The King’s Lynn Festival was launched today with the promise that it will be bigger and better than ever.
The event, running from Sunday, July 12 to Saturday, July 25, has a Hanseatic theme to mark the 10th anniversary of revived links to the old ports of the Hanseatic League.
The festival will round off with a concert by the Flanders Symphony Orchestra at the Corn Exchange, featuring the very popular Freddy Kempf on piano.
Popular TV art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon will give a talk at the Guildhall on The Art of the Low Countries and local historian Dr Paul Richards will give a guided walk called Discovering Lynn’s Hanseatic World.
Other highlights include the European Union Chamber Orchestra performing Haydn, Mozart and Handel, while Celtic folk outfit Capercaillie will be sure to pack them in at the Corn Exchange and there is jazz too with Swinging at the Cotton Club, featuring the Harry Strutters Hot Rhythm Orchestra and the Jiving Lindy Hoppers at the Corn Exchange.
The BBC Concert Orchestra is recording an edition of Friday Night Is Music Night (on Monday, July 20) while veteran funnyman Barry Cryer appears at the Arts Centre with pianist Colin Sell.
To see video of King’s Lynn Festival chairwoman Alison Croose talking about this year’s offerings see our video.