We start this week featuring a subject being taken up soon by our National Treasure ( yes, you have guessed it ), Sir David Attenborough.
The subject is dinosaurs, in his case the largest ever, the Titanosaurus; you can learn all about it this coming Sunday on BBC 1. If you want to learn more about dino digging locally, why not visit Lynn Museum on Wednesday, February 10? It’s all about dinosaur excavations and features a Tyrannosaurus during the event between 2.30 and 3.30pm, with the illustrated talk given by David Waterhouse, curator of natural history at Norwich Castle Museum. To find out more contact 01553 775001, or the museum’s website.
It’s always a good thing to support local students and I have been informed of an exhibition coming to Lynn’s Greyfriars Art Space between January 27-30, 10am-3pm. “Show Offs 2016” features work by students following courses within the Art and Design department at the College of West Anglia. It’s going to be innovative and mixed media; admission is free so all those interested get over to St James Street and Greyfriars Art Space next week.
There is also an on-going exhibition of Norfolk paintings by Tony Foster at the Bircham Gallery in Holt’s market place which continues until February 10, open 9am-5pm. The exhibition will intrigue, I have no doubt. Admission is free and you can call on 01263 713312 or visit www.birchamgallery.co.uk
Don’t forget (as reported in last Friday’s Lynn News) Raven Arts is now open for arty business in Gaywood and it sounds as if there is plenty on offer there, so phone 01553 767662 to find out more. The shop is open 10am- 6pm Tuesday till Friday and 10am-5pm on Saturdays.
And so to dance. This week for viewing and learning! Don’t forget the live performance of Frederick Ashton’s ballet The Two Pigeons streamed from The Royal Opera House next Tuesday, January 26, starting at 7.15pm, and the other half of the double bill is a ballet using music from Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini entitled simply Rhapsody. The Majestic Cinema in Lynn is the venue for this .
It seems there is plenty of opportunity for people of all ages to learn dance in West Norfolk. Exploring the internet, I notice great variety, and see Lynn Academy of Dancing, for example, offer classes for all. Variety is the watch word, so go and Google now.
True’s Yard Museum is celebrating its Silver Jubilee and there will be much to enjoy in the near future. From the 29th of this month a very special exhibition of royal photographs will be on display as well as other fascinating items concerning the King’s Lynn Fairground and Festival. Details of all that is going on and details of the True’s Talks can be found on the Yard’s website.
Now for details on an interesting talk with the King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences next Wednesday. The guest is Amanda Geitner, director of the East Anglia Art Fund, and her subject is “A Very Modern Benefaction, the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection”. This is at Marriott’s Warehouse on Lynn’s South Quay, starting at 7.30pm; visitors are welcome and admission is £4 on the door.
What with those Chinese New Year celebrations at Lynn’s Town Hall coming up on January 31 and the famous King’s Lynn Mart to look forward to, 2016 is certainly getting off to a cracking start!