That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler Friday, October 16

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A new season of lectures presented by King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences starts next Friday, October 23. These meetings start at 7.30pm in The Lecture Room, Marriott’s Warehouse on Lynn’s South Quay.

The first meeting will start with a short AGM, followed by a talk, Oh, what a tangled web they weave: An introduction to spiders, from Dr Matt Wilkinson, from the Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge.

For further details of this and future meetings, contact Mrs C A James on 01553 775535 or visit www.klsas.uk

A reminder, also, that more talks are held at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, usually on Thursdays. For dates and subjects, visit the Yard’s website or contact 01553 770479, but talks begin at 1pm and it’s free admission with a ticket. An interesting way to spend a Thursday lunchtime in Lynn!

Another way to spend an enjoyable afternoon in Lynn is to attend one of the Tea and Music recitals at The Minster Vicarage. The next session is this Sunday ( October 18) from 3pm and features The Bett Family Trio playing exquisite string pieces. Tea and cakes are available in the interval, donations going to The Minster. It’s free entry and for more information call The Minster Office on 01553 767090.

Don’t forget, as mentioned in Tuesday’s Lynn News, booking is now open for King’s Lynn Festival events (including The Fairey Band Concert tomorrow). Get in touch promptly on 01553 770479 for the band concert or 01553 764864 for all other tickets. For other Festival enquiries call the Festival office on 01553767557 or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

As I write, the winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize is due to be announced, and it could go to a novel written by Anne Tyler (no relation) entitled A Spool of Blue Thread. This reminds me to mention we have our own excellent Fiction Festival here in King’s Lynn held every March.

King’s Lynn has now got it’s own Sinfonia Orchestra and so has Ely I see. This is of interest to us, as next weekend (Saturday, October 24) our own King’s Lynn Festival Chorus performs with them in the slightly wild Carmina Burana (famous as music used for a certain Old Spice TV advert). It’s good to support the chorus, so go a long if you can. The concert is being performed at the famous cathedral there which is always a great venue to visit in itself. For all the details visitkingslynnfestivalchorus.co.uk

Another chance to hear good music at the newly renovated St Nicholas’ Chapel is to attend a concert of music from the 16th to the 21st Centuries given by Hertford Voices (directed by Derek Harrison) and West Norfolk Reeds (directed by Derek Oldfield). Saturday, October 31, is the date and 7.30pm is the start time.Tickets are just £5 on the door and warmth and refreshments will be 
available.

I have been contacted by Greyfriar’s Art Space in Lynn to say there is still a chance to view Neville Palmer’s exhibition (an Art Space member) tomorrow from 10am-4pm and also next Monday, October 19, 10.30am-4pm. The Art space is situated in St James Street.

And so, lastly, to Halloween. Contact your local library for details of their Halloween events. Further afield, if you fancy magic lessons for little witches and warlocks why not book for a fun family party and dress up for the occasion? Ghostly Gressenhall is the mysterious meeting place and booking is essential. Call on 01362 869251 for details; tickets are £6 or pass holders at £5.This will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 30-31, from 6-8pm.