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King’s Lynn Festival Too, Custom House, Fermoy Gallery, West Norfolk Artists Association, Hunstanton Lewis Carroll & Sea Life





That’s Entertainment by Andy Tyler, August 4

Although Festival Too and King’s Lynn Festival have now successfully taken place (The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s concert last Saturday concluding Festival events), and although we’ve entered the holiday period for most people, there’s still much to enjoy being held in West Norfolk and surrounding area now and in the coming months.

I viewed The Blast to Blitz Exhibition at The Fermoy Gallery recently and can thoroughly recommend a visit; there’s still time to see the art work on display from the period of English Art between 1914- 1945. Free entry between 11am and 4pm up to and including this Sunday. It’s a King’s Lynn Festival exhibition in conjunction with Goldmark.

Blast to Blitz Fermoy Gallery
Blast to Blitz Fermoy Gallery

Another exhibition to visit is the West Norfolk Artists Association Summer Show, it’s being held at St.Nicholas’ Chapel, 10am-4pm, and again admission is free. This popular annual exhibition runs up to, and includes, Monday, August 7, over two hundred art work pieces are on display, produced by Association members, including two new works by Stephen Martyn, based on his recent Antarctic travels.

Recommended also is The Time for Tea exhibition currently on display at Lynn’s Custom House, 10am-4pm up to and including this Sunday, and do take a look at The GroundWork Gallery’s website for details of their current Ground Beneath our Feet exhibition and other exciting events.

And so to music! Live Music making doesn’t stop in August, I’m pleased to say, and Music in The Burnhams is holding a concert given by The Bingham Trio in Sutton Church tomorrow evening at 7.30pm. The concert’s programme consists of music by Beethoven, Kodaly and Judith Weir. For tickets visit: www.musicintheburnhams.com or call 07989177079.

Custom House K. Lynn
Custom House K. Lynn

It was great to see on national TV recently, a BBC Promenade concert in which a young musician, originally from West Norfolk, was playing flute, as a member of The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. Well done, Alex Jakeman, principal flautist!

On the subject of music making I recently heard local pianist and piano teacher Loc-Mai Yuen play, and would recommend her teaching piano for people of all ages and abilities, and, I understand she is a piano accompanist and recitalist. Loc-Mai has LRAM Cert Ed and can be contacted on: 07976 140 398. Hear her play by visiting: www.locmaiyuen.co.uk

My book choice this week also has local connections. Digging Sedgeford - A People’s Archaeology, describes experts and amateurs working together in annual excavations in Sedgeford, and presents analysis of their most significant finds. Poppyland is the publisher.

The King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club’s next film presentation will be Steven Spielberg’s fine movie: The Fabelmans, (12A), It’s a semi-autobiographical film partly dealing with the young Spielberg’s serious family issues and his growing passion for film making. The date for your diary is Thursday, August, 10. Start time, 7.30pm. The venue is St.George’s Guildhall. For more information about the club and it’s events visit: www.klccc.uk

If you could do with letting your hair down, why not attend a PM Party Night at Reffley Hall, 6.30pm until late! Tickets are only £2.50 per person. There’s a family friendly disco and fully licensed bar. It’s tonight and another on September 1. Contact: Reffley Hall on: 01553 670785.

Over in Hunstanton, open air family theatre - Alice Through The Looking Glass, performed by Strange Fascination Theatre. There are performances 11am and 2.30pm on Saturday, August 12 at The Green by The Bandstand. Bring blankets and dress up as your favourite Lewis Carroll character, sounds great fun!

While in Hunstanton don’t forget to visit the popular Sea Life Centre, it’s open daily except Christmas and Boxing Day and is located on Hunstanton’s Southern Promenade. For all details and for booking, visit the centre’s website or phone: 01485 533576.



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