|Country and Region||United Kingdom — England|
|Type of Festival||Dance, Drama, Literary, Music|
|Location of Festival||Lymm, Cheshire, England UK|
|Festival Contact Information|
Honor Giles, Director
The community event offers a range of programming that includes music, comedy, dance, drama, exhibitions, literary and children’s activities. Inaugurated in 1999 the festival features local and regional talent thereby fostering and supporting the artists. Musicians include blues, jazz, folk, and classical artists; Literary events include poetry and prose readings, storytelling; Dance and Comedy nights, puppet shows and so much more fill the roster of events. The festival is run by a voluntary committee and a host of committed volunteers.
|Festival Dates||June 20 - 30, 2013|
- Thursday June 20
- The festival kicks off as always with the ever popular Foodfest on Thursday June 20th and later that evening we welcome BBC presenter and performer Mark Radcliffe with his band Foes to the “Bar at the Marquee” venue at Lymm Rugby Club. The festival will be back there for a night of comedy on Friday 21st promoted by Simon Plumb.
- Friday, June 21 and Saturday 22
- There’s plenty for Foodies to enjoy — with Foodfest. Bowdon’s Bistro are back with some themed events along the lines of last year’s great successes. Trip boat Castlefield will be running half-day afternoon tea tours on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd. At Lymm Historic Transport Day we will have an international food court plus the Sunday market with local produce and crafts.
- Saturday, June 22
- The format of Lymmfest has been changed this year to become a Saturday evening “Music Trail” across multiple village centre venues. Buy your wristband and pick your shows that will be running through the evening in pubs and clubs.
- Sunday, June 23
- The big new event that rolls out and that everyone is talking about – Lymm Historic Transport Day, Old working boats, vintage and classic cars, motorbikes, bicycles, and much more will be pouring in from all over the Northwest for what promises to a be a memorable day with plenty of entertainment for the whole family including rides on tractors, miniature railways, a canal trip boat and vintage buses. There’s even model railway layouts and the day starts and ends with car and boat parades. Don’t miss this one whatever you do !!
- We have a performance of an enthralling one man show “Call Mr Robeson” – about singer and human rights activist Paul Robeson that drew a standing ovation at the Carnegie Hall in New York last year.
- Following the success of last year’s fun run Lymm Runners are organising an even bigger multi-event this year under the new name Trail Races.
- In all there are over forty events including old favourites like the Scarecrow Trail, the Big Picture, Lymm Artists, Art In The Garden ( in a new location Lane End Nursery) and Dr Jazz plus events to appeal to the whole age range including the very young. This year also sees the return by popular demand of Open Gardens.
- Later in the week we welcome comedian and performance poet John Hegley – a regular at the Edinburgh Festival and on TV and Radio - to The Statham Lodge. An evening with John brings a guarantee of laughter and enlightenment
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