Headline acts for acoustic concert at St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn

Chris Difford

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Lynn’s St Nicholas’ Chapel is one of the venues chosen for a new initiative instigated by former Eurythmics star and multi-award winning producer Dave Stewart and The Churches Conservation Trust.

The aim of “Church Keys” is to open up church spaces all over the UK to the arts, especially music.

Dave Stewart has launched the "Church Keys" initiative with the Churches Conservation Trust

Dave Stewart has launched the "Church Keys" initiative with the Churches Conservation Trust

The tour began in York in early July and stops off at St Nicholas’ Chapel on Sunday, August 7, with an acoustic concert featuring Chris Difford (of Squeeze fame) with support from The Lake Poets and Robert Vincent.

Loyd Grossman, chairman of the Churches Conservation Trust, said the buildings would remain consecrated, with “sacred buildings having a different feeling to just a secular building.”

In a recent newspaper article he adds : “In order to ensure the future of these buildings we want to make them what they used to be, when the parish church was the hub of the community.”

As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, The Squeeze, Chris Difford has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’, ‘Labelled With Love’, ‘Hourglass’ and ‘Tempted’.

Martin Longstaff (aka The Lake Poets)

Martin Longstaff (aka The Lake Poets)

The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland, and his self-titled debut album was released last autumn to excellent reviews in the likes of Mojo and Uncut. It spawned the single ‘Your Face’ and since first being aired on 6 Music it has racked up more than 4 million plays on Spotify.

Vincent is the Liverpool-based blues and country music singer-songwriter, who has toured extensively and has been described as “the scouse Springsteen”.

The concert will start at 6pm on August 7 and for details of the admission e-ticket at £11 (+£1.10 S/C) you must visit https://www.musicglue.com/dave-stewart-entertainment/events/7-aug-16-church-keys---kings-lynn-st-nicholas-chapel-/