I hope by the time you read this week’s column I will be enjoying some entertainment in another place with a ‘LIN’ in it’s name: BerLIN and next week I should give you some examples of what’s going on over there and share with you some of my experiences, but before that a taster of what’s going on in West Norfolk at present.
Firstly, over at Hunstanton, there’s the second Hunny Folk Festival, which is being held at the Wash and Tope pub tomorrow. The good news is that entry is free this year and a host of talented acts are in the line-up including Liam Jary, The Fried Pirates, Ian Lascelles and The Tildens. There are sessions from 2-4pm and again from 7-10pm. You can find out more by going to www.hdfa.org.uk and click on the link for details.
I must not fail to mention a great autumn exhibition being displayed at Greyfriars Art Space Gallery, St James Street, Lynn , from this Saturday, September 24, until Saturday, October 1, opening between 10.30am and 4pm daily. The exhibition is entitled Small Works – Still Life and is held by the West Norfolk Artists’ Association. This year the art works must not exceed 12in x 12in and the theme is still life. Here is scope for innovative ideas and, no doubt, really interesting work will result, both contemporary and traditional. The WNAA holds three major exhibitions each year and new members are always welcome. For further information, contact the chairman John Walker on 01485 520590 or visit www. westnorfolkartists.org
As I mentioned last week the King’s Lynn Sinfonia and other local musicians and singers will be performing John Rutter’s Requiem on Saturday, October 8, at 7.30pm. Lynn’s Minster is the venue, so it will be interesting to see what choral works are being performed in Berlin during the same period – not a patch on ours however, watch this space.
The mind boggles! Over at St John’s Church, Lynn, next Wednesday, September 28, at 10.30am (refreshments having started from 10am). Sylvester Peat- Cutters and the Twilight Boggers will perform. Your guess is as good as mine, but why not get over to church and investigate? Entry is free, with donations invited.
If coffee, tea, and perhaps home-made cake appeals, and the chance of some good company why not turn up on a Tuesday between 10am and noon at St John’s Church or attend Coffee on the Couch between the same times on a Thursday at the Methodist Church, in Losinga Road, North Lynn? There’s nothing like a good gossip.
I am delighted I will be back in Lynn in time to hear Yuanfan Yang’s recital on Friday, October 7 . It’s a coffee concert, starting at 11am and this exciting piano concert includes music by Beethoven, Yuanfan himself, Liszt and Chopin. Lynn’s Town Hall is the venue. For the box office call on 01553 764864. This superb musical occasion by three-times BBC Young Musician of the Year Category finalist is not to be missed. Well done, once again, King’s Lynn Festival.
I notice some exciting live transmissions available to see coming up at Westacre Theatre this autumn. There’s lot’s of Shakespeare, opera and fine films coming along. Looking ahead to Christmas, A Christmas Carol adapted from Dickens is on offer, so get hold of a Westacre brochure or visit www.westacretheatre.com now!
I finish this week deep in West Norfolk and draw your attention to events being held on October 1 and a World Gnomefest at Hilgay! But perhaps Sacred Tudor Music is more your style? Well, that’s being performed at Oxburgh Hall on the evening of the first. Then, there’s always Berlin...