Hopefully during this cold snap at least most of us can get to our local library, not just to borrow or return a book but also to access and enjoy the varied services they now provide.
I notice my local library (Lynn’s main one) is running a local history club which will next meet on Thursday between 10am and midday. As local history is very popular these days it seems to me being given the chance to discuss local history with others and perhaps go down memory lane could be quite entertaining.
Being at the library also enables participants to request files on their chosen topics like floods of the past or their local school.
To see what other activities are being held, pick up a leaflet from your local branch or visit www.library.norfolk.gov.uk
For something a little livelier perhaps a Motown Night would be more to your taste.
Kip’s Entertainment are holding such a gig at Lynn’s Duke’s Head Hotel ballroom on Saturday, January 26 between 7pm and the midnight hour.
Tickets are £7 and the event is supported by DSD Printers. Call 07748 166493 for more info.
Perhaps music from the classical and romantic periods is more your thing, so don’t forget the King’s Lynn Festival Three Season’s Concert Series.
The next concert is coming up on Friday, February 8 and is being performed by The Rautio Piano Trio. Piano Trios by Brahms and Mozart are included on the programme as is a favourite of mine, Beethoven’s famous “Ghost Trio”.
Tickets are £14 and the recital is being given at The Arts Centre, Lynn, starting 7.30pm.
Let’s leave Lynn for a while (it’s not the centre of the universe – but never quote me on that!). I am always happy to promote ways folk can try something new for a new year.
I see that Snettisham Community Choir is taking on new members, and if you wish to forge a new friendship and have some fun, joining the choir may be just the thing for you. Auditions are not necessary and the sessions are designed for all ages and abilities; the term runs on Wednesdays from 10am-noon at Snettisham Memorial Hall.
For those interested in joining the choir call Carol on 01328 838316 or visit www.singforwellbeing.co.uk
Now for more local history, but this time at Hunstanton.
A talk by Claire Bradshaw and Chris Kolonko is to be given on the Archaeology of Hunstanton at the library there on Thursday, January 31, from 2pm.
Refreshments will be available but booking in advance is essential. For your free place contact the library on 01485 532280.
I can confirm details of the next two books to be discussed at the Waterstone’s Book Club in Lynn.
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey will feature at the meeting on Wednesday, February 20 at 4pm in the Waterstone’s shop and the mighty award-winning novel Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel will be pulled apart at the meeting after that (details to follow). Get reading folks. Enjoy!
Finally, on Saturday, January 26, Cinema in Syderstone presents In Love With Alma Cogan, an independent British film made on location in Cromer. It is not on general release but is being well received by audiences thus far. This will be screened at the Amy Robsart Village Hall at 7.30pm; advance tickets £3.50 from 01485 578588 or 578171.