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Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2022 Events
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Snow over Lyme Regis



Saturday 1st 2022    HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE


Grand Duck Race
A New Year’s Day Tradition!  Watch the ducks race down the River Lym  Raising money for Lyme's Wonderful Christmas Lights. 12 noon Higher Mill Flats, Windsor Terrace.


The Lyme Lunge Rotary Lyme Lunge 2022: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 
A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay  THIS IS A WEATHER DEPENDENT EVENT


13.00 hours at the Sandy Beach, all for charity.   Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charity:

This year
(2022) we will be raising funds for Weldmar Hospicecare  and Macmillan Cancer Support two charities which we all know give outstanding support to local people in times of need.

   sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish:   If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead. It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised.  If you just want a plunge, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”   ...more info

 1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  

Wet suits allowed, preferably with fancy dress over the top, just a paddle in the sea is enough to say  you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'  for charity.  No doubt the collectors will get as wet as the Lungers!  Whether watching or lunging don't forget to arrive early. 

This event is weather dependent:  see here for Surf at Lyme Regis


2019 was in aid of Dorchester County  Hospital Cancer Appeal

Our chosen  charity for 2018 was SHELTERBOX, the renowned disaster relief charity run by Rotarians.  Watch the 2018 Lyme Lunge  on Youtube in aid of Shelterbox

watch the Lyme Lunge 2017  in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

watch the Lyme Lunge 2016


Watch the brides in the 2015 Formidable Lyme Lunge here:   The Formidable Lyme Lunge Parade  and   Formidable Lyme Lunge 




Monday 3rd   Bank Holiday


Tuesday 4th January 2022








Wednesday 5th 2022  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and Recycle your Christmas Tree



Monday 10th January

Technical course launched
- see right





LYME REGIS COMEDY CLUB WITH TOM WARD Twelve pounds, four comedians, one night! January’s headliner Tom Ward has made a flurry of TV appearances including ‘Live from The BBC’, ‘Roast Battle’, ‘Stand up Central’, ‘Live From The Comedy Store’ and the most recent series of ‘Live at the Apollo’. Support comes from Westcountry favourite Ollie Horn and winner of the Funny Women Awards Laura Smyth. Tom Glover is still your resident compere.£12.00 advance / £15.00 on the door | 10% discount for members   www.marinetheatre.com




YOUNG CREATIVES SUNDAY SESSIONS  Calling all young musicians & performers Together with B Sharp, the Marine has a Young Creatives programme, which includes mentoring, performance, and a tech course.If you are a young musician aged 16 – 25, and would like the opportunity to perform at the Marine Theatre, come and take part in one of the Young Creatives open-mic sessions, supported by a professional music leader. The sessions are relaxed and friendly, and suitable for first time performers as well as those that have performed before. To book a performance slot please email info@bsharp.org.uk Free event - no tickets | Starts at 3:00 P.M




Tuesday 18th January 2022
The Lyme Regis Society present a Talk: Coombe Street Part 11.
by Audrey Standhaft  To be held on  at 2pm  Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, Lyme Regis. DT7 3PG   All Welcome. Members Free. Visitors £3.00.   Please check website for further information: 



The good Doctor Martin Carthy and his twice Mercury nominated daughter Eliza Carthy join forces to perform songs here this month. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.£20.00 advance | £23.00 on the door | 10% discount for members 


Saturday 22nd January, 2022

Gambian musician visits Dorset
The sound of the Kora is often described as: beautiful, soft, enchanting, and almost medicinal. Suntou Susso - a Kora player, percussionist, singer, and composer from The Gambia - plays this rare instrument with his full band at the Marine. Born a Griot in a 700-year old tradition, the Kora - harp-lute with 22 strings - is unique to the Griots of the Mandinka people. Griots have a unique societal role as oral historians, transmitting and preserving a people's culture through the generations in song, music and poetry. Suntou's family includes some of the world's most well-respected West African musicians, including Seckou Keita, Solo Cissokho and Sura and Mamudou Susso.

Playing this rare instrument goes beyond being a way of making a living for Susso and his band;  it is truly considered a lifestyle and a culture to them. He describes his work as, ‘music for the soul. It's a peaceful sound that we create together - music that has a purpose in healing. You know so many things are happening in the world nowadays, we are all so stressed. But the music we create is to re-centre, music to heal, music to listen to and music to dance to’.Tickets cost £12 in advance, and the show starts at 8:00 P.M.  www.marinetheatre.com




Tuesday 25th  Burns Night


28th -30th January


The Big Garden Birdwatch 
Watch for one hour: you can do your birdwatch with a cuppa, your favourite biscuit and your feet up.
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch




R&B and soul legend Geno Washington arrived in the UK during the 1960s as part of the US Air Force. He caused a sensation singing with R&B acts Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames and Zoot Money's Big Roll Band at the legendary Flamingo Club in Soho. His live shows were immortalised in two of the biggest selling albums of the 60s. Now he returns to Lyme!  £20.00 advance | £25.00 on the door | 10% discount for members  www.marinetheatre.com



Other Events January 2022


Beach clean
Please wear appropriate clothing.  Children welcome but mus
t be accompanied by a responsible adult.   Meet at 12:20 pm on the slipway opposite the RNLI shop. Equipment provided. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Hope to see some of you there. www.litterfreecoastandsea.co.uk




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 (as a rough guide all solid surfaces)

Lyme Regis's front beach:
No Dogs
from 1st May until 30th September
Dogs on leads 1st October - 30th April

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


 What's on
in the Galleries

Big Skies, Distant Views

Steve Manning is an Exeter based printmaker working out of an attic studio that commands fine vistas of clouds and sky.   The landscapes of Dorset and Devon have understandably become the subject of much of his work, including this exhibition,
Big Skies, Distant Views

at the
Rotunda Gallery of the Lyme Regis Museum
 from 8 December until 16 January


“I am particularly interested in the cloudscape and it often informs the overall composition of the completed print,” says Steve.  “For me the challenge is to render distant vistas and ethereal skies using a medium—multi-block and reduction printmaking—usually associated with bold blocks of colour.  I achieve this by either lightening colours with white or thinning them with extender. The end results are prints that could be described as having a ‘painterly’ quality. I probably should be a watercolourist, but I love the combination of craft and fine art that printmaking offers.”

For further information about opening times and admission charges for Big Skies, Distant Views, please visit the Museum’s website: www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.

An Artist’s Journey 

Paintings by Dianne Mary Alice

19 January until 6 March
 the Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum

Dianne Mary Alice is a professional artist who came to be living by the sea in Dorset via West London and the French canals.  She started taking art classes after retiring from a career in fashion, textiles and garden design. An Artist’s Journey is her first solo exhibition, and it runs from 19 January until 6 March at the Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum.  

Dianne's impressionistic and spontaneous approach captures images and forms from the natural world experimenting with all mediums, usually using a palette knife and just a few colours. Her inspiration comes from big skies, landscapes, plants, flowers and the sea.  Sketches and line drawings are done plein air when possible, often moving on to underpainting in acrylic and ending with oil.  She started exhibiting three years ago with Dorset Arts Weeks and belongs to Lyme Bay Arts, Artwey and Casterbridge Art societies. 

For further information about opening days and times, please visit www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.   



Technical course launched

  A brand-new programme from the Marine Theatre, our free 10 week course explores the world of backstage, providing Young Creatives with the first step into the music and theatre industry. The Marine Theatre is delighted to launch a Young Technicians’ Course with all places free of charge. This programme will give 16 to 25 year olds practical experience across lighting, sound, and stage management, leading up to a final show. Led by five experts from the music industry and theatre, this is the perfect platform to launch a career in the arts.

In partnership with B-Sharp


Free event   www.marinetheatre.com


Guided Walks and Tours

Fossil Walks

Fossil Hunting Walk 10am Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Booking  Advised: Tel 560772

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

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


The Big Garden Birdwatch

Taking part is simple and fun: All you need to do is watch your garden or local park: just settle down for an hour watching and recording the highest number of each bird species seen in your garden, or local park (not flying over) at any one time. 

More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch


Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, Broad Street:
Tenovus, Broad Street
Jumble Sales


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.  Read more


  Volunteers wanted

  Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
see lymeregiscarnival.co.uk


Something in need of repair or
maintenance around town?

Sign cleaning, clearing and repair.  Unblocking drainage gullies,  small areas of footpath, roadway  or carriageway edge repairs
Report these problems to either Lyme Regis Town Council 01297 445175;
Dorset Direct 01305 221000
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