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Fri, Jun 06 - Fri, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 4:30 AM
  Burney Festival Exhibition - The Custom House, Purfleet Quay, King's Lynn, PE30 1HP
As part of the Burney Festival visit Charles Burney’s music room and see the costumes, instruments and furniture typical of his life and times. Discover more about Charles Burney’s friends, a collection of interesting and extraordinary people. Read about the life of the ‘Literary Phenomenon’ Fanny Burney a pioneering female novelist. See prints and portraits of the Burney family (provided with help from the National Portrait Gallery). Please note that on Sundays the exhibition opens at 12 noon instead of at 10am as per the rest of the week. Admission £1 adults and 50p children. For more information contact 01553 763044


Thu, Sep 04 - Mon, Nov 10
  In the Gallery - Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, PE32 1UD
Exhibition showing the work of Brett Gardner, Emma Stickley & Diana Stickley. This exhibition of photos and paintings will reflect a love of the natural world and all the splendour it has to offer. Viewing of exhibitions at performance times or by appointment only. www.westacretheatre.com


Thu, Oct 16 - Tue, Oct 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Pop Up Shops - Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8FB
Here on the North Norfolk Coast we like to mix beautiful coast & countryside with a bit of retail therapy. Dalegate Market offers pop up shop space for independent retailers, so customers can find something different to the usual High Street offering. Pop Up Shops change every week. You'll find four new and interesting Pop Up Shops from Thursday to the following Tuesday each week. For this week’s Pop Up Shops visit www.deepdalefarm.co.uk


Sun, Oct 19 - Sat, Oct 25
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Charity Art Sale - Greyfriars Art Space, 43 St James Street, King's Lynn (opposite Greyfriars Tower)
A charity sale of 2D and 3D original artwork donated by artists. All proceeds from sales will be donated to BIG ‘C’ Norfolk Cancer Charity. Preview opening: 18 October 12 noon – 4pm. Everyone is welcome, admission is free.


Mon, Oct 20
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Woodland or Heathland? - Roydon Common, Roydon
The first part of this activity with Norfolk Wildlife you will take a gentle stroll around NWT Roydon Common looking at the transition from heathland to woodland, considering how to maintain both habitats. You will then have a go at doing some simple practical conservation work to improve access and reduce disturbance by putting in a log-lined path. No need to book, just turn up and join in. If you would like to talk to someone about the practical element of this activity please phone Mark Webster on 01603 598333.


Tue, Oct 21
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Big Energy Saving Week - Borough Council of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk.
Volunteers from Kings Lynn Citizens Advice Bureau will be providing information and advice on all things energy related, in the reception area of the Borough Council offices. Calls to the Citizens Advice consumer service doubled in the period immediately following supplier price increase announcements last winter. Switching supplier, particularly if you have never done so before, could save up to £200 a year. Go along and see them to find out more about your energy rights, and how you could check, switch, insulate and save!


Tue, Oct 21
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Knit & Natter - Quayside Emporiam, Hanse House, South Quay, Kings Lynn
Interested in knitting come and join us every Tuesday to swap ideas, patterns and tips. Coffee, tea, cake and sandwiches available from the tea shop, selection of other craft and art items available to look at and purchase.All ages and abilities very welcome or if you want to learn to knit then we can also help, just pop in. For more information contact Anne Chaplin on 01553 775838


Tue, Oct 21
2:00 PM
  Historic Lynn - King's Lynn
Beginning at the Saturday Market Place and ending at the Tuesday Market Place, this walk shows the development of the Town, it's power and wealth, from 1100 to the present day and takes in familiar and less familiar buildings. Meet outside Tales of the Old Gaol House. Tickets £5 adult, £4 concessions and £1 children. For more information and to book contact 01553 763044, King's Lynn TIC at the Custom House. It is not essential to book but in the event of the walk being oversubscribed preference will be given to ticket holders.


Tue, Oct 21
2:30 PM - 4:05 PM
  King's Lynn Festival Winter Season: All Is Lost (Film) - Guildhall (Arts Centre), King Street, King's Lynn PE30 1HA
Award-winning film starring Robert Redford. After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. 12A certificate. Tickets £5. Shown in partnership with the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club. For more information visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk or contact the Box Office on 01553 764864


Tue, Oct 21
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  King's Lynn Festival Winter Season: Talk by Emily Penn - Guildhall (Arts Centre), King Street, King's Lynn PE30 1HA
One year on from an extraordinary voyage across the Pacific Ocean, Emily Penn will share her insights on how remote island communities are adapting to their changing world, the transition to a money-based society, and the opportunities and challenged this brings. Tickets £10, £8 RGS-IBG members & under 18's. Further details at www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk or contact the Box Office on 01553 764864. Talk presented by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King’s Lynn Festival.


Wed, Oct 22 - Sun, Nov 02
  Russells International Circus - West Winch Road (A10)
Roll up roll up to Britains greatest Circus, sit back and be spell bound by this state of the art spectacular two hour production. See the greatest acts from around the world, featuring direct from the Romanian State Circus our amazing Russian Bar Troupe and amazing artistes all the way from Mexico. With credit crunch prices starting from just £12 children/o.a.p.s, £14 adults - big discounts if you book on line www.russellscircus.co.uk For more information contact Amanda Russell on 07752218805, visit the above website or check out www.facebook.com Special offer - all seats £5.99 weekdays at 5pm & 7.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 3pm & 6pm Sunday 2nd November 2pm only


Wed, Oct 22
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  Coffee Morning - King's Lynn Museum
Join in for the first of the monthly coffee mornings at Lynn Museum: Traditional Toys & Games. Try cakes made to historical recipes and view the museum displays while enjoying a cup of tea. Have a go at games such as hook the duck and see up close objects from the museum stores. Free admission to museum £1 for refreshments.


Wed, Oct 22
10:30 AM
  Musical Coffee Morning - St John's Church in the Walks, Blackfriars Road, King's Lynn
Entertainment by Jokari (Irish Big Band Songs). Entry free, refreshments available before the concert. Donations invited for the refurbishment of St John's Good News Centre. www.sjkl.org.uk


Wed, Oct 22
2:00 PM
  Wednesday Cakes and Flicks - Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, PE32 1UD
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Maggie Smith, Robert Stephens and Gordon Jackson, directed by Ronald Neame. A headstrong young teacher in a private school in 1930's Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable charges with her over-romanticised world view. Tickets £8 (includes coffee/tea and cake) from www.westacretheatre.com


Wed, Oct 22
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  Religion without God? - Meeting House, 38 Bridge St., King's Lynn, PE30 5AB
Buddhist and Christian speakers will join Lynn Humanists in considering theism. Visitors interested in tolerant discussion are welcome (new.sec@hotmail.com) to a friendly meeting, with refreshments. www.facebook.com


Wed, Oct 22
7:30 PM
  King's Lynn Town Band - St John's Church, King's Lynn ("The church in the Walks")
King's Lynn Town Band in concert. Admission £5 at the door, or telephone 01553 828253 for tickets & information.


Thu, Oct 23 - Tue, Oct 28
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Pop Up Shops - Dalegate Market, Burnham Deepdale, PE31 8FB
Here on the North Norfolk Coast we like to mix beautiful coast & countryside with a bit of retail therapy. Dalegate Market offers pop up shop space for independent retailers, so customers can find something different to the usual High Street offering. Pop Up Shops change every week. You'll find four new and interesting Pop Up Shops from Thursday to the following Tuesday each week. For this week’s Pop Up Shops visit www.deepdalefarm.co.uk


Thu, Oct 23 - Sat, Nov 01
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  Amazing Autumn Museum Trail - Lynn Museum, Market Street, King's Lynn PE30 1NL
Put on your coat and help, gather up the Autumn leaves by exploring the museum. Be awarded with a small prize. Closed Sunday and Monday. Free. For more information contact 01553 775001


Thu, Oct 23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Trues Talk - Trues Yard Fisherfolk Museum, North Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1QW
Schooling and the Great War (1914-1919) Dr Barry Blades. Free to attend. Twenty tickets are available for prebooking- the rest will be available on the day on a first come first served basis. Further details 01553 770479 or email info@truesyard.co.uk.


Thu, Oct 23
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
  Wildlife Workshop - Reffley Community Centre, Reffley Lane, Reffley, King's Lynn, PE30 3SF
This introductory workshop aims to show you the basics to identifying the trees in the Gaywood Valley and will look at the basic ecology of woodlands, how to record trees, what to plant, when to plant and how to manage existing trees and woodlands. Free admission! Booking essential on 01603 598333. www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


Thu, Oct 23
7:30 PM
  Illustrated Talk - Methodist Church Hall, Austin Street, Hunstanton, PE36 6AL
The West Norfolk Wildlife members group invites you to an illustrated talk by Richard Brooks. Lesvos Experience - on the birds and other wildlife of this Greek island. Admission £2 members / £2.50 visitors. www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


Fri, Oct 24
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  A Wild Walk - Grimston
Meet outside Grimston Village Hall, Cliffe-en-Howe Road, Pott Row, PE32 1BS to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust to record the wildlife you find on this ‘Wildwalk’ as you walk through a variety of different habitats. Distance: 3.5 miles. Free admission! No need to book. www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


Fri, Oct 24
2:00 PM
  Historic Lynn - King's Lynn
Beginning at the Saturday Market Place and ending at the Tuesday Market Place, this walk shows the development of the Town, it's power and wealth, from 1100 to the present day and takes in familiar and less familiar buildings. Meet outside Tales of the Old Gaol House. Tickets £5 adult, £4 concessions and £1 children. For more information and to book contact 01553 763044, King's Lynn TIC at the Custom House. It is not essential to book but in the event of the walk being oversubscribed preference will be given to ticket holders.


Fri, Oct 24
6:30 PM
  Black Tie Ball - Le Strange Arms Hotel, Old Hunstanton
Campaign Care 94 20th Annual Black Tie Ball. The evening will commence at 6.30pm. Dancing to Dick Ropa Disco. Tickets cost £37.50 per person, available from Simon Massen on 01485 579467. All proceeds are divided between The Norfolk Hospice, Tapping House and The Bob Champion Cancer Trust. For more information visit www.campaigncare94.org.uk.


Fri, Oct 24 - Sat, Oct 25
7:30 PM
  Pack of Lies - Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, PE32 1UD
A play of intrigue by Hugh Whitemore, directed by Andy Naylor and Issy Huckle. Where does betrayal begin? Once begun where does it end? The Jacksons get on well with their Canadian neighbours. But when Scotland Yard come calling their surburban idyll spirals into a nightmare of intrigue and deception. Tickets £16 (£12 students) from www.westacretheatre.com


Sat, Oct 25
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Craft Fair - Methodist Church, Paradise Road, Downham Market
All genuine crafts, refreshments, raffle. Free admission, all welcome. In aid of church funds.


Sat, Oct 25 - Sun, Oct 26
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  Antiques Fair - Knights Hill Hotel, King's Lynn,
Around 65 tables of good quality Antiques will be on offer from experienced, reputable and knowledgeable dealers. Items will include clocks, ceramics, antique maps, silver, jewellery, portrait miniatures, paintings and prints, kitchenalia, glass, militaria, small furniture, bronzes, art deco/nouveau and more. Admission £3, accommpanied unders 16's free. norfolkfairs.com


Sat, Oct 25 - Sun, Oct 26
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  Behind the Scenes Tour - PeckoverHouse, North Brink, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, PE13 1JR
Explore parts of the property not normally open to visitors. Note: Tour will involve several flights of stairs and enclosed spaces. Booking advisable. For more information and to book contact Peckover House on 01945 583463. Tours are at 1.00pm and 2.30pm and last around an hour each. All Tickets £2.50, normal admission charges apply www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Sat, Oct 25
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Charity Carboot - Hudson Fen, Pott Row, Chapel Road, Cross Road, PE32 1BP
Fortnightly car boot sale - plant stalls, hot food & drink and a snack/cleaning products stall along with the regular carbooters. Refreshments and toilets available. Huge field to fill, no need to call, just turn up. Skate park for the older ones and a play area for the little ones. £5 pitch, Strictly open to booters only from 12pm and public from 1pm. All proceeds to Hudson Fen Leisure Ltd Charity no. 1128187. For more information contact Brian Roper on 07585 147957


Sat, Oct 25
2:00 PM
  Historic Lynn - King's Lynn
Beginning at the Saturday Market Place and ending at the Tuesday Market Place, this walk shows the development of the Town, it's power and wealth, from 1100 to the present day and takes in familiar and less familiar buildings. Meet outside Tales of the Old Gaol House. Tickets £5 adult, £4 concessions and £1 children. For more information and to book contact 01553 763044, King's Lynn TIC at the Custom House. It is not essential to book but in the event of the walk being oversubscribed preference will be given to ticket holders.


Sun, Oct 26
  Farmers Market - Visitors Centre, Sandringham
Local produce including meat, fish, shellfish, fruit and vegetables and home-made cakes, plus plenty more. There's no entry charge, so why not go along and pick up some local supplies?


Sun, Oct 26
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  Sunday Bazaar - Memorial Hall, 20a School Road, Wiggenhall St Germans, Kings Lynn, PE34 3DR
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. www.brightenupalife.org.uk


Sun, Oct 26
3:30 PM
  Norfolk Symphony Orchestra Concert - King's Lynn Corn Exchange
Sibelius: Finlandia, Rautavaara: Cantus Arcticus, Nielsen: Flute Concerto, Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances. After a blaze of Finnish national pride we are taken to the lonely marshes, where haunting birdsong is set alongside heartbreakingly beautiful orchestral sounds. Then Rachmaninov's final work, a culmination of all that makes him great. With bright colours, lush textures, savage rhythms and his most poignant melodies set in eerie twilight, he overcomes the bleakness of the Dies Irae with a final glorious allelujah. Conductor: Philip Hesketh Soloist: Alex Jakeman www.kingslynncornexchange.co.uk


Mon, Oct 27
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  Putting the Wild into Walks - Reffley Community Hall, Reffley Lane, Reffley, King's Lynn, PE30 3SF
This session gives you the opportunity to learn about the Norfolk Wildlife Trust's new online wildlife recording scheme called Wildwalks, as well as helping them to develop a wildwalk in the Reffley area and taking a stroll to see what wildlife you can find. It will be an action packed morning of discovering the wildlife on Reffley's doorstep. This activity is free. No need to book, just turn-up and join in. This activity includes both indoor and outdoor sessions. For more information contact Gemma Walker on 01603 598333 www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


Mon, Oct 27 - Sun, Nov 02
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Scary Creatures Trail - Peckover House & Garden, North Brink, Wisbech, PE13 1JR
A special Scary Creatures trail for children around the garden. Why not go along in your Halloween costume? For more information contact Peckover House on 01945 583463. www.nationaltrust.org.uk


Tue, Oct 28
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  Spooky Stories! - Gaywood Library, River Lane, King's Lynn, PE30 4HD
Go along for some spooky stories and activities! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For further information please contact the library on 01553 768498


Tue, Oct 28
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Trick or Treat - Lynn Museum, Market Street, King's Lynn, PE30 1NL
Make a Pumpkin Lantern for your Halloween fun on Friday. £2.00 or £1.50 Friends and Museum passholders, includes Museum admission. For more information contact 01553 775001


Tue, Oct 28
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Knit & Natter - Quayside Emporiam, Hanse House, South Quay, Kings Lynn
Interested in knitting come and join us every Tuesday to swap ideas, patterns and tips. Coffee, tea, cake and sandwiches available from the tea shop, selection of other craft and art items available to look at and purchase.All ages and abilities very welcome or if you want to learn to knit then we can also help, just pop in. For more information contact Anne Chaplin on 01553 775838


Tue, Oct 28
2:00 PM
  Historic Lynn - King's Lynn
Beginning at the Saturday Market Place and ending at the Tuesday Market Place, this walk shows the development of the Town, it's power and wealth, from 1100 to the present day and takes in familiar and less familiar buildings. Meet outside Tales of the Old Gaol House. Tickets £5 adult, £4 concessions and £1 children. For more information and to book contact 01553 763044, King's Lynn TIC at the Custom House. It is not essential to book but in the event of the walk being oversubscribed preference will be given to ticket holders.


Wed, Oct 29 - Fri, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Beginners Please Drama Workshop - Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, PE32 1UD
Fun and friendly half-term drama workshops for children aged 6-8 years old. Led by experienced workshop leaders. £50 for the three days - to book visit www.westacretheatre.com


Wed, Oct 29 - Fri, Oct 31
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Drama Workshops - Westacre Theatre, Westacre, PE32 1UD
Dramalive! Fun and friendly half-term drama workshops for children aged 9-11 years old. Led by experienced workshop leaders and tutors. £50 for the three days - to book visit www.westacretheatre.com


Wed, Oct 29
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM
  'Orrible Oxburgh - Gaywood Library, River Lane, King's Lynn, PE30 4HD
Go and find out about the creepier side of Oxburgh Hall! Suitable for children aged 5+. Booking essentialL. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information and to book please contact the Library on 01553 768498


Wed, Oct 29
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Fen Management - Hudson's Fen
Join Norfolk Wildlife Trust's community officer for an afternoon practical task at Hudson's fen, helping with some fen management. Meet at 12.50pm at the junction of Low Road and Station Road, Roydon, King's Lynn, Norfolk PE32 1AW Free! No need to book, no experience needed. If you would like to talk to someone about the task phone 01603 598333. www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk


Thu, Oct 30
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Trues Talk - Trues Yard Fisherfolk Museum, North Street, Kings Lynn, PE30 1QW
A Short History of Castle Rising by Prof. Fred Cooke. Free to attend. Twenty tickets are available for prebooking- the rest will be available on the day on a first come first served basis. Further details 01553 770479 or email info@truesyard.co.uk.


Thu, Oct 30
7:30 PM
  Film Screening - Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, PE32 1UD
Film Screening from the Royal National Theatre ENCORE - ‘Frankenstein’ Directed by Danny Boyle. Featuring Jonny Lee Miller as ‘Victor Frankenstein’ and Benedict Cumberbatch as his creation. Tickets £12 from www.westacretheatre.com


Thu, Oct 30 - Sat, Nov 01
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  The Ladykillers - Kings Lynn Arts Centre
Posing as amateur musicians, the villainous Professor Marcus and his gang rent rooms in the house of sweet but strict Mrs. Wilberforce. Unwittingly using her in Marcus’ heist job, the police are left stumped as Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to the ruse. Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. But who will be forced to face the music? A KLODS Production. To book contact the Box Office on 01553 764864 www.klods.co.uk


Fri, Oct 31
2:00 PM
  Historic Lynn - King's Lynn
Beginning at the Saturday Market Place and ending at the Tuesday Market Place, this walk shows the development of the Town, it's power and wealth, from 1100 to the present day and takes in familiar and less familiar buildings. Meet outside Tales of the Old Gaol House. Tickets £5 adult, £4 concessions and £1 children. For more information and to book contact 01553 763044, King's Lynn TIC at the Custom House. It is not essential to book but in the event of the walk being oversubscribed preference will be given to ticket holders.


Fri, Oct 31
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  All about Africa - Gaywood Library, River Lane, Gaywood, PE30 4HD
All about Africa: Storytelling with Patience Unazi. Suitable for the whole family! No need to book but places allocated on a first come basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Fri, Oct 31
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  Halloween Trail - King's Lynn
The Vancouver Quarter is teaming up with the Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk to celebrate Halloween with a special trail around the town centre. Children and their parents will need to report to the Vancouver Quarter’s Halloween HQ on Baxter’s Plain, opposite Argos and Costa Coffee, to collect a map before making their way around the town centre searching for vital code words. Those who collect all the code words will be rewarded with a special Halloween goodie bag.


Fri, Oct 31
7:00 PM - 11:30 PM
  Gentleman's Beef Night - Timbers Country Lodge
This is a bookings only event, limited to 100 places. Drinks in the bar followed by dinner in the Hayloft. Roast Rib of Beef or Turkey, choose one of Timber’s own desserts, coffee and tea to finish. The dress code is smart casual. There will be a guest speaker and guest comedian. For more information and to book contact Reception on 01366 347747




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