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Festival Too 2014 ~ Line Up

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Expect to see Katrina “Walking on Sunshine”, while Toploader will be “Dancing in the Moonlight” at this year’s 29th Festival Too, bringing free entertainment to King’s Lynn.

Katrina (with the Waves) is best known for the 1985 hit “Walking on Sunshine”. They also won the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Love Shine a Light.”

Toploader are best known for their global hit “Dancing in the Moonlight”.

Also headlining will be indie rock band Scouting For Girls who had a number one hit with “This Ain’t a Love Song” in 2010, reggae band Aswad famous for their 1987 number one “Don’t Turn Around” and soul singer Jaki Graham, well known for her string of hits in the 1980’s including “Could It Be I’m Falling in Love”, “Round and Around” and “Set Me Free”.

Her are the full list of dates:

 

2014 Festival Too dates:

Saturday 28th June
King Staithe Square, from 7.30pm
The Rhythm and Blues Brothers
Fireworks

Friday 4th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves)
The Shae Dons

Terrington St Clement High School

Saturday 5th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 6.30pm
Aswad
Jaki Graham
Sandy Lamb
Battle of the
Bands runner up
Springwood High School

Friday 11th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Toploader
The Hoosiers
Rough Copy (X Factor Finalists)
The First

KL Academy

Saturday 12th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Scouting For Girls
Luciee Marie Closier (from The Voice)
Under The Influence
Jake Morrell

Battle of the Bands Winners

As usual, there will be street entertainment on the Saturdays of the Festival so that families visiting the town can enjoy such activities as clown shows, jugglers, puppets and balloon modelling whilst shopping and getting ready for the evening’s entertainment.

Daytime Street Entertainment

Saturday 28th June
Clown Razz & Auntie Pearl
Clare Stilt walkers
Stevie Spud

Saturday 5th July

Lee Owenson
Bill Brookman
Snapshot
Murray The Monster
Crazy Bananas

Saturday 12th July

Clown Razz & Auntie Pearl
Bill Bailey’s Jazz Band
Magical Musical Bike
Alan Astra & Barbara
Bangers and Mash

festivaltoo.co.uk

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Jesus Christ Superstar!

KLODS - King's Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society with Grace 'Burt' Burton, Loubie Lou, Jenny Coleman, James Golder, Ross Christopher Woodhouse, Jill Catmull, Sara-Jane Brennock, Steve Yates, Gemma Gryko, Emma Louise Smallsmudge and Tobie Fysh.

KLODS – King’s Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society with Grace ‘Burt’ Burton, Loubie Lou, Jenny Coleman, James Golder, Ross Christopher Woodhouse, Jill Catmull, Sara-Jane Brennock, Steve Yates, Gemma Gryko, Emma Louise Smallsmudge and Tobie Fysh.

Members of King's Lynn Operatic and Dramatic Society and been busily rehearsing for their latest production of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The ground-breaking and first professionally produced musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice has lost none of its excitement and exuberance. Jesus Christ Superstar, the dramatised version of the last seven days of the life of Jesus of Nazareth, is at the Guildhall Theatre from 23 – 26 April 2014.

Tickets are available from the King’s Lynn Arts Centre … kingslynnarts.co.uk

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Festival Too 2014

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This year Festival Too is celebrating its 29th summer season of bringing free entertainment to King’s Lynn.

Regular crowds of over 10,000 have seen acts such as Lemar, Atomic Kitten, Toyah Willcox, Deacon Blue, The Stranglers, Bad Manners, The Human League, 10cc, and Heather Small of M People.

There’s street entertainment on the Saturdays of the Festival so that families visiting the town can enjoy such activities as clown shows, jugglers, puppets and balloon modelling whilst shopping and getting ready for the evening’s entertainment.

The full details of one of Europe’s largest free festivals, will be published well in advance. Meanwhile here are this year’s dates for your diaries.

 

2014 Festival Too dates:

Saturday 28th June
King Staithe Square, from 7.30pm
The Rhythm and Blues Brothers
Fireworks

Friday 4th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Katrina (from Katrina & The Waves)
The Shae Dons

Terrington St Clement High School

Saturday 5th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 6.30pm
Aswad
Jaki Graham
Sandy Lamb
Battle of the
Bands runner up
Springwood High School

Friday 11th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Toploader
(More acts to be announced)
KL Academy

Saturday 12th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
Scouting For Girls
Luciee Marie Closier (from The Voice)
Under The Influence
Jake Morrell

Battle of the Bands Winners

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Lion Dance welcomes in the Chinese New Year

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Hundreds of local school children and shoppers enjoyed a performance of the traditional Chinese Lion Dance in the Vancouver Quarter this morning.

The Lion Dance has a long history and is said to bring good luck, prosperity and good business to any occasion. We were there to capture the atmosphere …

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Behind the costumes - The Hung Kuen Lion Dance Team.

Behind the costumes – James Uglow’s Hung Kuen Lion Dance Team.

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Christmas Fun … Music … and Santa Tracker!



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Fawkes in The Walks returns!

Fawkes in the Walks Image: 6699design.co.uk

Fawkes in the Walks Image: 6699design.co.uk

Remember, remember the 1st of November, that’s when Fawkes in The Walks returns!

The Walks, King’s Lynn will be the venue once again for a spectacular free fireworks display on Friday 1 November.

Fawkes in The Walks has become a highlight in the town’s winter events calendar and organisers, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and King’s Lynn Lions are working busily behind the scenes to make sure this year’s event goes with a bang!

The fun will begin at 6 pm, when the park will be packed with stalls and rides. They’ll be a chance to enjoy some seasonal treats, like tasty toffee apples before the bonfire is lit at 6.30 pm and the main firework display is scheduled to begin at 8 pm.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, said: “The Walks is a fantastic venue for this event and I love to see so many families enjoying the park. There really is something quite spectacular about seeing the fireworks in the context of our magnificent park; it’s just the antidote to the gloomy winter evenings! Everybody is working hard on the final details but we wanted to confirm the date so that people could get it in their diaries now.”

Fawkes in The Walks is free to attend, but charges may be made for other activities. A voluntary collection will be made on the evening to help cover the cost of the event. This year the Tesco Extra store on Hardwick Road has also kindly agreed to support the event.

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. Private fireworks are not permitted in The Walks.

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Popular Christmas Concert returns

St Nicholas Christmas Concert

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Another X-Factor Star to play Festival Too

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Former X Factor star Diana Vickers will playing at this year’s free Festival Too concerts on Saturday 6th July.

The singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer initially came to public attention as a semi-finalist on the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008.

She was the bookies favourite up until the Final and will be remembered for her quirky and idiosyncratic style of singing often described as breathy, raspy and hiccupy.

Her musical influences include Florence and The Machine, Kate Bush, Regina Spektor, Kings of Leon, Frou Frou, Sinéad O’Connor and The Sundays.

She is well known for her unique and kooky boho-chic and hippie-influenced appearance, with her messy, back-combed “bird’s nest” hair and vintage inspired clothing where she is often seen wearing outfits from London’s Brick Lane, Camden and Beyond Retro.

Another headline band is due to be announced next week, adding to this already full programme.

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Controversial X-Factor star to play Festival Too

A controversial former X Factor contestant is the latest act to be confirmed for this summers Festival Too series of free open air concerts on the Tuesday Market Place.

Singer Gamu will join the line-up on Saturday 6th July.

Cheryl Cole was sent death threats when she axed budding star Gamu Nhengu from the X Factor in 2010. But the Zimbabwe born singer is now a pop star in her own right as she launches her solo career.

Her official first single from the album A Love Like This, is Shake The Room and it is her introduction to the world as a solo artist with a sound she has dubbed Nu: Vintage. Gamu took a year to complete her debut album because she wanted to make sure her first offering was something she could be proud of.

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KL.FM in jubilant mood after Sony success

The KL.FM team celebrate  outside their studios. Photo: Alan T Shearer

The KL.FM team celebrate outside their studios. Photo: Alan T Shearer

The team at KL.FM were in jubilant mood this week, after winning the Sony Award for best small radio station for the second year running.

Managing Director Darren Taylor told us “We were absolutely thrilled to win the Sony Radio Station of the Year Award for our category. We’ve really changed the way we engage with our listeners over the last two years, and clearly the Sony judges realised that we are doing something a bit special here.

“This award is not just for everyone that works here but is genuinely for the whole of King’s Lynn and I’d like to think the whole of King’s Lynn would share that success with us.”

The full interview with Darren Taylor was broadcast on the 1800Online show.

To listen to the Interview CLICK HERE

1800Online is presented twice weekly by Alan T Shearer and is sponsored by King’s Lynn Online. You can listen to previous shows at PodcastMachine

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KL.FM wins Sony Station of the Year again

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KL.FM’s Adam Newstead with the Sony Award.

Local radio station KL.FM has won the Sony Station of the Year Award (under 300,000 category) for the second year running.

Presenter Adam Newstead proudly announced on Twitter:

‏KLFM won AGAIN!!!! Sony Award Radio Station Of The Year 2013. So proud

Host Chris Evans welcomed hundreds of hopefuls from radio stations around the country to the event at the Grosvenor House Hotel.

The ceremony featured performances from Robbie Williams, The Saturdays and Jamie Cullum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Evans and Adam Newstead.

Chris Evans and Adam Newstead.

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VIDEO ~ We Got Norfolk Style!

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Alan Partridge ~ The Movie Trailer

We thought you might like to see the first official trailer for the Alan Partridge Movie.

The Alan Partridge movie portrays the events of the greatest low-to-high-ebb spectrum in his life to date- specifically how he tries to salvage his public career while negotiating a potentially violent turn of events at North Norfolk Digital Radio.

The Alan Partridge Movie will be in UK cinemas from August 7, 2013.

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Male strippers coming to town!

The most famous male stripper act in the UK is making it’s way to King’s Lynn.

The incredible stripping hunks will be appearing in a 2 hour show at the Corn Exchange on Thursday 23 May. It promises to be an action packed night of Music, Muscle, Magic and Mayhem that will leave you breathless and panting for more!

With special guest appearances on massive TV shows such as The X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, Celebrity Big Brother, Pineapple Dance Studios, Loose Women, This Morning and The Only Way Is Essex, The Dreamboys have become the only male strip group in history to earn themselves celebrity status.

The Dreamboys are also making a special trip to Lynn on Tuesday 30 April, when they will be doing interviews, photo calls and a fan signing in The Vancouver Quarter. Plus one very lucky competition winner and friend will have lunch with The Dreamboys at The Dukes Head Hotel.

The boys will be doing the fan signing at the bandstand in The Vancouver Quarter, King’s Lynn, between 11.30 – 12.30.

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Music and Samba Dancing at the GEAR 10k

There will be music and dancing to entertain visitors around the GEAR course on Sunday 5th May.

Springwood High School’s top musicians will be spreading themselves around the route. A string quartet in The Walks, a swing band in the Vancouver Centre and possibly something rockier too. We are told to wait and see!

And runners should watch out near the Bank House on the South Quay where the King’s Lynn Samba Band will be going full tilt to spur them on their way. An all-round great day of artistic and sporting activity is in prospect for 5th May!

For further information about musical opportunities at Springwood High School go to www.springwood.norfolk.sch.uk And for more on the KL Samba Band: www.deepmusic.co.uk/samba

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