Quiz nights, operas and theatre in this week’s That’s Entertainment column
In his weekly That’s Entertainment column, Andy Tyler takes a look at the West Norfolk’s opera and theatre scene…
I start this week as I finished last week’s column with a mention of The West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s recent production of ‘The Sorcerer’, supported by The Lynn News. It was great to become more familiar with a show I didn’t know so well, and thanks to all concerned for presenting a run of enjoyable and (mainly), light-hearted performances. I wonder what next year’s entertaining G and S will be?
Over at Westacre Theatre, there’s plenty to entertain us currently, and it’s not all sitting down! Woodland Adventures are taking place on Thursday, February 22, from 10am. Young people between the ages of two to 11 can take part at different times during the day, and sibling discounts are available. To book visit: westacretheatre.com
Other events at Westacre include a National Theatre screening of Vanya live, also on February 22, (7pm), and An Evening of Wonders featuring James Phelan, The Greatest Magician. It’s a highly rated show, fully booked at present, but returns may be available. The wonders are revealed from 7.30pm on the evening of Saturday, March, 2.
For those who enjoy a good quiz night, a date for your diary is next Friday, February 16, to be held at Reffley Hall from 7.30pm. Entrance is a modest £2, and it’s a maximum of 6 per team; please bring your own food and drinks.
Salsa classes are also held at The Reffley Community Hall, on Wednesdays from 7.30pm. The classes are suitable at all levels, so, for more details, and how to book, visit: secretsalsa.co.uk
And so to literary matters. I thoroughly enjoyed a talk and book signing event given by popular crime novelist Elly Griffiths at The Dukes Head, recently, organised by Waterstones Booksellers. Elly gave interesting insights into her life and work and answered questions from the full audience. I’m certainly finding the novel, The Last Word, a real page-turner, signed, of course, by the author!
In The Blink Of An Eye by Jo Callaghan is the next book to be read and discussed by the book club that meets at The Stuart House Hotel, Goodwin’s Road, Lynn. Why not read the novel, ( see what happens when AI liaises with the police to solve past cold crimes), and come along to discuss the book and enjoy good company and refreshments?
The group meet next at The Stuart House, on the evening of Wednesday, March 27. 5pm is the start time. Book clubs are often held at local libraries if more convenient.
There’s certainly plenty to inform, entertain and educate at King’s Lynn Library. I’m always amazed at the wide range of activities and events held there. I can see, for example, the recently formed Record Club meets next Monday evening at 5.15pm, do go along, listen to the music and discuss!
Other activities covering a wide range of topics include Local History, Adult Fiction Books, NCA Legal Advice, National Career Services and Numeracy Skills. Sessions entitled, Creative Conversations - Art for Wellbeing and Health, start on Tuesday, February, 20. Do contact, or drop into the Library for more details.
Our local WEA also holds some excellent events and courses on many different subjects.
Do visit the WEA King’s Lynn branch website or contact: 0300 303 3464 for details.
I recommend two movies this week, one currently being screened: The Colour Purple, a colourful musical take on Alice Walker’s 1982 novel, and Dune 2, due for release on March 1- not to be missed!
For fans of Rodgers and Hammerstein there’s an 80th Anniversary Concert being shown in cinemas on Wednesday, February 14 and Sunday, 18; entitled My Favourite Things; It’s bound to be a hit so book tickets now, contact: 01553 764864
Lastly, a shout-out for Lynn’s GroundWork Gallery; an exciting future exhibition: Art for the Environment, is due to open on Saturday, March 16. There’s always something to catch your eye at The GroundWork!