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Busy start to Lymm Festival

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THE 20th Lymm Festival has got off to an incredible start with so much going on following on from the FoodFest and Historic Transport Day.

Last Thursday night, as well as the FoodFest which traditionally kick starts the event, there was a welcome return of festival favourite David John Dee who delighted the audience with his 60s tribute show.

Earlier in the evening, ‘A Place of Running Water’ was opened at Lymm Heritage Centre by the Mayor of Warrington, Cllr Karen Mundry and Chairman of Lymm Parish Council, Anna Fradgley. (see video)

Friday night saw murder at the library with the sold-out Wenlock Mummy Murder Mystery which proved rather difficult to solve (only two teams succeeded!).

On Saturday there was a good turnout for Walkies around the dam in support of Guide Dogs. There were also family friendly events at the library. Clover the listening dog proved to be very patient with the children reading to her at the Pets as Therapy session.

Then in the afternoon, the library welcomed Jessica Parish, the author of Pugalugs. Children were introduced to Pugalugs himself and his brother Dug and learnt lots of interesting facts about Pugs.

Some of the many excellent festival exhibitions were open on Saturday, including the Manchester Bonsai Society exhibition as pictured.

On Saturday evening, Festival goers had the chance to hear four top quality local bands and performers playing at different venues, with one wristband for all. Styles ranged from acoustic, blues and jazz to classic rock and swing to suit all tastes giving plenty of opportunity to boogie the night away.

Following a busy first weekend  there is still much more to come, including our biggest and best ever Family Garden Party next Saturday June 30, with a line-up including Mr Bloom, children’s comedian Lucia Davies, magical storytelling from Wonderslide World and a string quartet.

Make sure you get tickets in advance as organisers are expecting it to be a very busy event this year.

For more details and tickets visit http://www.lymmfestival.org.uk/

Meanwhile the winners of a special Movie Storyboard competition were Louise Brayne (7) Fiddlers Lane Primary School, Irlam and Faith Holdsworth (11) Ravenbank Primary, Lymm. They are pictured below.

The competition was launched following a workshop with Just English Tuition and Kate Hulme Illustration at Lymm Heritage Centre to link with this year’s Movie themed Lymm Transport Day.

The winning entries can be viewed at Lymm Heritage Centre.

Spitfire takes to the skies at Lymm Historic Transport Day

Popular FoodFest kick starts 20th Lymm Festival

 

 

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