Events

A wide range of events promote Plastic Free Lyme Regis and Turn Lyme Green throughout the year, from Plastic Waste themed art exhibitions, films and talks about how plastic affects us and our environment to children’s activities to encourage them to appreciate how their actions can help our coastline and environment. 

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INCINERATOR VISIT 10am -12 noon Thursday 11th August

If you'd like to know more about what happens to our waste and the relative merits of different kinds of waste disposal, there are a couple of places remaining on Chardstock Eco Group's visit to the Exeter Incinerator from 10am-noon on August 11th. If you'd like to join or find out more details please contact Vicky Whitworth 

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FASHION REVOLUTION: The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street Saturday 30th July to Thursday 4th August

Come join the revolution and learn how to make, mend and shop with less cost to you AND the planet.  The Lyric Theatre, Barrack Street will become a sustainable fashion hub, see details on Bridport Fashion Revolution Facebook page.

The first event is 1.30pm Saturday 30th July, at Buckydoo Square.  SWITCH IT, DON’T DITCH IT.  Bring a chair, some hand sewing for a flash mob for an hour.  Contact Polly for more information if you would like to go as part of a group.

Bridport Fashion Revolution full programme.

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Beach Litter Pick 10.00-11.30am, Sunday, 20th February 2022 Meet at RLNI Lifeboat Station   

All invited to help with a litter pick.   It's fun.. great to be outside and helps keep our beaches clean, safe and welcoming.  Families welcome; children under 16 do need to be supervised.  Wear sturdy shoes and bring gloves. Afterwards, there will be a chat over coffee about ideas for future plans.  Please email litterpicklyme@gmail.com with any questions and to let us know if you are planning to come. So if there are any changes to our plans, we can let you know. Hope to see you there!

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Practical Steps to a more Sustainable Business: 6.45pm 17th February 2022 - Driftwood Cafe, Baptist Church

A 'Going Green is Good for Business' event.  Thursday, 17th February.  6.45 for 7.00pm at the Driftwood Cafe in the Baptist Church at the top of Broad Street.  Refreshments will be served. A free event.
R.S.V.P.  enquiries@turnlymegreen.co.uk

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Great Dorset Beach Clean 10:00 Sunday 23rd May 2021

Join us at 10:00 - 11:30 on Sunday 23rd May 2021 to clean Monmouth Beach.  We're only allowed a maximum of 30 beach cleaners so make sure you meet us at the slipway outside the RLNI shop about 10 minutes before to reserve your place. Picker and collection bags are provided, you must bring your own sturdy gloves to wear due to Covid 19 restrictions. 

Great Dorset Beach Clean - Cancelled

18 Apr 2020

The plans to join the Great Dorset Beach Clean on Sunday 19th April have now been cancelled due to concerns over the Coronavirus. We hope to re-schedule this later in the year.   In the meantime, look after your health and take care everyone!

Going Green is Good for Business!

10 Mar 2020

7.15 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. start.  Listen to the experiences of local businesses who have found ways to be more sustainable, eliminate single use plastics and care for our environment.  Exchange views and share best practice.  All welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Driftwood Café, The Baptist Church, Silver Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3HR

Beach Clean Sunday!

26 Jan 2020

12.20 p.m. Beach Clean now on Sunday! Meet up by the RLNI shop where the slipway is, all ages welcome.  Come and help give Monmouth Beach a tidy up and find out what kind of things get washed up on our shores.  Wear sensible shoes, all equipment (buckets, bags and 'picker-uppers') provided. Bring your sunhat as it's bound to be sunny (or maybe a rain hat as well - just in case!).

Firework Night Clean Up

03 Nov 2019

8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Blow those cobwebs away and clean The Cobb and beach up after the fireworks!  Join us on Sunday on The Cobb to collect the leftover fireworks from the Lyme Regis display.  All the fireworks as as 'green' (and red, yellow and sparkly) as we can buy with minimum or no plastic content. Mainly just good old cardboard, gunpowder and explosives! Woo-Hoo!

Litter pickers and bins provided.  

'POP UP' Sustainable Lyme Regis

24 Oct 2019

POP UP Sustainable Lyme Regis is between Friday 25th - Monday 28th  October 11 a.m.-4 p.m.at The Malthouse in The Town Mill off Coombe Street.

 

There are exhibitions of the posters by local schools to support the Boomerang Bag scheme together with bags made by The Woodroffe School. Discover what a Boomerang Bag is and where you can borrow one!

Workshop days:

Friday 25th October: PRINT RETHINK, REUSE, RESPECT T-SHIRTS run by 10-8 Studio. Print a contemporary T-Shirt (provided) using recycled plastic and beach waste – wear old clothes it could get messy! – 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. £15 per 90 minute session. To book:  https://www.10by8printstudio.com/book-online

 

Saturday 26th October: SEW SUSTAINABLE – FREE. Drop in for a chat and see how easy it is to sew a Boomerang Bag. Free pattern and instructions available. 11 a.m. onwards

 

Monday 28th October: CUT OUT PLASTIC IN LUNCHBOXES - from Warsup.  A fun, informative session involving tasty treats and activities.  Goodie bag included, full of plastic free ideas and gifts. 11.30 a.m. - 1 p.m. £6 per person.  Under 12s free, must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 29th October: PRINT RETHINK, REUSE, RESPECT T-SHIRTS 10.30 a.m. & 1 p.m. To book:  https://www.10by8printstudio.com/book-online

 

“Anyone can come and pick up lots of ideas and easy tips to reduce your plastic use.” said Grenville Barr Chairman of Plastic Free Lyme Regis.

 

Booking is necessary for paid workshops call 01297 446066 or email info@plasticfreelyme.uk

 

Plastic Free Lyme Regis – Refuse, Refill, Reuse, Recycle - find out how we’ve done it!

The Big Beach Clean

19 Oct 2019

Join the Surfers Against Sewage at the Anchor (the Ship's Anchor) on the sea wall by Cobb Square at 4 p.m. to clean up the front beach. Wear sensible shoes and clothing. Pickers, bags and buckets will be provided - just bring your eagle eyes to spot any rubbish or plastic.

Sea What's There 2019

08 Oct 2019

7 p.m. at the Marine Theatre.

 

Tom ’The BlowFish’ Hird is a MCS Ocean Ambassador, Marine Biologist, broadcaster, author & science communicator. Tom appeared as “The Blowfish” on CBBC, ITV, BBC, CITV and Channel 4 as Sunday Brunch’s resident wildlife expert. He’s also presented two series of BBC worldwide's production Fishing Impossible.
William Thomson is an explorer, paddle boarder, graphic artist, mapmaker, is author of The Book of Tides and The World of Tides, Social media Tidal Compass broadcaster and has featured in The Daily Telegraph, Coast Magazine and on the BBC.
Anne Baker Educator and Ocean Advocate has taken part in several eXXpeditions gaining first-hand observation of the significant challenge of ocean plastic pollution. She’ll be sharing her findings of her recent eXXpedition sail around Greenland.
Dr Adam Rees Research Officer Blue Marine Foundation. Adam’s PhD focussed on the ecological impacts associated with crustacean potting, in our own Marine Protected Area Lyme Bay Reserve, and will be giving an update on how work here has progressed.

The Great Dorset Beach Clean

21 Sep 2019

1.50 p.m. by the slipway near the RLNI Shop for a 2 p.m. start.

Blow away the cobwebs and do a bit of cleaning up on the beach - all tools and bags supplied, just wear sensible footwear and bring a coat of it's chilly or rainy.

Carnival Procession - The return of the Jellyfish!

09 Aug 2019

The Grand Procession leaves Holmbush Car Park at 8pm, comes down Pound Street, Broad Street, turns right through Cobb Gate by the clock, along the sea front, past the Yellow Carnival Kiosk, to end in Cobb Square. Come and seee the Jellyfish glow and wobble!

Carnival Environment Day and Art workshop

02 Aug 2019

This year Turn Lyme Green and Plastic Free Lyme Regis will be hosting an environment day, creating another art project for children and families to enjoy.    Dorset Litter Free Coast and Sea are coming with their stand with games and challenges:  “ Be a Plastic Game Changer’…roll the dice and see if you have the Eco moves to play our funky Snakes & Ladders game. 


Take our FATBERG challenge. Can you avoid causing a stink in your sink? Find out what you can do to avoid nasty niffs, and clogs at home by following our simple tips.

We are also running an art session for those that want to join in making a mandala for our art wall, come and join us at the Shelters on Marine Parade

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