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So many talented musicians in King’s Lynn and West Norfolk

Here’s the weekly That’s Entertainment column from Andy Tyler….

There’s never been any doubt that we have many talented young musicians living here in Lynn and West Norfolk, and this was again most evident at the recent Musical Evening organised by The True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum held in Springwood High School’s Peter Hopkins Hall.

Mark Stanford hosted the entertaining and enjoyable evening and, as you’d expect, The Springwood Concert Band and Marham Military Wives Choir gave superb performances.

Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler

The full audience was also enthused by Lewis Meehan’s Marimba playing the Segno piano duet’s highly original performance and three young vocalists giving their all in numbers from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’, which should be performed in its entirety at the school next year.

Thanks to all for a memorable evening; a piano recital is to be held on the evening of May 23, starting at 6pm. It’s free and will be given in the recital room, MU1. Details of more Springwood /WNAT events to follow in a future column.

Another band will be performing soon, this time it’s The Centre Stage Swing Band which presents its Summer Concert at St Faith’s Church, Gaywood on Sunday, June 2, starting at 7.30pm. Admission is £10, (including light refreshments) and tickets are available from the Church Office or at the door. Donations of raffle prizes are gratefully received!

Ben Horden, known to many locally as the conductor of The King’s Lynn Festival Chorus, will be giving an organ recital at St Mary’s Church, Brancaster tomorrow at 3pm. The programme will include music by Bach, Wesley, Haydn and Mozart. Ben will also tell of his love of Baroque Music (a love I share) and tea and cakes will be served after the recital. For tickets (£20, under 18s free) go to: musicintheburnhams.com or ring:07989 177079

This Sunday Jill Bennett will give a pleasant Sunday Afternoon Talk on Vaughan Williams in Lynn at the Fred Hall Room on the second floor of Marriott’s Warehouse, starting at 3pm. Entry is free, booking not required, but donations in aid of The Warehouse Trust are very welcome.

If you enjoy coffee and biscuits, as well as a challenging quiz, why not pay a modest £5 and enjoy them all-inclusive? Once again the second floor of Marriott’s Warehouse is the venue, a lift is available and the next quiz takes place at 11am prompt, on Wednesday, May, 22. No need to come with a team, they’ll be made up on the day (up to six people).
The quizmaster is Jeff Hoyle.

Despite the many musical events taking place locally it’s time to mention other forms of entertainment, culture and heritage, starting with the chance for art lovers, and those interested, to meet artists in their studios and exhibition spaces across North Norfolk. The Open Studios can be visited between Saturday, May, 25 and Sunday, June 2, 10am till 5pm. Not every studio is accessible every day so please check www.northnorfolkstudios.co.uk for individual details.

Now something for the youngsters. Alive West Norfolk is holding great activities for young people between May 25 and June 2, including holiday clubs, swimming and roller skating.

Another fun event for the youngsters is The Comedy Club 4 Kids being held at Lynn’s Corn Exchange a week on Sunday, May 26. Families are welcome, and apparently, there are no rude bits! Call the box office on 01553 764864 to order tickets.

Planet of the Apes fans will have no hesitation in viewing the latest in the franchise. It’s entitled Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes and perhaps others will go and experience my latest movie recommendation, and see what it’s like in the ape world!.

In a similar vein, Stephen King’s latest collection of short stories: You Like it Darker is published soon. I don’t expect apes to be featured, but I’m sure the plots will be original and unsettling as you’d expect from this famous author.

Lastly, for that spring outing, why not visit The Dersingham Methodist Church Flower Festival, held on May 23, 24, and 25, between 10am and 4pm? Light refreshments are available as well as gifts, plants, cards and books. Holiday Heaven!

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