That’s Entertainment

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I together with many others, was impressed and entertained recently by a group of young people involved in a project delivered by The Princes Trust and SYNC Education, entitled “Get started with music” and held at the excellent Discovery Centre, North Lynn.

The gig was, in fact the culmination of a week’s worth of musical work at the Centre, not only getting the youngsters to play, but also encouraging and building their confidence in performing, working as a team and improving their communication skills.

On the evidence of the event I saw and heard, the project was a rip-roaring success and much talent had been uncovered and was on show. Their certificates, presented at the end of the session, were well deserved. Long may these projects last and the great work done at the Discovery Centre. To support the Centre call on 01553 772283

n A reminder now of the King’s Lynn Decorative and Fine Arts Society, one of our first class local organisations. The society is very active and amongst its varied activities are special interest days, outings to art galleries, historic houses and other artistic venues plus visits in the UK and abroad.

An excellent programme of talks are also held monthly – right through to May next year. These are held at the West Winch Village Hall starting promptly at 2.15pm with tea and coffee available before the lecture (at a modest charge).

Visitors may attend for £5 and the next meeting on Thursday, December 4, is entitled “From Russia: Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes 1909-1929” given by Theodora Clarke. For more information contact: 01366 328648.

n Over at True’s Yard Museum, North End, Lynn, there is plenty going on. Next Thursday at 1pm the True’s Talk is on “The Bells of St. Nicholas”. A Christmas quiz starts at 11am on Thursday, December 4 and costs £3 per person (max 4 per team). All funds go to the upkeep of the museum and, I understand, hot Norfolk punch and mince pies will be available. The prize is a superb Christmas hamper. For further details call on 01553 770479 or visit the True’s Yard website.

n And now to film. It’s been a great time for brilliant new releases, including Interstellar(12A) and The Imitation Game (12A), while I notice the highly praised movie by Mike Leigh Mr. Turner (12A) starring Timothy Spall as the great artist is being shown as part of the King’s Lynn Festival winter season on March 10 next year at 2.30pm.

The venue is The Arts Centre and tickets are £5. Just right if you missed the film first time round or want to see again.

n Local cinema clubs can also be joined for those interested. One such is the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club and new members are always welcome. If interested go to www.klcommunitycinemaclub.org.uk

n The Badke String Quartet are performing next Friday, November 28, at Lynn Arts Centre. The programme, including music by Haydn, Beethoven and Ravel, is also part of the King’s Lynn Festival winter series and starts at 7.30pm. Visit: www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk or call 01553 764864 for tickets or further details.

n Staying at Lynn Arts Centre, the Hotbuckel Theatre Company’s production of Jane Austen’s most personal novel, Persuasion, is next Thursday at 7.30pm. Ticket details are available on 01553 764864.

n And finally ... I notice on the Westacre Theatre website that the salute to Satchmo, the great Louis Armstrong, presented by DixieMix on Sunday is a sell-out. Don’t miss out in future, visit www.westacretheatre.com