That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler, Friday, July 3rd

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Singing has once again been part of my week, having visited briefly a Sing Your Heart Out session at The Methodist Church Rooms, London Road, Lynn recently.

I notice another opportunity to hear some sweet singing is coming our way soon, as Simply Sing Community Choir will be exercising their vocal chords in a concert being held this Sunday starting at 3pm. The venue is at the Methodist Church, London Road, Lynn, and it should be an event to lift the spirits. Entry is free and refreshments will be available, but all donations, will of course, be welcomed. Singing is definitely good for the soul (and lungs) so why not go and listen to the concert and perhaps join a local choir ?

On another musical note, don’t forget, with all the summer events going on at the moment, that King’s Lynn Music Society, although having a break at present, will be back for it’s autumn season in September with music from the Tudor Court provided by Hexachordia. Details of the new season and how to join the society appear on its website. It’s well worth a visit.

So to the visual arts and details of the next exhibition being held at Greyfriars Art Space, St James Street, Lynn, from tomorrow to Saturday, July 18. The opening hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm and the preview tomorrow is between 4-6pm. The exhibition is entitled Bronze 3 and features a display of contemporary bronze sculpture by local and guest artists, together with a showcase of small bronzes by members of Greyfriars Art Space. It’s all curated by Vicky Hussain MA. All seems set for a fascinating view!

Network Rail and issues relating to our Fenline have been in the news lately (we really do need a two trains an hour service to King’s Cross), but on the subject of transport I see The East Anglia Transport Museum in Chapel Road, Carlton Colville, Lowestoft, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. There will be much of interest to enjoy including rides, and vintage transport displays and even a narrow gauge railway. Opening hours are tomorrow noon until 4.30pm and Sunday 10.30am until 4.30pm; a barbecue will be available on both days. Visit www.eatm.org.uk for more details and for local rail news and issues visit flua.org.uk – those interested can also join the association.

A reminder now the better weather is with us. Don’t forget the varied local walks that are available, showcasing the rich heritage of West Norfolk. In previous weeks I have mentioned the Lynn Walks and in picturesque places such as Castle Acre, but, please contact your local Tourist Information Centre for other walking ideas.

Coming up in August will be some fun events: Mods and Rockers (a scooter and motorbike meet), Fairy tales and Fables and in September a Classic Car Day. Visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/events for further details, and, as they get nearer, keep an eye on this column!

There also seems to be a full programme of cool, entertainment coming up this autumn at Dukes Head Hotel, Lynn, including a Ladies Night, Boy Band gigs and a somewhat spookier event, details to follow!

Lastly, it’s Festival Too again this weekend at Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place starting this evening at 7.30pm, continuing tomorrow at 6.30pm and then a first-ever Sunday programme from 2pm. With The King’s Lynn Festival also on the horizon it’s all plain sailing entertainment-wise we hope!