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West Norfolk and Beyond at Custom House King’s Lynn, Indiana Jones, Thursford Christmas Spectacular

That’s Entertainment weekly round-up by Andy Tyler for July 7

As usual, I’m pleased to say, I’ve plenty of past events to report on and future ones to suggest: the only problem, as is often the case, where to start?

Well, now is a good time to book events taking place at Thursford, not just for the famous Christmas Spectacular, but for other entertaining activities and interesting exhibits, such as the world’s largest collection of steam engines and organs. The Thursford Garden Pavilion is a fine venue for weddings, also. Do visit Thursford’s website for more information and how to book for the various events taking place.

Custom House
Custom House

I very much enjoyed a philosophy day organised recently by the local WEA. Dr.Jack Manzi guided us through some of the concepts and issues philosophers grapple with.

The WEA runs a varied series of events, talks and discussion sessions locally. In the near future meetings will feature talks on the diarist Samuel Pepys and aspects of psychology. For further details contact Ros Harre on 01553 761890 or email her at: r.harre@btinternet.com

King’s Lynn’s Arts Society has published details of its programme starting in the autumn and going through until next spring. Talks on a variety of subjects involving music and art feature, and several social events are planned. Leaflets giving all the event details, and how to join the society are now available; readers can also visit: www.theartssocietykingslynn.org.uk.

Alive Corn Exchange King's Lynn
Alive Corn Exchange King's Lynn

From tomorrow an exhibition of artwork by Anne Roberts will be held at The Custom House in Lynn entitled West Norfolk and Beyond, A Retrospective. Admission is free and opening hours are 12-4pm tomorrow and then 10am- 4pm, Monday-Saturday, until July 21; well worth a visit.

If the recent attendance by members of the Senior Citizens Film Club at Lynn’s Corn Exchange to see the new film Chevalier is anything to go by, the club seems to have a success on their hands! Pre-booking is now advisable by phone or email. Either phone Bharti Patel on 07375375404 or email: Bharti.Patel@west-norfolk.gov.uk for details. King’s Lynn Priory Rotary Club are the organisers and Anything Goes A Cole Porter Musical is the next presentation on Wednesday, August 2. Refreshments are available from 10am and the film starts at 10.45am. It’s just £3 on the door.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny seems to have gone down well with movie critics and the public, so that’s my film tip again this week.

Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler

I enjoyed reading Eleanor Catton’s novel The Luminaries some time ago so I recommend her latest novel Birnam Wood this week. Set in New Zealand, it’s an exciting, unpredictable thriller, suitable for holiday reading perhaps!

And so to music. Tomorrow at Burnham Sutton Church, PE31 8UR, one can enjoy Flutes and Frets with Daniel Murphy and Beth Stone an amazing lute and flute duo. The varied recital starts at 3pm. For further details and information visit: musicintheburnhams.com

I’m informed of a new arts festival in The Glaven Valley. The Five Churches Festival includes exciting events and concerts held between July 13-16 and July 29. Some of the events being held between the five Glaven Valley churches are already sold out so do visit: www.fivechurchesfestival.com quickly to see what you might still be able to book.

I finish this week with more exhibitions! Firstly, one now finished, but worth mentioning. The Progression in Textiles organisation hosted a selection of their work at St.Nicholas’ Chapel recently. A craft fair was also held and standards were high. Let’s hope more of their work is on show locally in the future.

Lastly, don’t forget that new art exhibition being unveiled at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum from 4pm this afternoon, and King’s Lynn Museum always has something of interest to enjoy when you’re out and about!

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