That’s Entertainment with Andy Tyler: Friday, July 8th

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Let’s drop off at the cinema to begin with this week, and I suggest, sweeties, (yes, you’ve guessed it), that Ab Fab fans get to see that movie as soon as possible at a cinema near them.

They won’t be disappointed (or not much). You will certainly spot many ‘celebs’ but the movie is not an unqualified success, in my view. Screenings of opera and theatre continue, so take a look at what your local cinema is showing, you’re bound to find something that appeals.

The King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club has, as usual, plenty to keep movie buffs happy and I notice coming up on the evening of next Thursday, July 14, between 7.30 and 9.30pm is a Close -Ups Event commemorating Shakespeare on screen. The club’s programmes are always varied and innovative so visit the website for more details.

Another exciting event coming up soon is the 15th Summer Festival Exhibition of the West Norfolk Artists Association, taking place for two weeks from Saturday, July 23, through to Saturday, August 6. The impressive venue is St Nicholas’ Chapel in Lynn, and admission is free. Opening times will be 10.30am-4pm daily (except Mondays). The newly- renovated chapel, with its extra space, will present the varied artwork to full advantage and member Andrew Schuman has generously donated new exhibition boards which certainly make this an exhibition not to be missed. More information can be obtained from the association’s chairman, John Walker, on 01485 520590 or visit www.westnorfolkartists.org

Fancy a cuppa? Well, King’s Lynn Library now gives visitors the chance to make some new friends or just have a good old chat. Every Monday between 2.30-3.30pm a drop- in session is being held for people to come together and have a chat with the chance of tea and biscuits. Why not drop in when you are passing?

At the moment, in the mornings, I hear music associated with gardens being played on the radio and so I do recommend those interested to find out about The National Gardens Scheme which seems to donate much money to worthy nursing charities by means connected with gardens. It’s an appropriate time to visit Norfolk gardens, so to find out more visit 
www.ngs.org.uk or phone on 01483 211535

It’s always great to hear from local people who have succeeded in their particular field and I have heard from Elizabeth Gutteridge, a member of the early music group Blondel, and she mentions an exciting gig the group performs of music from the 14th and 15th centuries which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 live from Cheltenham on Saturday week, July 16. The live broadcast is being performed between 5 and 6pm.

Sea Sunday is a special day when churches all over the world come together to remember seafarers and pray for them, their families and those who support them. In Lynn, a service will be held at St Nicholas’ Chapel at 10am on Sunday, followed by a procession to the Fisherfleet for the blessing of the boats and finally a yard party at True’s Yard from 1pm. Tickets are £5 which will include a 1930s themed afternoon tea.

Lastly, two events being held in West Norfolk that sound just the ticket.

Over in Burnham Market don’t miss the Burnham Flower Show and Carnival next Saturday, July 16, from 2pm and on the same day, if you are nearer to Congham, why not witness the famous World Snail Racing Championships. I hear that more than 200 snails will be taking part. Call on 01485 600650 for all the gen.

PPS: Don’t forget Forties Lynn coming up soon!