SATURDAY 3 and SUNDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm
KNOW YOUR FOSSILS
Fossil hunters Paddy Howe and Chris Andrew give talks about fossils. Amazing fossils to see and handle. Ask questions and bring your finds for identification.
MONDAY 5 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm meet at museum
MARY ANNING’S TOWN
Take a walk with Daphne Baker through the Lyme Regis that Mary Anning would have known. Takes about 1½ hours. Limited numbers so please book.
TUESDAY 6 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm meet at Lifeboat Station
LYME AS JANE AUSTEN KNEW IT
A walk around the Lyme Regis of Jane Austen’s time, with Fred Humphrey in the guise
of Admiral Croft. Takes about 1½ hours. Limited numbers so please book.
THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 11am meet at Boat Building Academy
BOATS AND THEIR STORIES
A stroll to visit boats at the Boat Building Academy, the gig shed and the harbour, with boatbuilder Gail McGarva. Takes about 1½ hours. Limited numbers so please book.
SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 2.00pm meet at Lifeboat Station
LYME ’S STONE TRADE
From the Cobb, Richard Bull shows how and where stone was quarried from Lyme’s
beaches and cliffs, to be traded around the world. Limited numbers so please book.
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER from 6pm – everyone welcome
ARTSFEST EXHIBITION PREVIEW
A celebration of the opening of the museum’s Artsfest exhibition ‘Maritime
Photographs’ by the Heritage Coast U3A photographic group.
THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm
JAMES McNEILL WHISTLER IN LYME
A talk by Sandra Lello about this influential American-born artist – a wit, dandy and shameless self-promoter who worked in Lyme in the late 1800s.
SATURDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 10.00am to 5pm FREE admission
MARY ANNING DAY
A celebration of 200 years of discovery. Historic and contemporary fossil collecting explored in family activities and talks, including celebrity author Tracy Chevalier and renowned botanist Sir Ghillean Prance. See museum website www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk or telephone 01297 443370 for full details.
THURSDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2.30pm
BEING FAIR TO FOWLES
Sandra Lello talks about John Fowles, the author who created French Lieutenant’s Woman, his life, work and contribution to Lyme.