King’s Lynn Festival will stage more than five hours of free entertainment in Lynn town centre on Saturday as a prelude to the packed two-week programme of concerts, talks, films and other events which begin on Sunday.
A wide variety of free pop-up events, supported by the borough council, with a 1940s twist will be staged around the town from 10am-3.30pm.
Jazz, folk and classical music will be performed by Hoofbeat street band in the town centre near Argos, and Travelling by Tuba will also be playing their lively music in the Vancouver Centre.
In a marquee at the Tuesday Market Place a silent disco will be a novel form of entertainment and, nearby, West Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers will be holding “wool workshops”.
Springwood High School jazz and concert bands will showcase their skills in the marquee from 1pm.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment will be entertaining youngsters at the Tuesday Market Place, in the Corn Exchange and in Lynn Museum during the day.