A sensational recital was given at Lynn’s Music Society by the multi-talented 16-year-old violinist Stephanie Childress.
She was accompanied by Maiko Mori on piano, and together, they gave performances not to be forgotten. Music by Ysaye, Sarasate, Fauré, Janáček and Saint-Saens were included, and freshness, vitality and pure raw energy were to the fore in the varied programme. Both young musicians have dazzling careers ahead of them, I am sure. Stephanie is an undergraduate at St John’s College, Cambridge, reading music, and is leader of the Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra. She is a category finalist in the 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, so we wait until next month to see how she does! Best wishes to both musicians in the future, and do visit the Music Society’s website for details of meetings.
Now for music of another kind, but again, something special. Dance takes centre stage, however, as it’s provided by The King’s Morris. On Sunday they will once again present the town’s traditional May Garland, dancing at 1.30pm on the Saturday Market Place, and then they will carry the Garland around the town centre.
On Bank Holiday Monday the dancing will be held at The Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe (noon), The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, (1pm) and The Globe, Wells-next- the Sea (2.30pm). It’s all bound to be quite a spectacle, so go to the dance if you can.
If you are around Lynn on Sunday, why not also enjoy a pleasant Sunday afternoon talk given by Dr Paul Richards on Medieval Lynn and the Importance of King John? It’s free and is being held on the second floor of Marriott’s Warehouse at 3pm. No booking necessary. Very civilised for a Sunday afternoon!
From music, dance, and talking we move on to walking. As the weather improves (we hope) there are plenty of outdoor activities based at our local attractions and stately homes. One such is a series of walks based at the Holkham Estate, entitled Walking Women, taking place on the first Tuesday of each month at 10am. The walks are at Wells, Holkham Park and Holkham Walled Garden, and last about 90 minutes. Well-behaved dogs on leads who are sociable are welcome. There’s a Wells walk on Tuesday and for any charges and meeting place details, visit the Holkham website or phone Sue Penlington on 07825 290703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
I notice, as usual, many events and activities going ahead at our local libraries for all ages, from pre-school to senior citizens. Do visit their websites or contact them in person or by phone to find out more. There is much to enjoy.
It won’t be long before members of The King’s Lynn/ Emmerich twinning club host friends from Emmerich for a long weekend, socialising and enjoying events together. Next year the festivities take place in Germany as they will have done in Lynn this year. If you are interested in what the club gets up to, you should visit www.kingslynnemmerichtc.co.uk and find out more.
More music as I begin to wind up for another week: the Dereham Brass Band performs at Hunstanton Bandstand on The Green between 2 and 4pm on Sunday, May 8. Children are welcome and entry is free . Disabled access also. Brass band music, tunes from films, musicals and pop classics will be featured.
Details of Sunday’s exciting Grand East Anglian Run and the forthcoming Hanse Weekend are now out there but more details from me on the cool Hanseatic events will be coming soon. Watch this space.