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   2017 ~  Lyme Lunge  ~  Duck Race   ~

Lyme Regis Area Daily Diary   January  2017 Events
 

Snow over Lyme Regis

 

Sunday 1st  Bank Holiday

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

Rotary Lyme Lunge: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay,  13.00 hours at the Cobb 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 charities in aid of Childrens Hospice South West. please feel free to use the downloadable sponsor form, where 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 swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”   1pm  from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).   more..  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. 
 watch the Lyme Lunge 2016

 

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

 

Friday 6th  Twelfth Night 
Time to take down your decorations and
Recycle your Christmas Tree: - see right


Competition – subject Patterns in Nature;
For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.
 

Friday 20th

Members’ Evening – Slide shows
or further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475 or see Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road,  DT7 3PG.

 

 

Wednesday 25th  Burns Night is annually celebrated in Scotland on or around January 25. It commemorates the life of the bard (poet) Robert Burns, who was born on January 25, 1759. The day also celebrates Burns' contribution to Scottish culture. Burns' best known work is "Auld Lang Syne".


SEED SWAP, QUIZ & SOCIAL EVENING.
Swap surplus seeds. Bring-and-share refreshments. 7.30pm
Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society   Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme.

 

 


 

Some 2016 Events you may have missed

‘Escape from Christchurch’  by Richard Hamblin - British Geological Survey
"Not many professional geologists experience a major earthquake, as these are difficult to predict, but I had the ‘luck’ to be standing almost at the epicentre of the devastating second earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. In the talk I shall explain how major earthquakes are caused by plate tectonics, the movement of continents, and I shall then describe our traumatic journey from the earthquake epicentre out of town to the east, to the evacuation centre at Hagley Park on the west side of the city centre. I shall explain what we saw on our journey, and attempt to explain the peculiarities of this particular earthquake."  10am coffee, 11am talk.  Woodmead Halls, Lyme Regis. Heritage Coast U3A


Penny Piddock with her presentation on Creative light
Competition Street Photography;
Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475

R&D by the Sea:  Seatown Ladies Salon
An evening of inspiration, conversation and creativity.  Inspired by a grainy old black and white photograph from the 1900s of a group of lively women standing next to a rowing boat captioned Rude and Coarse, Likely Story Theatre Company are developing a new play about a team of female gig rowers, their friendships and their experiences at sea.  Join us for a G&T in the Stage Door Bar and a salon hosted by brilliant women, big ideas, and gently creative activities to inspire curiosity and debate. This is an enjoyable opportunity to investigate how Likely Story make theatre, and how ideas take shape.  R&D by the Sea is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England  5.30pm  Running time:  2hrs (approx)  Free  www.marinetheatre.com

Fridays in the Stage Door Bar
Every Friday Night is Cocktail Night at the Marine Theatre. Come after work to kick back and relax in our cosy quirky bar. Bar open from 5pm serving Cocktails, wine, music and offering an oasis of calm sophistication. There’ll be DJs and live music on throughout the season so keep up-to-date with what’s on on our website and social media. 5.00pm-late  Free  www.marinetheatre.com

 Roxy Magic
Roxy Magic are the UK's best and longest-running tribute to Roxy Music & Bryan Ferry.  This band of experienced and talented musicians recreate the music and feel of the hugely influential band Roxy Music and pop icon Bryan Ferry. Join us for Roxy classics such as Virginia Plain, Avalon, Dance Away, Street Life, Love is the Drug, Let’s Stick Together and more  Bar Open: 7.00pm  Onstage: 8.00pm  Running time:  100mins (approx) plus interval  Full Price: £12.00  Concessions: £11.00 TheatreFriends discount available  www.marinetheatre.com

Social Media Taster Sessions at Lyme Library

Age UK Dorchester is hosting taste sessions for over 50s in Lyme to help you get online and get connected.

Loneliness and isolation can be a real issue for people living across rural Dorset, with 17% of older people receiving contact from friends and family less than once a week, and over 6% leaving their homes only a few times a month loneliness and isolation is a big problem that we need to tackle. Getting online and connecting with friends (new & old) and family is a great way to stay social and tackle isolation.

The session is run by local volunteer Jen Hollands, an experienced IT tutor, who will be running the drop in on a first come first served basis between 2:30pm and approx. 5pm. The sessions last around 20-30 minutes and aim to give you an introduction to getting online and connecting with others using social media, advising on where you can go to learn more.  For more information contact Sam Ling from Age UK on 07890531958, or to confirm the session is taking place contact Lyme Regis Library    Silver Street, Lyme Regis  DT7 3HR Tel 01297 443151 Sessions are taking place on Wednesday afternoons from 2:30pm – 5pm at Lyme Regis Library.

45 years 
 Anyone is welcome to come to Silver Screen; you don’t have to be over a certain age to enjoy these shows. A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. 10.30am, The Regent Cinema

 Archive pictures of war photography from the Crimea to latest conflicts.
 by Jonathan Walker.
  Lyme Bay Photographic Club  7.30 pm - 10.00pm. Woodmead Halls, Hill Road, DT7 3PG. For further information please contact Mr Chris Sellers on 01297 442475

 

London Klezmer Quartet: Alternative Burns Night Ceilidh 

Dance your socks off with the London Klezmer Quartet at this alternative Burns Night ceilidh accompanied by a heart-warming Goulash stew.  The band will show you the steps for a variety of Yiddish dances, with live klezmer music to help put a spring in your step. Come along and try out freylekhs, bulgars, zhoks and shers. No previous experience or partner necessary, but willingness to have a good time IS essential.  The London Klezmer Quartet combines the subtleties of the original tradition with a kick-the-chairs-over ability to party, bringing to life an almost-lost folk tradition on violin, clarinet, accordion and double bass. “Dizzyingly dynamic playing... a band at the forefront of the European klezmer revival" (fROOTS). "With artistry like this, the music doesn't have to be reinvented." (Evening Standard)"  Your ticket includes a delicious hot supper of a hearty Goulash stew and crusty bread by Aroma Cafe, served on arrival. Doors:  7.00pm  Music and dinner: 7.30pm  Running time:  2 hours approx All tickets:

£15 with delicious hot dinner  £10 without dinner TheatreFriends discount available  www.marinetheatre.com
 


S
eed Swap, Quiz and Social Evening
Chance to socialize and find out what the society is up to for the coming year, renew your membership (if you haven’t already) and sign up to forthcoming outings. With a light hearted quiz and bring and share supper.  Bring along any unwanted seeds to swap with other members 7.30pm Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society   Non-members: temporary membership fee of £3. Uplyme Village Hall, Uplyme.

 

'Let them all in: how immigration can benefit every one of us’

A talk by Emeritus Professor John Treble:  John Treble was an academic economist for 40 years, specialising in the study of labour markets, and advising both private firms

 and governments departments. In his talk he will discuss recent evidence of the impact of immigration on employment, wages, taxes, benefits, crime, the health service and housing.  7.00pm Woodmead Halls, Small Hall  Free admission. All welcome Parking and refreshments available  This event is arranged by the Amnesty International Lyme Regis Group


Thank Funk it’s Friday featuring Mr Jean and guest DJ
Disco and Dancing.   Bathed in neon lights and advocating fashion which should have been banned long ago, Mr Jèan are the Lyme Regis go-to band for tight dance grooves, outrageous style and all out fun. From forgotten 70's Disco classics, to 90's French House and Pop into the modern day, Mr Jèan will take you on a dance-floor journey until the only thing you have left is a sense of elation and cheer. If you've been deprived of serious night of dancing, let Mr Jèan cure you.  Followed by guest DJ. Bar opens: 5.00pm  Live Music:  7.30pm  DJ: 9.00pm Running Time: 3hrs (approx) £6.00  www.marinetheatre.com

 

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
 


 

 

 

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 What was  on
in the Galleries 2016

POP UP VINTAGE

This is the fifth annual vintage pop up shop run by Jan Calow and Mandy Wiscombe.  They spend all year sourcing stock, making things and spending hours repairing, cleaning, up-cycling and renovating items.  The phrase they hear most often is ‘My Gran had one of those!’ Their stock is competitively priced; many items suitable for Secret Santas.  If looking for a refurbished doll’s cot, a vintage sewing box with original contents or a wooden toy that needs no batteries, you know where to come.

The Courtyard Gallery,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane,
Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
www.townmillarts.co.uk

CHRISTMAS ART FAIR

Every year the members of Town Mill Arts, the artists-run collective that organises the Town Mill's art galleries, take this opportunity to exhibit their latest artworks in the weeks before and during the holidays.  Both 2D and 3D art will be on show, making for a festive exhibition full of inspiring and enticing paintings, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books.

The Malthouse Gallery,
Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis
www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

New Year's Art Sale

Affordable artwork made by local artists and covering a wide variety of subject matter and media, 2D and 3D, will be on display at this annual show.
 

The Malthouse and Courtyard Galleries,
The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU


www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

Still Life

The humble Still Life is feted in this themed exhibition that explores how local talent capture these intimate domestic scenes

28 January-10 February
10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU

 www.townmillarts.co.uk

 

The Woodroffe Annual Art Show

The work on display will be from all years of The Woodroffe School and a variety of classes and media including Art, Graphics, Photography, Textiles and Design and Technology.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU
www.townmillarts.co.uk
 

SILVER SCREEN
at the Regent Cinema

Spring Season

A selection of the year's best films, in case you missed it the first time...

A season of films running twice per year over a 12-week period, Silver Screen is a selection of the year’s best films. Maybe you missed it the first time around or maybe you would just like to see it again...A Silver Screen ticket is just £3.50, and that comes with a complimentary tea or coffee. Anyone is welcome to come to Silver Screen; you don’t have to be over a certain age to enjoy these shows.

Every day at Scott Cinemas we keep an eye on the best selection of films. Twice a year we sit down and decide on 12 of these to bring back to the big screen. Sometimes we add in films that may not have had a major release in the UK and would not ordinarily have played in the cinema. Whatever your taste in films, we’re sure that there will be something that will interest you.  Thursdays 10.30am, The Regent Cinema, £3.25 including tea or coffee. Open to all. See relevant dates for films and  synopsis.

 

Tenovus Cancer Care –
volunteer to help in one of our shops!  

click here to read more

 
 

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. 
30th - 31st January
More info:  The Big Garden Birdwatch

 


Rotary Charity Golf Day


Rotary Charity Golf Day

Tues 12th July 2016
at

  Lyme Regis Golf Club
Download Entry Form

 

Recycle those unwanted Gifts

Please Donate them to:  

RNLI Shop, The Cobb:
Weldmar Hospice Shop, 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

for
Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 
Tel. 443696 Secretary  442220

or email lymeregis.carnival@mac.com

 

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
or 
Click Here

 

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