Lytham’s inaugural Arts Festival gets under way today (Friday) – with the promise of eight days packed with a wide range of activities for all ages and tastes.
While Fylde rugby coach Mark Nelson will be displaying his artistic and musical talents and the Lytham St Annes Art Society is throwing open the doors of its studio, there will also be everything from language lessons for children to a display of upcycling – the process of turning waste material into products of better environmental value.
Businesses throughout the town will have art works on show, there will be dancing in the street, as well as live music at a variety of venues, and organiser Richard Marshall said: “The community and businesses have really come together to ensure it being a success. We are confident there will be something for everyone and hopefully the event will grow even bigger next year.”
The Festival will be officially opened on Friday at 1pm in Lytham Piazza by Fylde mayor Coun Kevin Eastham.
Full details of Festival events in this week’s Express and at www.lythamartsfestival.org