It’s always good to hear from local organisations direct and I feature two such contacts to begin the column this week.
The restoration and re-opening of St. Nicholas’ Chapel (mentioned last week) will be greatly exciting, and I am pleased to report the West Norfolk Artists Association will be first up presenting their 14th summer exhibition! The artists will be waiting to welcome friends, old and new, from September 19 until October 3, daily from 10am-5pm (including Sundays,) admission is free and parking is relatively easy in Chapel and Albert Streets. Not only pictures but sculptures, textiles, mosaics and instillations will be on display, and against the backdrop of the restored Chapel this exhibition should not be missed.
It’s always a privilege to view the work of these talented artists and voting for your favourite piece could win you a voucher. Not to be missed, as I said. For further information contact the chairman, John Walker, on 01485 520590 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
My other welcome contact has been from David Jackson reminding me to mention the King’s Lynn Town Band concert at The Walks Bandstand, Lynn, this Sunday, September 13. Admission is free and this Heritage Open Day event is held between
2 and 4pm. It is the last of the band’s own summer season of concerts and the final concert in the series of concerts on The Walks Bandstand. Rehearsals now begin for the winter concerts and more experienced brass players are required. You should visit www.kingslynntownband.co.uk for details.
Another local society well worth joining (or at least visiting from time to time), is the King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1913. The first meeting of their 2015/2016 season starts on Friday, October 16 (a little way off yet), and will include the annual meeting followed by the initial lecture. The evening starts at 7.30pm and the excellent venue is the Lecture Room of The Marriott’s Warehouse. Refreshments with waiter service will be available in the lounge area on the first floor. For details of lectures and other interesting information visit the society’s website.
Brief plugs for two musical events being held tomorrow. The Shannon Reilly Trio are performing at Snettisham Parish Church and a Motown Night is being held at The Maltings Q Club from 8pm – call on 07766683854 if Motown is your scene, for more info.
It’s been a long time since I visited Walsingham, and a most interesting time I spent there too! There will be a chance to visit this fascinating town on September 26 which will take the form of a “pilgrimage”. Many thousands of European Pilgrims were brought to Lynn on Hanseatic ships before the 1530s going on to Walsingham, so why not walk in their footsteps? If interested please email: email@example.com .
As promoted in last Friday’s Lynn News, don’t forget to collect your copy of the new Lynn Corn Exchange brochure. There’s a great line-up coming our way, and besides the traditional panto, The Adventures of Robin Hood, I would single out Killer Queen on October 4 (near my birthday!), Bizet’s Carmen (October 23) and, of course, don’t forget those Comedy Clubs and Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Concerts! There is, much, much, more to enjoy.
Lastly, don’t forget (as if you would!) Heritage Open Day this Sunday; A Year of Photography, also Sunday, at The Hanse House Gallery 10am until 4.30pm (an exhibition by Lynn Camera Club); and The Sandringham Game and Country Fair at The Sandringham Estate all this weekend. What a feast!