By the time you read this column, Easter should have arrived and, hopefully, my coughs and cold gone.
There are certainly many Easter-related events starting from this weekend, and it is probably easier for me to list a few so you can make your own choice or enquiry as to which you go for.
I notice events at Lynn Museum, True’s Yard Museum, Oxburgh Hall, Peckover House and Gardens, The Feathers Hotel, Dersingham, Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter, Abbeyfield House, Wootton Road, Lynn, The Globe Hotel, Lynn, Pensthorpe Natural Park at Fakenham, Holkham Hall, fun for the children at Creake Abbey and finally Sandringham Visitor Centre and Church Farm, Stow Bardolph.
Those are a few ideas of venues to visit and some events extend beyond this Easter Weekend. A good place to go for details is the West Norfolk Borough Council website or contact the attractions direct. Good luck!
Now for your holiday reading ... the Waterstones Reading Group’s next book to be studied is Hannah Rothschild’s: The Improbability of Love, being published in paperback at the end of March. The book is set in the London art world and the meeting to discuss the book takes place at 4pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, April 27, at the Waterstones store in Norfolk Street, Lynn. Tea, coffee and biscuits should be available.
It’s time for a couple of reminders. You have a couple of days left to view the Biomorph Exhibition at Greyfriar’s Artspace (10am-4pm) in St. James’ Street, Lynn. Admission is free. Coming up there soon, I am informed, is a print-making exhibition of Greyfriars members’ work and a pop-up shop weekend in April – watch this space for further details. The Artspace is always well worth a visit.
Do you fancy some music and dance, suitable for all ages? On the first Sunday of each month between 2 and 4pm at the Methodist Hall, Losinga Road,North Lynn, you may well be able to experience some. Intrigued? The contact to find out more is Pat on 01553 630458. Circle Dance is the name.
It may well be the time to try your general knowledge skills and a quiz night at South Wootton Village Hall is being held on Friday, April 8 at 7.30pm in aid of Citizens Advice funds. Teams of four and 6, entry £4 per head. Please bring your own drinks, although tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale. For details or to register call 01553 761890.
It was, once again, an amazing experience for me to enjoy one of the live performances streamed from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden recently. This time the opera was Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, with Bryn Terfel, a fascinating and moving experience. Forthcoming productions include Giselle given by The Royal Ballet and a controversial production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor. I visited my local cinema, the Majestic, at Lynn, but streaming from The Royal Opera House and national theatres is available nationwide.
Don’t forget the many exciting events held all year round at either the Sandringham visitor Centre or Sandringham Estate. Fairs, festivals, and food feature prominently but there is much more to enjoy. Visit the estate’s website for more details.
Lastly, don’t forget that local Library near you! There’s all sorts going on, reading groups, history meetings, and I notice Lunchtime Creative Writing Sessions at Gaywood Library taking place on Wednesdays up to April 20 between 12 and 2pm. Entry is freeand you should call on 01553 768498 for details.