That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, February 19

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Well done all those BAFTA winners, and as readers may guess, I was delighted hearing Brie Larson won Best Actress for her part in Room – a tremendous performance from her and her young co-star Jacob Tremblay.

As I am kicking off the column this week in the cinema I would like to remind readers of the excellent King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club which provides those interested in film many varied events and films during the year to enjoy and study. The organisation is independent and not-for-profit and gives a run down of all that’s going ahead on it’s website (see also story on Page 75). I certainly hope to attend some of the evenings during the year (so far I have missed out on Trumbo which may be shown in the summer) so ... lights, camera, action, get joining!

Now let’s get on the railway – model railways that is! As mentioned in last Friday’s Lynn News, the Lynn Model Railway Club is holding two open days at Pott Row Village Hall tomorrow and Sunday between 10 am and 4pm. Several layouts will be on display sponsored by B.J. Models of Norfolk Street, Lynn. The layouts are bound to be superb , so if you do require further information contact either John Player on 01553 631335 or Simon Lemmon on 01553 679255.

So you would like to blow away some winter cobwebs this weekend and be a good citizen at the same time? Well, you could join the volunteer team at Holkham National Nature Reserve on Sunday for a clean-up along the beach and shoreline. If interested you should meet up at Lady Anne’s Drive at 10am. Some refreshments will be provided, but take a packed lunch if you intend to stay for the whole day.

Here is an item I have omitted to mention, I believe, so far this year. It’s praise for the excellent West Norfolk Holiday Guide 2016 which is now available throughout West Norfolk and includes details of holiday accommodation and events taking place throughout the year. It’s style is slightly different this year and certainly user-friendly so pick up a copy now or go on line to view !

Something special next! The Cambridge University Flute Choir is paying King’s Lynn a visit on Sunday at The Musical Soirée being held at The Minster Vicarage at 3pm. Tea, cakes and flutes – what a combination. Seriously, I am sure a very entertaining afternoon will be provided and musical events emanating from Cambridge University are always going to be of a high standard.

On the subject of Cambridge Uni, I notice Professor David Watkin is giving a True’s Talk on A View of Regency London on Thursday, February, 25 (1-2pm) at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum. Tickets can be hard to come by so do contact the Museum on 01553 770479 to see if there is a place for Professor Watkin’s talk or others being held into March.

Seeing details of a coffee morning at Lynn Museum next Wednesday , between 10.30am and midday reminds me to advise readers to keep an eye open for all the great events taking place at a museum, TIC, or library near you. The more we use our local services the less chance we have of losing them, I believe!

Just before I draw your attention to a couple of events at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre, here’s a gig coming up at The Lodge, Old Hunstanton, next Friday, February 26, starting at 8pm. The Foolish will be performing with their mix of rock and pop from the 60s to the 90s. It’s a four- piece band with female vocalist. Call 01485 532 896 for more details.

Lastly then, I recommend, (to wet your appetites) a whole range of film and theatre productions including: The Winter’s Tale on Sunday, February 28 at 2.30pm and The Golden Days of Music Hall on Wednesday, March 16, starting at 2pm. There is much more to enjoy at The Princess Theatre so visit that website now!