Heritage Open Day 2014 ~ Bigger and better than ever!

This year’s Heritage Open Day on Sunday 14th September promises to be bigger and better than ever, with over 50 King’s Lynn properties open to the public and lots of new events, including exhibitions, open gardens, story telling, music, art and dance demonstrations. Also new this year will be a Classic Car Show to be [...]

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Don’t miss this art exhibition !

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 [...]

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Fundraisers gear up for 350 mile bike ride

A 10-strong team of intrepid cyclists are gearing up for a trip of a lifetime to raise much needed funds for a Kings Lynn children’s hospital ward. The team, many of who are work-mates at Lynn-based Foster Refrigerator, are embarking on the epic ‘Tour de Foster’ cycle race, traveling 350 miles, from Paris back to [...]

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Thousands of Norfolk children up for Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge is in full swing but it’s not too late for Norfolk’s children to get involved during the holidays. Some of Norfolk’s libraries are already reporting record numbers of young people signing up, with over 600 children taking on the challenge at Downham Market Library and over 300 at Sprowston Library. The [...]

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Walks to host new aerial spectacular

A gigantic spider’s web is about to appear in The Walks next week as the King’s Lynn park prepares to host ‘Lovely Bugs’. Led by an inclusive company of disabled and non-disabled artists, the performance is set on a spectacular 6m high dome rig and giant spider’s web. The story, which follows the trials of [...]

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Freedom Parade ~ RAF will march through Lynn

Personnel from Royal Air Force Marham will exercise their Freedom of Borough and parade through King’s Lynn on Sunday 10 August. Two flights of serving personnel will form the Freedom Parade, which will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 10 August in the Tuesday Market Place, King’s Lynn. The station was first granted the [...]

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Pictures ~ Commemoration and Lighting of Candles in Tower Gardens

On Monday August 4th members of the Royal British Legion and a crowd of several hundred people took part in a very moving event in Tower Gardens commemorating the start of the First World War. After tributes, readings and hymns, candles were lit …

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Custom House lights up in remembrance

Last night King’s Lynn’s Custom House lit up with a spectacular display of candles and poppies in memory of the start of World War One. The display replaced ‘Night Sailors’, the stunning projection show which has been lighting up the Custom House for the last few weeks between 10pm and 11pm every night. The candles [...]

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Single candle projected on Custom House for Lights Out

‘Night Sailors’, the stunning projection show which has been lighting up the Custom House will be taking a pause tonight, and between 10pm and 11pm, only a single candle will be displayed. The candle is being displayed as part of the Lights Out initiative, which is encouraging people to turn out their lights to commemorate [...]

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Public invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT event

In one of the most ambitious UK-wide events ever organised, everyone in the UK is being invited to take part in LIGHTS OUT by turning off their lights from 10pm to 11pm on Monday 4 August and to leave on a single light or candle for a shared moment of reflection to mark the centenary [...]

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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 [...]

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New home delivery service for seniors

A range of nutritious meals and desserts has now become available to Seniors across North West Norfolk. Local food delivery business, Roger Holme Foods, based in East Rudham, will be delivering weekly to households across North West Norfolk, helping those who might find cooking for themselves or getting to the shops difficult. Partner, Richard of [...]

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King’s Lynn parks among the best

Two parks in King’s Lynn have been recognised as being amongst the best in the country by the Green Flag consortium. Tower Gardens and The Walks have been awarded Green Flags this year. In the West Norfolk area, Boston Square and the Esplanade in Hunstanton also received awards.. The Green Flag scheme is operated by [...]

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A Peek at our Week

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 julieillustration.co.uk We [...]

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Amazing lightshow at the Customs House

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. [...]

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Lifestyles Festival back with a bang !

Extreme sports fans across the country have just eight weeks to go until one of the biggest dates in their 2014 calendars – Hunstanton’s hugely popular Lifestyles Festival which returns this year from 19-21 September after a one-year absence. The free event, staffed by volunteers, draws more than 12,000 festival goers to the West Norfolk [...]

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