That’s Entertainment by Andy Tyler Friday, May 22nd

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Celebrations in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk seem to be all the rage at present and it’s difficult to know which one to start with, but I think it will be at Lynn Library and their recent 110th birthday.

If it’s possible for a library to “buzz” it was certainly doing so last Monday! There was a full programme of events and I was just in time for coffee and cakes and the first part of Dr Paul Richards’ walk and talk on “London Road since 1806 ...people and places”. It was great to see the library full with people enjoying an interesting visit – long may it’s considerable services be used!

I noticed during my visit publicity for a King’s Lynn History Discussion Group which has been formed to enable those interested to meet and discuss history’s top issues. Having just invested in Dan Jones’s book about Magna Carta I was delighted to see the group’s next meeting (June 10) is on that very subject. I had better get down to the Library 2.30-3.30pm to express my opinion! Meetings are usually the 2nd Wednesday of each month. For further information on Library services contact 01553 772568.

There has already been wide coverage of last weekend’s hugely successful Hanse Festival, and one of the many organisations to support the events were Lynn Sea Cadets. I notice the Cadets run bingo sessions on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month at their unit on St. Margaret’s Lane , South Quay, doors open at 6.30pm, eyes down at 7.30pm. Refreshments are available and all monies raised go towards the Sea Cadets locally. For details contact Jade on 07703788185 or klscc@hotmail.co.uk They want a full house!

It’s time for music! West Norfolk Music Society are presenting a piano trio recital at King’s Lynn Town Hall next Wednesday (May 27) starting at 7pm. The programme consists of music by Beethoven, Haydn, Piazzolla and Schumann and it’s bound to be a fine recital so call on 078188 53756 for ticket reservations.

Goodness ,it’s time for more celebrations! The Rev Canon Chris Ivory reminds me to mention the completion of major work on the superb organ in Lynn’s Minster Church. Paul Hale ( briefly put) is an organ expert and virtuoso and will tell the story of the organ and demonstrate it with a wide ranging programme of music to show it’s varying moods. Hurry as the event is tomorrow and starts at 7pm at The Minster. Tickets are £5 in advance from the Minster Office on 01553 767090 or on the door.

Don’t forget to check up on all the great things going on at Lynn’s Arts Centre, Corn Exchange, Greyfriars Art space and Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre as well as the popular Westacre Theatre. Visit the respective websites or take a look at our own WOW 24/ 7 what’s on pages ,or both! There’s plenty to explore!

I certainly enjoyed hearing songs, ayres, jigs and jollies provided by Chanter’s Jigge at the Hanse Festival last weekend, the variety of their music making and the quality was marvellous so for details of their work and gigs visit: www.chantersjigge .co.uk or phone: 01692 652225

Lastly, if you’ve been bitten by “the walk bug” don’t forget those Guided Walks provided by the King’s Lynn Town Guides .

Beginning at the Saturday Market Place (scene of the historic community breakfast last weekend) and finishing at The Tuesday Market Place, they give an excellent survey of the town’s development.For further details, contact Lynn’s Tourist Information Centre on 01553 763044.