That's Entertainment, by Andy Tyler, August 10, 2018
I was delighted to be one of the very first visitors to take a look at the South Gate last Saturday.
It’s been refreshed and renewed over the last month or so, making it more attractive and accessible to the public, with better lighting, interactive displays and plenty of clear information about its past, all suitable for children and adults alike.
Funding was secured from The Heritage Lottery Fund by West Norfolk Council in partnership with Norfolk Museums Service and a generous donation was also received from The Friends of The Walks. The volunteers, who show visitors around, provide an excellent service and are pleased some of their ideas have been taken on board to enhance the visitor experience. Opening hours are: Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, 1pm to 4pm, until mid-September. Well done to all involved.
n There will be no meeting of Lynn’s new Poetry Group next month (September), Saturday, October 6, being their next meeting date. Details to follow, but a future session will include a talk about the poetry of Robert Graves, famous for his novels featuring the Roman Emperor Claudius.
n ‘Summer blockbuster’ movie time: I experienced a roller coaster ride with the Tom Cruise and Mission: Impossible Fallout team. It’s all great fun especially if you can understand what’s going on (I couldn’t!). Ant-Man and The Wasp, and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again are also showing. An exciting live cinema season comes up in the Autumn including the streaming of popular opera and ballet from The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
n I also recommend King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club. I notice a favourite recent film is featured next month, Lady Bird. Do visit www.klccc.org.uk for details.
n There are a few more performances left of the Westacre Theatre Company’s production of Oh What a Lovely War, based on Joan Littlewood’s musical entertainment, and directed by Matt and Sadie Grist. Readers may remember the powerful, classic film directed by Richard Attenborough. Performances start at 7.30pm on the evenings of August 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18. For more information visit: www.westacretheatre.com
n Circus performing at The Barn, Alive Lynnsport is a show for all the family so ticket prices are very competitive, adults £5 and under-18’s £2.50. Performances are next Saturday (August 18), at 2.45 and 6.45pm. Book now on: 01553 818001 or visit: www.creativeartseast.co.uk
n By popular request, the classical guitarist Estevao Devides, returns to All Saints’ King’s Lynn for a Classical Guitar Recital on the afternoon of Sunday, August 26, at 3.30pm with a popular programme that includes music by Pachelbel, Bach, Tarrega, Albeniz and Sting! It’s bound to be a special occasion by this modern master.
n The Tuesday Market Place, Lynn, is the venue for this weekend’s free mega-musical event: Folk in The Town, 2018. Many acts, like The Rum Dogs and Punk Folkers, are included! The entertainment begins at 11.45am and ends at 6pm both days. It’s suggested visitors bring a picnic.
n Hunstanton’s Sea Life Centre Lego Ocean Explorers Challenge is ongoing until September 5 and, as usual, local stately homes, libraries, and museums have plenty to offer. A War of the Roses re-enactment is held this weekend at Oxburgh Hall between 11am and 4.30pm.
n Lastly, there’s a grand charity event at The Norton Hill Light Railway, Snettisham, PE31 7LY, this weekend between 1 and 5pm with games, stalls, refreshments and four steam engines! Proceeds to King’s Lynn Round Table.