Arts & Screen

King’s Lynn art gallery faces closure over the sale of building

Fundraisers are calling on the community to support a campaign to save a Lynn art gallery from closure by raising £150,000 to buy the building.

Zara, Peggy Spencer's granddaughter

Party to celebrate memory of dancing queen Peggy Spencer

Zara with Peggy’s MBE

Dave Sharman as St George comes to slay the dragon played by deputy Downham Market town Mayor   Frank Daymond

Legend of St George to be recreated in Downham Market town square

Visitors to Downham’s town square will be able to watch as the dramatic battle unfolds between St George and the dragon of Hilgay Fen on Monday.

Ian Devereux, West Norfolk Council cabinet member for the Environment, who is backing the campaign

West Norfolk fashionistas to take recycling to catwalk

Budding fashionistas are being called on to come up with great designs for new fashion as part of a Norfolk Fashion Design Challenge Competition.

Louis de Bernieres at the inaugural meeting of the King's Lynn Poetry Group with group founder Andee Georgiou

Famous novelist visits King’s Lynn Poetry Group

Members of the new King’s Lynn Poetry Group enjoyed the company of a special guest. Novelist Louis de Bernières discussed his life, work and things literary, musical and philosophical.

Pupils from Nelson Academy in Downham Market visit the Light cinema in Wisbech for a celebatory event. Photo: SUBMITTED.

Hardworking Downham Market pupils rewarded with cinema trip

Pupils from a Downham school have been treated to a cinema trip as a reward for their hard work.

Exterior view of The Purfleet Trust Building King's Lynn

Computer tuition paid for by King’s Lynn film showing

Computer tuition will be provided to give homeless and vulnerable people the skills to apply for work following a charity film performance organised by King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club (KLCCC).

Period Poverty Cheque Presentation. Pictured Jo Rust presents Cheque to Helen Senior (Library Manager) Gaywood.

North West Norfolk Labour Party secretary donates to Period Poverty campaign

North West Norfolk Labour Party secretary Jo Rust has presented Gaywood Library manger Helen Senior with £225 in support of their Period Poverty campaign.

Vera Witt has written a book of Poetry on the First World War. Pictured Vera Witt. King's Lynn.

Gaywood woman to launch book of war poems

A woman from Gaywood has written a collection of war poems to coincide with the centenary of the First World War.

Youngsters show their completed crowns

Eggs crown Easter fun in King’s Lynn

Crowns and eggs were on the agenda as hundreds of youngsters took part in a day of Easter-themed activities in the heart of Lynn at the weekend.

West Norfolk Artists Association members acted as stewards tour the show to examine the work of other members. Pictured, from left, are  David Lendrum, Helga Joergens, John Lawson and Thelma Chambers

Art group hosts spring show at Thornham village hall

For the fourth year running the West Norfolk Artists Association held their annual four-day spring exhibition at the Thornham village hall over the Easter weekend.

Cara Gallagher, on holiday from Leicester with her family, wears her bunny ears with the Easter Bunny, during the Hunstanton Lions' Easter egg hunt. Also pictured are club president Jane Scott and her twin nieces, Maddie and Tayah Hamilton, and far right the twins' nanny Valerie Fake.

Hunstanton Lions lead the way on town Easter egg hunt

The Hunstanton and District Lions held an Easter egg hunt on the town’s Spinney on Saturday.

Peggy Spencer with Strictly Come Dancing's Anton Du Beke

Peggy Spencer’s archives to be shipped to national collection

The life of ballroom dancing legend Peggy Spencer is to live on with her entire collection of personal memorabilia being donated to a national archive centre in London.

Barroway Drove Village Hall

Barroway Drove History Group invites relatives to help to remember the Fallen

Village historians are hoping to hear from relatives of those whose names are on their war memorial.

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Books celebrate the very best of West Norfolk

West Norfolk is a haven for literary lovers and authors, and now library teams across the area have recommended books which offer yet another reason to Love West Norfolk.

Priory Rotary Club photography competition presentations''Left Tayah Farnham, Chloe Ramsey, Lucy Brett and Lucy Prior'Front Rowen Clancy

Priory Rotary hold event at Hanse Gallery

Creativity became the priority as 21 young photographers from the area went head to head in the Priory Rotary Young Photographer competition, sponsored by Exaclair.

St Patrick's Day afternoon tea, Tilney All Saints village hall.''Left to right Glenys Benson, Jan Clubb, Robert Solan, Joy Coombs and Maureen Collison

St Patrick’s Day celebrated in Tilney All Saints

As Irish rugby union fans celebrated a Grand Slam triumph at the weekend, residents of one West Norfolk village were also getting into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day.

Authors arriving for King's Lynn Fiction Festival at King's Lynn Railwat Station ''Tony Ellis Festival Chairman (3rd right) and Rob Elwes (front) welcome the authors to King's Lynn

‘Fantastic’ festival weekend at King’s Lynn Town Hall

Literary fans braved the cold at the weekend to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the King’s Lynn Fiction Festival at Lynn’s Town Hall.

Paintings recovered from West Acre High House a hit at auction

Paintings recovered from West Acre High House a hit at auction

Portraits of some of Britain’s most historical figures recovered from the historic West Acre High House sold for £83,980 at auction last week.

Young photographic talent on show at King’s Lynn exhibition

Young photographic talent on show at King’s Lynn exhibition

Young photographers will be recognised for their creativity at an exhibition in Lynn this weekend.

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