Lyme Morris dancers would like to invite your morris side to an afternoon of morris dancing on Saturday 2nd May. We will be performing during the day along the Marine Parade on the seafront!
Tales from the river bank: Thames gravel pit mammals Today, the River Thames is vital to millions of people and animals. During the Pleistocene epoch, 240,000-34,000 years ago, numerous familiar and unfamiliar mammals populated its banks and surrounding areas, from huge mammoths to roe deer, prowling bears to herds of bison. Come and find out […]
An insight into the current research being conducted at the University of Bristol, displaying some of the latest findings in palaeontology from one of the world’s top departments. Experts from the University will be on hand to answer any and all palaeo-related questions, happy to talk about the life of a scientist. Interactive games […]
Brand new for 2020, the Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is very excited to introduce the 1st annual, world-first “T-Rex It’s a knockout” games on Saturday 2nd of May on Sandy Beach in Lyme. Ten teams of four people will compete over eight hilarious rounds of games and activities in our 300sq metre games arena…..all […]
Mike Benton has been a leading figure in dinosaur research all through his career, and he has made contributions in four areas. He was the first to propose in 1983 that dinosaurs exploded onto the scene 230 million years ago following an extinction event, and this model for dinosaur origins has received fresh support in […]
Dr Steve Etches MBE is a plumber by trade and began collecting fossils from the Kimmeridge Clay of Dorset over 35 years ago. His fossil collecting began at the age of 5 with a flint fossil sea urchin which he found in his back garden. Completely self-taught, what began as a hobby has now resulted […]
Paul Barrett – Natural History Museum. Dinosaurs are justly famous for their huge sizes and total domination of Jurassic and Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems. However, they started their evolutionary journey as small, rare animals that were overshadowed by our own early ancestors and other earlier-appearing reptile groups. Until recently, palaeontologists had relatively information on dinosaur origins, […]
There is no one set path a fossil follows after its initial discovery, but in this talk, early career palaeontologist Emily Keeble will take you along a few roads a fossil may find itself down. Using examples from her education and work, we will uncover the story of fossils through preparation, research and, for a […]
Kieran Satchell from the Jurassic Coast Trust will take the audience on a prehistoric adventure and explore the wonderful organisms who have left their fossilized remains for us to find. He’ll be putting flesh on the bones of some of the most magnificent creatures to be found at the Jurassic coast as well as touching […]
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, “One Man’s Rubbish is Another Man’s Treasure” is a musical collaboration brought to you by the Lyme Regis Development Trust, B Sharp, The Woodroffe School, St Michael’s Primary School and Mountjoy School. Working with geologist Jim Thomas, coordinator Dot Wood and story teller Martin Maudsley, students have created songs […]
From the Guildhall room in Lyme Regis. , Geoscientist and Jurassic Coast Ambassador Vincent Sheppard presents a review of imaging the subsurface using geophysical acoustic techniques and borehole technology for identifying rock type and depth.
The Lyme Regis Fossil Festival is proud to present a new and wonderful theatrical performance of “Mary Anning – The Mad Woman of Lyme Regis” by the As One Theatre on Saturday 2nd May at the Marine Theatre. “It is 1846, and the little town of Lyme Regis is battered by howling winter-gales. Dying and […]
After nearly three years of study, and two complex and challenging talks at previous Fossil Festivals, I now think I know what I am talking about and can put forward a convincing model to explain one of the most famous landslides in the world! Who is up for it?
Would you like to create fantastic fish that will be part of the opening procession for the fossil festival 2020? Workshops are led by fish making expert Darrell Wakelam, at the Hub, Lyme Regis on Saturday 15th February. Suitable for ages 8 and above – adult helpers welcome. Book your place on fossilfestival.co.uk £5-00 a […]
Local geographer and geologist James Thomas takes us on a fascinating tour of Lyme Regis’ sea defences both old and new which protect and give this sea side town much of it’s popular charm.
Join us in our lantern parade along the seafront. 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.
Free entry! Martin Maudsley is a professional storyteller based in Bridport and working across the UK in schools, theatres, festivals and for a range of national organisations. His repertoire of stories consists of fresh re-tellings of traditional tales from local legends to magical myths, often combining poetry and music to bring the stories to life. […]
Do you ever dream of joining a fossil dig abroad? An illustrated account of my experiences as an enthusiastic amateur joining fossil digs in the USA.
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.