That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, March 18th

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Spring is in the air (or just about) and all the artists of the West Norfolk Artists Association are painting again, ready for their Spring Exhibition to be held at Thornham Village Hall from the 30th of this month up until Sunday, April 3.

“Coast 11” is bound to be interesting and well worth a visit.

The association attracts members from all across West Norfolk and they produce a wide variety of work, both traditional and contemporary, from paintings to sculptures and from textiles to photography and installations.

The exhibition will be open daily 10am-5pm and admission is free. Further information can be obtained from John Walker on 01485 520590 or visit www.westnorfolkartists.org Do go and view this exciting exhibition.

And now for more art, this time of the Lynn Mart, very dear to our heart. Currently at Lynn Museum and going ahead until July 2 this year. The good news is the exhibition admission is free until the end of this month and looks at the art, craft and design of The Mart. Much information is also included regarding Savages, the famous fairground equipment manufacturer. Very much of interest to local people and the wider community. Opening times are Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. For more information call on 01553 775001 or visit museums.norfolk.gov.uk

Moving on to a couple of slightly different fairs to that of the famous “Mart”! Tomorrow between 2 and 4pm it is the St Faith’s Church Spring Fair Celebration at the popular Gaywood church rooms, Gayton Road. There will be much to enjoy including tombola, stalls, games, crafts and refreshments to mention a few, so if you are in the Gaywood area tomorrow why not pop in?

The other fair is a book fair at Blakeney Church Rooms, NR 25 7AL, being held between March 26 and 31, 10am-5pm. Entry is free and you should contact 01263 741690 for all the details. Get your head stuck in those books.

A brief reminder of this Sunday’s Norfolk Symphony Orchestra concert starting at 3.30pm at Lynn’s historic St Nicholas’ Chapel. Bruckner and Beethoven are on the programme with soloist Philippa Barton playing in Beethoven’s lovely Violin Concerto. Philip Hesketh directs. For ticket details, give 01553 764864 a call.

Moving over to theatre now, I notice that a production of The Railway Children takes place at The Princess Theatre, Hunstanton, 2.30pm on the afternoon of March 27. Sounds great, especially for all those young or young at heart so, you can contact 01485 532252 for further details and ticket information.

A reminder you may just have a chance to attend a performance of that classic show Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which continues at Lynn’s Corn Exchange tonight and tomorrow. Call the ticket office now on 01553 764864, you may just be lucky.

I choose The West Norfolk Music Centre and Youth Choir as my local organisation to recommend to readers this week; if you are aware of any young people who may be interested in joining this excellent centre, which meets at Springwood High School Saturday mornings during term time, please give their administrator Sarah Dennis a call on 01760 725092 or 07748 067355. Choral and instrumental performance and training are on offer and the chance to take part in local concerts, so do give Sarah a call in term time. Very worth while!