The Captain's Apprentice

Tuesday 11 October 2022

7pm • King's Lynn Town Hall • £10 (under 25's 50% off)

In January 1905, the young Vaughan Williams, not yet one of England's most famous composers, visited King's Lynn to find songs from 'the mouths of the singers'. Caroline Davison talks about her latest work 'The Captain's Apprentice' an unusual, evocative, non-fiction book, about his visit, how it changed his music, our cultural landscape and the people and traditions he collected from.

Before becoming a writer, Caroline Davison worked as a conservationist in the heritage sector for thirty years. Her publications include a novel, The Pleasure Garden, a children's book, The By-Mistake Guide to Norfolk, and a number of non-fiction essays. Caroline also writes and performs music and has been a singer in various bands and choirs since the age of seventeen. She lives and works in Norfolk.

King's Lynn Town Hall

King's Lynn Town Hall

Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5DQ

The Town Hall’s chequerboard façade conceals six hundred years of history. An evocative example of Lynn’s rich heritage, the Town Hall boasts a series of majestic oak panelled rooms, decorated by elegant chandeliers.

Car Parking
There is parking directly opposite the Town Hall on the Saturday Market Place and behind it on Baker Lane.  Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee.  Current charges are available on the borough council website:

There is one level access from the front door to the lift and toilet for people with disabilities on the ground floor. There is an infra-red sound enhancement system for the hard of hearing, and guide dogs are admitted.

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All of our Town Hall festival events have unreserved seats.  Capacity varies from 70 to 170 depending on event.  Due to current building works and fire regulations at the venue, please note there are only 4 wheelchair spaces available and these MUST be booked in advance.


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