That’s Entertainment: Friday, March 27

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As you will have noticed by now, I like to mention in the column, events or news coming from the local community, and this week I must refer to the news that North Lynn Community Centre is closing it’s doors at the end of this month.

I must pay tribute to Helen Mace and Jackie Nurse who have run the Centre for more than 15 years and are now retiring.Plenty of excellent entertainment has been provided over the years (the weekly luncheon club and bingo sessions were legendary!) so thanks, Helen, Jackie and all who supported the centre over the years; let’s hope the County Council is able to find a use for the building which will serve the local community as well as it did in the past.

It’s going to be quite an eventful spring and summer season here in West Norfolk and this very evening from 5.30pm at Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn sees the start of the Lynn Lumiere, a series of light events illuminating six iconic local buildings. The Light Shows begin from 7pm, then daily, in the evenings throughout the year. It’s the big event tonight and for more information visit

Easter is now just around the corner and I notice much entertainment and fun activities are being lined up around the area. Lack of space prevents me from going into the detail but I see there are special events at Holkham Hall, Holme, Hunstanton, Peckover House in Wisbech and Oxburgh Hall. A visit to the relevant websites will provide readers with all the details, no doubt.

On Easter Sunday, April 5, between 1.30pm and 3.30pm Darren Bamber will play music from the 60s to the present day at Hunstanton bandstand on The Green I also notice that music and some Morris Dancing will be held throughout the season on the bandstand.

More Easter Egg fun! Free Easter activities will be held at Lynn’s Vancouver Centre, on Easter Saturday, April 4 and seems to involve decorating egg cups and a wooden bird box. Some of the activities require booking, others not so email: for details. The workshops will be situated next to Costa Coffee on New Conduit Street and children participating will not walk away empty handed!

I have been contacted by Trues’s Yard Museum and urge you to contact them or pay them a visit to find out what’s on the menu over the next few months; 01553 770479 is the number to ring or email

An event for children: Springtime Fun with Judy is being held on April 1 (4-8 year olds), between 10am and midday; booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. A fish and chip and film night is also being held and talks and lectures are going ahead, so get in touch now!

Just leaving West Norfolk for a little while, I visited Kent recently and went to see where the paddle steamer Medway Queen is being restored. This historic vessel was used to rescue our troops in the Second World War and the project has been supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund. Like projects here ,training and the learning of skills through apprenticeships has been accomplished and our local GMB Union branch made a donation, well done all involved!

Lastly, don’t forget there is plenty to enjoy at Lynn Arts Centre and the Corn Exchange. The Magic of The Beatles tomorrow sounds Fab. There’s also a treat in store next Wednesday, April 1, at local cinemas (including our Majestic) a rare performance of The Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny by Weill and Brecht is on offer live from The Royal Opera House; it starts 7.15pm.