As I write, the date of the EU Referendum has recently been announced and, without giving anything away, I will come clean and publically give support to the King’s Lynn/Emmerich Twinning Association.
For many years it has maintained strong friendships and connections between Lynn and our German twin-town of Emmerich-am-Rhein. Here is as opportunity to visit Emmerich and stay with a German family and get to know them, possibly build friendships and then return the favour by offering that family a place in your home when it’s the Emmerich club’s turn to visit, as it is this year. The association also holds social events during the year and members recently enjoyed a talk by local Mart leader Nipper Appleton, followed by Kaffee and Kuchen. Very enjoyable. For all the details visit the association’s website, Ja,Ja!
With all the news recently connected with our local Fen Line and the issues connected with the rail link between Lynn and King’s Cross, I wonder how many readers may have caught a glimpse of the famously restored Flying Scotsman which was planned to be in the Cambridge/ Nottingham area this week? No doubt there will further opportunities to view the wonderful engine in the months to come. Watch this space ... and why not visit The Fenline Users’ Association website for all matters rail?
And so to musical matters and two concerts to mention. One by way of a brief reminder, the other taking place on the evening of Wednesday, March 16, starting at 7.30pm and being held at St John’s Church, on The Walks, presented by King’s Lynn Organ Club and featuring Chris Stanbury at the organ. For more details contact 01553 671285.
The brief reminder is for a coffee concert coming up on the morning of Friday, March, 18, at 11am, given by Alessandro Ruisi, violin, and Dina Duisen, piano, at Lynn’s Town Hall, and part of The King’s Lynn Festival. Coffee and a cake are included in the ticket price and Violin and Piano Sonatas by Mozart and Schumann are on the musical menu!
Once again the circus is coming to town! The Mondao Circus is in Lynn between Wednesday, March 2, and Sunday, March 13 at Knights Hill Farm Shop, Grimston Road. Discount tickets are now available in many local outlets and details about the circus and performance times are available on 07722 791 777 or visit www.circusmondao.co.uk
Some advance notice of the Lynn Town Guides annual Diana Bullock Lecture, which takes place on Wednesday, March 23, at 7.30pm at Lynn Town Hall and is given by local cinema expert and talented writer Sue Burge. Tickets are reasonably priced at £7.50 to include a glass of wine and are available on 01553 776632 or Lynn TIC on 01553 763044. A very interesting evening is in store.
I am especially intrigued by a comedy show coming to Sedgeford Village Hall next month and as I hope to get stuck in to some gardening later in the year this may be just what I need to see. The show is entitled “Can you Dig It?” And is being presented by Creative Arts East Live in partnership with local communities. The show stars musical comedians and allotment holders Jo Stevenson and Dan Wood and features comic songs, tall veggie stories and much more off-beat entertainment. Why not put down that spade and fork for a moment and book tickets? Call on 01485 570097 or 01495 579355. The date is Friday, March, 4, from 7.30pm.