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King’s Lynn That’s Entertainment columnist Andy Tyler rounds up music and theatre events





Popular as it certainly is, readers do not have to visit Glastonbury to enjoy quality events and live music, it is available right here in West Norfolk, all year round.

I am always encouraging people to visit True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum in Lynn’s North End, but must just point out a change in timing for the opening of the new summer art exhibition, this will now be opened on Friday, July 7, as planned, but at 4pm not earlier, as originally intended.

From now until September, North End guided walks are given on Wednesdays and Saturdays, starting at 12pm from True’s Yard. The walks take place around the historic North End fishing quarter and museum admission is included in the walk charge, which is £5 per adult and £2.50 for children. For more information contact 01553 770479.

A reminder the latest Classical Music Rocks recital takes place tonight at St Mary’s Church, Snettisham, starting at 7.30pm. It is entitled Partita Fantasia Caprice and is given by critically acclaimed violinist Philippa Mo. Music by Bach, Telemann and Prokofiev is included. Tickets are available at the door or pre-book at 01553 764864.

Also tonight, of course, Festival Too resumes from 6.30, at Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place; Neville Staple, Lindy Layton and Soft Tone Needles feature, and tomorrow, Example, Liberty X and D:Ream. More live music to rave about.

Looking forward to the King’s Lynn Festival, I recommend an exhibition entitled Blast To Blitz, English art from 1914-1945, which is presented in conjunction with Goldmark Gallery. The period covered is a dynamic and transformative one for English art and the exhibition should be fascinating. The exhibition is open between July 15 and August 6,11am-4pm, entry is free. The Fermoy Gallery is the venue.

Sir Martin Amis, novelist and writer, son of Sir Kingsley Amis, died recently, and his book, Experience, which records some of his memoirs and especially concentrates on the relationship with his father is the book being discussed by the book club which will meet at the Stuart House Hotel, 5pm on the evening of Wednesday, August 2. Refreshments are available, and new members always welcome. Do come and join.

Another literary event will be held at Waterstones, Norfolk Street, 6pm on July 6. Francis Pryor will be showcasing his new book A Fenland Garden, which will include a presentation, Q&A and signing. To attend, enquire at the shop desk as admission is by ticket only.

Advance notice of a bumper concert coming to Lynn Minster on the evening of Saturday, July 15, given by the Big Heart and Soul Choir, which will feature songs from different cultures and styles, with special guest Kenza Blanka. Tickets are available at the door and include refreshments. Call 01263 519379 for further details. The concert is in memory of Helen Bensihem.

There are more opportunities to get out and about provided by the Steam House Cafe in partnership with Lynn Minster. Why not join a walk on July 12, meeting at the café . The walk starts at 10am and lasts about an hour and a half. Good company is on offer and walks continue in August, September and October.

For some light, classy relief, why not book tickets for a new production of Moliere’s hilarious comedy School for Wives, presented at Westacre Theatre between July 19 and August 10? Visit westacretheatre.com for details.

The Norton Hill Light Railway, Snettisham, opens it’s doors in July and August to raise money for local good causes. The railway is located at Hall Farm, Old Church Road, Snettisham.



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