So much to see and do as events sea­son comes to town...

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MU­SIC, art, de­li­cious gin­ger­bread and fab­u­lous cars are all on the menu at a se­ries of great sum­mer events in Orm­skirk for 2017.

Coun­cil leader Cllr Ian Mo­ran said: “Visi­tors can find so much to en­joy in Orm­skirk so peo­ple who haven’t vis­ited re­cently re­ally should come and take a look.

“A range of fa­cil­i­ties, in­clud­ing a large num­ber of in­de­pen­dent shops and restau­rants, are com­ple­mented by Orm­skirk Mar­ket ev­ery Thurs­day and Satur­day which goes from strength to strength.

“With many ex­cit­ing events also due to take place, Orm­skirk re­ally is the place to be this sum­mer.”

ART lovers won’t want to miss the fab­u­lous Lan­cashire Open Ex­hi­bi­tion at the Chapel Gallery which is run­ning now un­til Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6.

This vi­brant ex­hi­bi­tion, for­merly known as the West Lan­cashire Open Ex­hi­bi­tion, is a su­perb col­lec­tion of art by ac­com­plished artists from across the UK and is a high­light in the re­gion’s arts cal­en­dar.

More than 150 art­works will be on dis­play at the event from a wide range of artis­tic me­dia.

ORM­SKIRK Gin­ger­bread Fes­ti­val on Satur­day, July 29 has a huge range of fun at­trac­tions for all the fam­ily from 10am4pm.

Chil­dren can en­ter the gin­ger­bread com­pe­ti­tion with prizes do­nated by lo­cal shops and busi­nesses.

There will also be vin­tage games for them to play.

The whole fam­ily can en­joy mu­sic from the Song­birds Com­mu­nity Choir, Orm­skirk Ukulele Band, the Burscough Street Disco and the Fair­ground or­gan played by War­i­nus Strode.

Cir­cus en­ter­tain­ers will be pro­vided by Edge Hill Univer­sity.

The Gin­ger­bread Fes­ti­val is or­gan­ised by Orm­skirk Com­mu­nity Part­ner­ship (OCP) and sup­ported by the Orm­skirk Town Cen­tre Man­age­ment Group.

OCP and lo­cal his­to­rian Ger­ard Swar­brick will have dis­plays of photos and maps of Orm­skirk from dif­fer­ent eras.

OCP will have other her­itage ma­te­ri­als on show, and Orm­skirk and Dis­trict Fam­ily His­tory Group can ad­vise peo­ple on trac­ing fam­ily his­tory.

The her­itage theme con­tin­ues with tours of Orm­skirk Parish Church.

FOOD lovers will have their taste­buds tick­led at the Moor Street Night Mar­ket this Satur­day, July 29, 6.30pm9.30pm.

Lo­cal food and drink es­tab­lish­ments will set up on the street to serve mouth­wa­ter­ing food as well as cock­tails, craft beers and ar­ti­san gin.

Other street food pur­vey­ors will also be sell­ing food, and there will be live mu­sic and street en­ter­tain­ment.

En­try is free and the event is sup­ported by the Orm­skirk Town Cen­tre Man­age­ment Group.

MU­SIC fans are in a for a real treat at the Sum­mer Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Coro­na­tion Park, with con­certs at the band­stand ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day from July 29 to Au­gust 26.

THEN on Sun­day, Au­gust 27 crowds will flock to the town for Orm­skirk Mo­torFest (see p28).

These events link in with the Orm­skirk Town Cen­tre Strat­egy, which aims to see more events in Orm­skirk town cen­tre.

Orm­skirk Gin­ger­bread Fes­ti­val will once again cel­e­brate the town’s her­itage

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