Join us in the Marine Theatre from 2 – 3pm on Sunday 5th May. Free entry Is this the real thing? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide……. no escape from reality…….. ‘A new map and model of the Great Bindon Landslide’ The tumultuous events of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 1839 near Bindon […]
Come and see art work from Fossil Festival. Open all weekend with free entry Exhibitions of Art created for the festival will be exhibited in the Mill Gallery, the Malt House, the Marine Theatre and the Hub café.
To wrap up the festival we will be hosting these two highly regarded speakers. Sunday 5th May 3 – 4pm in the Marine Theatre Free entry Sir Ghillean Prance, former Director of The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew and Richard Lane, former Director of Science at the Natural History Museum will be hosting a discussion focussing on […]
Come to the Marine Theatre on Sunday 5th May from 1 -2pm to see Kingston Maurward’s Animal Park Educational Coordinator with her Harris Hawk called Emma, talking about how birds have descended from dinosaurs. Free entry
Evolution Rocks! Join B-Sharp and local school students for an evening of entertainment. Marine Theatre Saturday 4th May 7 – 8pm Tickets £8. Book online Concessions available, please contact the office on 01297 445021 for more information. Evolution Rocks is a concert by local young people led by B Sharp (www.bsharp.org.uk). Working with B Sharp […]
At the Marine Theatre on Saturday 4th May 3.30 – 4.30pm. Free entry A talk by Huw Griffiths and Cath Waller from The British Antarctic Survey team all about microplastics in the Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
From 2 – 2.45pm on Saturday 4th May and from 12 – 12.45pm on Sunday 5th May watch the performance from ‘The Teachers’ at the Marine Theatre. Free entry Ian Wood, Julia Lamb-Wilson and John Haylock perform with local geologist Richard Edmonds plus students from Woodroffe School. Featuring the Bindon Landslip Animation created by Woodroffe […]
Come to the Marine Theatre on Saturday 4th May from 1.30 – 2pm and from 2.45 – 3.15pm to hear the story teller Martin Maudsley recount stories influenced by sessions with students from Woodroffe. Free entry Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in Bridport and working across the UK in schools, theatres, festivals and […]
Join experts Maria McNamara and James McKay from the Palaeontological Association for a talk on Saturday 4th May from 12pm – 1pm at The Marine Theatre. Free entry. ‘Becoming a fossil: a whirlwind tour of geological time and spectacular fossils’ by Dr Maria McNamara. Maria is a Senior Lecturer in Geology at University College Cork. […]
Join us in our lantern parade along the seafront on Friday 3rd May at 8.45pm. Using art work created in workshops in the run up to the festival, this is bound to be a riot of lanterns, colour and light.
Join these two eminent speakers on Friday 3rd May from 7 – 8.45pm to understand more about current environmental and marine issues. Tickets £8 each. Book online Concessions available, please contact the office on 01297 445021 for more information. Owen Day PhD – Community-based marine protection and restoration: success stories from Lyme Bay and the […]
Join Sarah Thomas at The Hub to make our Fossil Festival banners. These will be used around town during the festival. Cost £5 per person Recommended age 6+ Date Saturday 2nd March 2019 Times 10am until 3pm Book online or in person at The Hub Only 20 places available.
Join Darrell Wakelam at The Hub to create prehistoric fish headdresses which will be used in the illuminated lantern parade on Friday May 3rd. Saturday 16th March: from 10am – 3pm Book online or in person at The Hub Recommended age is 8 upwards. Families welcome. Cost £8 per person Limited to 20 people per […]
Join Alison Bowskill at The Hub to create Styrofoam and card prints on the theme of Fossils and Geological maps. These will be displayed at the Art Gallery during the festival itself. Two sessions are available on Saturday 2nd February: from 10am – 12.30pm and from 1.30pm – 4pm Book online or in person at […]
Join Sarah Butterworth at The Hub to make your very own Ichthyosaur lantern. These will be used in an illuminated parade along the seafront at 9pm on Friday 3rd May to launch the Fossil Festival. Cost £8 per person Recommended age 11+ due to use of tools Date Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th January 2019 […]
Harbour Voices is a Lyme Regis-based group of twenty men and women celebrating songs of the sea and recounting tales of the West Dorset coast, both historic and current. Originally formed to support the Lyme Regis Gig Club, the group has developed into the performance group it is today with a wide and varied repertoire […]
Have you ever held an actual fossil or mineral? How did you know it was a fossil? What is a fossil? Do you know why minerals are important and that we can even search for them in space! At the Natural History Museum in London, we ask questions about specimens like fossils and minerals every […]
Here you can browse and buy incredible fossils, both real and chocolate! Fossil art, jewellery fashioned from seashore finds and Jurassic Coast inspired T-shirts! There will also be food stalls here to keep you fed and watered.
The Museum will be open as normal. There will be free dinosaur craft events in the museum Learning Centre run by Darrell Wakelam, the standard admission fee will apply. These are drop in events. On both days the Museum will also be running a fossil polishing event at the Marine Shelters and they will also […]
Do you have what it takes to be a polar explorer? Think the poles are just dead, icy wastes? Think again! Join the British Antarctic Survey for hands-on activities, displays and much more. BAS scientists are on hand to explain and demonstrate the unique wonders polar science explores. Time travel with our fossils […]