Easter chance to see King’s Lynn lights

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch'Custom House ANL-150330-101239009

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch'Custom House ANL-150330-101239009

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With the Easter weekend upon us, there’s no better time to take a stroll around Lynn and enjoy the shows that are lighting up the town’s skyline.

The Lynn Lumiere light festival, which was launched last Friday, attracted hundreds of visitors during the two-day show.

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch''St Nicholas Chapel ANL-150330-101021009

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch''St Nicholas Chapel ANL-150330-101021009

As well as the launch of the light shows themselves, visitors also enjoyed live music and fire performances in the town centre on Friday night.

Then, on Saturday, children had the chance to make their own festival lanterns during a session in the Vancouver Quarter, which was followed by a procession around all six of the festival sites in the evening.

And, with the projections remaining in place throughout the summer, there are plenty of opportunities for residents and tourists alike to enjoy the spectacle.

The festival is the final phase of the Arts Cities and Landscape project, which has used around £400,000 of European Union funding to build and develop artistic and cultural links between West Norfolk and the French town of Amiens.

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch''18 New Conduit Street ANL-150330-101114009

King's Lynn Lights up with the Lynn Lumiere Launch''18 New Conduit Street ANL-150330-101114009

Since the programme was launched two-and-a-half years ago, a host of projects have been completed around the town.

And Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council’s cabinet member for culture, leisure and tourism, believes the project has cemented a long-term link between the two communities.

She said: “We have worked so well together.”

Six locations in and around the town centre have been transformed by the displays, including some of Lynn’s best known landmarks, such as the Custom House, St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn Minster and Greyfriars Tower. The other sites are 18 New Conduit Street, above RBS, and 1-3 Tuesday Market Place.

Lantern Making at the Vancouver Court King's Lynn'Thalia Sinden 6 and Vicky Eyles ANL-150329-164759009

Lantern Making at the Vancouver Court King's Lynn'Thalia Sinden 6 and Vicky Eyles ANL-150329-164759009

The shows run each evening from dusk until 10pm.