WHAT links Vera Lynn's ‘We'll Meet Again’, the Beatles ‘She Loves You’, and ‘Radio Ga Ga’?
in Stuart Maconie's opinion they are among the 50 records that we have grown up with, worked with and partied to.
Stuart is one of the main attractions at the Lymm Festival, which runs from June 19 to 29.
The popular TV and radio presenter is also an author and has just published ‘The People's Songs. The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records’.
It tells the story about the records we most loved during the turbulent period from the 1940s and 50s. the swinging 60s and onwards to the present day.
Stuart says this isn't his selection of his 50 favourite tracks but a showcase for that very British phenomenon, ‘cheap’ pop music.
The collection tells us something about how we have felt about things from class and race to family and patriotism down the years.
You can catch Stuart at the Statham Lodge Hotel on June 23, at 8pm.
The following day, Altrincham's Rhema Theatre Company will be performing ‘The It's Not Fair’, an inspiring new piece of theatre telling stories about human trafficking.
Using performance, storytelling and music.
The audience we will be taken on a journey from the cocoa farms of the Ivory Coast to the bars of back street Thailand.
Rhema has performed to 1,000,000 people to date through United Christian Broadcasters TV.
The performance is as at the Baptist Church, Higher Lane, on June 24 at 8pm.
The festival starts on June 19h with the ever popular Food Fest.
Last year, Lymm's streets were packed with people enjoying the fine fare that the local traders produce including an enormous paella.
As well as great food there will be street entertainers and jugglers to get the festival off to a tasty start.
Tickets will be on sale from May 6. For up to date information, visit lymmfestival.org.uk.