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JULY 2023      LIFEBOAT WEEK 2023   Sat July 22nd -  Friday 28th 


July 8th (Saturday)

SUMMER FLOWER AND PRODUCE FAIR. Competition marquee, fabulous artisan stalls, live music, family dog show, games and sideshows, and our ever-popular home-made refreshments. This year’s show theme is Violas. Entry £3 for all adults  1 till 5pm Uplyme playing fields and Village Hall  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com 


Sunday July 9th 2023

Coast to Coast:  Jurassic Coast Motorcycle Run: Lyme Regis to Minehead  Veteran, Vintage & Post War Classics (in production in the 1990’s) will again start from Lyme Regis promenade (Guncliff) and, after the customary call by the Town Crier and address from the Mayor, will proceed to Minehead   Come and view the parade of bikes first  at the Guncliff and talk to the riders  This event is open to motor bikes in production up to and including 1972 including Veteran and Vintage.   Departs in small groups from 10am from Cobb Gate/Marine Parade.   Supported Charity: Headway Somerset More info www.wcmcc.org.uk  Westland Classic Motorcycle Club


July 13th (Thursday)

Kia Ora Gardens and Coldharbour Mill
COACH TRIP  departs 9.15am.    Kia Ora Gardens, Cullompton. Charming, 10-acre mature garden with lawns, lakes and ponds complete with water features and wildlife.  Coldharbour Mill is a working wool museum. Traditional textiles, knitting yarn and hand-woven rugs made on site. 12-acre estate, shop and café. £22 includes coffee/cake at Kia Ora and tour at Coldharbour Mill. www.ulrhs.wordpress.com 



Saturday 15th

Lyme Morris Day
A fun day of Morris dancing in the iconic Dorset town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast 
see right




Friday 21st July 2023 End of Term

School's out for Summer


Saturday 22nd July 

Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week begins - fun for all the family

Lifeboat Week Opening Ceremony   The Lifeboat Station






Sunday 23rd July

Arts  Exhibition and Sale of work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more Local Artists from 10am The Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

Postponed from yesterday: Pavement Art Competition 11am

  Lyme Regis Sailing Club  RNLI Tankard (Dinghies)  1030am

Lyme Regis Town Band,2.30pm  Music followed by 'Songs of Praise' 3pm The Shelters, Marine Parade

5pm Fun Run (sign-up 3 - 4.30pm)

Illuminated Boats

Many other events daily, lots are weather dependent.  Programmes £2 at Lifeboat Shop and outlets around town


July 26th Wednesday

TALK AND DISPLAY. RNLI Week – ‘Snakes Alive’ by Dave Marsh of World Life. Get a close-up look at these fascinating reptiles. All tickets from Lyme Regis Lifeboat Shop or ring Brian Cursley 07831 533580. Proceeds to RNLI 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall


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


2022 events:  2023 Dates tba

Lyme Regis Carers’ Café
  The Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, Lyme Regis  The Third Thursday of every month –   From 11am till 1pm – stay all morning or just drop in.  Anyone who looks after a friend, relative, partner or neighbour is welcome.  You do not have to be a registered carer.  lymeregiscarerscafe.co.uk

Lyme Regis Beer Festival

With over 20 beers and 20 live acts across the weekend, this promises to be a hearty celebration of beer and music. Join us by the sea for drinking, singing, and dancing at this great community event, staged by the Marine Theatre and Lyme Regis Brewery.

Swimming Challenge
for adults and children Registration 12pm to 2.30pm Marine Parade

Arts  Exhibition and Sale of work including affordable paintings, drawings, prints, cards and more 10am The Shelters, Marine Parade Lyme Regis.

Bathtub Race

 Many other events each day.  Programmes £2 at Lifeboat Shop and outlets around town or see www.lymeregislifeboatweek.co.uk


Illuminated Aircraft 9.30pm

Many other events each day.  Programmes £2 at Lifeboat Shop and outlets around town or see www.lymeregislifeboatweek.co.uk

Total Wipeout 12 - 4pm Lister Gardens


Teddy Bears Picnic

TALK AND DISPLAY. RNLI Week – ‘Birds of Prey’
y Xtreme Falconry. Get a close-up look at the amazing hunting raptors at this entertaining talk and display by Martin of Xtreme Falconry. All tickets £4 from Lyme Regis Lifeboat Shop
7.30pm  Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. .  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com


Red Devils formationThe Red Devils

Many other Lifeboat Week events each day.  Programmes £2 at Lifeboat Shop and outlets around town or see www.lymeregislifeboatweek.co.uk


Pirate Day

The Duck Race

Lyme Morris\\

Many other Lifeboat Week events each day.  Programmes £2 at Lifeboat Shop and outlets around town or see www.lymeregislifeboatweek.co.uk


St Michael's Parish Church annual Beach Stall
 This popular event will be held in the Marine Parade Shelters from 10.00am until 3.30pm. Stalls will include books, cakes, bric-a-brac, homecrafts, jewellery, bags and scarves. All profits are for Church funds.





if you have to park in the road please do so considerately


 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

Lifeboat Crew Training



July 22nd -
Friday 28th



Lyme Morris Day


A fun day of Morris dancing in the iconic Dorset town of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic coast. 


Once again Lyme Regis will be hosting the exciting Lyme Morris Day  


With sun, sea, sand, ice cream and many sides performing throughout the day Lyme Regis is set to be a great day out for everyone, with lively music and opportunities to participate and support traditional folk dancers.

Lyme Morris would welcome other Morris sides to join them for a great day. If you would like more information, contact:


Peter Morton, Squire, Lyme Morris

Email: petemorton56@googlemail.com   

mob: 07917748087

Facebook: Lyme Morris



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





the Colours and Patterns of Dorset – an exhibition of vibrant paintings by Hilary Buckley


14 to 26 July 2023


The Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU


Daily 10.00am to 5.00pm


Free admission


Contact:  01297 444111


Website:  Dorset-artist.uk


Hilary’s vibrant paintings are inspired by the Dorset landscape. Having exhibited ten times with Colour Line & Thread since 2011 at the Town Mill, this is her first solo exhibition.




Regatta and Carnival Week

Saturday 5th August 2023 - Saturday 12th August 2023


Lyme Regis Town Band Summer Concerts

Lyme Regis Town Band concert on Marine Parade

  Marine Parade



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’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.

Liz Jones Memorial Walks

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

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



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.  walks@lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Lyme Regis Philpot Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis



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