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King’s Lynn That’s Entertainment Andy Tyler rounds up arts, theatre and music events happning in West Norfolk





I have no hesitation in starting this week’s column with a brief tribute to the late former mayor, borough council leader and honorary Alderman, Nick Daubney who recently passed away.

Nick always did his best to promote and make the area the best it could be.

I worked with him on matters Hanseatic and connected with Lynn’s rich heritage.

He will be greatly missed and I pass on sincere condolences to his wife Cheryl and family.

And so to happier matters. Don’t forget the Classical Music Rocks (CMR) recital being held tonight at St.Nicholas’ Chapel, starting 7.30pm. It is a flute and harp recital, with a drinks reception afterwards, and is the first of a series of concerts. Free tickets are available for under 21s. Visit: cmr.westnorfolk@gmail.com

There is still a chance to view the Making Waves exhibition by Lesley Williams, at Lynn’s Custom House, from 10am - 4pm today and tomorrow. I viewed the varied examples of Lesley’s marine paintings, inspired by the fine North Norfolk Coast. Lesley is a member of the Greyfriars Art Spaces and West Norfolk Artists Association, and the exhibition is well worth a visit.

Klio Blonz , creative director, Classical Music Rocks with Gabriella Dall’Olio, harpist
Klio Blonz , creative director, Classical Music Rocks with Gabriella Dall’Olio, harpist

Also at the Custom House from June 13 - 19, is an art exhibition by Ali Atrissi, with free entry and open from 10am - 4pm.

As my eldest niece and her young sons discovered when they visited Lynn recently, there is certainly plenty to enjoy and experience in the town, but in order for our heritage to be fully appreciated volunteers are always needed to help promote our historic venues.

A volunteer fair for the town’s heritage and environment groups is being held at Lynn Town Hall on Saturday, June 17, starting at 10am and running through until 4pm. Various high profile local speakers will give presentations, and refreshments will be available. There will be stalls run by the local organisations giving information on how you might play your part in supporting local heritage sites. Lynn’s newly appointed mayor, Margaret Wilkinson, will open this important local heritage event.

King's Lynn Community Choir (KLCC) Left to right: Tracey Lever (choir treasurer), Helen Large (choir chair), Paul Le Serve (chairman of the Trustees of King’s Lynn Night Shelter), Charlotte Sinassi-Hill (musical director), Jill Buxton (choir publicity officer) and David Hill (choir accompanist)
King's Lynn Community Choir (KLCC) Left to right: Tracey Lever (choir treasurer), Helen Large (choir chair), Paul Le Serve (chairman of the Trustees of King’s Lynn Night Shelter), Charlotte Sinassi-Hill (musical director), Jill Buxton (choir publicity officer) and David Hill (choir accompanist)

On the same day between 2pm and 4pm, St Faith’s Church will be holding it’s summer fair in the Gaywood Church rooms. There will be stalls, games and plenty of bargains, no doubt, and the usual quality goodies and refreshments.

My film recommendation of the week, like the recent movie, Tar, features a classical musician. This time it’s the story of the eighteenth century composer-violinist and fencer, Joseph Bologne, also named Chevalier de Saint-Georges. The movie has the simple title Chevalier, it’s out now, and should be a must-see for classical music fans.

For fans of the thriller writer Jo Nesbo, now is a happy time, as his gripping new novel: Killing Moon is just out. I’m not certain if the novel’s title refers to the Strawberry Moon recently appearing in our night sky, but I wouldn’t be surprised!

Another event taking place on Saturday, June 17 is by the King’s Lynn Community Choir, starting 7pm at St.Nicholas’ Chapel.

The programme consists of popular classics and summertime show stoppers in aid of Lynn Night Shelter. Tickets can be bought on the door.

The Yorke Trust Benefit tea concerts is a series of recitals in support of young musicians who have been unable to perform due to the pandemic. Concerts begin at 3pm in the Old Chapel, South Creake. Visit: yorketrust.org

The Weeting All Star Performers are presenting Murder At The Manor, a comedy murder mystery on Friday, June 16 and Saturday June 17, at 7pm. A matinee takes place at 2pm also on Saturday, and the play is presented at the village hall. Contact Carole on 01842 550919.



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