Lymm Festival – Food Fest 26th June 2003
The opening night of our Festival saw a good crowd of residents
and friends, children of all ages, mums & dads, aunts and uncles,
young and old alike, gathered in the scenic idyll that is our village
On this gloriously balmy summer evening folk circulated and queued
to savour the excellent food served by our noble restaurateurs and
purveyors of fine foods.
The evening was suddenly pierced by a frenetic percussive beat
in an escalating crescendo of variegated sound. Creating a fantastic
atmosphere of excitement and anticipation, that has to be heard
to be believed, the Bulls Hitters are one of Lymm’s major
entertainment assets. Jewels of percussive innovation – now
so well loved by our community they are accompanied by the delightful
troupe, Samba Dancers, who reel and jig with vibrant energy and
oh with such enthusiasm. The crowd thrilled to hear them.
By contrast we were treated to what is fast becoming an important
pool of young vocal talent in out community: Lymm Young Voices.
What they do is very different from a stand up choir. They have
a crisp and participative style with loads of body language and
with songs like “Waddly Do”,
“Around The Manchester Metro” (all about improving our
environment) and Tzena, they announce themselves with confidence
and versatility. Choral singing in the open surrounded by a voluble
crowd isn’t easy but, under the leadership of Rosemary Jones,
they carried it off with panache.
(If you missed them they can be seen again on Monday 30th June at
5.30pm at The Methodists, Eagle Brow)
Our Street entertainer is such a joy, he milled and mingled among
the crowd – so versatile in his several guises. His natural
sense of fun and great talent for drawing the crowd is a must for
any Lymm social occasion.
The Bulls Hitters brought this wonderful evening to a close by
a further rendition to encores from the crowd.
Thanks to everyone for their support and showing that Lymm is the
place to be.