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Hot on the heels of a very successful King’s Lynn Festival the box office opens tomorow (Monday, August 13) for Festival Extra, three days of music, exhibitions, talks and films on October 12-14.

“The Festival board was delighted to be invited to take part in a new cultural tourism

initiative to attract visitors outside the traditional tourism season.” said Festival chairwoman Alison Croose.

A high profile feature of the event will be an exhibition of modern and contemporary

works from Norwich Castle collection including LS Lowry, John Piper and Frances


It will be staged in the Fermoy Gallery from October 12 until November 3.

The programme is closely linked with Lynn’s outstanding cultural heritage and will

begin with a coffee concert at Lynn Town Hall given by Kathleen Ferrier award

winners, baritone James Newby and pianist, Joseph Middleton.

The Brook Streeet Band (3553059)
The Brook Streeet Band (3553059)

In the evening, at King’s Lynn Minster, a silent film of Phantom of the Opera will be accompanied by live music from Minima.

On October 13, a coffee concert in Lynn’s oldest church, All Saints, will feature

harpist Oliver Wass and later in the day the world-class Cory Band will visit Lynn for

the first time to give a concert in the famed acoustic of St Nicholas’ Chapel.

On October 14, films from the East Anglian Film Archive relating to West Norfolk will be shown at St George’s Guildhall followed by an early-music recital by Brook Street Band.

On Friday and Saturday afternoons events will focus on the newly-restored organ at St Nicholas’ Chapel, and Lynn Minster’s Snetzler organ on which a recital will be given by expert organists Henry Fairs and Martin Schmeding.

Call the box office at the Coen Exchange on 01553-764864 or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

James Newby (3553061)
James Newby (3553061)

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