As regular readers of this column know, I am always keen to get hold, as soon as possible, of the new brochures giving details of events being held at our popular local venues.
This time I have been taking a look at the latest offering from Westacre Theatre and I have not been disappointed. As soon as tomorrow I notice an exciting adaptation of Northanger Abbey, by Box Tale Soup from the novel by Jane Austen. The show starts at 7.30pm and if interested I suggest you get in touch with the box office on 01760 755800. Tickets for most productions can now also be booked online at: www.westacretheatre.com
Other gigs include Irish Champagne, when Eileanora and friends present an evening of jazz and blues with a sprinkle of Shamrock. Saturday, October 10, is the date, 7.30pm the start time; a light supper is included in the ticket price. I am sure Irish eyes and ears will be open and smiling!
Another musical treat is in store this Sunday at St Nicholas Church, Gayton, starting at 3.30pm. The Late Summer Singers, consisting of about 10 high calibre musicians, come together annually and a varied and entertaining programme is promised including music from shows, light opera and close harmony, and all combinations of voices will be presented. All are welcome. Admission is free but a collection will be taken at the end of the concert.
A reminder: there is just today and tomorrow left to view the West Norfolk Artists Association Exhibition at St Nicholas’ Chapel. I visited last week and cast a vote for my favourite piece (certainly difficult to choose from the splendid work there). The curtain falls at 4pm tomorrow so do pay a visit if you have not done so already. The Chapel also is great to view in its newly restored state,
Now for something REALLY different – the Archaeology of Tattooing. Ken Hamilton will give a talk on this subject at Lynn’s Museum from 2.30pm-3.30pm on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 14. I understand the period covered is between Neolithic Italy and 19th Century New Zealand, so it’s wide. A modest charge of £2 will be the entrance fee ( including Museum entry) , but it’s free to Friends of The Museum and pass holders.
There’s always plenty going on at All Saints’ Church in Lynn, just visit their website to see! I wish to highlight just one event this time, however. Dr Julian Litten is entertaining and, no doubt, educating us with Recruiting Songs from the Great War. The event begins at 3pm this Sunday. I am intrigued to learn the songs will be played on a period gramophone. The songs rallied the troops, so why not line up and attend ? There are no tickets, but donations greatly appreciated.
Heritage Open Day is now a popular annual event; we all look forward to it once a year. If you wanted to support Lynn’s heritage all year round why not join The King’s Lynn Civic Society? Membership fees are very reasonable and your support will help King’s Lynn maintain its historic position in the future. For more details visit kingslynncivicsociety.co.uk
As always, there are exciting exhibitions to view at the King’s Lynn Arts Centre and, until October 31, there is Neil Pittaway’s Visualising History / Recalling Nepal which is bound to be well worth a view; once again, visit the centre’s website for details of all the other events going ahead in the near future.
Lastly, don’t forget the Fanfare for St Nick’s Fairey Band Concert on Saturday, October 17, at 6.30pm. It’s a grand programme including music by Elgar, Fletcher, Grieg and Tchaikovsky. True’s Yard Museum is the box office for this special event, or call on 01553 770479.