It certainly seems to be the time of year for fairs, fetes and festivals but before I get into that area of family entertainment, I should like to refer briefly to an excellent project for primary schools featuring the BBC’s Ten Pieces, the idea being to introduce children to classical music in a fun way, and including the performance and appreciation of 10 pieces of great music to enjoy.
Local concerts were held this week at Lynn’s Corn Exchange with musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra. Details were given in last Friday’s Lynn News but I should like to praise these events, all who participate in them, and urge music departments of local secondary schools to get in touch with the BBC, as a similar project is now being organised for the older children (visit cbbc ten pieces website for further details).
Just hang on a little while longer for details of those fairs and fetes as I should like to draw attention to a few of the gems coming on at Westacre Theatre in the coming weeks. A special screening of the excellent movie Gone Girl (a recent favourite of mine), is coming up on the evening of Friday, June 19, and tickets include supper at 7pm and the film showing at 8pm. A great venue to enjoy a relaxed evening! Other delights include a production of Max Frisch’s comedy The Arsonists in a new translation by Alistair Beaton (performances are at the end of June and start of July), and, Yo! As they say, a production of Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which will be a youth group production. This is being staged mid-July. There is so many more great things happening at Westacre, so for more details and tickets, contact 01760 755 800 or visit www.westacretheatre.com
And so to some of those fairs and fetes! During the last few months I have visited Sandringham and enjoyed some excellent times, including seeing the Royal Family at the church on Christmas morning. There is much to see both on the estate and at the house. The Horse Driving Trials are coming up between Friday and Sunday, June 26-28 and then a food and drink festival in August as well as many other delights. Children are usually welcome to most events and there is disabled access.Visit the Sandringham website for all the details.
South Wootton Village Fete is being held on the village green between midday and 6pm tomorrow (June 13) and I have been asked to mention a Summer Festival at The Walks on Sunday, July 5, with the King’s Lynn Sea Cadets certainly taking centre stage!
Don’t forget to get reading (or re-reading), that American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The King’s Lynn Waterstones Reading Group will discuss that novel on Wednesday, July 1 at 4pm, at the branch, and then literary celebrations will be held to mark the publishing of her novel Go Set a Watchman later in July.
Another reminder to get down to Lynn’s town centre sometime this weekend and enjoy some Magna Carta Magic! There should be entertainment on offer for all ages and no doubt historical facts to fascinate.
Lastly, I recommend a visit to Manor Farm’s Vintage Tractor Road Run (Gayton Road, Grimston), being held June 21. Call on 01485 600337 for details; on the day before, Saturday, June 20, the popular Grand Garden Fete at St Faith’s Rectory Garden, Gaywood, starts at 2pm and will be opened by The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges. Very Special!