If music be the food of love…..Come on, give me a break.The Mart has arrived in town and it was Valentine’s Day yesterday, so it’s appropriate for me to quote the Shakespeare and mention some musical events coming up soon!
Firstly the splendid series of chamber and vocal recitals held in the Marble Hall at Holkham, the next one from 3-5pm on Sunday, March 3, and then another on Saturday, April 13, starting at 7pm. The artistic standards are always high so why not visit Holkham’s website to find out the details: www.holkham.co.uk
The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra is featuring French music in it’s concert on Sunday, March 24 at Lynn Corn Exchange, Lynn, at 3.30pm. French romantic composer Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique is being performed and the symphony has as its theme the composer’s obsessive love for the actress Harriet Smithson. A very suitable subject for a late Valentine’s concert! Contact the box office for tickets on 01553 764864.
Before we leave Lynn, still on a musical note, Lynn Music Society has its next meeting on Wednesday, February 20, at the town hall. Coffee is available from 7pm and the concert begins at 7.30pm. For details of the recital and future events visit the society’s website.
Some great news, this time about a new youth centre which will occupy a former school in Paradise Road, Downham Market, opening it’s doors on Monday. To celebrate the opening a week of free activities until next Friday will be provided for young people aged between 11 and 19. Activities included are street dance, boxing, skateboarding and football. If that is not enough workshops will also be held featuring nail art and DJ skills amongst other things – what a feast! The centre will be open from 10am until 4pm and the good news is no booking is required. Get your thinking caps on as a name for the centre is needed and a competition is being run for those attending.
Now a quick trip over to Hunstanton to a grand Déjà vu charity fashion show at the Le Strange Hotel from 7pm on Thursday, February 28. This greatly entertaining event (no doubt!) is in aid of Cancer Research and tickets are £5, available at Déjà vu, 92 Westgate, Hunstanton or £6 on the night. Give Amanda a call on 07766 654474 for details or if you wish to exhibit on the night.
There is, thankfully, (I hear parents say) much good entertainment to be enjoyed during half-term week. At Watlington Village Hall a beautifully told story (I am assured) entitled Paper Wings is to be performed on Tuesday at 2.30pm. This is being organised in partnership with Creative Arts East and funding comes from Norfolk County Council and Lynn Borough Council. Contact Karen Kidman on 01953 713390 to learn more.
Lastly, I mention another excellent youth centre, namely The Discovery Centre in North Lynn. They are holding weekly samba band workshop/rehearsals on Thursday nights from 7pm. Instruments are provided and an experienced leader is there to guide; no previous experience necessary, however. Why not give it a try and look them up on Facebook or Twitter?