La Grande Fete De Lynn

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 [...]

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Around The world in 80 Dishes is back!

Around The World in 80 Dishes is back for 2014 and arrangements are underway to make this the biggest and best yet. There are some changes to the event this year – the biggest of which is that it will be held outside on the newly refurbished Tuesday Market Place in The Summer – July [...]

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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

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 [...]

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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 !

listen to ‘King's Lynn Festival Fanfare ’ on Audioboo 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Sea Horses on parade

Holkham beach on the north Norfolk coast is now known around the world for its miles of beautiful white sand. The beach is a popular holiday destination with people coming back year after year. Among them, members of the Household Cavalry, who return every summer for a bit of horsing around and a swim in [...]

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Festival Too ~ In pictures

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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Bus station improvements – Have your say!

Consultation begins this week on a major £1.2m project to enhance and improve the bus station area in King’s Lynn and the links between King’s Lynn railway station and the town centre. Proposals are on display at the bus information office and are also available in Sainsbury’s town centre store. Scheme highlights include: • Installation [...]

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Festival Too 2014 ~ Line Up

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 [...]

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A Peek at our Week

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 [...]

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New Women’s Institute has “fun at it’s heart”

A new Women’s Institute has opened in the centre of King’s Lynn with fun at its heart! The brand new Women’s Institute opened at Providence Street Centre, King’s Lynn on 9 June, with the focus on bringing women together to have fun. The group has been put together after conversations between friends took place and [...]

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Featured Charity – King’s Lynn Round Table

Our latest featured local charity is the King’s Lynn & District Round Table No. 54 which was founded in 1933 and is part of a world-wide organisation and one of two Tables in the town. Round Table all started in Norwich. All Tables are involved in fund-raising for local charities and in providing support to [...]

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Open day for budding singers

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 [...]

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Multimillion-pound boost for King’s Lynn’s heritage

A cash injection of just under £5million will showcase the impressive heritage of an historic quarter of King’s Lynn, raising the profile of its cultural significance and helping to support the local economy. The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk has been successful in securing almost £3 million pounds from Heritage Lottery Fund [...]

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