This is always an exciting time of the year as our local organisations launch their autumn programmes and, of course, I will be including details of these in the coming weeks. Let’s hope weather conditions become more settled now and we can enjoy to the full all that’s on offer entertainment-wise in West Norfolk!
To start the ball rolling I recommend to readers a concert coming up this Sunday, September 6, at All Saints’ Church, Hillington Square, in Lynn, starting at 3.30pm. The programme includes Vaughan Williams’ lovely and popular Lark Ascending” and Cantus will sing appropriate choral items. The musicians performing are Jacob Keet (violin) with Sandra Woods (piano)and Sue Davis (recorder). Further musical delights at the church are on Sundays September 20 and 27, both starting at 3.30pm. The programmes are varied and include music both serious and on the lighter side. Donations are requested in aid of All Saints’ Church.
Quality talks , walks and exhibitions are regularly held at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum and there are also many special events held during the year. It’s always well worth a look at the museum’s website to keep up to date with what’s going on, and light refreshments are available in the relaxing café area during opening hours.
On the subject of talks, a new series of The Marriott’s Warehouse Trust Pleasant Sunday Afternoon talks start this autumn. However, October 4 is an exception, as it’s actually a walk and talk conducted by Dr Paul Richards, starting at 2pm, and the subject is Lynn’s Maritime Heritage. The walk is from Marriott’s Warehouse to the Whale on Hardings Pits. Details of other talks up to November 29 can be viewed on the trust’s website.
I have been contacted by Hazel Lindsay, of the Simply Sing Community Choir, for those who love to sing or who would like to have a go to join the choir. Meetings are from Thursday, September 16, 7-9pm at Lynn’s Churchill Park School, Winston Churchill Drive, and I’m informed it’s a non-religious choir with no audition or requirement to read music. Contact Kate Gregory on:07747856906 for details or visit www.simplysingcommunitychoir.com – something else to look forward to this autumn.
Lynn Music Society will soon opens its doors on an autumn season. A superb trio which I heard perform live during the summer start with a recital on Wednesday, September 16, starting at 7.30pm in Lynn’s Town Hall. Hexachordia will perform music composed by Henry VIII as well as English and continental pieces of the period. The society always holds fascinating and highly enjoyable meetings, so visit www.klmusicsoc.org.uk to learn more.
Now for a family fun day being held next Saturday, September 12, at Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy. From noon there’s all sorts of fun going on with live music, rides, a craft fayre, family dog show, vintage car collection and much more. Plenty to eat and drink, no doubt, so go for it. This event is organised by KES Academy Friends and is held at the school in Gaywood.
I finish this week with a couple of exciting items. Barbers, butchers and beer always go down well. I refer to another fun (or funny) event coming our way on Heritage Weekend celebrating our historic industries in the St Margaret’s heritage area of Lynn. More details to follow, as they say. Sounds intriguing, though. On a more serious note lastly, don’t miss the grand opening of St Nicholas’ Chapel on Saturday, September 12. There will much to celebrate on that day after the 18-month closure of our beloved historic building and landmark.