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 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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New World War One mural unveiled

A First World War commemorative community mural was unveiled in the Vancouver Quarter on Tuesday, with shoppers, families and workers in the town being encouraged to stick thousands of poppies onto it. West Norfolk mayor Barry Ayres placed the first poppy on the 10m long mural in front of invited guests, media and members of [...]

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Michael Portillo opens refurbished railway station

Broadcaster Michael Portillo came to King’s Lynn on Tuesday morning to re-open the re-furbished 1950’s style railway station. He said he thought it was very fitting the station was decorated in blue, as it was after all a Royal Station!

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Lifestyles Festival back with a bang !

Hunstanton’s hugely popular Lifestyles Festival 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 coast, and showcases activities such as kitesurfing, parkour, live music, BMXing, plus the ever-popular Volkswagen show. Lifestyles has been running since 2005, but last [...]

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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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