your friends see Heritage Cost U3A



With four critically-acclaimed studio albums and a live show described by the British music press as “unmissable,” David Ford is essential listening. His songs combine Americana, English melodicism, and a touch of rock 'n' roll - tied together with finely-crafted lyrics. Ford’s emotive stories of social commentary, politics and love recall Tom Waits, Neil Young, and Randy Newman.  £12 advance / £14.50 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M. Starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com




Phil Gamble, our resident expert horticulturalist, will be leading Turn Lyme Green’s annual apple tree prune.  It is great fun and you get to learn how to care for fruit trees you might have in your own gardens while tending the Turn Lyme Green community trees planted some years ago in Anning Road and Slopes Farm.  Phil runs his own advisory business aptly called ‘Garden Reassurance’ and will be on hand to share his experience.  The workshop starts promptly at 10.00am at the entrance to Slopes Farm at the bottom of Colway Lane by the bridge.  Dress warmly and bring gloves.   Please contact Jo Smith Oliver  (07525 005430) if you would like to attend or need any further information.

This is a post-roast music session in our lovely bar overlooking the Cobb, with local drinks and a relaxing atmosphere. This special edition is hosted by Square One, a popular local band that plays country and rock.  Free entry, no tickets  Bar opens and starts 5 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com


Tuesday 12th 

Building Cob Houses

An evening with local cob building experts — Kate Edwards and Charlotte Eve.  Come and be inspired 
All are welcome  TURN LYME GREEN Meeting   7.15 for 7.30  Royal Lion Hotel, Blue Room, Broad Street  For further information,  Jo Smith Oliver  07525 005430


Thursday 14th   Valentines Day

Friday 15th


Half Term begins



The iconic sound of a legend in music and film is brought to life in this brand new production touring the UK. Barbra Streisand’s beautifully crafted songs are performed by a live band featuring strings, double bass, and piano. Expect all the hits including Send In The Clowns, Don’t Rain on my Parade, and Woman In Love.  £17 advance / £21 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6:30 P.M., starts 7:30 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Tuesday February 19th

Claire Western 'Rich Combinations'
 Mixed Media/ Collage demonstration. 
Free to members of Lyme Regis Art Society, visitors £5 (this will be refunded if you decide to join the Society).   Woodmead Halls in Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome.  contact: 01297 445464



Wednesday 20th to Saturday 23rd  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Lyme Regis Pantomime society  7.30pm Woodmead Halls, Hill Road. Tickets from the TIC


West End actor Mark Farrelly stars in this hit play exploring the life of an icon. Quentin Crisp was an extraordinary raconteur and wit, and one of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century. Fresh from a national tour, Naked Hope shows Quentin in his beloved Chelsea in the 1960s and his final years in New York.
  Ages 14 and over   £14 advance / £16 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends.  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com


This month’s headliner has won a host of awards including Chortle Best Club Comedian 2017 and Chortle Best Newcomer. Two other comedians are on the bill with resident compere Tom Glover.  £8 advance / £10 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com



Singer Heather Wensley guests in this concert exploring Hollywood’s favourite jazz tunes. She performs around the world for the likes of Jasper Conran and Harvey Nichols.   £8 advance / £12 on the door   10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., Starts 8 P.M. 


Monday 25th February



 Tuesday 26th February

The Lyme Regis Society Talk on “Iron Age and Romans Dorset”:   A 1930’s perspective – The Excavations of Sir Mortimer Wheeler at Maiden Castle and Col. C. D. Drew at Colliton Park - Chris Copston. Curator, The Keep Military Museum Dorchester 
2.30- 4.00pm at Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG   All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00. Including refreshments.  www.lymeregissociety.org.uk'



Ecologist and former wildlife office Graham Roberts will look at how otters, once widespread in Britain, declined but are now beginning to recover through successful conservation, in which he was much involved.
It’s also your chance to participate in the “Potato in a Bucket” competition for the July summer show. Each potato tuber costs £2.50 and you are loaned a bucket. Prizes sponsored by River Cottage for the biggest and best. Proceeds of the competition go to charity.
The talk commences at 7.30pm at Uplyme Village Hall. Potatoes, teas and coffees are available beforehand. Everyone is welcome; the talk is free for members and £3 for non-members.  Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Directed by Kathy Burke and starring Jennifer Saunders, this new production of Oscar Wilde’s social comedy was recorded at the Vaudeville Theatre in the heart of the West End, and was part of a year-long celebration of the Victorian writer.
Duration: 130 minutes including interval  Certificate PG  £5 under 18s advance or on the door  £11 advance / £14 on the door  10% off for Theatre Friends  Bar opens 6 P.M., starts 7 P.M. www.marinetheatre.com


Endorsed by Mick Fleetwood, this celebration of the seventies super group is the only one to replicate the ‘Rumours’ line-up.  £16.50 early bird / £19 standard / £21 on the door 10% off Theatre Friends  Bar opens 7 P.M., starts 8 P.M. 




Some of 2018's events which may be repeated



Love Lyme’s beaches clean up 

join us and help keep our beaches clean! We are a fun and friendly group of people who love our local beach.  No need to book - just turn up, all equipment provided & all welcome. Under 18’s must be accompanied by a  parent or guardian.  Please wear sturdy footwear, warm clothing appropriate  for changeable weather  Meet outside RNLI shop on the seafront  13:45 pm Briefing:  Beach cleaning 2 - 3 pm.  If you Need any more information  contact litter free coast & sea on 01305 224731 or at 





INFORMATION EVENT:  Wills and Power of Attorney

Age UK Dorchester is holding an Information Event to de-mystify the subject of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

 If you wish to understand whether you need a Lasting Power of Attorney, and to make a Will, Christine Butterfield, Senior Associate Solicitor at Battens, solicitors, will be providing a talk on the subject  at 10am  at Rowan Cottage, 4 Prince of Wales Road, Dorchester, DT1 1PW  No need to book … just turn up

Latest play by Lyme Regis Pantomime Society 
A traditional pantomime by Ben Crocker. Nightly at 7.30pm, Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. The Woodmead Halls, Hill Rd, Lyme Regis . Tickets available from Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre 01297 442138. Woodmead Hall, Hill Road



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Dogs regulations

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.

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.

Please check notices locally to verify this information


Don't get cut off by the tide

Nick Marks, Lifeboat Operations Manager said “We would encourage any visitor to the area to check tide times before walking along the beach, either Lyme Regis Tourist Information Centre or Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre. This half term week the local area is experiencing very high tides, so it is very important to check.”

If you see anyone in trouble in the sea, call 999 and ask for the coastguard.


What's On
in the Galleries


5 January - 3 February

Inspired by several successful photographic exhibitions last year, this new wintertime showcase will focus on recent work by Dorset and Devon-based photographers.

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

26 January-3 February

The Malthouse Gallery is proud to host again this annual exhibition of artwork created by students of all ages from Lyme Regis’s Woodroffe School.

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

7-27 February

The main event this winter at the Town Mill Galleries will be the hosting of a fourth Printmakers Open. The success of previous Opens, in which over 40 printmakers from the South West took part, encouraged an expansion into a second gallery last year.  Both galleries will once again be showcasing the full gamut of printmaking techniques and subject matter in 2019.

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


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



2019 tickets on sale NOW

This year, we've pushed the boat out and gone large - with big bands and large combos to deliver exciting, dynamic and full on sound - whether it’s big band swing, funky brass horns or soul scorching gospel. 
We're also putting on more events and offering new types of tickets to give you better value for money and savings on booking fees.

You'll still be able to purchase tickets for single events but we hope you'll take advantage of some of our Weekend, Saturday and Sunday tickets as they'll maximise your listening pleasure and help you save money.   
Apart from ticketed events, we'll be hosting free concerts on the seafront and at other venues around Lyme Regis so we guarantee you a music-packed Bank Holiday weekend.  
If you need accommodation, think about booking soon!


 includes seven events:

Kick Ass Brass (Fri, 8.30pm, Marine Theatre)
BBQ with Sound of Blue Note (Sat, 12.30pm, Mariners Hotel - includes food)
Equinor Big Band "Shades of Ellington" (Sat, 5pm, Marine Theatre)
Laurence Jones (Sat, 8.30pm, Marine Theatre)
Matt Carter with Leigh Coleman "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" (Sun,5pm, Marine Theatre) 
Powerhouse Gospel Choir (Sun, 8.30pm, Marine Theatre) 
Neil Maya's Brubeck Brunch (Mon, 12.30pm, Royal Lion Hotel - includes 2 course lunch) 

TICKET £100 +b/f  

More information:


Meet and Remember: 
A Memory Cafe for Lyme Regis, Uplyme and Charmouth

Supportive, friendly environment for those experiencing memory loss or who have recently been diagnosed with dementia and the friends/relatives/carers who support them.  INFORMATION - SUPPORT - FRIENDSHIP - FREE PARKING - MUSIC - CRAFTS -  MEMORY BOXES -  OUTINGS - TALKS

3rd Wednesday of the month between 2pm and 3.30pm at Lyme Regis Football Club Pavilion  (by kind permission of Lyme Regis Football Club)

For more information call 0770 4902 604 or email lymememory@gmail.com or just come along.    LymeForward



More Lyme Regis businesses are joining the Re-Fill scheme which has received so much national publicity recently.  Refill is a free tap water initiative designed to reduce plastic pollution and promote healthy hydration by making refilling a water bottle easy, social and rewarding!  Hats off to the 12 businesses taking part in Lyme Regis .. as others join we will let you know.    If anyone wishes to join, just contact Litter Free Coast and Sea who co-ordinate locations in Dorset.  There is also an app which can show ReFill locations near where you are.

Penny Black Café,  Frank & Beans Gelateria   Cornish Bakery    Aroma Coffee House      Galley Café    The Good Food Store           Roly’s Fudge Pantry   Bell Cliff Restaurant Mulberry Manor    Tierra Kitchen  

Alexandra Hotel       Red Panda


NEW – Recycling Container

for coffee cups and beverage cartons and for other beverage cartons widely used to package milk, fruit juice and an increasingly wide range of food products, including soup, chopped tomatoes and pulses  at Holmbush Car park

Dorset Waste Partnership has placed a new container  in Holmbush Carpark, alongside one for textiles and one for aluminium foil.  Curb side recycling is not available at the moment for coffee cups or food and drink cartons but by taking them to Holmbush, we can do our bit for recycling and make a dent in the huge number of paper coffee cups with plastic lining that need to be recycled separately from paper collections .    Take away coffee cups can also be taken to Costa where they are stored and taken regularly to Costa’s own recycling centre for cups.  You can take in cups from other cafes/shops are well as any purchased from Costa.


 Lyme Regis and Axminster Rotary Clubs Charity Golf Day

     15th May 2019
Lyme Regis Golf Club
 Rotary Charity Golf Day
Entry Form


The Schedule for the Uplyme & Lyme Regis Horticultural Society Summer Show
available now, so look out for it in Uplyme Stores, Raymonds Hill Post Office and Ginger Beer, plus of course our website. There are as usual plenty of classes to enter for and you can start preparing now for those you want to win.

Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Rocks and Fossil Weekend
Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

Fossil Fantastic Weekend
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

Volunteers wanted

for Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 

or email lymeregis.carnival@mac.com


Books to your Door
Unable to get to the Library? Housebound?

If you are housebound or unable to get to your local library, we may be able to arrange for books to be delivered to your home, free at regular intervals by volunteers.

We offer a wide range of fiction as well as information books on country life, cookery, travel, biography and other popular subjects. You can request specific books or subjects.

Large print books are available as well as talking books for people with sight problems, illness or other disabilities.

Books and talking books are delivered to your home by volunteers. All staff and volunteers always carry identity cards. Visits are usually every three weeks. There is no charge for our Home Library Service.

For more details, contact your local library and a member of staff will call to see if we can help you to use the library service.


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