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Festival, Sat 17 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016, free entry

Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Lyme Regis ArtsFest


Mill Lane,
Lyme Regis,


To celebrate its 14th year, Lyme Regis ArtsFest 2016 will be both longer and larger than ever before, running for 16 days from 17 September until 2 October with even more artwork on show in galleries, open studios and public spaces.

In fact, ArtsFest officially launched earlier this summer with the first sculptures of an open-air Sculpture Trail being erected in June in Lyme’s public gardens. Additional sculptures will be added over the summer, and smaller works will be on display in the Langmoor and Lister Rooms on the seafront during ArtsFest itself.

This year’s theme is ‘Identity’, and it is proving to be a potent stimulus for ArtsFest members, as well as young artists in local schools and colleges. The thought-provoking and moving artwork that they have created will be exhibited at The Town Mill’s Courtyard and Malthouse Galleries.

More general, un-themed artwork by popular local artists will be on display at the Baptist Church Hall (17-25 Sept only), and there will be a full schedule of workshops, open studios in and around Lyme where one can see the artists in action, and an Art Trail featuring artists’ works on show in Lyme businesses and shops. The Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront will act as an open studio for several artists as well as hosting arts and crafts markets on each of the three weekends.

ArtsFest 2016 will be the most challenging event yet in size and scope, so don’t miss it! For more detailed information, timings and maps, look out for the ArtsFest brochure which will be available from the TIC and local shops or visit the website:

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Event details

Dates Times
Sat 17 Sep - Sun 2 Oct 2016


Free entry

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Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 24 - Sun 25 Sep Frocks That Rock, weekend dressmaking workshop
Sat 17 Sep - Sun 2 Oct Lyme Regis ArtsFest
Thu 6 - Wed 19 Oct Faces and Places
Thu 6 - Wed 19 Oct Return to the Wild
Thu 20 Oct - Wed 2 Nov Raw Energy
Fri 21 Oct - Wed 2 Nov Colourscapes



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Map reference: ND 341220  Lat: 50.72576 Long: -2.93393

By train: Our nearest station is Axminster, which is 15 minutes by bus or taxi.

By Bus: First Bus, route 31, runs from Axminster station to Lyme Regis. The X53 Jurassic Coast bus runs between Exeter and Poole.

By road: The Town Mill is in the centre of Lyme Regis DT7 3PU – see also the directions opposite.


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