Posted by Ken on Monday, 18 March 2013 at 11:55:47
Filed under: Events, Announcements, Sports, Competitions, Charity, Photography, Fundraising, Village centre
It's Back! The Lymm.com 10K, Sunday 14th 2013
During the course of the year Lymm residents enjoy a full calendar of events. May Queen, Dickensian, Duck Race, Beer Festival, Food Fest to name a few. It's a comprehensive list and a massive thank you must go out to all the hard working people that make all these wonderful events possible. Last April saw the introduction of a new annual event for the Lymm calendar: The Lymm.com10K. Organised by the Lymm.com team with some wonderful helpers, proceedings last year were started by the Mayor of Warrington. 9.15am saw roughly 200 children enjoying a one mile fun run around the grounds of Lymm High School with the main event, the 10K race, starting 10am prompt. The sun shone and runners and spectators alike enjoyed a wonderful morning out.
Run It! Live It! Love It!
This years event will be bigger and better with a few new surprises as well. If you're a runner and you would like to enter there's still time.
A massive thanks to Lymm High School and in particular the management of Lymm Leisure Centre for their continued support. The event starts Sunday 14th April at 9.15am. It's the kids 1 mile fun run first - come on kids, "Run for Pudsey"! We have made entering very easy for you. Simply turn up, go to the start line and enjoy the run. It's a fun run, not a race so mums, dads, grand parents, everyone is welcome. Entry is completely free and "Pudsey Fun Run" medals are available to all fun runners. There is a minimum donation of £2 for the medal (more if you wish) and all the money collected will go to Children in Need.
The Main Event
The main race starts 10am prompt so please arrive early. Limited parking is available and please note entry into Lymm High School is via the gatekeepers lodge with no exit until 11.30am. Please fill your car with passengers or better still walk to help ease congestion. The Band is booked, Starbucks are coming and the bacon butties will be sizzling.
You can enter here, race numbers can be collected on the day at Lymm Leisure Centre. Prize money is available for the serious runners and all runners will receive a "Goody Bag". If you are not a runner why not come along anyway and enjoy the music, the coffee, the bacon butties and show your support for the runners? Bring your camera and take some photos for the photo gallery. Have Fun and see you on the 14th, please remember to arrive early.
A special thanks to Lymm High School, Lymm Leisure Centre, Lymm Rotary Club, Barchester Health Care - Cheshire Grange, Starbucks and Lymm Scout Group.
Tags: 10k, fun run
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 11 September 2012 at 09:39:29
Filed under: Announcements, Business, Village centre, Shopping
Don't Forget Your Bag
We've all got stacks of them at home. M&S charge for them, Tesco and Sainsbury’s give us points for reusing them. Wales already charge 5p for one, and Scotland are about to start. It’s so easy to forget them – hidden under the sink, behind the front door or in the boot of the car. They cost the traders money, they can be seen in the bushes around the Dam, the Dingle and Slitten gorge, and they generally just end up being land-filled. Plastic bags are an habitual part of day-to-day life in Lymm, but you can help change this.
Steve Walsh, local resident and member of Low Carbon Lymm, is championing a new scheme aiming to help you remember your bags when you go shopping. Low Carbon Lymm and Steve have arranged for reminder stickers (example below) to be printed which you can collect from most of the traders in the village from Saturday 15th September. Please help to ensure that Lymm stays beautiful and "Don't forget your bags". Plastic Bag Free Lymm is just one of Low Carbon Lymm's projects which are aimed at making Lymm a more sustainable community, saving money and reducing carbon emissions.
If you want more information on the scheme or on Low Carbon Lymm, please contact us or visit our website.
Lymm.com Bags For Life
Don't forget Lymm.com Bags for Life are available from Sextons Bakery priced at just £2.50!
Tags: bag for life
Posted by Neil on Monday, 02 July 2012 at 13:18:16
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Festivals, Lymm Festival, Village centre
Roger McGough CBE Comes to Lymm Festival on Friday 6th July
Roger, "a trickster you can trust", is one of Britain's best-loved poets for both adults & children. A prolific writer, he is twice winner of the Signal Award for best children’s poetry book and recipient of the Cholmondeley Award.
He will be performing "That Awkward Age" which is new collection of poems for adults. It will be an evening to amaze & delight! McGough wrestles with mortality, seeks love in the launderette and jives in Macca’s trousers. Declamations, elegies & ever perceptive playfulness make this a must not miss!
A Real Honour
Jacquie Davies, Festival Director, tells us "We are delighted to have Roger! So far the Festival has been a real success, enjoyed by many local to Lymm and all our visitors. Having Roger here to bring the Festival to a close will be a real honour!"
See Roger on Friday, 6 July at the Marquee at Lymm Rugby Club, Crouchley Lane, WA13 0AT at 7.30pm for 8pm. Ticket prices: £14 full price, £12 concessions for under 26 and senior citizens). The show will be followed by a book signing.
The Festival Continues!
There is still more to enjoy within the Festival as it goes on until Sunday 8th July. The Juba do Leao Brazilian Ensemble will be performing at the Marquee on Tuesday Night. There is a Tea Dance on Wednesday afternoon plus Bowdens Bistro Beer Feast and Lymm and District Choir at St Mary’s Church both at 7.30pm. Take the young children to see the Squashbox puppet shows on at the Marquee on Thursday afternoon or wait to hear the revealing of the secret location of the cabaret performed by The Williams Boys. Friday sees the Festival Dance Night at Lymm High School and on Saturday night, you can enjoy Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats again at the Marquee.
And of course there are all the wonderful exhibitions taking place such as Art in the Garden, Lymm Artists, The Pop Up Gallery, L’Image Photography and of course the Scarecrow Trail. See the Lymm Festival website for full details and for more exciting events taking place this week!
Tags: roger mcgough, lymm festival
Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 06 March 2012 at 12:46:00
Filed under: Surrounding areas
The letters were found by steward Katie Taylor
A letter written by King Henry VIII and a document announcing the birth of his only male heir have gone on display in Greater Manchester.
The papers, which date back to the mid-1500s, were discovered at the Dunham Massey estate near Altrincham. They were found by a steward in a folio of letters kept in one of Dunham's picture stores.
An expert from the John Rylands Library confirmed the authenticity of both documents. Both are addressed to George Booth Esq, the grandfather of Sir George Booth who built the first house at the National Trust site in 1600.
Signatures jumped out
The letter from King Henry is dated 1543 and is a call to arms to landlords to recruit troops from their tenants to go into battle against the Scots. Jane Seymour's document announces the birth of a son, the future King Edward VI, in 1537. Queen Jane, Henry's third wife, died of complications from childbirth less than two weeks after Edward was born.
Katie Taylor, who made the discovery, said: "I was going through the letters in the folio, and these two signatures jumped out at me.
"I was almost sure that one was signed by King Henry VIII, and the other written on behalf of Queen Jane Seymour. Each of the letters is written on very thick and robust paper, and both have been kept flat and stored carefully away. These documents are older than any of our buildings at Dunham and almost the oldest things in our collection."
The letters are part of an exhibition to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year.
Story courtesy of the BBC.
Tags: dunham massey
Posted by Matthew on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 at 00:00:00
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm
Full Lymm-London works displayed at the Holy Trinity Church opposite Golden Square
Following the success earlier this year of the Lymm-London project, artist Richard Cowley has managed to get the full Lymm-London works displayed at the Holy Trinity Church opposite Golden Square in the centre of Warrington for the next 2 weeks. Using his ingenuity he's over come a time old problem, 'How do you exhibit art works in a Grade 2* Listed church?'.
Thank you to Sponsors
The answer was simple, his exhibition floats over the pews of the church, with 22 large illuminated cubes exhibiting over 50 works of art. Although organised and delivered by Richard, he could not have achieved this massive art project without the support of both Holy Trinity Church, Warrington Borough Council and our beloved Lymm traders who have chipped in to help put on the show. Thanks to TK Bikes, Puure, DB Gardening, Edgar Art, Arches, Banner & Co., Sextons Bakery, Catyas Cadeaux, Charter Design, Collect Art, The Cheshire Set Nail Studio, Hopkinson's Of Lymm, Jolly Thresher, The Venue William H Lill & Co, The Star Inn, Natural Focus Photography, The Clothes Box, McCarthy & Stone, and not forgetting Lymm.com! So if your interested in seeing something unique and different come along to Holy Trinity Church, see the flyer for full details.
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View map to Holy Trinity Church.
Posted by Matthew on Thursday, 28 April 2011 at 23:03:00
Filed under: Events, Political, General
The Candidates for 2011
Ian Marks - Liberal Democrats
Cllr Ian Marks commitment to Lymm ward has never been in doubt, but he may have even more time to devote to our ward after May 5th.
For the last five years Cllr Marks has led the Lib Dem-Conservative coalition on Warrington Borough Council, but Labour are confident of ending that spell this time. They need just one seat to take control.
It is a difficult time for the Lib Dems. These are the first local elections they have faced as part of a government since the Second World War. The party has often benefited from protest votes against Conservative or Labour governments. Now they are part of it.
So it will be a testing time for Cllr Marks who’s been a Lymm councillor for 28 years. He has sat on the parish council even longer and fought to represent the area in parliament three times. He’s chairman of the Lymm Festival and recently became a member of the new Local Enterprise Partnership for Warrington and Cheshire.
In 2007 Cllr Marks had a majority of 853, but last year his colleague Bob Barr won with a much more modest margin of 272 over Conservative challenger Harish Sharma who is standing again.
Harish Sharma - Conservatives
Mr Sharma has only lived in the Lymm area for 4 years but has become very busy on the local scene. He is a very active member of the Governing Body of Lymm High School, Warrington’s Stronger Together Neighbourhoods Board and the Lymm Youth Club.
A chartered accountant, his hobby is collecting watches. So has his time come to represent Lymm?
Sue Williams - Labour
Not if Su Williams has anything to do with it. I’m tempted to say everyone knows Labour’s candidate. Every year Su hosts “Art in the Garden” at her home as part of the Lymm Festival. Part of the display is work done by prisoners. Trying to turn round damaged lives is a cause Su spends much time on.
She has also played a major part in turning round the fortunes of Lymm’s Youth and Community Centre and works with the juniors on a Wednesday night.
James Ashington - UKIP
When Ian Marks last stood in Lymm, his Conservative opponent was James Ashington. Mr Ashington is now flying UKIP’s colours. He is an experienced Lymm Parish councillor having been chairman 3 times and founded the Lymm Festival. He has the widest grin in local politics and hopes to still be smiling on May 6th.
- The political overview above was kindly provided by Jim Hancock.
Tags: local election 2011
Posted by Matthew on Friday, 25 March 2011 at 10:29:00
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Awards, Village centre
£620 raised from street collection
A total of £620 was collected from a street collection organised by Lymm Rotarians on Dickensian Day, whilst the parade was marching. The proceeds were donated to 4th Lymm Scouts. They will use the money to replace cooking equipment needed for their very dynamic programme of activities.
The photo left to right: Martin Dunkley (President of Lymm Rotary Club), Simon Fathers (Leader 4th Lymm Scouts), Duncan Lancaster , Steve Williams (Lymm Round Table)
Tags: lymm rotary club
Posted by Matthew on Monday, 14 March 2011 at 00:00:00
Filed under: Events, General
Alan Knight exhibition at Collect Art
After the successful exhibition last August in ‘The One Man Show’ Alan Knight’s work will once again be on show. Collect Art is very pleased to be exhibiting his fabulous work on Friday 18th March at 6.30pm.
Profile of Alan Knight
Artist Alan Knight was born in Swinton, Lancashire in 1949. In his early 30’s he’d had enough of a career as a professional musician and returned to his first love, painting.
The completion of an Art Foundation course at Salford University gave him the determination and single mindedness needed to pursue a career as an artist. He started to paint furiously and also developed a huge appetite for studying art, looking at all types, styles and era’s of visual creativity.
For around 10 years his paintings were abstract and he made constructions and assemblages, but gradually what he could see around him began to assert itself more and more into his work and he felt the need for his art to be “rooted in the real”. It was clear to him that abstraction had become a dead end. He moved to a representational form of expression, focusing on land and seascapes.
Valuing spontaneity and freedom of movement, he paints using knives rather than brushes to enable a quick clean response
Alan has a love for oil paint, finding immense pleasure in the substance, its richness and plasticity, and likes to apply it thickly with a painting knife, enjoying the texture and richness of colour that this method produces. Valuing spontaneity and freedom of movement, he paints using knives rather than brushes to enable a quick clean response. Alan is passionate about the painting process and always needs to be excited by a subject before beginning painting in order to convey to the viewer the sense of pleasure that he has felt in making the painting.
Artists’ who have responded to nature with passionate intensity such as Cezanne, Soutine, Van Gough, Courbet, Canadian artist Tom Thomson and Scottish painter Joan Eardley are closest to his heart.
An artist to look out for
An article in the EN Magazine, entitled “Where there’s muck there’s brass, investing in Northern Art” pinpointed Alan as an artist to look out for. From this point on he has had a successful "The One Man Show" at Wendy J Levy Gallery and a sell out "The One Man Show" at Collect Art in Lymm. He is without doubt one of the rising stars on the Northern Art scene.
Tags: collect art, art exhibition
Posted by Laura on Wednesday, 01 December 2010 at 00:00:00
Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Business, Village centre
And the exclusive launch of his new book
Friday 3rd December
Widely considered as one of the most important artists working in Britain, Geoffrey Key is a fantastic artist from the North West whose work is always very well received. Described as an excellent draughtsman and a brilliant colourist, Collect Art is very pleased to be exhibiting the fabulous work of an artist with such an inexhaustible imagination. So don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to view Key’s work, along with the exclusive launch of his new limited series book ‘Birds’, at Collect Art on Friday 3rd December.
A busy year
A continuation of a highly successful career that has spanned 50+ years so far, 2010 has been another busy year for Key. He has been working on many drawings and paints, all of which have been very well received.
Key has produced a range of subjects throughout the year, especially landscapes and figures; however the most prominent of these themes has been birds. He says he has always used the bird image as a motif in a range of classical settings. Previously, we have seen Key use birds with figures and sculpture or in gardens and natural landscapes, however in this series the birds have been more of a central part of the piece.
Having always been keen on birdlife, Key is inspired by the adaptability of birds and how they share our existence almost everywhere. His interest in birds has stemmed from a child where he was lucky to live near a large park in Manchester which was full of birdlife. Throughout his childhood he put together sketchbooks in which he did drawings, paintings and descriptions of the waterfowl at the park. Key was also lucky enough to be introduced to Sir Peter Scott back in those early days, who had been filming a documentary about birds and their migration in the park by where he lived. This was an inspiring part of Key’s childhood which he talks about in his recent book ‘Birds’.
The launch of the book
Key’s recent book ‘Birds’ will be being exhibited along with his collection of drawings and paintings in this 2010 series. By producing the book to go with the series, Key feels he is able to show his birds in many different aspects. When talking about the collection, Key said, “The works are there for people to interpret as they wish and most importantly to enjoy. A valid aim of good art can be about celebrating beauty and happiness in even the smallest things. As with anything of true value and quality, I like to think the hard work is there, hidden in the background, with the results evident for the viewer to gain a positive, even joyful, experience.”
So don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to experience the work of a truly skilled artist, as he reveals his joy in creating images that bridge the gap between dream and reality. Starting at 7.00pm, on Friday 3rd December at Collect Art.
Tags: collect art, art exhibition