Archive for October, 2017

Fawkes in The Walks 2017

Fawkes in The Walks, King’s Lynn’s annual free firework display, returns on Friday 3 November.

Now in its ninth year, this highlight of the town’s winter events calendar promises to be just as impressive as always. Thousands of local residents, and visitors from near and far, will gather in Lynn’s beautiful park, The Walks, to see a traditional bonfire and a dazzling firework display.

The fun will begin at 6pm, when the park will be packed with stalls and rides. Cllr Carol Bower, the Mayor of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, will light the bonfire at 6:30pm, and the firework display is scheduled to begin at 8pm.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, borough council deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “If you’ve started thinking about where to celebrate Bonfire Night, Friday 3 November is the date for your diary! Fawkes in The Walks is set to be as spectacular an event as usual, and I’d urge everyone to come along and join us. We’ve planned an amazing firework display for everyone to enjoy in a safe and controlled environment – don’t miss it!”

For the first time ever, Fawkes in The Walks will have its own Snapchat filter. Between 5pm and 9pm users can add the official filter to their snaps and let their friends know they’re enjoying the event! The borough council will also be sharing any snaps that are saved and posted to Twitter or Facebook with the hashtag #FawkesinTheWalks.

Fawkes in The Walks is organised by the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, and is free to attend. A voluntary collection will be made on the evening to help cover the cost of the event, and every donation is appreciated. Charges may be made for other activities.

Children under 12 should be accompanied by an adult.

People are advised not to bring pets to the park during the evening.
This is an organised display, and private fireworks are not permitted in The Walks.

Please do not bring firewood for the bonfire as this will not be accepted.

The entrance to The Walks from Seven Sisters/Extons Road will be closed on the evening from 7:45pm, and those planning to enter the park from that end are advised to use the Tennyson Avenue entrance instead.

The most convenient car park for the event is the St James’ multi-storey, and attendees are advised to use this.

Anyone planning to attend the event is advised to listen to 96.7 KLFM on the evening, as cancellation information, should it be necessary, will be announced there.

 

Halloween Spooktacular

Families are being invited to get dressed up in their Halloween costumes and head to the heart of King’s Lynn on Tuesday 31 October for a Halloween spooktacular.

The Vancouver Quarter and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk have once again teamed up to celebrate Halloween with a special trail around the town centre.

Between 3pm and 5.30pm, children and their parents should go to the Halloween HQ on the Tuesday Market Place, to collect a special Halloween map before making their way around the town centre collecting codewords from retailers as they go.

There will also be a photobooth situated in the Vancouver Quarter for youngsters to get photographed in their costumes in front of a spooky backdrop as well as street entertainment including two giant witches who are learning their craft, not always with the best results.

Those who complete the trail will be rewarded with a goodie bag on their arrival back at Halloween HQ. They will also being entered into a prize draw to win £200 to spend in the town on toys

Abbie Panks, Vancouver Quarter centre manager, said “This is one of the highlights of the year for the centre and we once again look forward to welcoming hundreds of children and their families to this year’s event.

“The event is so well supported every year and it’s a great opportunity for town centre businesses and attractions to work together to provide yet another fun and free event. And if that’s not enough, one lucky child will win £200 to spend on toys in the town.”

Organisers are also calling on families to carve a pumpkin and enter it into their competition as part of this event. Entries will need to be submitted to the Halloween HQ by 5pm on 31 October.

Councillor Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Culture, Heritage and Health, added: “This is another great, free event for King’s Lynn town centre, which follows on from our successful programme of events this summer.

“I hope many families will come into town and get into the ‘spirit’ of the occasion. We’re all looking forward to seeing the children and their parents dressed in the Halloween costumes. It’s a great way to have some Halloween fun, in a safe environment and to help support local high street retailers.”

Did you see the pink kitten?

The Department of Transport has released another new video designed to shock motorists into giving up using their mobile phones while driving.

The directors behind the video for Pharrell Williams’s hit song ‘Happy’ have teamed up with THINK! for its latest road safety campaign, which will run online, in cinemas and on social media from today.

It uses innovative filming, is shot in the style of a music video with an edgy soundtrack from celebrated musician Aphex Twin and numerous pink kittens to highlight how much drivers miss if they are distracted by looking at their handheld phone.

If a driver travelling at 30mph glances at their phone for just 2.3 seconds, they miss 100 feet of road – the length of a Boeing 737.

Jesse Norman, Road Safety Minister, said:
“We have some of the safest roads in the world, but we are always looking at ways to make them even safer.

“But the awful truth is that tens of thousands of drivers are still flouting the law and endangering others by using a handheld mobile phone at the wheel.

“This eye-catching advert demonstrates how dangerous looking at your phone for just two seconds can be, and the devastating impact it can have on other road users.”

On March 1 2017 penalties for using a handheld mobile while driving were doubled to a £200 fine and six penalty points. Meaning drivers caught twice face a lengthy ban – which could also then lead to a £1,000 fine. While new drivers – those who have passed within the last two years – face having their licence revoked if caught just once.

More than 15,000 fines have been issued to drivers using a handheld phone since the new penalties were introduced.

Following the March THINK! campaign, awareness of the penalties increased by 89% and 47% of those that had seen the adverts said they were less likely to use their phone when driving as a result.

THINK! is urging Android smartphone users to download the Car Mode app or if using an iPhone, its drive safe mode, which automatically detects when you’re driving, and silences incoming calls and messages.

RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said:
“The RAC’s latest research reveals that the problem is still at epidemic proportions with a hard core of drivers persisting in texting, talking, tweeting and even taking photos at the wheel.

“We therefore welcome THINK!’s thought-provoking video, which highlights the dangers of a two-second glance at your phone while driving. Motorists risk a collision with potentially fatal consequences which could change their life, and the lives of others, forever.

“We hope that this will help persuade more drivers to put away their handheld mobile phone for good when driving and be phone smart.”

Chief Constable Anthony Bangham, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Roads Policing, said:
“Driving while distracted by a mobile phone is completely unacceptable and puts everyone on the roads at risk of serious harm. Police are making use of the tougher penalties to clamp down on this dangerous behaviour – but we have to be clear that when you get behind the wheel it is your responsibility to stay focused and alert.

“As this campaign makes clear, it only takes a few seconds of distraction to change lives forever.”

Free fun during the half-term at Lynn Museum!

On Tuesday 24th October Lynn Museum will be hosting a family event day to celebrate everything pre-historic! Join the team at Lynn Museum between 10.30am-1pm for a range of exciting activities to suit visitors of all ages.

The event will provide visitors with the opportunity to learn more about pre-historic life and the people who built the mysterious Seahenge. There will be a chance to handle real Stone Age, Bronze Age & Iron Age artefacts and meet a Bronze Age man who will discuss how the amazing monument might have been constructed over 4000 years ago.

Those wanting to get creative can learn the art of braiding, a common activity for people of the Bronze Age era. For anyone with a sweet tooth, come along and try to construct your own Seahenge with cake and chocolate.

As well as all these amazing activities there will be a family trail running from 21st October to 28th October, complete the trail to win a small spooky surprise.
This event is completely free, a brilliant way to entertain the family at the start of the half-term.

Lynn Museum is open from Tuesday – Saturday 10am-5pm
Free Admission

For further information contact:
Sophie Broomfield, Front of House Supervisor, Lynn Museum, 01553 775001, sophie.broomfield@norfolk.gov.uk

For more details on upcoming events at the museum please visit www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk/Lynn-Museum or call 01553 775001.

Heritage Skills Study Day Returns

New locations, guest speakers, behind-the-scenes tours and more…

On Saturday 14th October history and heritage enthusiasts are invited to go ‘behind the scenes’ and learn about some key buildings in King’s Lynn. Last year, the Heritage Skills Study Day was a great success, so this year it is back – bigger and better.

Starting at 10am at St Nicholas’ Chapel, the varied agenda includes visits to Greyfriars Tower, the Stone Hall and King’s Lynn Minster. Talks and tours will be delivered by experts including Susan Lee of Eskdale Restoration who will be demonstrating paint conservation techniques. Morning and afternoon tea, and a buffet lunch are all included. The day is due to end at 3:30pm.

All this is on offer for the amazing price of just £20 per person thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This is a fantastic opportunity to explore some unique historic buildings and learn about their care and restoration.

To book a place, please contact Steven King: Steven.King@West-Norfolk.gov.uk or 01553 616892

This event is being delivered through the partnership of St Nicholas’ Chapel, Stories of Lynn and St Margaret’s Townscape Heritage Initiative, which are all supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

About St Nicholas’ Chapel, King’s Lynn

The largest Chapel of Ease in the country, St Nicholas’ Chapel in King’s Lynn was originally founded by William Turbe, the third Bishop of Norwich around 1140. The building we see today is mostly the result of a substantial re-building between the late 14th and early 15th centuries, with the sole exception of the tower which dates from around 1225, and was comprehensively reordered in 1852.

The chapel is in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, the national charity saving historic churches at risk, and in September 2015, it was reopened following a £2.7m regeneration, in partnership with the Friends of St Nicholas’ Chapel and the Heritage Lottery Fund. Since reopening, the chapel has begun a new life as a cultural venue for events, concerts, fairs and exhibitions.

For more see – www.stnicholaskingslynn.org.uk

About The Churches Conservation Trust

The Churches Conservation Trust is the national charity saving historic churches at risk, charged with protecting 347 beautiful church buildings which attract almost 2 million visitors a year. The Trust’s collection includes irreplaceable examples of architecture, archaeology and art from 1,000 years of English history.

The Trust is the operator of the third largest heritage estate in charitable ownership in the UK and has an international award-winning reputation in heritage conservation and regeneration. All churches in the care of The Churches Conservation Trust are listed, mostly Grade I and II*, and some are Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

Without the care of The Churches Conservation Trust, the buildings they look after might have disappeared entirely. Instead they are enjoyed as social, tourism, educational or cultural resources, kept open, in use, and living once again in the heart of communities. All the Trust’s churches remain consecrated and are used for occasional worship.

For more see www.visitchurches.org.uk

About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery @HLFEoE

Baden Powell – last trips this year

On Saturday 14 October, King’s Lynn historic boat Baden Powell will be taking passengers on river trips for the last time this year.

The afternoon high tide on Saturday is 2.49pm, so the first trip will be at 1pm, and there will be other departures at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

But only if the weather is reasonable. Baden Powell is an open boat, so no fun in heavy rain or strong winds – as any fisherman will tell you.

The trips will start from the pontoons on the quayside. Eight passengers can be taken on each trip. There is no charge, but each passenger is asked to make a suggested donation to the King’s Lynn Worfolk Boat Trust of £10. And if they enjoy the experience they can leave tips in the bucket afterwards to help pay for the sails when they are fitted early next year.

Seats can be booked by phoning 07934 562909, or through Twitter or Facebook using ‘floatourboat17’.

Passengers will get a new perspective on the town’s waterfront before the full sailing programme begins in Spring next year.

Deepdale Christmas Market 2017

Deepdale Christmas Market is a wonderful celebration of the festive season on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Dalegate Market, Deepdale Backpackers & Camping and St Mary’s Church welcome over 120 local artisans and producers to the little coastal village of Burnham Deepdale, creating one of the East of England’s largest festive markets in a tiny village of just 30 permanent residents.

Old favourites like Candi’s Chutney, James Buttifant’s penguins, Marsh Pig, Nelson & Norfolk Tea Company, Breckland Orchard, Cushion Cottage, Gourmet Brownies, Ollands Farm Foods, Boo Boutique, Norfolk Brewhouse, Bringing The Outside In, Holkham Forge, Lilac Nuseries and Reclaimed Time will be returning with their wonderful produce.

“I’m looking forward to welcoming many new additions this year, artisans like Oak & Antler, pud’Eng, Ferndale Cheeses, Marshes & Flint, Saffire Handmade Chocolates, Molten Aqua, St Elvan Mead and Unsimply Stitched. The full list of the 120+ stalls can be found on the website – www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk”, said Estelle Townshend.

“Visitors will recognise the usual setup with a few major improvements for this ninth annual market. Regulars will know we adjust the stalls each year, so no tent is ever quite the same.” said Jason Borthwick

The Dalegate Tent in front of the shops, with various outside stalls around it, will remain as it has been in previous years. There’s plenty of space to sit, have a drink and recharge, and enjoy the live music.

St Mary’s Church will offer some high quality stalls, hot drinks and cakes in aid of the church building fund, and there will be live entertainment there too.

All the stalls have been booked for a few months, giving the artisans and producers time to prepare for the market. The entertainment programme is forming at the moment, as Jason Borthwick and Chris Haycock gather performers for the weekend.

Parking is free and as usual the Coasthopper buses will be stopping outside the door, so you can always leave the car at home.

The ninth Deepdale Christmas Market takes place on Friday 1st, Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December, open from 10am to 5pm each day.

Full details of the whole event are available on the website: www.deepdalechristmasmarket.co.uk

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