It’s always a pleasure for me to get along to events featured in the column and this week I can record three enjoyable visits I made within King’s Lynn over recent days.
Readers have until July 1 to visit the herman de vries exhibition On The Stony Path, which impressed me greatly, showing at the GroundWork Gallery in Purfleet Street and the work on display effectively includes aspects of the artist’s natural environment.
Over at Greyfriars Art Space in St. James’ Street, you have just got until tomorrow to view Brian Banks: Cities and Landscapes exhibition, which I also enjoyed (opening hours are 10am-4pm). Coming up between March 22 and 25 will be a photography showcase presenting recent work by 2nd year photography students at the College of West Anglia.
Having attended a very interesting and enjoyable session at the King’s Lynn Fiction Festival over the weekend I regretted not being able to have gone to more. The successful and popular novelist Rachel Hore, who lives in Norwich, interviewed two other writers Carol Birch and Yvette Edwards, who were able to read from, and talk about their work. The Festival will celebrate its 30th year in 2018.
On a visit to Cambridge’s prestigious Fitzwilliam Museum it was pointed out I might take a look at the presentation of two magnificent busts of Roman Emperors, Commodus and Septimius Severus, in a superb setting where information and images were also present of Houghton Hall and connected locations. The Busts come from Houghton (well worth a visit in its season), and together with a new exhibition, Madonnas and Miracles, which is open until June 4, I really can recommend a trip out to Cambridge!
I now commend to you the forthcoming Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Concert on Sunday, April 2, 3.30pm at St. Nicholas’ Chapel. Once again 100 free tickets will be available to the under 18s and tickets can be booked on-line or by calling on 764864. Great music by Brahms, Mussorgsky and Richard Strauss are on the programme and fine soloist Nadine Benjamin will be performing – not to be missed!
And now for a first mention in this column. Under the heading of my ‘local club or society of the week’ I promote and recommend the Holme-next-the-Sea Society of Bell Ringers. This can be a rewarding pursuit and the society welcomes new members; readers can visit the group’s website for further details or contact The Tower Captain, Tony Foster, on 01485 525149. If you wish to enquire about the society in person I understand more information will be available at an event entitled In Good Company being held between 10.30am and 12.30pm in Hunstanton Library next Friday, March 24.
I never have any qualms about recommending the Tea and Music Sunday afternoon recitals at The Minster Vicarage in Lynn, and the next event takes place this Sunday at 3pm and includes music by Bach, Beethoven, Copland and Novello provided by The Bett Quartet. The tea and cakes are excellent and although entry is free donations are accepted for The Minster.
Check out bargains at a spring fayre in aid of St. Faith’s Church, Gaywood, funds tomorrow between 2- 4pm in the church rooms.
Lastly there is a screening of the 1966 Czech new wave film (with subtitles) Closely Observed Trains (15) at St. George’s Guildhall, Lynn, on Tuesday, March 21, starting at 2pm. Tickets are a modest £5 and the film’s showing is part of the King’s Lynn Festival, presented in partnership with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.