Lavish light show beamed on to the Custom House

Lynn’s Custom House is the beautiful canvas for a lavish light show over the next three months.

Projectors have been set up on the Purfleet to shine a light on Lynn’s most famous landmark in the culmination of the two-year Amiens cultural exchange project, which has attracted £400,000 of European Union funding.

Lynn town centre will be coming alive with art, comedy and dancing tomorrow. Reduced parking offers have also been put in place.

Nine art installations and landscape gardens have been set up around the town, including the Custom House, and the artists will be in situ from 11.30am to 3pm tomorrow to discuss their work.

Projectors, which will soon be painted green, will beam architectural images on to the Custom House in “Night Sailors”, which was inspired by George Vancouver. Floating seagulls have also added onto the Outer Purfleet.

Other installations include a garden in South Clough Lane, crates of aromatic plants and decking in Baxter’s Plain, a planted area and seating in the High Street.

More installations can be found on the South Quay, Inner Purfleet and Tuesday Market Place.

A day of entertainment has been organised on Saturday to bring a variety of Gallic shows to Lynn town centre.

Billed as La Grande Fete De Lynn, organised by Seachallenge Arts of Great Yarmouth, the day promises to delight audiences with a mixture of activities including comedy, dance in Baxter’s Plain, New Conduit Street and Norfolk Street from noon.

Mute comedy, abseiling and stunts will be provided by the SWAT (Special Wastrels and Tanglers) While French street arts troupe Les Cubitenistes will create live pieces of art using the public and two body guards called Tony will entertain.

A continental market is also part of the event.

West Norfolk Council leader Nick Daubney said:“This has been a mutually beneficial project which has attracted a significant amount of European funding.

“I hope people will visit the town to take a look at the new artworks and gardens installed by our colleagues from Amiens in France and to enjoy the music, street entertainment and street performances.

“While in town I hope visitors will support markets and shops. Remember, car parking in any council-run car park in Lynn is just £1 after 1pm tomorrow.”