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Picnic on the Park 2015 – Fun for all the family

Picnic on the Park

Picnic on the Park

Popular free family event Picnic on the Park is back for another year on Saturday June 6.

The local community event, held at Wootton Park, includes lots of live music from local bands and singers, charity and craft stalls, food, drinks, local cake makers, fun fair rides, laser games, demonstrations and a dog show.

The event supports the running of the park and facilities in the area, with 50% of all funds raised going to the The Woottons Football Club which is celebrating its 30th year.

The Fun Dog Show starts at 2pm, with an entry fee of £1 per dog per class entered, and rosettes awarded up to sixth place.

Aria's Echo

Aria’s Echo

Local performers will include:

The Puppeteers 1.30pm
Fazed 2.20pm
Kingdom Keys 3.10pm
Aria’s Echo 4.50pm
The Extons 5.40pm
Jimmy Rockit 6.50pm

Kelly’s Dance Crew will be performing in the arena at 1.30pm

On the food side, there’s a Hog roast, Barbeque, Duck Truck, Ice creams, Fish & Chips plus other food and drinks.

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Waiting for Stanley in Lynn!

Waiting for Stanley

On Friday 10th April, Finger in the Pie and Greenwich Theatre bring their stunning show Waiting for Stanley to King’s Lynn Arts Centre’s Guildhall Theatre.

The show takes us back to 1945 and a railway station platform where a wife is anxiously waiting for her husband, Stanley, to return from the Front. The train arrives full of homecoming soldiers but Stanley doesn’t appear…

Throughout this touching production, clowning, puppetry and innovative stagecraft are combined to paint a vivid picture of life for Britain’s women during the war. Based on real-life experiences and testimony, Waiting for Stanley intercuts flashbacks and fantasies to convey experiences both on the Home Front and at home during a time of conflict.

With 2015 being the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe, Waiting for Stanley is a very fitting and poignant reminder of the varied and crucial role women played. There’s the getting by with ration book recipes, the ache of separation from husband at the front, and the heartbreak of having a child evacuated to the country, with only letters to hold on to.

★★★★★ Edinburgh Guide
‘hilariously funny as well as deeply poignant, this is a show that you simply have to see. A work of pure genius.

★★★★★ – Fringe Review
‘A first class performance delivered with panache, humour and warmth. Not to be missed.

Waiting for Stanley shows on Friday 10th April at 7:30pm in the Guildhall Theatre.
Tickets cost £12 (£10). Call 01553 764864 to book tickets.

For more information on upcoming exhibitions, workshops and theatre shows, call 01553 779095 or visit kingslynnarts.co.uk

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Half-Term Fun at King’s Lynn Arts Centre!

Goblin King

On Saturday 21st February, King’s Lynn Arts Centre will be showing Goblin King — a fun, whimsical and entertaining interactive performance from MissAdventures Theatre Company. It’s the perfect half-term treat!

Down in Deep World, the Goblin King needs some help. ‘I am looking for my daughter, the princess Thomasina. Have you seen her? Oh, harrumph! Please stop by and help me find her! The Goblin Queen, who is very mean, will slime me into next week if I fail in my quest.’

Follow the kindly, and slightly grumpy, Goblin King and help him on his way to find the missing princess. You can learn all about Norfolk’s wildlife along the way, like the Hawker Dragonfly, Swallowtail Butterfly and Natterjack Toad. This show will delight the young and young-at-heart!

Camilla Scaiff, Director for MissAdventures Theatre Company, said ‘We are very much looking forward to bringing the Goblin King to the Arts Centre this half-term. It is a little known fact that the Goblin Royal family are fascinated by the Norfolk wildlife and will be on the look-out for lots of the native species on their adventures. If you can squeeze in any more half-term fun into your week then do come along!”

Goblin King shows on Saturday 21st March at 4pm in the Arts Centre’s Shakespeare Barn. Running time approx. 45 minutes. Tickets cost £6 (£3). Recommended age 5 – 8 years. To book tickets call 01553 764864

The Arts Centre is also offering a fun, sticky and messy (!) papier maché workshop for crafty little fingers on Friday 20th February. Local artist Karin Forman will be teaching participants to make some beautiful artwork which they can take home – all they need bring is their imagination!

Papier Maché takes place on Friday 20th February, 10:30am – 1pm. Tickets cost £5 and include a healthy snack. Recommended age 8 – 11 years. To book tickets call 01553 779095

kingslynnarts.co.uk

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Bollywood Night at the Carousel Cafe

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It was Bollywood Night at the Carousel Cafe in King’s Lynn on Tuesday, and as you can see everyone had a really great time!

Delicious and authentic Indian cuisine was served up by Saira Karim, and later everyone was taught to dance “Bollywood Style” by her husband Arif.

Saira’s company Coriander and Lime also provide cookery workshops around West Norfolk for individuals or groups.

Owner of the Carousel Cafe Gary Kerr said: “Bollywood was great fun, and we have more theme nights to follow.”

The fully licensed cafe is offering a 3-course Christmas Meal throughout the whole of December, excluding the 25th, for £23.95.

Carousel Cafe on Facebook
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The Big Switch-On ~ In Pictures

The Big Moment!

The Big Moment!

KLFM's Adam Newstead with Sue "Wicked Witch" Holderness, Deputy Mayor Colin Manning, Deputy Mayoress and Ian "Dame Dolly" Marr

KLFM’s Adam Newstead with Sue “Wicked Witch” Holderness, Deputy Mayor Colin Manning, Deputy Mayoress and Ian “Dame Dolly” Marr

X-Factor's Paul Akister.

X-Factor’s Paul Akister.

Rough Copy made a welcome return.

Rough Copy made a welcome return.

All Photos: Kevin Elfleet

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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

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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!

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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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