That’s Entertainment - Tracks on the tracks – a musical journey
Music and the railways – what a combination! A new recording of Elgar’s wonderful seasonal piece The Starlight Express has just appeared featuring Simon Callow (warmly recommended for children and adults alike), but at the Bure Valley Railway there will be the popular Santa Specials again this year, so you can experience the real thing.
The outward journeys start from Wroxham Station and then Santa on his sleigh will meet visitors at Aylsham. Gifts, a visit to Santa’s grotto and festive refreshments and entertainment are laid on before the return journey. Booking is essential, so call 01263 733858 or email email@example.com now.
Benjamin Britten would have been 99 this week if he had lived, but although he is not with us, fans can hear his famous Sinfonia de Requiem at The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra’s concert this Sunday at Lynn’s Corn Exchange.
Starting at 3.30pm, the concert also includes Mahler’s 1st Symphony. The composer dropped a movement from the symphony which will be played entitled “Blumine”. This is a lovely piece which I was lucky to have heard at The Barbican performed by Valery Gergiev and the LSO. Go along to the Corn Exchange and get to know these works if you don’t already, you will not be disappointed! For tickets contact 01553 764864.
There will be much festive cheer and excitement very soon at St. Faith’s Church, Gaywood, when Sir Jeremy Bagge of Stradsett Hall officially opens the Christmas Tree Festival which is being held between Thursday. November 29, and Monday, December 3. The church will be filled with about 20 Christmas trees each decorated by church groups and Gaywood schools.
The well-known and much-loved local artist Helena Anderson has also donated a lovely watercolour painting featuring the southern side of the church in a winter landscape.
King’s Lynn Town Band is also holding a grand concert on the Saturday (Dec 1st) at 7.30pm. And there’s more – a variety gig is also being arranged for the evening of Friday, 30th. With the musical events, special services and all manner of refreshments the Festival is going to be very special.
For details contact the church office weekdays between 9am and noon on 01553 774916.
It’s time to get your hands on two books and start reading! Sue Townsend’s comic novel The Woman Who Went to Bed For a Year and The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey are the next choices for the Waterstone’s Book Club. Sue Townsend’s book will be discussed on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 9 at 4pm andThe Snow Chil is planned for discussion at a date to follow.
Refreshments will be on offer and this friendly group, led by Sian, meets at Waterstone’s in Lynn.
My panto choice this week is Jack and the Beanstalk being performed at Terrington St. Clement Village Hall from next Thursday, November 29, to Saturday, December 1, (7pm and a matinee). For tickets and more info call 01553 829161.
Finally, I am always pleased to give the events being held at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre a mention – there is always something for every one. Call the ticket office on 01485 532252 to hear what’s coming.
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Wednesday 22 May 2013
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