The schools are back and we are finally into the autumn season and, I am pleased to report, there is much to look forward to in the coming weeks in the world of entertainment in West Norfolk.
Looking back for a moment I must praise a recent event held at The True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, Songs from the Sea and Lynn Ballads. This featured words and music performed by Gareth Calway and the band The Fried Pirates. Luckily the rain kept off and we enjoyed the entertainment outside.
There were, of course, many references, during the evening to our part of the world and its nautical heritage and the songs and poems were rendered in an apparently authentic style – well done all concerned. As usual, do visit the museum’s website for news of other exciting events.
Another museum I visited recently with members of the local Volunteering Matters organisation is located at Downham Market and is the Heritage Centre now on the old Fire Station site.
It’s well worth a visit and you can learn much about the history of Downham Market and get involved in fun activities connected with what you learn... and to add that it’s suitable for all ages.
Moving from museums and Heritage Centres, I am now stopping off at King’s Lynn Library. In order to support folk to ‘Get Digital’, sessions are available to book if you need help on computers and tablets, dealing with emails, the Internet, social media and even online shopping! For further information contact the library on 01553 772568.
I understand there are also sessions coming up specifically on tablet issues; booking will be essential and for those details you must call on 01553 761393.
It seems one of the events well worth attending during this Sunday’s Heritage Open Day is entitled Sing We and Chant It; early music, song and dance concluding the day’s events being held at All Saints’ in Lynn at 4pm.
The music is performed by U3A Groups (including recorders). Refreshments will be available before the concert and while there are no tickets for sale, donations are requested. It seems this excellent entertainment is also being performed earlier in the day at the Old Town Hall from 12.30pm.
As always, do check on all the Heritage day events in the brochure or go online.
As I mentioned earlier, the schools are back and this reminds me to mention there is a Family Fun Day and car boot sale at Lynn’s King Edward VII Academy coming up on Saturday, September 17 between 12 and 6pm. Besides all the traditional fun events, the afternoon will include a dog show and live music. All are welcome.
We cannot forget the railways in the column and the Mid- Norfolk Railway is holding a diesel gala from today until Sunday. This is somewhere to visit certainly when you have some free time so, once again visit the railway’s website for all the details ... and enjoy the ride!
Lastly, a reminder that it’s Heritage Day in Lynn on Sunday – as reported with a spread in the Lynn News last Friday. There is musical entertainment for you as well, including Lynn Town Band playing at the Walks Bandstand from 2-4pm. Or you could pop along to the Saturday Market Place (where there is a medieval market with food, drink and crafts) for the King’s Morris and their guests with morris dancing at 11am followed by the Nelson Shantymen at 12noon, Wyldes Noiyse - The King’s Lynn Waits at 1pm and finally Rachel Bea at 2.30pm. The King’s Morris tell me they are moving on to give more performances at the Bank House at 12.30pm, Hanse House at 2pm and they hope to finish off with a music session at the Rathskeller when the dancing finishes.