They say Friday the 13th is unlucky for some, but we in West Norfolk are certainly in luck when it comes to entertainment in all its forms and at all levels. I certainly have little trouble filling this column with all manner of good things from week to week!
- Starting at the cinema this week I enjoyed a streaming of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ with Benedict Cumberbatch as the troubled prince, live from The Barbican, in the acclaimed National Theatre Production.
This was presented at Lynn’s Majestic Cinema, a challenging, but thought provoking and multi-layered play.
Coming along soon is a Metropolitan Opera production of Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ and I’ve no doubt film goers will still have the chance to see Blade Runner 2049 and Goodbye Christopher Robin over the weekend and into next week.
- The King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club’s next film showing is of ‘Personal Shopper’ on the evening of Thursday, October 26, starting at 7.30pm at The Guildhall of St George, King Street.
The movie is described as an ‘unconventional ghost story’, and stars Kristen Stewart.
There’s much going on at the club so pick up one of their leaflets or visit the website.
- I can now give details of the current group of ‘Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Talks’ at Marriott’s Warehouse Trust, held between 3 and 4pm.
No booking or entrance fee is required but a donation is welcomed!
On October 22 the subject is ‘James, Duke of Monmouth: The Last Royal Rebel’ given by Dr Anna Keay.
Meanwhile, on Bonfire Night, Sunday, November 5, Robin Stevenson talks about ‘The Changing Landscapes of Lynn’; with more fascinating talks on the horizon there’s much food for thought.
- One for younger readers now!
Alive Leisure are holding fun October Half-Term Activities between October 23 and 28 at their local venues.
Limited spaces available so call now and book at: www.aliveleisure.co.uk
- For all 1960’s music fans! The Sensational 60’s Experience is coming to Lynn’s Corn Exchange on the evening of Saturday, October 28, starting at 7.30pm.
Mike Pender is featured (the original voice of The Searchers), and many hit numbers will be heard.
So, let your troubles seem far away, just for a night at least, by booking now on 01553 764864!
- Don’t forget The KLODS’ exciting production of Blood Brothers (the play version) starting its run from October 19 at The King’s Lynn Arts Centre.
Details and tickets again available on 01553 764864 or see our special feature on page 53.
- Do you fancy some Rock? If so, The Rock Choir is live at St Nicholas’ Chapel 7.30 to 10.30 on the evening of Saturday October, 21.
It’ll be a cool night so contact them on 0845 303 2760 now!
- I can’t get away with not mentioning Ghosts at this time of the year so, appropriately enough, I see The Lynn Museum is holding ‘a ghost trail’(spooky no doubt!), between October 24 and 28.
No need to book, just drop in – you may even win a small prize! Phone 01553 775001 for details. Woo-ooooh!
- Lastly, my ‘club or society of the week’ is The West Norfolk Artists Association (yes, Associations count).
Also, don’t forget to pay a visit to Lynn’s GroundWork Gallery and The Greyfriars Art Space where you can try ‘Tilting at Windmills’ up until tomorrow!