THE curtain has come down on the 20th Lymm Festival which provided eleven days of fun and entertainment blessed with glorious weather.
Chairman Ian Marks said, “We were delighted with the superb quality performances, events and exhibitions we put on in this our special year.”
Deputy Chairman David Smith added, “Feedback from the audience and spectators was extremely positive, which gave us all a great deal of satisfaction after all the hard work put in by our volunteers.”
Following on from the success of the Foodfest and Lymm Transport Day and a variety of other successful events, the festival continued last Wednesday when Lymm and District Chorus gave an extremely moving performance of ‘The Armed Man’. It’s powerful message is that peace is preferable to war.
On Thursday there was a fascinating panel discussion with three leading crime writers. The audience learned all about the Golden Age of crime writing. There was also at the High School a top-quality performance by Time Travelling Magicians Morgan and West which appealed to both young and old.
On Friday the audience was treated to a truly authentic blues performance by Kyla Brox. She is one of the leading singers of her kind in the country. Also in the evening the audience was rapt with attention listening to a talk about the wartime Enigma Machine. The first half was on how the machine worked and the second half on the people who worked at Bletchley Park. It turned out that one of the audience, in his 80’s, had actually worked at Bletchley.
On Saturday the ever-popular Family Garden Party took place in the grounds of Lymm Hall. A wide range of entertainment was on offer including CBeebies’ Mr Bloom. In the evening Classic FM’s John Suchet gave an extremely erudite and polished talk on Mozart and Strauss.
On Sunday hundreds of people toured the village visiting eleven Open Gardens and wondered why their own gardens didn’t look so attractive!