That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, July 29th

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Lynn Minster is the place to be from 10am tomorrow morning when our Borough Mayor, Cllr David Whitby, will open their Grand Summer Fete and there will certainly be much to enjoy.

Beside popular fun activities, such as stalls with plants, books, bric-a-brac, refreshments and a raffle, visitors will be able to climb up to the church tower and enjoy an amazing view from there. Funds raised will go towards the upkeep of The Minster and for more details contact the Minster office on 01553 767090.

And while we’re on the subject of community events, I’ll direct you over to Narborough, where the Village Fair is being held on Sunday from 11am-4pm. This is based at the community centre with funds being raised for new play equipment for the village. As well as funfair rides and games for children there will be lots of stalls, classic vehicles and even a fun dog show at noon.

I have mentioned several art exhibitions lately, but one I missed and I hear was well worth a visit, was held by Spectrum at The Methodist Church in London Road, Lynn. I have, however, seen examples of the work on display and standards were very high, in my opinion! Proceeds will go to Norfolk Hospice Tapping House.

Being a Star Trek fan (I will not go as far as describing myself as a ‘Trekkie’), I was one of the first in line locally at the first showing of the Star Trek Beyond movie and enjoyed it greatly! If being beamed up to see that film does not appeal, remember there is much great entertainment to be had by the streaming of live opera, music and theatre, which may be available at a cinema near you. Visit the respective websites for more information.

For Harry Potter fans, Sunday morning will be reserved for rushing round to a bookshop for a copy of the new Harry Potter book Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 and 2. Don’t get knocked over in the rush!

For food fans next! It won’t be long to wait for the Sandringham Food and Drink Festival, taking place ove the weekend of August 6 and 7. Opening times are between 10am and 6pm and your appetite will, it is hoped, be satisfied with much to enjoy and the chance to watch an impressive line-up of chefs on the menu as well! Visit for all the details and advance tickets.

Once again it’s time for a popular free open day at RAF Bircham Newton so why not visit the special exhibition on Sunday from 11am-5pm. Bircham Newton has a proud history of 44 years of RAF service spanning two World Wars and involving more than 80 operational flying units. The Heritage Centre contains historical photographs and other exhibits from its past history while a First World War exhibition charts the progress of the war year by year. Memorial stones have also been erected nearby to remember those who served at this former RAF airfield and at its main satellite near Docking. For further details contact Avril MacArthur on 01485 578588.

The King’s Lynn Festival has been a great success this year, but don’t forget it will also hold a winter season of events which are always exciting and of high quality!

There will still be time to enjoy a few more events at The Holt Festival, currently running, if you are in that area, but don’t forget there is always something to enjoy at Westacre Theatre, The Princess at Hunstanton and Lynn’s own Corn Exchange. The great Norfolk houses and halls such as Oxburgh and Holkham are always well worth a visit and have a huge variety of events on offer.