That’s Entertainment: Friday, June 26th

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A visit to Marriott’s Warehouse on Lynn’s South Quay is now a must even if it always has been! On the first floor a superb exhibition of models by Fred Hall is on display, and they feature historic buildings of King’s Lynn, both past and present.

Initially, Fred was commissioned to create a model of the North End, as it was in 1884, by True’s Yard trustees, and since then he has built more in response to popular demand. Why not take a trip over to the warehouse, compare and contrast the models and then enjoy refreshments downstairs? The exhibition is open daily, when the complex is open. For further information visit: You might also consider becoming a Friend of the trust and help support the great variety of educational projects undertaken by them.

Watch out for another exciting event of a very different nature, coming our way in the late summer, also in the historic maritime quarter of Lynn. A Hanseatic Ski Race right on the banks of the Ouse will take place August 22 and 23. Not to be missed, it’s all free!

Another exciting and entertaining event is happening sooner – the weekend of July 18 and 19 to be precise – Forties Lynn, Life on the Home Front. The festivities include a Spitfire Trail and Flypast planned to coincide with The Freedom of The Borough Parade, so here is a chance to be entertained and perhaps a educated at the same time.

Two events of interest are planned at Oxburgh Hall and the first event is mighty unusual! Apparently, annually, the magnificent crystal chandelier in the Saloon undergoes it’s annual clean. Here is the chance to quiz staff and volunteers what it’s like to clean 1,000 pieces. The cleaning is only able to be viewed on Monday and Tuesday, June 29-30, between 11am and 4pm. For all the details Call Oxburgh Hall on 01366 328258 or visit

That marvellous actor, Simon Russell-Beale has recently been interviewed on the radio and his references to Shakespeare prompted me to mention the second item from Oxburgh Hall, a production of the Bard’s best romantic-comedy, Twelfth Night, being performed on Thursday, July 16 at 7.30pm. It will be in the open air with traditional music and dance ... it takes me back to playing Francis Flute the Bellows Mender in an amateur production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream years ago! Once again, for more details visit the hall’s website.

Don’t forget tomorrow night is Firework Night at Festival Too, firstly with live music from Simply Buble and then the fireworks from approximately 10.30pm, weather permitting. Free street entertainment will be available all day in the town centre and also refreshments and fair rides for children in the evening, from 8.30pm.

Fairgrounds also feature in all that Thursford has to offer at their Collection of entertainments near Fakenham. During the season (until September 25) opening times are 12pm-5pm, but closed Saturdays. To find out more either phone 01328 878477 or

I finish off this week, appropriately enough for this time of the year at Hunstanton! The Princess Theatre, on the green, has a great line-up of goodies to keep visitors happy this summer season, and beyond. Whatever your taste, there’s something for everyone from Abba to wrestling and Neil Diamond to Tina Turner! Jim Davidson’s also about on August 2. Call the box office on 01485 532252 now!