King’s Lynn and West Norfolk has plenty to offer in the coming months, for both residents and visitors, in the quantity and quality of its entertainment and tourism services.
There is much to enjoy and visit in the area and I will be putting forward my own suggestions for attractions and events in the coming months.
One attraction to commend is Bircham Windmill which offers an interesting and enjoyable day out for all the family.
As well as a Windmill Museum, bakery, tea rooms and gift shop, visitors can enjoy the garden and animals. Sheep milking is possible, and during the early May Bank Holiday on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th, a craft fair will be held. The windmill is open every day up to September 30. For details of all events, present and future contact 01485 578393 or visit www.birchamwindmill.co.uk
Thinking of all that great weather that will be coming our way, why not stay out in the open air and explore the wetland reserve at Welney. Tours are available and Safaris are being held between 10am and 4pm on Monday, May 4, Saturday, May 23 and Monday, August, 31 . For all the details visit:www.wwt.org.uk/welney Again a treat for all the family!
Now let’s get back under cover for music and the theatre. For all Gilbert and Sullivan fans the Upwell G&S Society are performing “Ruddigore” (or “The Witch’s Curse” ) at St. Andrew’s Methodist Church, Isle Road. Outwell. There are performances today and tomorrow, so time is short to book. Tickets are £7 for Adults and £4 for children. The box office can be contacted on: 01945 773070. The Society is 40 years old and new male members are being invited to join! More information is available at: www.upwellgands.weebly.co.uk
This piece is not so well known, so do take the chance to see it and learn about the poor Murgatroyd Family and their curse, and enjoy the tuneful and original music at the same time!
All things Irish are of interest to me ( we have Irish family members), so naturally, seeing details of a show entitled: Essence of Ireland caught my eye. A varied evening is promised next Wednesday, April 29, of Irish music and dance which will also feature our own local Noise and Chance School of Dance. The start time is 7.30pm and King’s Lynn Corn Exchange is the venue, so call the box office on 01553 764864 to obtain tickets if still available. I am sure you will not be disappointed!
Over at The Princess Theatre in Hunstanton, on the evening of Friday, May 1, Opera Boys will be bringing opera and classical music firmly into the 21st Century (as they say), and the programme promises an excellent mix of classical, pop, and arrangements of all things in between. Cool! Go for it and contact the box office on 01485 532252. The show starts at 7.30pm.
Now for an advance notice of the next Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Concert coming up on Saturday, May 16 at 7.30pm. The Lynn Corn Exchange is the venue and the romantic programme includes music by Elgar, Dvorak and Brahms dramatic Violin Concerto with soloist Simon Smith. Further details to follow but to order tickets contact KL 764864.
Lastly, don’t forget all the May Day celebrations in Lynn’s town centre on Friday, May 1, and also all the Hanseatic Celebrations which will be held over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.