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It is always a pleasure to relax on the second floor of Marriott’s Warehouse periodically, and hear an interesting Pleasant Sunday Afternoon Lecture given by an authoritative, but also entertaining speaker. Recently Pat Knights gave the second in her series of talks on British diplomatic missions, and this proved to be both entertaining and intriguing.

The talk included images of some of the British embassies she described from all over the world and the presentation also featured some of her own excellent illustrations and it was fascinating to hear some of Pat’s international anecdotes and experiences.

The next lecture will be given on the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, starting at 3pm.

Andy Tyler reviews entertainment and events in the area
Andy Tyler reviews entertainment and events in the area

Matthew Champion will talk on Oxburgh Hall and should unlock some of the hidden secrets of that Tudor Mansion. No booking is necessary, admission is free, but donations are always welcome.

I recommended Bonnie Garmus’s bestselling novel Lessons in Chemistry in this column recently and it’s now the chosen book to read and discuss for the local book club that meets at the Stuart House Hotel, Goodwin’s Road, 5pm on the evening of Wednesday, May 31.

As usual refreshments are available and the company’s great, do join us. A reminder, tomorrow starting at 7pm, J.S.Bach’s monumental Mass in B Minor will be performed by the King’s Lynn Festival Chorus, Noxwode Baroque, and a fine group of soloists conducted by Ben Horden.

Guildhall of St George in Lynn will be holding events to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday
Guildhall of St George in Lynn will be holding events to celebrate Shakespeare's birthday

The appropriate venue is St Nicholas’ Chapel, Lynn and young people under-16 can attend for free.

For tickets contact 01553 764864.

From midday today a new gift shop area will be opened at True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn by the mayor of West Norfolk Lesley Bambridge.

LuLu will be appearing at Alive Corn Exchange on Thursday, May 4
LuLu will be appearing at Alive Corn Exchange on Thursday, May 4

The museum is always interesting to visit, and excellent refreshments are available, so why not drop by and experience an important part of Lynn’s heritage.

Lynn’s mayor will also open the Minster Spring Fair tomorrow at the Minster Church on the Saturday Market Place, which will be open between 10am and 2pm.

There will be a varied selection of stalls and the Minster is another fine church to visit in our historic town.

True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum is in Lynn
True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum is in Lynn

My book recommendation this week is one for younger readers.

A stand-alone novel from the world of Percy Jackson entitled The Sun And The Star is A Nico Di Angelo Adventure and is due out Tuesday, May 2.

The book can be pre-ordered and a preview of the story is available for free at Waterstones in Norfolk Street, Lynn.

Sea Life Centre seal release
Sea Life Centre seal release

Now the weather has improved I recommend Hunstanton’s Sea Life Centre, praised by visitors and a must for those interested in marine life. The Norfolk Broads are always popular as a holiday destination and you can take a steam train journey on the Bure Valley Railway from Aylsham or Wroxham Station.

A great day out can be had by contacting 01263 733858.

With a week to go before the next King’s Lynn Festival Coffee Concert, talented young pianist Noah Zhou will perform Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No. 11 and the original piano solo version of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

A previous King's Lynn Festival Coffee Concert
A previous King's Lynn Festival Coffee Concert

This exciting recital is held at 10.30am with coffee and cake included in the ticket price.

For further information visit the Festival’s website.

Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange has quality entertainment including Lulu - For The Record, May 4 and that grandest of grand operas, Verdi’s Aida on May 8.

A new highlights booklet is now available or go online.

Lastly, to go or not to go, that’s the question!

There’s an exciting Shakespeare Birthday Bash tomorrow and Sunday at St. George’s Guildhall, celebrating The Bard, held between 12pm and 4pm.

Stand not upon the order of your going, but go! Macbeth, I think!



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