That’s entertainment: Friday, April 10th

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Although there has been much to enjoy in West Norfolk over the Easter period, I can say with great certainly you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! So, with lots to get through let’s get on with it without further ado!

I start this week in the theatre. We have excellent groups in West Norfolk, as I always acknowledge, and I commend three productions to you this week. The popular and award winning Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company are presenting Sleeping Beauty at The King’s Lynn Corn Exchange tonight at 6.30pm and tomorrow at 2.30pm and 6.30pm. The company always provides great family entertainment and the standards are high in all departments, so get in touch with the box office on KL 764864 now – time is short, so don’t miss out!

Another excellent local Society is King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society, the KLODS to you and me. Between April 22 and 25 they will be presenting the well loved Sister Act with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Glenn Slater, made famous by the film starring Whoopi Goldberg of the same name. The show is sponsored by this newspaper and performances start at 7.30pm. For ticket details call on 01553 764864. King’s Lynn Arts Centre is the venue. If you fancy a night “whooping it up” get in touch with the box office now!

My third theatrical recommendation is a little way off yet, but is bound to be a success as it’s being put on by the Watlington Players. I understand Grease the Musical has just recently been released for amateur performances, so although the show won’t be performed until May 27-30 at Watlington Village Hall, I would be ready to book tickets from April 12 by contacting: www.watlingtonplayers.com or phone: 0845 0529645 There are evening performances and a matinee on the last day.

Let’s leave the theatre for the visual arts for a moment, before moving on to music. The latest innovative exhibition at The Greyfriars Art Space, St. James Street, Lynn is Earth Fire Ash, a mixed media exhibition by local artist Tom Thompson seeking to stimulate us to think about the world in which we live through the medium of ceramic sculpture and bygone photography. Sounds interesting and intriguing. The exhibition opens tomorrow from 2 until 4pm and then Tuesday- Saturday 10am-4pm until April 25.

And so to music! Hunstanton Concert Band will be performing this Sunday from 3.30pm at All Saints Church, Hillington Square a varied programme in aid of The Mayor’s Charities : The Prince’s Trust (KL), and The Kandoo Club, King’s Lynn. Tickets are £5 payable on the door and the nearby Olive Branch Cafe will open it’s doors from 2.30pm and during the interval for light refreshments. All support welcomed!

I have been reminded to mention again The Walpole Weekend of Song supporting The Robert Foot Leukaemia Fund. This will be held on April 18-19 at Walpole St. Peter’s Church. It will start on the Saturday evening at 7.30pm and contrasted music can then be heard at another recital on the Sunday at 3pm. Tickets are £10 for each concert or £15 for both. Contact Michael and Wendy Foot on 01945 780468 or from Ed and Marion Ribnell on : 01945 780568. Music not to be missed!

This Sunday the doors of the Minster vicarage salon at Lynn will open for tea and music at 3pm. This will be provided by the Von Bett Family String Quartet and pieces for oboe, recorder, flute and theremin can also be heard. Tea and home-made cakes are also on offer. Contact the Minster office for more details on 01553 767090.