That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler Friday, May 8th

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As I write, breakfast time has long passed, but it’s not too late to obtain a free ticket for a really special breakfast to be held at Lynn Saturday Market Place, at 10.30am on Sunday, May 17.

A similar community event, held in the historic Hanseatic town of Lubeck last year, was greatly enjoyed by it’s citizens, so what better way to celebrate Lynn’s 10th year of New Hanseatic League membership than taking part on the 17th? If wet, the event will be moved to the Stone Hall at Lynn Town Hall. Get in touch with Lynn’s Tourist Information Centre for your free ticket. Call 01553 763044 or email: kings-lynn.tic@west-norfolk.gov.uk now!

Festival season is upon us and there are some exciting events taking place in Hunstanton. On Sunday a dance contest, organised by the Rollason Stage School will take place between 9.30am and 5pm at the Town Hall and the winners will be on show at The Oscars Night on June 5. Over the coming months there will be much to enjoy with poetry, art and drama showcased in Hunstanton Festival 3 by the Sea and for more details visit www.hdfa.org.uk

Although our local rail services are often discussed, I would like to promote a very reliable service to readers, not likely to get us letting off too much steam! On Sundays from 1-5pm until late September the popular Miniature Railway Service provides rides for young passengers at Lynnsport Leisure Park. Rides are 50p and , of course, small children must be accompanied. For further details visit: www.kidsme.org.uk and DO be taken for a ride!

Talks and theatre next on the agenda. All Saints’ Church at Lynn’s Hillington Square will be the fitting venue for The ‘Bridge’ lecture season, 2015. This begins with a talk on Thursday, May 21, by Dr. Paul Richards on “South Lynn remade and remade again” and will end on Thursday, June 25 with Ann Gore talking about “The Grand Tour and East Anglia”. Michael Begley discusses “The Gilds of Lynn” on June 4. These talks all start at 7.30pm and you can call on

01553 768211 for further details. Also, on June 18, this time at The Greenland Fishery, starting at 7pm, David Andrews will take you on “A Whaling Walk” .

Back to Hunstanton for mention of The Princess Players new production A Fish Out of Water. It describes all the issues arising from a package holiday and is written by Derek Benfield. The show is on Friday and Saturday, May 22-23, nightly at 7.30pm with a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

This will be at The Princess and for tickets call the box office on 01485 532252

Back at Lynn and why not celebrate Lynn Library’s 110th Birthday on Monday, May 18 between 10am and 4pm? It will all be happeningwith coffee(10am-2pm), a magic lantern show(10.3-11.30am), sing your heart out workshop(12-1pm) and walk and talk by Dr.Paul Richards (2-4pm). Sounds superb and just the library ticket for a great day. Happy Birthday Lynn Library!

With all these exciting events coming up I hope you will have a little time for some reading. Lionel Davidson’s thriller Kolymsky Heights is the next novel to be discussed at Waterstone’s book group meeting at the Lynn shop on Wednesday, May 27 at the usual time of 4pm. Come along to chat about the book over tea, coffee and biscuits.

Lastly, don’t forget the Hanseatic History Symposium at Marriott’s Warehouse on Saturday, May, 16; visit the Trust’s website for details. Also to say the Norfolk Symphony Orchestra concert is on the same evening 7.30pm at Lynn Corn Exchange.