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April 2021: Back to Our Roots

A statement from our Chairman, Ian Marks:
In 1998, Lymm Parish Council set up a Festival Organising Committee to create ‘a showcase of Lymm talent’.

As time went by, the committee decided to increase appeal by presenting names such as Giles Brandreth, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Suchet, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and the Rev Richard Coles. We also featured well-known Lymm residents or people with local connections such as Peter/Matthew (Sooty) Corbett, Stephen Hough and Terry Waite.

With the continued impact of Covid-19, this year’s Festival will give more emphasis to local performers. We are excited to be going back to our roots with this ‘showcase of local talent’

What’s New? Calling local poets…

During lockdown, the Festival Committee ran two successful series of online poetry readings. Now, we’re opening the floor to all you budding poets!

We’re asking for submissions on the theme of ‘FREEDOM’. Winning poets will receive up to £50, and a selection from each category will be recorded and released online throughout Lymm Festival 2021. Several will also be recited in the much-loved ‘Our Favourite Poems’ event.

Join us online on the final day of the Festival, 4th July, for the announcement of the winners!

And local artists…

Submissions are now being accepted for the annual community collage, ‘Branching Out’. This award-winning community project combines artwork of all media, by artists of any age, into one delightful installation

Branching Out: ‘Lymm Wildlife’
We want to see how you’re inspired by the plants and critters living around us!

Check out creator Helena’s blog for more inspiration!

The finished collage will be displayed in the Sanctuary Café during Lymm Festival 2021 (24th June – 4th July).

And trailblazers…

The Scarecrow Trail is an iconic part of Lymm tradition, marking the start of Lymm Festival and the summer.

Though people still look forward to following the trail, the number of participants has dwindled in recent years. After losing the 2020 trail to the lockdown, this year is more important than ever.

Without your help, this beloved tradition could be lost forever!

We don’t just want to save the Scarecrow Trail: we want to bring it back better than ever. This year’s theme will be ‘Lockdown Heroes’ and, for the first time, registration will be online and free of charge

It takes around 30 scarecrows to build a trail.

Can you help us #saveourscarecrows?

A Friend in Need

As a non-profit organisation, Lymm Festival works hard to raise the funds necessary to continue bringing art and entertainment to the village.

At £25 a membership (or £40 for a couple), the support of our Friends is invaluable.

With the ongoing impact of Covid-19, the support of Friends old and new is more vital than ever to securing the future of the Festival. The value of such contributions is enhanced by the additional income we receive from HMRC for those Friends who gift-aid their subscriptions

In return for their support, our Friends are given opportunities to communicate with the Committee and other Friends to learn more about the Festival and have their own suggestions heard

For more information, please email friends@lymmfestival.org.uk

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