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Here’s the latest weekly That’s Entertainment column by Andy Tyler...

Although the weather was a little on the humid side, the sun shone during Lynn’s Heritage Open Day, and visitors came out in great numbers and enjoyed the great variety of events and entertainment being held. Thanks to The King’s Lynn Civic Society, Borough Council, Red Badge Town Guides, local organisations, businesses, volunteers and everyone for making the day such a success. Here’s to next year.

I’ve already recommended The King’s Lynn Festival’s forthcoming Charles Burney Early Music Festival, being held between September 29 and October 1, but details are now available both online and in a special Festival brochure of other events taking place up to the end of the year. Coffee Concerts, films, and a talk by Leon McCarron on a river journey through the cradle of civilisation are part of the exciting events planned. Chamber music will feature, starting after The Burney Festival with a recital given by The Paddington Trio on Friday, October 27. I’ll keep readers updated as time passes.

Lynn's Heritage Open Day. Picture: Ian Burt
Lynn's Heritage Open Day. Picture: Ian Burt

Two more fine concerts to mention now. The West Norfolk Reeds, directed by Derek Oldfield, will perform a varied programme of music from Bach to the present day. The Reeds will be joined by Daniel Jenkins (flute), who will perform works by J.S.Bach and Lennox Berkeley from 3.30pm at All Saint’s Church, Hillington Square on Sunday, September, 24. Entrance is free, but donations requested, in aid of All Saints Facilities Fund and West Norfolk Reeds.

The second concert is taking place at St Faith’s Church, Gaywood, the following day, Monday, September 25, starting at 7.30pm. The Centre Stage Swing Band, led by Derek Oldfield will, no doubt, get feet tapping. Tickets are available in advance from the Church Office, or from 7pm on the door. The £10 ticket price includes light refreshments and a raffle will be held.

For an enjoyable day out I suggest a visit to the Oxburgh Estate, home to the Bedingfeld family for 500 years. There’s plenty to enjoy: walks, tours, entry to the hall, gardens to explore and refreshments, so what’s not to like? For further details just google Oxburgh Estate.

I enjoyed a visit to The Original Flea Market, at Lynn’s Corn Exchange recently, and was amazed at the variety and quality of many fascinating items for sale. I notice the next Market is held between 9am and 3pm on Saturday, November 4. Do take a little time out to bargain hunt.

My book recommendation this week is one for younger readers, The World’s Worst Monsters by David Walliams. If you’ve enjoyed some, or all, of the world’s worst… if you’re not scared, why not mix with those worst monsters?! This colourful book is out now in hardback.

At Lynn’s Alive Corn Exchange tomorrow there may be seats left for two performances of the family show: Hasbro Live On Stage. 12pm and 3.30pm are the times. For details, and how to book, contact 01553 764864.

Over at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre one can celebrate The Drifters Under the Boardwalk this Sunday, or revel in music by Gilbert O’Sullivan (next Friday), or Marty Wilde and The Wildcats on Saturday, September 23. The box office is open daily from 9.30am : 01485 532252 is the contact number, or book online: www.princesshunstanton.co.uk

Staying in Hunstanton for a while this weekend is a good idea, as a free weekend of musical entertainment is being held on The Green. Tomorrow sees The Battle of the Bands, between noon and 6pm, and on Sunday chill out or sing and dance to, Vex, (12.30pm), Bear Club, (2.30pm), and The Chubbs, (4.30pm).

I notice The West Norfolk Gilbert and Sullivan Society, who are performing The Sorcerer early next year, are looking for chorus members, especially those with a tenor voice. If you are interested in joining this friendly society why not speak to Ros Ridley on 01553 674715 for more information?

Lastly, for some Chaos! To discover more about Chaos Collective I’ll leave you this time to visit: chaos-collective.com so you can learn for yourselves more about their chaotic (?) music making.

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