That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, November 4

Last year's Fawkes in the Walks
Last year's Fawkes in the Walks

It’s certainly been a busy time entertainment-wise in the Borough (isn’t it always), but just to remind readers, as you have just put away Hallowe’en gear and stopped the trick or treating, it’s time to think about Guy Fawkes! I pick three firework events to choose from, but no doubt there are many more being held at a bonfire near you.

As I have mentioned previously, the famous Fawkes in The Walks is being held this very evening. All the fun starts at 6pm, with the Mayor, Cllr David Whitby, lighting the bonfire at 6.30pm and the grand firework display starting at approx 8pm. As usual, stalls and rides will provide further entertainment for all the family.

My other firework choices are displays at Hunstanton and Denver, both being held tomorrow. The resort’s clifftop display is tomorrow with gates opening at 5pm, bonfire at 6pm and fireworks at 7.30pm, with this event organised by Hunstanton and District Round Table. Downham and District Round Table is behind the Denver event, with that display featuring two spectaculars at 7pm and 7.30pm. Gates open 5.30pm and the postcode for sat-nav is PE38 ODP.

Let’s turn attention briefly to art. I can recommend readers to exhibitions and events taking place at Greyfriars Art Space and at GroundWork Gallery, both in Lynn, and don’t forget the fine galleries holding exhibitions in our local villages – there is much to explore and enjoy.

And so to local theatre. I thoroughly enjoyed the 2005 KLODS’ production of Dad’s Army when it was first performed at Lynn’s Arts Centre (the Guildhall of St George) and I recommend you go and enjoy the show this time round if there are any tickets remaining. There are performances at 7.30pm tonight and tomorrow night.

I note a rich programme of events at Lynn’s Corn Exchange this season, and would just mention the Lavender Hill Mob Theatre Company’s production of A Christmas Cracker (performances on Tuesday and Wednesday, November 22- 23, at 6.30pm with a matinee on the Wednesday at 2.30pm) and The Good Old Days of Variety on Wednesday, November 16, starring Frank Williams. Take a look at the programme of events at the Corn Exchange yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

I praise the series of talks at True’s Yard which are held Thursday lunchtimes, but I notice more talks are being held at Lynn’s Town Hall either on a Tuesday lunchtime or evening; some are coming up soon and the times seem to be between 1 and 2pm and 6.30 and 7.30pm respectively. The next two are presented on Tuesday, November, 15.

Don’t forget you can travel in time (no, nothing to do with Dr Who) by joining Time Travellers, a new group formed for people to collate information for a community archive at Lynn’s London Road Library. Memories of Lynn from past years are needed from older folk and meetings are held every fortnight on a Tuesday between 2.30pm and 4.30pm. For further information, do contact the library on 01553 772568.

Now a mention for the Break charity which helps vulnerable young people and their families. They are holding a firewalk at West Lynn Sports and Social Club on Thursday, November 17 (training provided) Sign up now at www.break-charity.org.

Lastly, dare I mention Christmas? Moving away from the Lynn area, I notice a Christmas Gift Fair is to be held at Creake Abbey, North Creake, NR21 9LF. It’s on Saturday, November 26, from 10am-4pm with more than 50 stands promised. All welcome, Ho! Ho! Ho!