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Music, Mums & March Hares Come to By the Bay

March heralds the start of spring here in Lyme Regis.  It’s a lovely month to visit our charming little town.  And at By the Bay we’re celebrating the lighter evenings, early flowers and milder days with a great calendar of music, mother’s day treats and artistic endeavours.  So read on to find out more…

Annika Skoogh plays Jazz Jurassica Saturday 11 MarchJazz Jurassica is Back:  11 March 2017

The fabulous Annika Skoogh returns to her Latin American roots to bring the authentic sounds of samba and bossa nova to By the Bay on Saturday 11 March.  In a fitting finale to this season’s Jazz Jurassica supper club gigs, Annika promise a sultry evening of hip-swaying jazz and Copacabana magic on the shores of Lyme Bay.  And with a delicious By the Bay supper thrown in for good measure, this is an evening not to be missed.

All our previous gigs have sold out fast.  And this one is going the same way, so if you haven’t got your tickets yet, contact the Lyme Regis Tourist Information Box Office in Church Street (call 01297 442138) or visit JAZZ JURASSICA now.

Mother’s Day is Coming: 26 March 2017

Yes! it’s time to plan a treat for your Mum to show her how much you love her.  What better way than with a delicious meal at By the Bay?  Mother’s Day is one of our busiest days of the year – so it pays to plan ahead if you’d like to join in our weekend of celebrations.

And in case you don’t have the date highlighted in your diary yet – SUNDAY 26 MARCH is ‘M’ day.

So show your Mum how much you love her with a wonderful family meal at By the Bay.  There’s always a mouth-watering traditional Sunday Roast on the menu as well as all your BTB favourites.  And, of course, it’s essential to leave a little bit of room for one of our scrummy desserts!

Lunch is served from 12 noon until close.  This means there’s plenty of time to enjoy your meal and take a relaxing stroll along the seafront.  And remember – we’re open until 9pm for dinner on Saturday evening if you can’t get a table for Sunday lunch.  A romantic dinner for two might be just the ticket if you’ve a young family at home.  Just don’t forget to book the babysitter too!

Clare Trenchard sculpture "Trapeze" at Lyme Regis ArtsFest Sculpture TrailCelebrate the Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail

Following the success of the Lyme Regis Sculpture Trail during 2016 ArtsFest, there will be a continued presence of public art in Langmoor Gardens and beyond in 2017.  So why not enjoy a stroll with friends, family or fellow art lovers to discover these hidden gems?  Then drop into By the Bay for a delicious 2 course lunch for just £12.95.

Yes – that’s right.  We’re offering a great value 2 course lunch for just £12.95 throughout March.

We love quirky art at By the Bay and are delighted to support this wonderful community project featuring work by Clare Trenchard, David Parker, Greta Berlin, Isla Chaney, Ron Moll and John Calder.

John, who curated the original, highly successful sculpture trail as part of Lyme Regis ArtsFest, has been instrumental in arranging the continued presence of public art in the town for the coming year.  With support for the Town Council and additional funding from By the Bay and Hix Restaurants (both members of Lyme Regis Business Group), art lovers will be able to enjoy the following sculptures in addition to the much-loved mosaic bench below the north entrance of the gardens:

Trapeze by Clare Trenchard (to the west of the crazy golf course)

Speaking Volumes by David Parker (below the Woodland Walk)

Skateboarder by Greta Berlin (to the east of the Woodland Walk)

Core Sample Pillar by Isla Chaney (near the North Entrance)

Sir George Somers by Ron Moll (also below the Woodland Walk)

And, of course there are even more sculptures to see elsewhere in Lyme Regis.  The Town Mill is currently showing Greta Berlin’s ‘Lost Identity’, Dave Holland’s ‘The Miller’, ‘Two Squares’ and ‘Wavy Chestnuts’ by John Calder as well as ‘Park Bee’ by Cass King.  Behind St Michael’s Church, John’s ‘Vibe’ still clings to the fence and in Drake’s Way, Isla’s ‘Scamper’ holders firm.  Check out the latest news about public art in Lyme Regis HERE and don’t forget to add your support to this deserving community project.

Help Sculpture Trail Fundraising Initiatives

You can help by participating in the various fundraising events taking place around town over the coming months.  In addition to our delicious, great value lunch offer, these currently include a special Sculpture Trail afternoon tea at The Alexandra Hotel (call 01297 442010)  and a dinner auction hosted by Mark Hix at Hix Oyster & Fish House (date tbc – watch this space!).

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