That’s Entertainment - February 8

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One of the highlights of watching TV these long winter evenings, for me, has been both new and repeat showings of wildlife shows by that evergreen broadcaster and expert naturalist, Sir David Attenborough.

The series concentrating on Africa has been especially enthralling and so I am pleased to recommend a forthcoming evening of photographs of animals living in Botswana, taken and shown by Caroline Harper.

The event, which is presented at The Holy Family Church, Field Lane, Gaywood, is being held from 7.30-9pm on Friday, February 15, and is in aid of UNICEF. The proceeds will go towards protecting children in Guatamala. Refreshment will be available and tickets are £5 on the door or you can contact 01553 661293.

Viewing these superb photographs should once again open our eyes to the wonder of the amazing wild life living on our planet.

Confirmation by the University of Leicester this week that the remains of a body, found in a car park, is almost certainly that of the infamous King Richard the Third has caused a sensation, but here in West Norfolk we also have connections with a famous past king of England, in our case, King John.

At Lynn’s Art Centre up to February 23, Diana Strickley has re-created King John’s Treasure in an exhibition entitled Chasing Tales: Under the Surface.

The treasure was reputedly lost in The Wash and Diana’s interpretation sounds intriguing to say the least! Why not go along and visit the Red Barn to view this and perhaps also pop in to The Fermoy Gallery at the same time and enjoy Karin Forman’s presentation of hand-made fairytale items and make-believe objects described as, Chasing Tales: Into the Wood. The galleries are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-5pm.

And so to music for a while. King’s Lynn Organ Club is presenting Michael McAneny on his electronic organ performing music for all tastes in a concert at St. John’s Church, Lynn on Wednesday, February 20, starting at 7.30pm. Admission is £5 to members and £6.50 to non-members. Children are free if accompanied by an adult. For further information call 01553 671285 or 774664.

For more music to lift those winter blues, the Salon will once again be opening at the Vicarage of the Lynn Minster on Sunday, February 17 at 3pm. Tea and music are on offer to sooth the soul, sounds just the ticket!

Photography is popular with many folk so we travel over to Brancaster next as I see the Camera Club is holding interesting events on Tuesdays February 12 and 28. For keen photographers or people new to the hobby contact Jim Till on 01485 210013 or Wendy Calow on 01553 674725.

If you aspire to become a budding actor why not see if any places are left on an Actors Workshop led by Mike Bernardin at the Westacre Theatre?

This is an intensive three-day course and will present challenges. If you think you are up to it, contact Westacre Theatre on 01760 755800 now.

Lastly, don’t forget The Mart is in town opening next Thursday, February 14 and continuing to the 23rd. Through thick and thin the Mart survives. Go. Enjoy!