Workshop warm-up to fine-tune music talent in King’s Lynn

SLAM open mike session event at Kings Lynn  Arts Centre at the Shakespeare Barn. 
Megan Nurse

SLAM open mike session event at Kings Lynn Arts Centre at the Shakespeare Barn. Megan Nurse

Budding singers from across West Norfolk came together to fine-tune their performances ahead of a special open mic event organised to showcase their talents at Lynn’s Arts Centre on Tuesday.

Part of The Phonic music project, and organised with the Garage young people’s venture in Norwich, the Warm-Up January Session saw the talented teens taking part in a series of workshops.

Liz Falconbridge, director of the King’s Lynn Arts Centre Trust, said: “On the Warm-Up day, all the interest was in performing and we discovered some amazingly talented young people, who will be starring in the Slam! The female vocalists were sensational!

“The Warm-Up January session followed some rural workshops in the community and was the first stage in building their confidence ready for the Slam Night on Tuesday, from 7pm in the Shakespeare Barn.”

The events have been organised with the team behind The Garage, who suggested setting up music sessions to attract any West Norfolk youngsters aged 13–18 with talent take part in a showcase event.”

Liz added: “We are committed to attracting young people to the venue and hope to be able to continue to offer more of these events in the future.

“The Shakespeare Barn has proved yet again to be an ideal setting for gigs and we hope that there will be a good turnout for the Slam.”

She added: “We can announce that Human Beatboxer from Norwich, Lee Gibling, will be the MC and will be doing a set in his own unique style.”

The main Slam night will be taking place in The Shakespeare Barn on Tuesday, January 14, from 7-9pm, when a host of acts will be performing original and cover material in their own unique style.

Tickets for Slam Night cost £2 in advance, or £2.50 on the door.

If you have paid for the workshops already, entry is included in the cost.

Tickets are available from the Arts Centre on 01553 779095 or by email to

Anyone who would still interested in performing 
should contact Megan Nurse, creative apprentice, on 01553 779095.




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