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Looking to Remembrance and Christmas in KIng’s Lynn area





In his weekly That’s Entertainment column, Andy Tyler looks at the local arts scene...

With the many events taking place at this time of year, it’s also appropriate spending time remembering the fallen in wars past and present. This weekend many Remembrance Services will take place in churches locally on Sunday.

On a lighter note several local churches are holding Christmas Fairs or Fayres on Saturday, November 25; visit The Minster in Lynn between 10am and 2pm and St Faith’s Gaywood Church Rooms between 2pm and 4pm on the same day.

Andy Tyler
Andy Tyler

Your local church could also hold a seasonal fair between now and Christmas as well as other varied events including Messy Church sessions for the youngsters!

Local libraries also hold a variety of events and club meetings. The newly formed Record Club at Lynn Library will meet next Monday, November 13 at 5.15pm. Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell (1974) will be featured. Entry is free.

Talking music, I’ve enjoyed the recently released John Lennon/Beatles number: Now And Then. Tuneful and memorable. Available to hear on youtube.com

On the classical side of things, after a successful start to The Norfolk Symphony Orchestra’s new season of concerts the next date for your diary is Sunday, January 21, 3.30pm at Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange, and is entitled Movie Matinee, magical movie music from cinema’s golden age to the present, including music by Williams, Wiseman and Zimmer.

Another date for your musical diary is Saturday, December 16, starting 6pm. At Lynn Minster The King’s Lynn Festival Chorus with Ben Horden directing will present a family carol concert with readings and popular carols for choir and audience to celebrate the festive season. Entitled: On Christmas Night, the evening should be a popular one, so book now by contacting: 01553 764864. Tickets are free for under 16s.

More music and a meal to enjoy on December 6 at Overy Village Hall with a seasonal song and piano recital being performed. Visit: musicintheburnhams.com or ring : 07989 177079 for further details.

The big movie release coming our way from November 22 is Ridley Scotts’s film: Napoleon, with Joaquin Phoenix playing Bonaparte and Rupert Everett taking the role of the Duke of Wellington. It’s got to be a box office smash, so be prepared!

My book recommendation of the week is the astonishing story of Britney Spears: The Woman in Me. It’s a moving account of the great challenges she’s faced in her life and is available now; a bestseller if ever there was one.

With Christmas on the way, I recommend a visit to the ground floor of Lynn’s Customs House, to view the artworks there, created by members of The Greyfriars Art Space, and perhaps find a Christmas gift for a friend or loved one.

Next Friday, Saturday and Sunday sees the opening of The Sandringham Christmas Craft, Food and Gift Fair, opening between 10am and 5pm. There’s plenty of glorious food, live jazz, family entertainment, artists, crafts, and gifts to enjoy, and perhaps some more food!

Lastly, I’m sure news of popular local pantos will feature next time, and don’t forget there may be seats left for The King’s Lynn Players production of The Wizard Of OZ.

For tickets contact: 01553 764864. The show is presented at Lynn’s historic Guildhall!



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