I mentioned a local art group in the column last week called Spectrum and I can now advise readers if they are interested in joining the group, they meet every Thursday morning between 9.30am and 12.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, London Road, King’s Lynn. It is £3 a session, including tea or coffee at 11am. To find out more either contact the group’s chairman, Yvonne Glenn on 01553 816559 or google: Spectrum Art and Craft +Reffley Art Group.
Still on artistic matters, I was able to view the excellent West Norfolk Artists Association Summer Festival Exhibition (which finishes tomorrow at 4pm ), St. Nicholas’ Chapel being the venue, and can recommend it highly to those interested. Visitors can vote for their favourite piece, but my vote is between me and the ballot box. Admission is free.
Over at St. James’s Street ,Lynn, The Greyfriars Art Space is holding a Clay Mask Making Workshop, run by Christine Pike , tomorrow between 10 am and 4pm. There MAY be time to book a place, so best to contact Christine now on : 07968287999, no experience necessary!
It’s always a good idea to drop into True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum from time to time, even if it’s just for a coffee or a browse through the book sale there , but usually one can find out about the exciting events taking place or visit the fishermen’s cottages. If you do go along at the moment you can buy a copy of Dr Paul Richard’s new book, King’s Lynn History Tour. It’s a modest £6.99 and contains an excellent map, so readers can, for themselves , discover the changing face of King’s Lynn. You never know , if Paul is around, he may even sign your copy; he did mine.
And so to music. Don’t forget the Tuesday Lunchtime Recitals are being held right up to September, 27 at Lynn Minster, starting at 12.30pm and the cafe is open from 10.30am. The programmes and performances are excellent. For details visit the website of the church and likewise do take a look at what is on offer musically at St. John’s , Church on the Walks, and All Saint’s, Hillington Square, while you are browsing on-line.
Derek Oldfield has been in touch. Make a date in your diary ,if you can, for a concert given by The West Norfolk Reeds , this Sunday at 3.30pm, All Saints, Hillington Square being the venue. Neil Johnson will be playing cor anglais and Derek will be directing. There will be all sorts of delights, no doubt, and although there are no tickets on sale donations will be gratefully accepted on the day.
The King’s Lynn Music Society has announced an exciting programme of events for it’s 2016/2017 Season. They start from September 21, and run through till May 17, next year. Lynn’s Town Hall is the regular venue , starting at 7.30pm (coffee available from 7pm). For further details of membership, fees, and so on, please visit www.klmusicsoc.org.uk
There is also an exciting Winter Season coming up organised by the King’s Lynn Festival (details are now out), but let’s not talk of winter yet!
Lastly, it was great to hear fine musicians play on first class pianos at both The Minster and St. Nicholas’ Chapel at King’s Lynn Festival Events recently, a great festival and fine pianos – what a combination!