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Lymm Festival comes to an end

The final Count down

As the saying goes, all good things come to an end, but it’s not quite over yet! It’s been a remarkable festival, blessed with some beautiful sunshine, so let’s give it an almighty send off with one more final weekend of festival fun!

Saturday 3rd July

The Festival Photographic Competition ‘L’Image’ continues with its exhibition at the Village Hall Annexe from 1.00pm to 5.00pm daily until Sunday 4th July. With some stunning shots of Lymm, get down there for your final chance to view them. Free entry and donations are welcome.

Also held at the Village Hall, the Maple Lodge Art Exhibition takes place on Saturday, starting at 10.00am and open till 4.00pm. A fine selection of art work all created by members of the Maple Lodge Art Group will be on display with many pieces for sale. With some inspiring workshops and crafts, it’s the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side. Free admission and refreshments are available.

Grab your song sheets and head to The Methodist Church Hall for an afternoon of Singing For Fun. Beginning at 2.00pm, it’s a singing sensation for everyone to enjoy featuring tons of popular hits including ABBA, the Beatles and many more. So get down there and sing your little heart out! Free entry and refreshments are available.

The Grand Draw will take place at 12 noon at Art in the Garden. There are some fantastic prizes on offer. Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book and are on sale in various venues around the village, and at events during the Festival.

Sunday 4th July

Don’t forget to save some of your energy for the final day of the festival! Unquestionably one of our village’s most beautiful assets, Lymm Dam will be holding a full afternoon of family activities to celebrate the end of the festival and the Dam itself in all its glory. Talking Up The Trees will begin at 11:30am at the Upper Dam by the Ranger’s Cabin. Purchase your quiz sheets and trail maps before you begin on the poetry trail through the stunning picturesque surroundings of the Dam. Listen to some fantasising Story Tellings whilst taking in your magnificent surroundings and observe the new stunning Wood Carvings by Tim Burgess. After a truly enchanting afternoon, don’t forget to hand in your completed quiz sheets to The Ranger’s Cabin by 4.00pm, as the first 4 correct entries to be drawn from a hat will win book tokens. Free for all to enjoy, Quiz sheets and maps cost just £1.

Join in with an evening of celebratory hymns at the Festival Songs of Praise event held at The United Reformed Church at 6.00pm. A delightful tradition of praise and prayer, it’s a real community event welcome to everyone who wishes to come celebrate the end of the festival. Entry is free and refreshments will be available.

Finally, the closing event of the festival will be an evening bursting with talent! Stepping Out presents to you the ultimate musical sundown, with a mixed vocal group performing songs from 1925 to the 1950s. Let them swing you out of the festival in style with a combination of classic jazz, swing and other popular numbers. Presented in a cabaret style with wine, soft drinks and light refreshments. The event will take place in The Hexagon at Lymm High School and the doors will be open from 7:30pm. Tickets cost £7.50, £6.50 (conc) and all proceeds from the concert will be donated to St Rocco’s Hospice.

A final thought

It’s been a fantastic festival, which I’m sure you’ll all agree! A massive thank you goes out to all those who were involved in organising the events and on goings of these last 10days of festival fun. Its special events like these that give our village the charismatic charm that we all love and enjoy.

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