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Are there any Little Belters in your house?

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 hello@littlebelters.co.uk or visit www.littlebelters.co.uk to see Little Belters in action. 

Tags: choir, kids, fun, singing, little belters

Three Signs of Ageing

Posted by Alan on Wednesday, 20 May 2015 at 13:38:10

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Festivals, Music and nightlife, Transport, General, Lymm Festival

There are three definite signs of ageing

1. The policemen look younger

2. Festival and Transport Day comes round quicker each year.

3. I can't remember what the third one was .. 

We feel like we are really well on top of  Transport Day (June 28)this year. Word seems to have got around about last year's success and every aspect of the show was filled by the end of February.. But somehow there's still loads to do and some things we want to do better this year. Most of that is about having a great team of volunteers to help thing run smoothly. We reckoned we need 160 people -  most of them working no more than 3 hours so that they can enjoy the show too. It seemed like an impossible number but amazingly we are up to 120.  Could you be one of the other 40 ?  It will be fun (honest!) and we give a free family ticket to each volunteer. Just go to the website  www.lymmtransport.org.uk, call Trish on 01925-751646 or drop in at the festival box-office on Pepper St on Saturday 23rd  to put your name down . 

Yes that's right the FESTIVAL BOX-OFFICE will be open for the first time on Saturday May 23rd. you can get  Discount Transport Day tickets and pick up a FREE Transport Day programme that tells you everything that's happening. 

Let me also declare a personal interest in Beverley "Promise Me" Craven in Concert on Tuesday June 23rd featuring our own Lymm Big Sing Choir I can "Promise You" that this is going to be a sell out ( nearly 2/3rds full already) so be smart and get your ticket in the next few days .   If you miss out on that then lots of other good stuff too - Comedian Jo Caulfield, Agony Aunt Virginia Ironside  and of course Terry Waite.  plus a host of local talent and events like Open Gardens and Art in The Garden. Festival really is a remarkable phenomenon.  Check it all out at www.lymmfestival.org.uk or if you haven't had a programme yet pick one up at the Village Hall on Saturday. 

Now what was I going to do next ? I had it written down somewhere ..

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: festival, transport, beverley, craven, volunteer, box-office

From One Great Village Event To Another and Yet Another

Posted by Alan on Monday, 02 February 2015 at 13:24:27

Filed under: Events, Announcements, Entertainment, Lymm, Festivals, Appeals for Information, Music and nightlife, Transport, Lymm Festival, Village centre

Can’t believe it's February already and only just getting around to posting this brilliant video (made by Colin Grimes) of Dickensian Day. Hats off to the team who put this together and especially choosing to hold it on almost the only dry day of the month.

The video also features the great sound of Lymm’s very own Big Sing choir. Work is already underway on preparing the music for their next performance with none other than Beverley Craven. It is a huge thrill for us to have been able  to tempt a BRIT award winning superstar to appear at our village festival. Mark June 23rd in your diary now.

Talking of great events Beverley Craven will be followed just a few days later by the third Historic Transport Day on Sunday June 28th. If last year’s show was anything to go by it is going to be an amazing day but one where we really need the community as whole to get involved. It takes over 150 part time volunteers on the day to make sure everything runs smoothly. Last year some people chose not to volunteer as they didn’t want to miss any of the show. So this year here’s the deal. Give us just 3 hours of your time sometime between 8am and 7pm on Sunday June 28th and we will have  a free entry wristband for you and your partner or friend and your kids if you have any ! And all our volunteers will get refreshment vouchers, and we’ll invite you to the thank you party. Please put your name down now so we can start to plan another great village day.   

Tags: lymm, festival, historic, transport, day, beverley, craven,

Lymm Events Highlights for 17 June to 24 June 2014

Posted by Neil on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 at 10:17:45

Filed under: Events, Entertainment, Lymm, Music and nightlife

A Weekly Roundup of Local Events in the Coming Week

Plan your week ahead by checking out the events listed below. To add your own event, please contact me

8 event(s) are happening in Lymm this week

Click individual events to view more details or view all events.

Wednesday 18th June at 7,30 20th June 2014 11:30 to 3pm 8.00 pm on Tuesday 24th June
Tuesday 24th June 2014 Rehearsing from Apr 28 Gig June 24 28th June 2014
19th to 29th June

 

Tags: events, planner

Chicago comes to Lymm

Posted by Alan on Friday, 13 June 2014 at 14:53:42

Filed under: Festivals, Music and nightlife

Sting's new musical play "The Last Ship" opened in Chicago on Tuesday prior to going to Broadway in September. The critics are already raving about it the songs are delicious – actual songs with brilliant melodies, hooks and lyrics that poetically (and humorously) move along the story of a dying breed of shipbuilders in Newcastle, England"

Amazingly you will be able to hear four songs from the new hit show at Lymm Festival. We can't perform the play of course but they will form the climax of what should be an a fantastic evening's music. A choir of over 60 plus great soloists and a band that includes two fiddlers and an accordion as well as drums bass and keyboards. We also welcome as our special guest from Spain - Youtube phenomenon Jayme Gutierrez -over one million hits.

Check out LOOP SOUP and the hilarious CLEAN THE FAN

Tickets selling fast. Make this your festival MUST GO. You won't be disappointed.

Tuesday June 24 Statham Lodge 8pm (no football clashes!)

TICKETS AND MORE INFO HERE

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