That’s Entertainment: Friday, January 23

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As you may be aware the Oscar nominations have recently been announced, and I certainly will be getting my DVD of a possible Best Film winner“Boyhood” directed by Richard Linklater.

Also in the running are awards for the superb Eddie Redmayne giving a fine performance in his portrayal of Prof Stephen Hawking in the recent film “The Theory of Everything”. This reminds me to recommend supporting your local cinema or club. I often mention village clubs and I notice films being shown at Hilgay Village Hall over the next few weeks look exciting. Northern Soul is being shown on Friday, February 6, followed by Mr. Turner on March 6 and Paddington and The Imitation Game in April. Doors open at 7pm for the screenings with tea, coffee and biscuits served after the show. Call Kevin on 01366 387555 or Val on 01366 388909 for your tickets.

Don’t forget those screenings of shows and opera live at local cinemas. Lynn’s Majestic is showing Giordano’s Andrea Chenier conducted by Antonio Pappano, live from The Royal Opera House next Thursday, starring the amazing Jonas Kaufmann. If theatre is more to your taste, Wednesday, February 11 is the date for your diary, as Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost is being shown at 7pm, from The Royal Shakespeare Company. For all the details visit

A popular series of talks are being held on Thursdays, from 1pm at True’s Yard Museum entitled, appropriately, True’s Talks. They kick off next Thursday, between 1-2pm and Peter Trent will be talking on The Bells of St. Nicholas. I also notice the popular Dr Paul Richards talks on February 5 and an up-date on the Baden Powell boat will be given at the talk on March 19. Please book in advance for your free ticket on 01553 770479 or email

Now a call to all Harry Potter fans – young and older! On Thursday, February 5, two Harry Potter events are being held, so you can choose which is easier for you to attend. A good “Muggle” idea! The first is 4-5.30pm at Downham Library and the other at Gaywood Library from 6.30-8pm. Entry is free. There will be all sorts of fun HP activities, so please try to turn up in Potter fancy dress. Booking is essential, suitable for children 5 and over who must be accompanied by an adult. Call 01553 768498 for the Gaywood event and 01366 383073 for details and tickets for the Downham Market event. Any one for Quidditch?!

Some of the very first recordings I heard of music by my beloved G. F. Handel was performed with great style by Boyd Neel and his orchestra. It is with interest therefore, I see that King’s Lynn Society of Arts and Sciences are hosting a talk, given by Dr David Green, MB FRCA MBA on the fascinating career of Boyd Neel, both in the worlds of music and medicine. This is next Wednesday, 7.30pm, and the venue is the Lecture Room, Marriott’s Warehouse, South Quay, Lynn, PE30 5DT.

There are events for Zeppelin Week in Lynn still to enjoy! For details visit The Borough Council, or Archaeological Society’s website .

Over at Lynn’s Corn Exchange the Comedy Club, with four great comedians, takes place next Thursday doors opening at 7.45pm. At the same venue, for all sorts of bargains, the Original King’s Lynn Fleamarket is being held tomorrow between 9am and 4pm. Entrance for over 16s only £1.

Lastly, don’t forget The West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of The Pirates of Penzance (starting on Wednesday), at Lynn’s Art Centre, and the forthcoming KL Festival Winter Season. Details of more marvellous entertainment coming to West Norfolk next time!