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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

Christmas Boost for Playgroup

Posted by Neil on Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 12:24:31

Filed under: Announcements, Charity

Christmas came early for the little ones at Incy Wincy Toddler Group in Lymm after a festive donation from Lymm and District Round Table.

The babies, tots and toddlers now have a sack-full of new toys to play with after the Round Table donated £300 to the group which runs on Tuesday mornings at Lymm Baptist Church.

Joint playgroup organiser Kate Harrison said: "Some of our toys were looking a bit tired and as the number of mums and tots attending the group has steadily been increasing there weren’t that many to go around either."

"This donation has managed to ensure that all the children have some shiny new toys to play with so we’re eternally grateful to the Round Table and those who helped to raise the funds."

Chairman Rik Wilson, who visited the playgroup to see the new toys in use, said: "We like to donate our funds to a mix of worthy charities and community groups and Incy Wincy’s certainly fit the bill – it’s nice to see our donation has been put to good use."

Tags: playgroup, donation, round table

Special Delivery

Posted by Neil on Sunday, 29 July 2012 at 13:56:15

Filed under: Announcements, Charity

Lymm Ladies Circle

Lymm Ladies Circle recently made a delivery to a special local little girl named Charlotte.

Charlotte has been receiving treatment for Osteosarcoma which has meant she has spent long periods in hospital and time away from her friends at school. Thankfully, Charlotte is now recovering at home, and Lymm Ladies decided to have a swing installed in her garden to play on with her friends whilst she continues her recovery.

Charlotte on Her New Swing

Charlotte took charge of the new swing she had been eagerly waiting for. She is shown trying it out with Cathy, who spent many "women hours" tracking down the gift!

Lymm Ladies arrange charity and social events locally, both as a group, and as individuals when there is something of specific interest to one or two ladies.

Lymm Ladies regularly meet for social and local village events. They have a healthy following and are always looking for new members. If you would like to know more either visit their website or email them.

Tags: charity

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