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Don’t miss this art exhibition !

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Members of the Greyfriars Art Space want to thank everyone for coming along to their Annual Members Exhibition – ‘GASWORKS IV’.

The show looks great, with a very diverse range of exhibits.

Gallery Coordinator Kathy Cossins said: “We’ve had lots of encouraging comments from our visitors.

If you haven’t had a chance to see this splendid show of work yet, there is still time, as it will be showing until this Saturday.

Just pop into Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St. James Street, King’s Lynn, any time between 10am and 4pm until Saturday, 23rd August.

Entry is Free.

The next exhibition at Greyfriars Arts Space will be “All The Tea and China” curated by Christine Pike – A 3D selling exhibition of work by a group of artists celebrating ‘the cuppa that cheers’.

“All The Tea and China” opens for 3 weeks from Saturday 30 August.

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Review ~ Not About Heroes

We were privileged to view the opening night of Not About Heroes, at the Westacre Theatre on Thursday.

Not About Heroes is the story of the friendship of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen, who were brought together during the First World War under strange and strained circumstances and encouraged each other to write poems about their dreadful experiences on the battlefield.

It’s an evocative play, written by Stephen MacDonald and culled from the letters, diaries and poems of the two poets. It proves to be a warm, moving and insightful account of the trajectory of this short but ‘strangely fruitful’ friendship.

Drama students Ross Chandler (as Sassoon) and Oliver Parkes (as Owen) really immersed themselves in the characters to give a very moving and convincing performance.

It gave us real feel for how it felt to be on the front line, and left us drained emotionally. But we wouldn’t have missed one of the best dramas we have ever seen, and would highly recommend that you go along and see it.

Not About Heroes is showing at the Westacre Theatre on the following dates: Friday 1, Saturday 2,Thursday 7, Friday 8 and Saturday 9 August at 7.30pm.

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A Peek at our Week

Illustration by Julie Parker

Illustration by Julie Parker

We enjoyed visiting Julie Parker’s exhibition of quirky illustrations. Her Giggle Exhibition is on the first floor at Hansa House along the quayside until August 23rd.

She describes herself as a ‘hugely creative’ person and also writes equally quirky stories and poems. You can find out more about Julie and her work at

We also had a look around the Hansa House indoor craft market. There is always lots of marvelous craftwork for sale there, and they deserve to get more visitors!

Walking around town we’ve been sad to see that The Lounge coffee shop has closed on Broad Street and we’ve noticed that Shoezone has moved from the High Street into new premises on New Conduit Street.

We’ve discovered a new second hand furniture shop on the Austin Fields trading estate, just round the corner from the Post Office sorting office. It’s called Alphabet House Clearances with various items of furniture for sale from £20, As the name suggests, they also do house clearances and removals. You can contact Paul on 01553 277337.

We enjoyed another great snack at one of our favourite eating places, the Carousel Cafe which is on St Nicholas Retail Park, just off Edward Benefer Way. The cafe is now fully licenced and open until 10pm during the week. Their new evening menu looks very yummy!

While looking for something to eat with strawberry jam we were offered some delicious Norfolk Shortbread by the very helpful lady in the Bakehouse just opposite Sainsbury’s near the bus station. The Bakehouse offers a large selection of fresh baked bread, rolls and confectionary.

We saw Michael Portillo re-opening the railway station this week, and we also saw the opening of the ‘poppy board’ on New conduit Street, where you are invited to stick your poppy in memory of the fallen during World War One!

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Amazing lightshow at the Customs House

Photos: Kevin Elfleet

Photos: Kevin Elfleet

Visitors to Lynn’s iconic Custom House can see an amazing lightshow projected onto the building every evening for the next few months.

The show called ‘Night Sailors’ is the creation of artist Julia Dantonnet, and forms part of the borough council’s two-year Art, Cities and Landscape project with Maison De La Culture in Amiens, France.

Inspired by sailors past, including George Vancouver, who were able to go overseas and discover the world by observing celestial bodies with measuring instruments – compass, arbalestrille, astrolabe and sextant. This installation enlightens one of King’s Lynn’s most iconic landmarks with architectural projections, inviting people to explore the town’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage.

The light show lasts about 15 minutes and takes place at 10pm every evening and is repeated until 11.30pm. Shows will continue daily over the next few months but will start earlier as the nights draw in.

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La Grande Fete De Lynn

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On Saturday, 19 July 2014, the streets of King’s Lynn will be bursting with activity with a distinctly continental flavour.

To celebrate the culmination of the borough council’s two-year Art, Cities and Landscape project with Maison De La Culture in Amiens, France, a day of entertainment has been organised bringing a variety of quintessentially crazy Gallic shows to King’s Lynn town centre.

Billed as La Grande Fete De Lynn, the day promises to delight audiences both young and old with a mixture of activities from comedy and dancing to mute comedy and even live street art. Not to mention the people-powered nautical carousel and the giant bodyguards who will be watching out for your safety as you move around the town. You do not see the danger – they invent it! La Grande Fete de Lynn has been organised by SeaChange Arts of Great Yarmouth on behalf of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk.

The day is designed to attract people into the town centre so that they can come and enjoy the new gardens and public artworks that have been created as part of the Art, Cities and Landscape Project, whilst supporting town centre shops and markets.

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The Tonys

In total, nine schemes have been developed this year, which are located around King’s Lynn town centre.

Nick Daubney, Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk said: “This has been a mutually beneficial project which has attracted a significant amount of European funding. I do hope people will visit the town to take a look at the new artworks and gardens that have been installed by our colleagues from Amiens in France and to enjoy the music, street entertainment and street performances. Whilst in town I hope visitors will also support the markets and local shops. And remember, car parking in any council-run car park in King’s Lynn is just £1 after 1pm on 19 July.”

Art, Cities and Landscape is a cultural exchange project with Amiens in France. It has attracted around £400,000 of funding from the European Union Interreg IVA programme.

Art installations and landscape gardens

On 19 July the artists will be in situ at their creations, from 11.30am until 3pm, giving people an opportunity to ask about their work and the inspiration behind these installations.

Come On

Designed to represent the flow of water that connected the town centre to the waters it traded on, this garden encourages people to walk between the multi-storey car park and the pedestrian area. The planting is made of predominantly of black and white flowers.

Where: South Clough Lane
Landscapers: Collectif GAMA

Keep Calm and Pallet On

Inspired by the historical use of South Quay and Marriott’s Warehouse for the storage of goods, this project seeks to enhance the current space, giving passers-by a place to stop to enjoy the wide open views which stretch out before them.

Where: South Quay, outside Marriott’s Warehouse
Landscapers: Collectif Les Jardiniers Nomades

Crates on Waves

Inspired by King’s Lynn’s maritime history, crates of aromatic plant are spread across lazy decks and gently undulating waves of grass and meadow wildflowers. All year round, the garden offers pedestrians a relaxing, scented island in a busy sea of shops.

Where: Baxters Plain, Adjacent to the Majestic
Landscapers: Collectif NEJ

Rock around the Fleet

Designed to evoke memories of King’s Lynn maritime and trading heritage, this installation comprises a series of floating buoys topped with metal structures which suggest seabirds and is visible from both quays around the Purfleet and the River Great Ouse.

Where: Outer Purfleet
Artists: Dimitri Boutleux and Camille Morand Collectif Starter

Kliff Garden

Inspired by the nearby coastal resort of Hunstanton, this installation brings a piece of the coast into the town. Using the existing layout of an old planted area, a tranquil seating area surrounded by cliffs and seascape planting has been created. It is a calming and peaceful area which brings respite to busy shoppers.

Where: High Street (opposite Debenhams)
Artist: Estelle Oliver


Inspired by the historical context of the Purfleet, this installation is designed to establish a relationship between fiction and reality. Using aquatic elements and water pump, the impression is created that the water course is emptying out.

Where: The Inner Purfleet
Artist: Francois Thibaut-Pencenat

Night Sailors

Inspired by sailors past, including George Vancouver, who were able to go overseas and discover the world by observing celestial bodies with measuring instruments – compass, arbalestrille, astrolabe and sextant. This installation enlightens one King’s Lynn’s most iconic landmarks with architectural projections, inviting people to explore the town’s historical, cultural and scientific heritage.

Where: The Custom House
When: The first light show will take place at 10pm on 19 July and will be repeated until 11.30pm. Shows will take place daily over the next few months but will start earlier as the nights draw in.
Artist: Julia Dantonnet


Designed to intrigue, these installations use inlaid magnifying glasses to create a transparent door to a new landscape. As individuals look through the glasses, the image of Lynn they see moves, distorts and changes, giving a new perspective and building a unique pattern that relates to King’s Lynn.

Where: Outer Purfleet and Tuesday Market Place*
Artist: Thibault Zambeaux

* One structure will be in place at the Outer Purfleet for 19 July. The Tuesday Market Place structure will be in situ in the next couple of weeks. The Saturday Market Place structure will be installed once works to the Saturday Market Place have been completed.

La Grande Fete de Lynn

Carnage Productions – The S.W.A.T. – Special Wastrels And Tanglers

Mute comedy, abseiling, stunts and clowning as 4 committed Commandos go off in search of an unlikely training mission.
Their goal : To find a problem to any solution… Their Mission: Impossible to remember!

Where: Baxter’s Plain (near Argos)
When: 1.15pm

Qualité Street – La Fleur au Fusil

Stuck in the strict codes of military mentality, a sergeant and his subordinate try the dangerous exercise of public recital.
Quickly, the Bossa Nova replaces the bugle and the military cap turns into a red nose… A comedy show that groovily rebounds characters torn between two codes of conduct.

Where: Tuesday Market Place
When: 2.15pm

Compagnie Kitschnette – Aux P’tits Oignons

A beautiful woman summons the public in search of her one true love. When she finds him, she cooks him a romantic meal; Aux P’tits Oignons… but not everything goes exactly to plan. The onions bring a tear to her eye, revealing what really hides behind her seductive façade.

Where: Baxter’s Plain (near Beales)
When: 12.30pm and 3.45pm

De Fakto – Le Petit Bal 2 Rue

In Le Petit Bal 2 Rue two dancers pull out all the stops as they audition for legendary French singer and actor, André Bourvil. With a charming mix of contemporary dance and Hip Hop, it tips an affectionate wink to the classic French movies of the 50s and 60s.

Where: Corner of New Conduit Street/HighStreet – outside Burtons
When: 12noon and 3.15pm

Les Cubiténistes – The Museum of Everyday Life
… or how to turn the public into a work of art

French street arts troupe, Les Cubiténistes will create live pieces of art… made by you!

Blending performance, photography and art, they bring Gallic charm and comedy to create wonderful interactive installations where you become the models. Bring a smile and a sense of fun to this ‘street studio’ and then enjoy the work exhibited later in the event.

Where: Corner of Norfolk Street/Broad Street
When: 12 noon

Compagnie Albedo – The Tonys

You do not see the danger, they invent it. Two bodyguards, Tony
and Tony, are on a mission to secure the city and its inhabitants. They seem a little scary and a bit stupid, but above all are well-intentioned: they are there for you, to protect others and yourself…
In any area where there are people, there is danger, and the Tonys are familiar with their work: You want to go incognito, they escort you, you want to get some fresh air on the balcony, they want to prevent you from jumping, you want to go there, they take you elsewhere…

Where: walkabout around town
When 12.15pm and 2.30pm

SeaChange Arts – Anchors Aweigh!

Only salty sea dogs, and barnacled cabin boys need apply!
A life on the ocean waves awaits in this people-powered nautical carousel.

As the sound of a sea shanty whistles through the sails, our crusty old crew will dress up your little sailors and cast them adrift on a flotilla of fun sea craft.

Ride the ramshackle raft, paddle steamer, pirate galleon, or even the Owl & the Pussycat’s beautiful Pea Green Boat!

A magical maritime creation by The Insect Circus, Kate Munro, Dan Peppiat and Matt Nunn.

Where: Tuesday Market Place
When: 12 noon and 3pm

* A continental market, timed to complement La Grande Fete de Lynn, will arrive in King’s Lynn on Thursday 17 July and stay for three days with stalls selling a huge variety of European products and produce. The market, located on New Conduit Street and Baxters Plain, will open from 9am until 5.30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Festival Too ~ more pictures

All photos kindly supplied by Kevin Elfleet








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Review: Contemporary Consort at King’s Lynn Festival

Contemporary Consort:  Vanessa McNaught, Sarah Thurlow, Thomas Hankey and  Ben Davies.

Contemporary Consort: Vanessa McNaught, Sarah Thurlow, Thomas Hankey and Ben Davies.

After all the noise and bustle of Festival Too, it made a pleasant change to enjoy the music of the Contemporary Consort quartet, set in the wonderfully dignified setting of the King’s Lynn Town Hall.

And it can’t be that often at a concert that two of the composers are sitting in the audience enjoying their own work!

The event started with an interesting conversation between eminent English composer David Matthews and Festival Artistic Director, Ambrose Miller, in which we learnt that David has written no less than seven symphonies and twelve string quartets. However he admitted he is not very good at actually playing musical instruments!

The music itself was an eclectic mix of new and old works for clarinet and strings, expertly played by the quartet. Amongst the more modern stuff, there was a sublime performance of the Schubert String Trio D.471.

Composers Benjamin L A Picard and David Matthews.

Composers Benjamin L A Picard and David Matthews.

We were also treated to the world premier of ‘Diversions’ by young composer Benjamin L A Picard, who describes the piece as “a hyperactive, bouncing clarinet melody, with chiming pizzicato thirds played by the viola and an accelerating scalic figure in the cello.”

Contemporary Consort have been an ensemble in residence at the King’s Lynn Festival since 2001. Together they have performed at the Purcell Room in London, and for the BBC Proms Composer Portrait Series at the Royal Albert Hall live on BBC Radio 3 annually between 2002 and 2007.

They have performed regularly at various music festivals around the country.

The King’s Lynn Festival continues until Saturday 26 July with a wide variety of events.

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Festival Too ~ More pictures

Photos from the last weekend of Festival Too. All photos by Jo Tidman.

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Festival launches with a fanfare !

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Members of the award-winning brass band The Fairey Band performed a short fanfare to declare the start of the 64th King’s Lynn Festival on Sunday evening just ahead of their concert at the King’s Lynn Corn Exchange.

The specially commissioned fanfare celebrates the artistic and cultural links between King’s Lynn and the French town of Amiens.

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King’s Lynn Festival 2014 will feature world-famous names

Jazz singer Clare Teal makes a welcome return.

Jazz singer Clare Teal makes a welcome return.

World-famous names will be heading to King’s Lynn this summer to take part in the town’s 64th feast of music and the arts on July 13-26.

A programme with wide appeal includes the renowned Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, pianist John Lill, jazz singer Clare Teal with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and guitarist Craig Ogden with the London Tango Quintet.

Adding to the variety of entertainment will be comedy cabaret duo Kit and McConnel and speakers will include Antiques Roadshow ceramics expert Lars Tharp, and geographer and BBC Coast presenter Nicholas Crane. There will also be films, exhibitions and themed walks round the historic town centre.

Artistic director Ambrose Miller said: “The programme has very broad appeal and includes a wide range of music performed by international musicians maintaining the Festival’s tradition of excellence.”

Pianist John Lill, always a favourite with Festival audiences.

Pianist John Lill, always a favourite with Festival audiences.

The festival will have a rousing start with a brass spectacular staged by the Fairey Band, one of the world’s finest brass bands currently enjoying success in national competitions. The concert will include the premiere of a short, specially-commissioned piece marking cultural links between Lynn and Amiens in France.

For classical music lovers the first of three orchestral concerts will feature the inspiring Orchestra of St John’s conducted by its founder John Lubbock.

Many festival events will take audiences into Lynn’s historic buildings and the OSJ will perform at the Minster (formerly St Margaret’s Church).

As well as marking the start of the Great War 100 years ago the Festival will also mark the death 200 years ago of Charles Burney, the distinguished musical historian who was church organist at St Margaret’s, Lynn, for nine years.

Charles Burney will be celebrated with a special Burney Day when Dr Peter Sabor will talk about the musician and historian’s friendship with Dr Johnson. English Concert’s performance will trace Burney’s travels round Europe and an organ recital will include some of his music.

Festival Launch with  Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson, Historian Paul Richards, Mr Burney and Festival Committee Chairman Alison Croose.

Festival Launch with Borough Mayor Elizabeth Watson, Historian Paul Richards, Charles Burney (descendant) and Festival Committee Chairman Alison Croose.

The Ruth Fermoy Memorial Concert, remembering the Festival’s founder, will be given by the Navarra String Quartet at St George’s Guildhall. The quartet has an international reputation and is described as one of the most dynamic and poetic quartets of today.

Pianist John Lill, a favourite with Festival audiences, will return to play music by Mozart, Schumann, Brahms and Beethoven.

After her sell-out Lynn Festival concert two years ago jazz singer Clare Teal will be back as special guest of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra. Another artist making a welcome return to Lynn will be guitarist Craig Ogden who will appear with London Tango Quintet.

The Jubilee String Quartet will launch the Festival’s popular series of five coffee concerts at Lynn Town Hall. But first they will perform an afternoon concert at Park House, Sandringham. The coffee concerts feature rising stars of the classical music world in a variety of ensembles and programmes.

At a Royal Geographical Society lecture writer and broadcaster Nicholas Crane will talk about the fascination and importance of maps, and Living Up to Ones Teapot will be the title of an illustrated lecture by Lars Tharp.

Renaissance wind band Blondel will celebrate the joys of summer at All Saints Church and Contemporary Consort will feature works by eminent British composer David Matthews who will also talk about his music.

During the final concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra acclaimed Bulgarian cellist Michael Petrov will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Brahm’s Second Symphony will bring down the curtain on the 2014 Festival.

The Festival exhibition will feature work by West Norfolk Artists Association in the Fermoy Gallery at Lynn Arts Centre. The Festival is also supporting an exhibition focussing in the Custom House focussing on Charles Burney.

Films are being shown in partnership with Lynn Community Film Club.

The festival box office at the Corn Exchange (01553-764864) will open on Monday April 14 for Festival Friends’ and Patrons’ priority booking. General booking begins on Monday April 28.

Visit or call the Festival office on 01553-767557.

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Festival Too ~ In pictures

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A set of photos which portray some of the atmosphere at Lynn’s Festival Too over the weekend. Top stars such as soul singer Jackie Graham and reggae band Aswad certainly rocked the square! Photos kindly supplied by Kevin Elfleet and Your Local Paper.

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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

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
Jaki Graham
Sandy Lamb
Battle of the
Bands runner up
Springwood High School

Friday 11th July
Tuesday Market Place, from 7.30pm
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
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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A Peek at our Week

sock toy by Alana Cooper, Setchey

We start with a look at our latest ‘family member’ – A sock toy made by Alana Cooper, who runs Canetoad Crafts in Setchy near King’s Lynn. (

We came across Alana while visiting the Rainbow Craft Summer Solstice in Tydd St Mary near Long Sutton over the weekend. It was a wonderful afternoon, with dozens of unique craft stalls and some excellent live music.

They are planning to bring back the show next year, and it should be well worth another visit!

One of the musicians playing was Mickey Flynn ( who certainly rocked the festival with his raspy voice and mean guitar playing.

Mickey now lives in Suffolk, after touring the country as a lead guitarist and frontman with various bands for over 25 years.

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Dr Julian Litten led us on a fascinating guided tour of Hardwick Road Cemetery on Sunday called ‘Blown to Kingdom Come’.

We saw the tombstones of John and Susannah Laird, two of the ‘unfortunate sufferers whose death was caused on the Lynn and Hunstanton Railway’ in 1863.

5 people were killed when a train from Hunstanton to Lynn hit a bullock resulting in their carriage being ‘smashed utterly to pieces.”

Amongst other deceased ‘blown to kingdom come’ in the cemetery was Alice Gazley who was ‘killed during raid by German airship on King’s Lynn” on January 19th 1915.

Montage by Peter Swann

Montage by Peter Swann

On the right is a montage of memories from South Africa by artist Peter Swann. This was one of the works we saw at the 5 IN 3D Exhibition at Greyfriars Art Space in St James Street.

The intriguing sculptures by Ben Emerson looked deceptively like bits of wreckage from old war machines, but they are in fact made from ceramics. Such titles as Warbird, Depth Charge and Fuselage F250 will give you an idea of the kind of work he does.

We really enjoyed the excellent mixed media exhibition which also included works by other local artists Ben Emerson, Ann Roberts and Tom Thompson.

The 5 IN 3D Exhibition is open until July 4th from 10am to 4pm. When you are in town, the free exhibition is certainly worth making a detour for!

Turning to a different subject, while visiting the Body Shop at Springfields near Spalding we were told the branch in Lynn has NOT been closed but it is being ‘refurbished.’

Finally a couple of interesting websites we can recommend to you: presents the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953, including some intersting ones of King’s Lynn. Contains Hundreds of archive films from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Cambridgeshire.

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Open day for budding singers

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Budding singers and aspiring pop stars will have the chance to find out more about singing, vocal warms ups and recording at an open day at Vocal Hub in King’s Lynn.

The free event takes place at 7 King Street on Sunday, 22 June 2014 between 10am and 4pm.

Vocalist Gary Leonard, who set up Vocal Hub, explained: “This is a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in singing to come along and have an assessment to see if they can sing, perhaps to try some vocal warm ups or even record something.”

Vocal Hub, previously the King’s Lynn School of Rock and Pop, was established in 2011 and there are currently 45 students.

Student Sharon Clifton, 45, from Downham Market said:

“I would never have done this if my friend hadn’t bought me a lesson but I’m so glad I did.

“I’ve learned so much during my lessons about breathing and other techniques and I’m even getting to grips with reading music. Each lesson is such fun, it really is the highlight of my week. And it just goes to show, you are never too old to learn something new.”

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A butterfly mind and habits of a magpie

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We were excited to revisit artist Garry Hobbs at his home in Terrington St Clement on Saturday. His studio was open as part of the 20th Norfolk Open studios event.

Garry’s figurative paintings and drawings depict “connections, conjunctions, dreams, landscapes and relationships.” and he describes himself as having a “butterfly mind and habits of a magpie.”

“This is the second year I’ve exhibited here. I had a very successful first weekend last year and made several sales, and so I’m quite optimistic of getting lots more visitors this year.

“I’ve discovered there are 3 or 4 other artists in the King’s Lynn area who would like to get together in future years to generate even more interest. In Castle Acre for example there are 10 or 12 artists that have got a little trail together.”

“I would love to spend more time on my art, but having a full time job in Norwich makes it difficult.”

Garry’s studio will be open over the Bank Holiday and continues over the following two weekends. Garry’s website is at and more details of the Norfolk Open Studios can be found at

Garry Hobbs paintings in studio 3

Garry Hobbs painting in studio 1

Garry Hobbs paintings in studio 1

Garry Hobbs paintings in studio 2

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Amazing art on display

Bicycle Wheel Weaving

Bicycle Wheel Weaving

Some of the most amazing works of art recently seen in King’s Lynn went on display on Friday at Greyfriars Art Space.

Even more amazing, the works were all created by 3-4 year olds from the The King’s Lynn Nursery School.

Salad Spinner Art

Salad Spinner Art

“We hope that everyone who visits our exhibition will appreciate the fun, expression and decision making the children have experienced.” said Kathy Cossins.

‘Circles Around Us’ is showing at the Greyfriars Art Space, St James Street, King’s Lynn on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd May from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

Concentric and Tissue Circles (inspired by Kandinsky)

Concentric and Tissue Circles (inspired by Kandinsky)

Screen Printing

Screen Printing

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