King’s Lynn traders urged to back light festival

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Business leaders are being urged to back a light festival which will be held in Lynn this spring.

New displays will be projected onto buildings including the Custom House, Greyfriars Tower, St Nicholas Chapel and King’s Lynn Minster during the event, which will take place on March 27 and 28.

Elizabeth Nockolds, West Norfolk Council’s cabinet member for culture, tourism and marketing, told councillors at a meeting on Thursday that the town was fortunate to have so many shows in the town at the same time.

She said: “We wanted to have a light festival which we hope will bring more visitors to the town.

“I am hoping some of the businesses will put coloured lights in their windows in the evenings to make it a bigger festival than just ourselves providing some colour.”

Artists and equipment are currently being sought to produce the displays, which Mrs Nockolds said would continue to be displayed throughout the summer.

And residents are also being encouraged to get involved with the show on Greyfriars Tower by submitting selfie pictures of themselves ahead of filming for the display next week.

Anyone who would like to be considered should take two ‘selfies’ – one face on and one side profile and email them to project office by this Friday, February 6.