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Festival Too, King’s Lynn Town Guides, Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Take That Greatest Days, Indiana Jones & the Dial of Destiny, BBC

That’s Entertainment’ round-up column, Friday, June 23, by Andy Tyler:

Our popular local summer festivals are imminent, so let’s hope the warm and sunny weather continues for them and all the outdoor holidays and outings we may have planned.

I was delighted to see in the national press our very own Festival Too was recognised as one of the very best outdoor festivals held nowadays. We can enjoy it from tomorrow!

Festival Too
Festival Too

There is plenty of opportunity at this time of year to enjoy the guided walks provided by The King’s Lynn Town Guides; visit their website for all the details, but also, if possible, visit Lynn’s Tourist Information Centre for more general information about what’s on offer locally. There’s certainly no shortage of exciting events to enjoy.

Heritage Open Day in Lynn this year takes place on Sunday, September 10; again, let’s hope for decent weather so visitors can fully enjoy Lynn’s rich heritage.

The day gives the opportunity to visit Lynn’s historic buildings free of charge, enjoy the varied events taking place, and celebrate our local history and architecture.

Red Mount
Red Mount

Heritage Open Day is organised by The King’s Lynn Civic Society, new members are always welcome. Visit: kingslynncivicsociety.co.uk for details of the society and how to join.

For all lovers of the natural world The Norfolk Wildlife Trust is a good organisation to join.

Trust members and children have free entrance to NWT nature reserves, of which, I understand, over 60 are looked after by NWT! For other advantages in joining, and to learn more, visit: norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk, now’s just the time for those visits!

Alive Corn Exchange
Alive Corn Exchange

Sounds as if there’s plenty of fun to be had at Burnham Market Primary School tomorrow evening from 7.30pm. The Galaxy Big Band will perform, playing the best of swing and dance music, and there will be plenty of opportunity to dance and let one’s hair down! Tickets are £20. Book online or ring: 07989 177079. Visit: www.musicintheburnhams.com proceeds in aid of Burnham Market Primary School.

More dance! If you fancy salsa, classes, suitable for all levels, are held at Reffley Community Hall, Lynn on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm. To book, visit: secretsalsa.co.uk

I have two film choices this week. The Official Take That Musical is being shown locally entitled, Greatest Days, and, released on June 28, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones

Both films a must for all ‘Take That’ and Indiana Jones fans!

Just out is a critically acclaimed thriller by the late novelist, Peter Robinson, featuring DS Banks in a gripping tale, Standing In The Shadows. It’s well worth a read and then, if not familiar with his other books, why not explore more? Highly recommended.

The GroundWork Gallery in Lynn has an exhibition entitled The Art of Waste, held until July 16, and for the best of contemporary and modern British art why not visit The Bircham Gallery at 14, Market Place, Holt, NR25 6BW? Admission is free, but the gallery is closed on Sundays, 9-5 Monday- Saturday.

And so to another of those local festivals! This time it’s a visit to Hunstanton for it’s One-Act Drama Festival at the famous Princess Theatre. Apparently it’s 10 plays in three days, certainly a feast of amateur theatre from local drama groups! To book, and for details of Princess Theatre events visit: princesshunstanton.co.uk

There’s always plenty for families to enjoy at the Alive Corn Exchange, Lynn. I notice Zog is to be presented on June 27 and 28. For details of all the great entertainment held at The Corn Exchange, pick up a booklet at the box office or visit the exchange’s website.

Lastly, I was sorry to learn of Glenda Jackson’s passing recently. A fine actor and politician. I remember her in many great film roles, but her portrayal of Elizabeth I in the BBC TV series: Elizabeth R was a classic!

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