TWO new exhibitions opening at the Town Mill Galleries tomorrow (2) herald the start of the festive season in Lyme Regis.

The Winter Art Fair in the Malthouse Gallery will be featuring seasonal artwork by members of the Town Mill Arts group, including enticing painting, sculptures, drawings, pottery, textiles, jewellery and books. A perfect venue for early Christmas shopping, the Fair will run until November 21.

Over at the Courtyard Gallery, an exhibition called Dorset Artists will showcase work created by talented local artists, each of whom has a distinctive vision of the county and its coastal scenes, colours, textures and landscapes. You can visit Dorset Artists until the end of the month (November 28).

Both exhibitions are open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm, admission is free and you can find further details at