A little bit of normal life will soon be coming to the village as Lymm Festival returns from 24th June to 4th July.
Last year’s live events had to be cancelled due to the pandemic situation but a few virtual events were delivered with great success.
The organising group has worked hard to create a safe and suitable programme that nonetheless offers our usual variety of events and activities. This will include online and outdoor programming, but also plenty of socially-distanced indoor events that will appeal to those keen to get out of the house and back into venues.
Whilst there will not be as many events as in previous years, there will be a mixture of old favourites together with some exciting new events, with a focus on local talent and community participation. There will be lots of music for every taste, comedy, art, literature and even some science that will fascinate all ages.
Special guest Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards will be flying in to chat about his unique experience as a downhill skiing legend!
On the music side, there will be some great blues, folk and even humorous music as well as classical. The Eblana Trio, trained at Royal Northern College of Music, will give a string recital and there will also be a concert especially for children with The Story of Anansi.
Local resident and top crime writer, Martin Edwards, will be talking about how to write a crime story when he tells us “Howdunit” and there will be a presentation about “The Physics of Star Wars” by Professor Carsten Welsch from the Cockcroft Institute at Daresbury Laboratories.
Outdoor favourites such as the Historic Transport Day, Open Gardens and Scarecrow Trail will also be returning, with appropriate social-distancing measures in place. As always, there will be family-friendly events including a Family Fun Day with lots of entertainment for children.
You can get involved in the Festival right now by submitting an entry for the Scarecrow Trail or entering our community Poetry Competition – prizes of up to £50 to be claimed!
Full details of these and all other events can be found on the Festival’s website at lymmfestival.org.uk