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All the events cancelled across West Norfolk due to coronavirus




The spread of coronavirus has led to the cancellation or postponement of a number events in the area.

Big events such as the GEAR 10k and Hanseatic Ski Race are among the cancellations due to public safety fears. Large mass gatherings are likely to be completely banned by the government.

The traditional Justice Service planned for Lynn's Minster on Sunday (March 15) was called off in what is proving to be a disruptive and unsettling period for many people.

We will be updating this list of cancellations as they come in due to the coronavirus
We will be updating this list of cancellations as they come in due to the coronavirus

Here is a list which we will continue to add cancelled and postponed events to.

Events cancelled or postponed so far

  • SSP Dance Festival, King's Lynn Corn Exchange, Tuesday, March 17
  • Norfolk Police and Crime Commissioner elections and local elections, Thursday, May 7
  • King's Lynn Justice Service, Sunday, March 15
  • St Winnolds Parade, fair and breakfast at Downham, Saturday, March 21
  • Public consultation for homes on sites off Queen Mary Road/Parkway at Gaywood Community Centre, Wednesday, March 18
  • St Matthew Passion Festival Chorus at St Nicholas' Chapel, Saturday, April 4
  • Official opening of Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice porta-cabin, Thursday, March 19
  • King's Lynn Town FC fixtures until April 3
  • All Thurlow Nunn football fixtures until March 30
  • West Norfolk Point-to-point meeting at Fakenham Racecourse, Saturday, March 21
  • Carers Conference West Norfolk at Lynnsport, Wednesday, March 18
  • Discover Downham coffee morning, Friday, March 27
  • Discover Downham 'Behind the Scenes at the Museum', Tuesday, March 24
  • Kate Dimbleby Silver Social performance at Swaffham Library, Tuesday, March 17
  • King's Lynn Stars Speedway press and practice session at the Adrian Flux Arena, Monday, March 16
  • King's Lynn Stars Speedway fixtures
  • Welcome Place drop-in centre at The Jephson Hall, Walpole Cross Keys, Tuesday, March 17
  • Maddie Parker Photography 5th Birthday and Family Fun Day at Swaffham Assembly Rooms, Saturday, March 21(postponed to Sunday, August 23 at same venue)
  • Pensthorpe Bird and Wildlife Fair, Saturday, May 16 to Sunday, May 17
  • Pelicans Hockey Club awards night, junior training and pizza/awards day, Saturday, March 21
  • Wiggenhall Saint Mary Magdalene Church book sale and cream tea, Saturday, April 11
  • Downham Town Council VE Day celebrations, Friday, May 8
  • Model Railway Day at London Road Methodist Church in Lynn, Saturday, March 28
  • The Duck Inn Stanhoe supper club, Thursday, March 19
  • Downham Dementia Cafes (until further notice)
  • Live screening of Fidelio at the Majestic Cinema, Tuesday, March 17
  • All film showings at the Majestic Cinema from Wednesday, March 18
  • All horse racing at Fakenham Racecourse until the end of April
  • VE Day events at King's Lynn Town Hall, Friday, May 8 and church service on Sunday, May 10
  • All shows at Lynn's Corn Exchange and St George's Guildhall until Friday, April 3 initially
  • All classes, gymnastics, swimming classes, drop-in sessions including Tumble Tots, the Easter Holidays programme, and all events at Alive West Norfolk sports centres
  • Anish Kapoor exhibition at Houghton Hall
  • The Great British Spring Clean (Community litter picks had been organised by groups in Boughton, Castle Rising, East Rudham, Gayton, Hardings Pits, Howard Junior School, Stradsett, Syderstone, West Lynn and West Walton), postponed until September
  • Swaffham Jazz Club events until further notice (Tuesday, April 14: The Melody Brooker Quartet; Tuesday, May 12: The Dave Jackson Quartet)
  • King’s Lynn Town Band’s concert at Holy Family Church, Wednesday, March 18
  • West Norfolk area Slimming World and Weight Watchers classes
  • All library activities and events
  • Concert by Alastair Legg and his string quartet at All Saints Church, Lynn, Saturday, March 21
  • True's Yard Anniversary Wine Tasting and Dinner at Lynn Town Hall, Tuesday, March 31
  • True's Yard Pat Midgley Memorial Lecture at Lynn Town Hall, Thursday, April 16
  • Swaffham Conservative club bingo nights
  • King's Lynn Festival March and April events
  • The Ostrich Inn disco night at Castle Acre, Saturday, March 21
  • Downham Market Rotary ABBA night, Friday, March 20
  • All Stanhoe and Barwick WI meetings and events in April, May and June
  • Syderstone Village Cinema films on Saturday, March 21 and Saturday, April 25
  • King's Lynn Talking Newspaper suspending operations
  • GEAR 10K in Lynn, Sunday, May 3 (postponed to Sunday, October 25)
  • Kitty Litter's Easter Pantomime (postponed to Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31)
  • Hanseatic Ski Race Lynn, Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14
  • Hanse Festival weekend Wednesday, May 13 and Thursday, May 14
  • The Spring Plant and Craft Fair, Saturday, May 30
  • New jet-ski event scheduled to take place in Lynn, Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31
  • All Alive West Norfolk venues will be closed from 5pm on Friday, March 20 until the end of April
  • King's Lynn Music Society events March 18, April 22 and May 20
  • Festival Too
  • The Clown the Town Forgot lecture at Lynn Town Hall, Wednesday, March 25 (postponed to Wednesday, September 30)
  • True's Yard family history classes, Saturday, March 21
  • King's Lynn and West Norfolk Pride
  • Swaffham Model Railway Exhibition, Sunday, May 24
  • Swaffham Arts events (Norwich Historical Dance March 29, Tale Dolce Musica April 26, Ann Mason & AGM May 10)
  • All West Norfolk mayoral engagements for the foreseeable future
  • Swaffham VE Day, Friday, May 8
  • Shakespeare Guildhall Trust St George's Day and Shakespeare's Birthday, Thursday, April 23
  • The Railway Children by King's Lynn Players (rescheduled for Autumn)
  • Noise and Chance School of Dance (rescheduled for January 16, 2021)
  • Shakespeare Guildhall Trust Shoo the Moon performance, May 30 (rescheduled for Autumn)
  • King's Lynn Civic Society lecture: Provincial drama in the age of Shakespeare, Tuesday, April 2
  • Downham fundraising ceilidh at the Town Hall in aid of Robert Foot who died of leukaemia at the age of 33 (Saturday, April 4)
  • Norfolk Open Studios (May 23 – June 7) and Norfolk & Norwich Festival (8 – 24 May)
  • Norfolk Open Gardens events
  • Fakenham artist Terri Broughton's talk and oil painting exhibition at the Norfolk Painting School in Tatterset
  • Ramblers and Walking for Health
  • Whiting & Partners annual farming industry seminar, Wednesday, March 25
  • All events at Dersingham Village Centre
  • Stanhoe Village March screening of ‘The good Liar’
  • RHS Britain in Bloom
  • Swaffham and Downham markets
  • Sandringham Flower Show in July
  • Guided tours of the Royal Stud in May and Houghton Hall Gardens in June
  • Swaffham Sheep Fair
  • King's Lynn Festival

If you have organised an event that has now been cancelled or postponed, please get in touch by calling the newsdesk on 01553 817329 or emailing newsdesk@lynnnews.co.uk.

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