Friday 25th – Monday 28th October
The Malthouse Gallery,  Town Mill, Lyme Regis

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Sat 19 June – Guitars on the Beach is going green!

Guitars on the Beach

Saturday 19 June

This year GOTB is going green!

And Turn Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis are joining in.

Come and visit our stand.

Enjoy the music.

Bring your guitar and join in with the Sand Band.

Find out more here: https://guitarsonthebeach.com/

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Plastic Free Shopping! Coming to Charmouth and Lyme Regis

The Green Weigh, Bridport’s Plastic Free shop will be bringing its wares to Charmouth and Lyme Regis on a weekly basis at the following two permanent pitches;


9.30-12pm in Charmouth, trading from the layby at the bottom of town

12.30-3pm – Lyme Regis Football Ground

A message from Green Weigh –

“Bring any containers to fill or help yourself to our recycled jars (and donate your old ones), purchase draw string cloth bags or, if all else fails, there’s paper bags.

We sell loose dry foods, oils and vinegars, household cleaning product refills and personal care products and our prices are cheaper than supermarkets!  Win win!”


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SPECIAL EVENT: Sea What’s There, Wednesday October 17th – Talk, film and discussion – Inspiration to protect our oceans

Marine Theatre – 7.00pm

Tickets from Lyme Regis TIC (01297 442138) or online from the Marine Theatre website

We are fortunate to have this event here on our doorstep! Through film, talks, facts, and discussion 4 speakers will share how they have observed, recorded, advised, and broadcast the effects of plastic, climate change, over-fishing and pollution on our seas. Hear and see what they have done to change attitudes and the actions they’ve taken. Lyme Regis sits overlooking Lyme Bay – there is a wealth of sea-life and wonders on its doorstep. Find out how you can help preserve it for future generations.

Marine Conservation: our shore and sea need protecting both locally and globally – come and see what we have & how it’s being achieved. Plastic Free Lyme Regis will be there with tips for reducing the plastic that we use.


DAVID JONES – the founder of Just One Ocean, an environmentalist, media diving specialist, cameraman and ocean plastic consultant. David has worked with David Attenborough, Bear Grylls and Ben Fogle. His work includes the award winning documentary film A Plastic Ocean and for the BBC.

WILLIAM THOMPSON – an explorer, paddle boarder, graphic artist, mapmaker, and author of The Book of Tides, The World of Tides and Tide Walker. William has featured in The Daily Telegraph, on the BBC, and in The Scotsman.

MORVEN ROBERTSON- a UK Project Manager at Lyme Bay Fisheries and Conservation Reserve facilitated by the Blue Marine Foundation. Morven works with locals, fisherman, and organisations caring for the sea.

ANNE BAKER – Scientist, Educator and Ocean Advocate. In 2014, with other scientists, Anne took part in eXXpedition gaining first hand observation of the significant challenge of ocean plastic pollution seen whilst sailing across the Atlantic and around the British Coast. She developed an in-depth understanding of the impact of plastic on our planet, the oceans, and our health. She gave such an inspiring talk at Eva Fahle Clout’s art exhibition in June and we are pleased she returns to Lyme for this evening.

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Next TLG Meeting – ‘The Magical Moths of Dorset’ – Tuesday 13th November

‘The Magical Moths of Dorset’ – Paul Butter will share his knowledge and enthusiasm about moths found in Dorset. Royal Lion Hotel. Lyme Regis. 7.15 for 7.30pm. More details to follow.

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Film: Blue Heart – The fight for Europe’s last wild rivers – Thursday 11 October, Marine Theatre

£5 in advance; £7 on the door

Tickets available at the TIC Lyme Regis (01297 442138) or online from the Marine Theatre website.

Dr Kate Baker, Research Fellow at The University of Exeter and Chair of the panel, writes, “The celebrated film ‘Blue Heart’ documents the power of local community in protecting the largest undammed river in the Balkans. After the film, there will be a discussion with local experts drawing on similarities between community action in the Balkans with projects closer to home; communities are central to any successful environmental project. As an individual, it is easy to feel disempowered by the various environmental issues we’re facing. However, by joining together and working as a collective, positive changes can happen. We hope this evening will inspire people to get involved in local projects to create a better environment for future generations.”

The panel will include Richard Higgs, programme manager of the Riverlands project at the National Trust, a new £10 million project to bring the UK rivers back to life; Minni Jain, director of the Flow Partnership, an NGO working on rivers in the UK with community collaboration; and Dr David Smith from South West Water Upstream Thinking project, which aims find natural landscape-scale solutions to improve water quality.

Here is the trailer to the film: https://youtu.be/LadlBg9bmfg

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Talk: “That Glorious Forest” Friday, 19th October, Trill Farm

Trill Farm: Supper and conversation

Sir Ghillean Prance, Turn Lyme Green’s patron, will be talking about his most recent work in Amazonia. He will focus on examining the current situation about deforestation and threats to the forest and include details of the time he has spent with the indigenous peoples of Amazonia studying their uses of plants and uses of the forest. For more information and tickets, follow this link. Talk only, £5. Talk and Supper £30.

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