Posted by Neil on Monday, 17 March 2014 at 19:05:37
Filed under: Announcements, Festivals, Lymm Festival
Press Release via Alison Aldridge (Secretary)
A sizzling summer of success to follow some wonderful Winter Warmers is the aim of organisers of the Lymm Festival 2014.
From June 19th to 29th you can be certain that venues in the village will be offering a great range of events under sunny skies (less certain).
The star attraction will be Stuart Maconie, co-host of the BBC Radio 6 Music Show. Hopefully, his colleague Mark Radcliffe will have told him of the great Lymm welcome he got last year. Stuart will perform at the Statham Lodge Hotel on June 23rd.
Musical treats abound, Little Jo and the Misfits and Jon Brindley, who was at the Lymm Folk Club last month, will be returning on June 21st. There's a Sixties Night at the Lymm Hotel on June 19th and Blues Night at the Golf Club the following evening. Local singing talent will be in full voice at the Big Sing Night on June 24th.
Outdoors, Lymm Hall will be the delightful setting for a new innovation, an Edwardian Garden party on June 21st whilst the following day the popular Open Gardens returns.
Lymm will ring with laughter because, in addition to the, always popular Comedy Night, Simon Plumb is staging highlights from last winter's Rugby Club panto’ – ‘Scrooged.’
The Lymm Festival is increasingly a year round event. All four Winter Warmers were sell outs. Grateful thanks go to the appreciative audiences and the volunteers who put on memorable occasions, from Robert Powell and Gabrielle Drake ‘Celebrating Jane Austen’ and Stephen Hough's magical piano recital in St Peter's Church; to the Blues Night and film shows featuring ‘Frozen’ and ‘Philomena’ in a packed United Reformed Church on Brookfield Road.
All this augurs well for a great summer Lymm Festival and you can keep up to date with event and ticket information by going to the website.
If you are planning an event to be part of this year's festival, you haven't got long to make your application. Friday March 21st is the deadline for these to be returned. Forms are available from the Artistic Director Jacquie Davies at email@example.com.
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Posted by Neil on Friday, 14 March 2014 at 10:49:31
Filed under: Announcements, Lymm, Awards, General
Lymm has been named in the list of the top places to live in Britain.
In the Sunday Times Best Places to Live in Britain, Lymm is one of the places to be named in the list which contains 101 great cities, towns and villages. Only 10 north west locations are listed.
Clr Ian Marks (LYMM - LD) said he was delighted that Lymm and Warrington had been chosen.
Active Village Community
"My wife Pam and I have lived here for over 40 years and we have no regrets about choosing Lymm for our home. We are blessed with a very attractive village centre and an environment with plenty of excellent walks and places to see. We have first class communications with motorways, railway stations and airports not to mention canals within easy distance. We are fortunate in having a very active village community with many highly successful annual events and festivals and voluntary organisations to cater for all tastes."
The guide combines data and statistics such as crime rates, house prices and school performance as well as the local knowledge from Sunday Times writers to compile the definitive top 101 best locations to make your home.
The places were selected for offering the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces.