As promised last week I offer a couple of suggestions as to how you can support the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, an organisation providing a vital service to the community both locally and nationally.
Firstly , the obvious route is to visit the organisation’s website and learn about it and how you can volunteer. One can also attend some of the events organised by the bureau, and, as it happens, a quiz night is being organised on Friday, March 6, starting at 7.30pm. South Wootton Village Hall is the venue and teams of four to six are planned. It’s £4 per head and please bring your own drinks, although tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale. For more details or to register call 01553 761890. Here is a way to be entertained, have some fun and help the community.
Also following up on an item from last week where I featured King’s Lynn Arts Centre, I would just remind readers the brochure for their new season is now available and well worth a look, and I am sure you will find something to book!
Leaving Lynn for the moment I notice The Hunstanton Community Choir is back rehearsing at Hunstanton Town Hall on Tuesday evenings 7-9pm. There is a concert to prepare for which takes place in April, and here seems a good opportunity to get singing in this New Year! Those interested are invited to a free “taster session” on a Tuesday evening, with no audition necessary. For more details visit the choir’s website and find out more about the music.
Another event being held, this time every other month, is a new season of Princess Players Poetry mornings being held at Hunstanton Town Hall in the Basement venue between 10.30am and 12 noon. The next meeting is on March 18. Poems are read, experiences shared, so you can have fun, engage, or just listen and enjoy tea and homemade cakes! Poems can be new or old favourites. Entry is a modest £2 and the sessions are alternate months on until November. I certainly can think of many poems I would like to share with others, so why not go along?
It’s time for details of talks and exhibitions. At The Lynn Museum, curator Oliver Bone will give a talk on the war artist Sir Muirhead-Bone (1876-1953), a multi-talented artist and one of interest. The talk takes place next Wednesday February 11 between 2.30 and 3.30pm. A £2 entrance fee includes museum admission but Friends of Lynn Museum and Museum passholders are free. These occasional talks are always well worth attending.
The Common Ground exhibition running until Saturday, March 7 at The Hanse House Gallery in Lynn is another event not to miss. The venue is superb and you can visit between 10am and 4pm daily. The work on display is by printmaker Jan Dingle and this is supplemented by the distinctive painter Elaine Banham’s work and that of striking photographer Kate Barclay. Entry is free.
If the protection of toads is your thing volunteers are invited to a Toads on Roads meeting 7pm on the evening of Monday, February 9, at The Dabbling Duck , Massingham. No more to say!
If you fancy a mixed programme of songs with guitar in all styles provided by James Eisner, go along to the next meeting of the King’s Lynn Music Society on Wednesday, February 18 at 7.30pm. Coffee is available from 7pm at Lynn’s Town Hall. Tickets available on the door if you are not a member of the society.
Well, you know what’s on the horizon: The King’s Lynn Mart……….watch out for more next time!