KL.FM Off-Air, by Charles Dennett, November 29, 2016

Photo-call at King's Lynn Corn Exchange for the 2016 Cinderella Pantomime
Panto stars outside the Corn Exchange
Posh Charles from KLFM (Charles Dennett) ANL-160919-131545009

Photo-call at King's Lynn Corn Exchange for the 2016 Cinderella Pantomime Panto stars outside the Corn Exchange Posh Charles from KLFM (Charles Dennett) ANL-160919-131545009

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If you’ve not spotted it yet, I’d like to apologise.

Just before Hallowe’en my face appeared all over King’s Lynn on the posters and banners for the panto.

It might not have escaped you that this year, the pantomime to end all pantomimes is coming to King’s Lynn. The one, the only, Cinderella. I’m all for promoting the panto (obviously), but did the Corn Exchange really think putting my gurning mug on the posters would help? Just saying guys...

If you’ve not seen it yet, the cast are on the lift doors at St James Car Park, as well as all over town. There’s no escape if you’re stuck in the traffic at Southgates either... there’s a huge billboard there, too.

Rehearsals have just begun and I’ve just about got my lines learned. If you’d like an idea of what we get up to behind the scenes, I’ll be posting to the KLFM website. Visit my panto blog there to see videos, photos and interviews.

I haven’t done any form of acting since I was at school, and I’m rather nervous, but looking forward to getting stuck in. It will certainly be strange having an audience in front of me as opposed to talking straight into a microphone. What could possibly go wrong?

Elsewhere, it’s Day Two of the KLFM Toy Appeal 2016. I know it’s so clichéd to say that I can’t believe that it is this time of year again, but genuinely, I can’t. It only feels like yesterday that we wrapped up the Easter Egg Appeal! Anyway, for those who don’t know, the Toy Appeal is probably the most special thing that we do at KLFM. Each year, we take to the roads of West Norfolk, Wisbech and Fakenham to collect toys for children who otherwise might not get a present, and could well not have a Christmas at all. We wrap them (thanks to our amazing volunteers) and then take them back out to those who need them. For a full list of where we’ll be collecting and when, visit the KLFM Website and click on Toy Appeal.

It just leaves me to say a huge well done to Simon Rowe on completing his 10,000 Selfies challenge. No-one I know works harder than Si and to have met and taken photos with 10,000 people is no mean feat! That said, if you do see Simon on the Toy Appeal you might notice he’s still taking selfies, but with a Christmassy twist. Si is a bit ‘vertically challenged’, so we’ve bought him an elf costume, given him an elfie board and he’s going to be taking Christmas elfies!

Charles Dennett