Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 30 September 2015 at 13:29:52
Filed under: Entertainment, Lymm, General, Shopping
Whilst many of the world's largest conurbations have underground railways Lymm has, since the withdrawal of rail services in 1962, unfortunately gone without!
However, here is a faithfully drawn map based on the geography of Lymm including where the stations would likely be! The names of the lines are based on local geography/history, designation of the water courses, Lymm Dam and canals etc. Additionally water boat and cable car services are also shown.
From the map you will of course be able to work out that a journey from L.A. (Latchford area of course!) to Lymm RFC would involve a six station journey to Brookfield, a short hop on the Bollin to Central and six stops down on the Domville to Lymm RFC (which of course has extra services on match day)!
This map would make a lovely display in any home with its vibrant colours, interesting local information and, above all, it is a bit of fun for us all to imagine "what if" and of course MIND THE GAP!
The map of Lymm Underground is a high quality fine art print (A2 sized) on 180 gsm art paper suitable for display and costs £20.
It is available from Mike Cochrane either from eBay or directly at email@example.com. If ordering directly by email please leave your name, address and phone number and if you are in the Lymm area the map will be delivered to you directly.
Tags: lymm, village, underground, art, railway, print
Posted by Alan on Wednesday, 02 September 2015 at 08:43:47
Filed under: Announcements, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife, General, Lymm Festival
Some of you may have been involved with Lymm Big Sing over the past couple of years, over 100 people have sing with us, so it is great to see a new group for your youngsters with a similar "no audition, sing for fun but do it right" philosophy starting up in the village this month. It would be great to have the two groups performing together at next Summer's Lymm Festival.
Created especially for 5-11 year olds, Little Belters is a group for children who simply love to sing and a new group is launching in Lymm on Thursday 24th September.
Set up in 2012 by professional singers and sisters, Claire and Tina O’Brien, Little Belters currently has two thriving ensembles in Altrincham and Chorlton, where new members are welcomed throughout the year. Key to their success is a strict no-audition policy, all children are welcome whatever their ability.
The group in Lymm will rehearse every Thursday in term time from 4.45pm-5.45pm at the Youth and Community Centre on Bridgewater Street and they are RECRUITING MEMBERS NOW!
Little Belters’ members learn proper singing technique in a fun, fast-paced environment. There are lots of opportunities to perform whether it’s at prestigious venues like Manchester Cathedral, at local community events, on TV or in the recording studio.
Unlike a traditional choir, Little Belters run rehearsals like high energy, group singing lessons. They use all kinds of games, techniques and repertoire to develop children’s voices. The group approach is a cost-effective alternative to individual vocal tuition, and is particularly effective during primary years. It also means even the most timid child can participate as they are working as part of a team - this gives them time and space to develop confidence. As each Little Belter grows more relaxed and their vocal ability improves there are opportunities for solos, duets, trios and small group performances.
Claire says “We’re contacted all the time by parents who say their children never stop singing. At home, in the car, everywhere! These kids LOVE music….particularly pop music and we work with that rather than frowning upon it. We believe that learning to sing should be a joyful experience that leaves children feeling uplifted and happy. Children have to deal with a lot of stress, pressure and competition these days and singing provides a release from all that.”
If you know a child that simply loves singing, book them in for a free taster session, no audition necessary. Contact Tina on 07740 464507 or Claire on 07779 668204 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.littlebelters.co.uk to see Little Belters in action.
Tags: choir, kids, fun, singing, little belters