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TV and music stars head to Lynn Festival week

More famous names including Alistair McGowan, Andrew Graham-Dixon and Suzannah Lipscomb will be taking part in King’s Lynn Festival over the next week.

A busy weekend will include a concert at St Nicholas’ Chapel by the world-famous choral ensemble, The Sixteen, whose programme at 7pm tomorrow (Saturday) – entitled Immortal Legacy – will include works by Byrd, Tallis and Britten.

Eddi Reader. (3146135)
Eddi Reader. (3146135)

It will be followed by a late-night recital at 9.30pm by the festival’s artist-in-residence Marcin Zdunik from Poland and the first of six events he is involved in, including the final concert by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, July 28.

Vocalist Claire Martin will be the guest of the BBC Big Band at the Corn Exchange on Sunday at 7.30pm with a programme entitled Swing Legends and Big Band Divas.

Andrew Graham Dixon. (3146133)
Andrew Graham Dixon. (3146133)

Historian Suzannah Lipscomb will talk on Witchcraft at St George’s Guildhall tomorrow at 3.30pm and on Wednesday art critic and TV presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon will give two talks at the Guildhall.

Rome Unpacked is based on his Italian Adventures with a chef at 4pm and Reflections on the Royal Collection at 8pm explores the dazzling art and objects owned by the Queen.

The Netherlands-based Britten Youth Orchestra provides a family-friendly performance of varied classical music at King’s Lynn Minster on Monday at 5pm.

Susannah Lipscomb (3146131)
Susannah Lipscomb (3146131)

On Monday at St George’s Guildhall at 8pm Alistair McGowan will provide an introduction to classical piano following the great success of his album – with a sprinkling of his trademark impressions.

The Ruth Fermoy Memorial Concert, remembering the Festival’s founder, will be given by the highly-acclaimed Chiaroscuro Quartet at St George’s Guildhall on Thursday.

Duelling violinist brothers Vladimir and Anton will return with their own show at the Guildhall on Thursday.

Folk singer Eddi Reader, formerly of Fairground Attraction, is set to appear at a near sell-out concert at the Guildhall on Friday, July 27.

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