After another successful year at Lynn’s Arts Centre which saw it invaded by Daleks and the creation of a new partnership with a French town, it’s full steam ahead for the next season.
Liz Falconbridge, chief executive of the Arts Centre, said: “Last year we had a distinct French flavour.
“Our Social Inclusion group in the Amiens partnership achieved a Silver Award at Sandringham Flower Show, we launched a prototype play area theatre as part of our Interreg IV partnership with Redon in Brittany and we have a French Intern.
“But we were brimming with pride when 15 students from Litcham High School achieved their Arts Awards through a programme of activity days at the Arts Centre and follow up school visits.”
The team are already looking forward to next season’s events and the release of the new brochure.
She said: “We launch a new brochure design for next season in mid-January with some fresh programming ideas targeting younger audiences – with Warm Up January workshops in fashion, breakdancing and performance followed by a Slam Night on Tuesday, January 14 to attract young talent.
“Socks in Space from the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre on March 29 and Blackout, a special piece of theatre for teenagers from Second Side Theatre Company on May 2. Plus some stunning exhibitions, films, comedy and theatre.”
Patrons can start the new year with a good laugh when award-winning comedian Sean Hughes comes to town with his latest gem, Penguins, on January 25.
Following the success of his critically acclaimed, Life Becomes Noises, this show finds him in top form as he discusses career guidance teachers, an angry monk, older brothers and losing his virginity.
This will be followed by another great show by the West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society, when they stage The Sorcerer from Thursday January 30 to Saturday, February 1.
This colourful musical farce is filled with mismatched confusion when a Sorcerer is employed to make a love potion and things get out of hand.
On February 7, as part of the King’s Lynn Festival Winter Series, Joo Yeon Sir will play the violin accompanied by Irina Andrievsky on piano for classical music lovers.
A month later, Miles Jupp will offer some light relief with his latest comedy routine, talking about domestic imprisonment, fatherhood, hot drinks, getting older and other people’s pants.
For those looking to see the world of a polar explorer, from the comfort of their home town, Kari Herbert will be giving a talk for the Royal Geographical Society on March 18. She will provide a fascinating insight into the lives of some of the world’s most famous polar explorers through the eyes of the women who inspired them to achieve great things.
Another performance organised as part of the King’s Lynn Festival Winter Series will see The Berkeley Ensemble Trio giving a recital of Brahms and Beethoven on April 4.
Finally, something for the little ones, A Real Fairy Tale, will delight children with a show full of wonder and close encounters of the fairy kind.
This exciting story is full of comedy, shadow puppetry and leaps of the imagination as it follows Mrs Buttersnap in her mission to photograph a fairy. The show comes to Lynn on April 12.
Tickets are available for each show from the box office on 01553 764864, and more information is available on the website at www.kingslynnarts.co.uk