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Art exhibitions are always of a high standard

Here’s Andy Tyler’s weekly That’s Entertainment feature, looking at the arts scene in West Norfolk…

Before recommending events taking place in the coming weeks I’d like to mention some I recently attended, giving me much pleasure.

Art Exhibitions held at Lynn’s Custom House in The Greyfriars Art Space are always of a high standard and it was well worthwhile viewing Lorraine Bewick’s ‘Intertidal Zone’ exhibition recently held there. Atmospheric and powerful views of coastal areas, many local, painted in oil were on display, and I look forward to seeing more of her work and those of other artists at this special venue.

Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler

A visit to the capital is always welcome if you can spare time to enjoy the sights or attend a special event. Having visited The Royal Opera House one morning recently it was quite an experience then seeing that evening’s live, but streamed, performance of Bizet’s Carmen comfortably at The Alive Leisure Corn Exchange Cinema without the hassle of having to travel home late that night. The production, orchestra, singers and chorus were superb and the magnificent score conducted enthusiastically by Maestro Antonello Manacorda.

Over the next few weeks, The Royal Ballet will perform The Winter’s Tale, Sadler’s Wells will present Message in a Bottle, and Andrea Chenier will also come from Covent Garden, hopefully all being streamed locally. For more information visit: roh.org.uk/cinema

Having recommended a trip on The Poppy Line in last week’s column I was delighted it was featured on one of Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journeys. Available on BBC iPlayer, the TV series includes many local locations in episodes 19 and 20 of series 3. I was pleased to hear Dr Paul Richards, our local historian, talking about Lynn and The Hanseatic League. Readers can still contact him if they wish to join the reformed Hanseatic Club. Email: p.richlynn@btinternet.com

My film recommendation this week is a must for all fans of Ryan Gosling, (never to be forgotten as playing Ken in Barbie), this time he plays the part of Colt Seavers, a movie stunt guy; there’s plenty of action, mystery and romance to keep fans and movie buffs happy!

For a love story set in Hellish surroundings this week, I suggest trying The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, as my book recommendation. Also available to watch is an adaptation of this serious book starring Harvey Keitel on Sky Atlantic.

There’s a Creativity and Wellbeing week coming our way between May 20 and 26. Sounds exciting, with singing, dancing, yoga, crafts, walks, music, theatre and much more on offer! Thanks to all involved, especially Norfolk County Council and The Arts Council England for making the activities possible. Visit: www.norfolk.gov.uk/getcreative for details.

Don’t forget True’s Yard’s Musical Evening at Springwood School,Peter Hopkins Hall , tonight at 18:30.
There’s a wide variety of music to be performed including appearances by The Springwood Concert Band and Marham Military Wives Choir. A raffle and light refreshments are included in the ticket prices. For details and to book phone : 01553 770479, now!

Advance notice of a Summer Concert to be given by The King’s Lynn Community Choir at St Nicholas’ Chapel on the evening of Saturday, June 8, starting at 7pm. Songs from stage and screen will feature. Charlotte Sinassi-Hill will direct and David Hill plays on piano and organ. Refreshments and raffle tickets will be available and tickets can be purchased at the door or by emailing Concert.KLcommunitychoir@gmail.com

You can Dance to the Music of Time this Sunday at Lynn’s Corn Exchange, starting at 3.30pm. Music by Kachaturian, Borodin, and Beethoven are on the programme and tickets can be booked by phoning 01553 764864. There may be free tickets still available for young concert goers.

Lastly, why not go wild in Norfolk? More suggestions for outings this Spring and Summer in the Norfolk countryside. For details a Norfolk Wildlife Trust leaflet is available, or one can phone 01603 625540 or email: info@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

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