EXTRA FESTIVAL OCTOBER 25 - 27
King’s Lynn Festival’s Extra weekend on October 25-27 features a rich variety of musical entertainment including Ronnie Scott’s 60th Anniversary Tour and a new one-woman show featuring Anna Mudeka.
On October 25 Anna Mudeka will lead a family-friendly workshop of music-making, singing and dancing as part of her Kure Kure/Faraway tour at 2pm before her new show at St George’s Guildhall at 7.30pm.
Musicians from Ronnie Scott’s legendary jazz venue will stage a visual and musical celebration of club at the Guildhall on October 26 at 8pm.
The packed weekend programme also includes a classical music coffee concert featuring violinist Rose Hsien and pianist Andrew Hsu at Lynn Town Hall on October 26 at 11am.
Later that day at All Saints Church in Lynn there will be a clavichord recital, entitled On the Cusp of the Classical, by Julian Perkins at 6pm. Music linked to the Le Strange family at Hunstanton will be introduced by historian Alison Gifford and performed by the Chelys Consort at All Saints on Sunday October 27 at 3pm.
Fanfare for the Future will be a celebratory programme of brass classics old and new performed by leading lights in brass chamber music - the Onyx Brass Quintet - at St George’s Guildhall on Sunday October 27 at 7.30pm.
The weekend programme will also include a showing of the film version of Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre production of Hamlet with Maxine Peak (Friday October 25 at 11.30am at St George’s Guildhall). The next day at 12.30pm a film of the National Gallery’s major exhibition, Vermeer and Music, telling Johannes Vermeer’s his life story, will be shown at the Guildhall.
The mini festival coincides with Port-2-Port, exhibitions curated by Norfolk Contemporary Art Society linking the major medieval ports of King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth at the Fermoy Gallery, Lynn, on October 12-27.
It will be followed by an exhibition of modern and contemporary art from Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery entitled Painting the Personal. The exhibition – which runs from November 2-23 - draws on the rich variety of figurative work in the collection, exploring how the human figure is integral to an understanding of place. There will be an informal tour of the exhibition with the curator Rosy Gray on November 6 at 11am.
Call the box office at the Corn Exchange on 01553-764864 or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk