Lymm Festival has arrived!

By Matthew 20/10/2017 23:03:07

Let the fun begin

As you may already know, Lymm Festival will begin this Thursday 24th June. The 10 day long festival is packed to the brim with a fantastic range of exciting events to enjoy. To make sure you’re kept up to date with all the goings on of the festival, will be giving a brief insight into what you can expect to find each day. So here’s what’s lined up for the first few days, let the fun begin!

Thursday 24th June

The festival kicks off with Lymm Street Fun and Food Fest beginning in the village centre at 6.00pm. There will be stalls set up around the Cross from a wide selection of participating food outlets in the village, all selling some delicious snacks and tasters from their menus. An additional part to the event will be the unveiling of the Big Picture created by dozens of local artists. Free for all, it’s a great opening to the festival!

The first of several showings during the festival, The Really Useless Theatre Company presents their showing of ‘The Scramblings At Spriggly Torch’ by Richard Coleman. Presented at Lymm High School at 7:30pm, tickets cost £5 each or £25 for a table of 6. Shows continue until Sunday 26th June.

Friday 25th June

Growing in popularity each year, St Werburgh’s Church hosts an evening of ‘Our Favourite Poems’. Get down to St Werburgh’s Parish Rooms at 7:30pm to hear a beautiful selection of poems and literature all chosen by members of the public. Tickets cost £5 and there will be a range of snacks and refreshments available.

Come and experience a beguiling style of dance at the Latin Dance Night with Solar Salsa. Great music, tasty tapas and lots of dancing it’s not to be missed! Beginning at 7.00pm at Lymm Golf Club, tickets cost £15.

Saturday 26th June

Come view a fantastic display of art work at the Lymm Artists Annual Summer Exhibition. The event will be open from 10.00am to 5.00pm at the Village Hall Annexe, and entry is free. With a wide range of artistic skills and media it’s an inspiring display. Most of the work will be for sale too. Part of this event will be the Calligraphy Exhibition also held at the Village Hall Annexe at 10.00am until 4.00pm. Come view some beautiful samples of calligraphy and find out the results of the handwriting competition run by local schools.

From 10.00am to 4.00pm the Manchester Bonsai Society Annual Show will be presenting a beautiful display of Bonsai Trees at the United Reform Church. There will be talks and a sales table of bonsai materials to get you started. Refreshments will be available all day. Tickets priced at £3 for adults and £2 for MBS members and concessions.

Another display of some superb work will be the Reflections Exhibition held at Edgar Art and Framing Gallery in Lymm village centre. Beginning at 10.00am and open until 5.00pm it is free to all who wish to see a stunning presentation of landscape and portrait reflection paintings by Colin Grimes.

Set in a lovely canal-side garden of a Norwegian log cabin, Art in the Garden always proves to be a massive success every year. View some outstanding work from a range national and local of artists, designers, sculptors and potters. Open from 11.00am until 6.00pm with an entry fee of £2.

For all you active folk, ‘Get on your Bike’ is a family fun day and teddy bear’s picnic. You can expect a massive selection of sporting activities, a best dressed bike and scooter parade, a football challenge, circus work shop and much much more. Not to mention celebrity guest appearances and special performances from local talented sing stars, it’s definitely not to be missed. Held at Grundy Park from 12noon to 4.00pm, with an entry fee of 50p.

After all the days’ excitement, why not head to St Mary’s Church and enjoy at the Brass Band Concert. The well known band ‘Co-op 2000 Brass’ will provide a lovely end to an action packed day. Starting at 7:30pm, tickets cost £10.

Download a copy of Lymm Festival Programme today. Trail guides can be bought from Rushgreen Service Station, Harrisons (event sponsor) and the Lymm Festival Box Office on Pepper Street.