Fun events for families and a packed fringe as King’s Lynn Festival 2017 gets under way

Vladamir and Anton will be performing in King's Lynn Festival. Picture: Ruth Medjber

Vladamir and Anton will be performing in King's Lynn Festival. Picture: Ruth Medjber - Credit: Archant

King's Lynn Festival gets under way with free fun events for families.

The town's 67th festival is offering traditional, jazz and classical music on the Tuesday Market Place on Sunday (11am - 3pm).

Acts include guitarist Estevao Devides, the A4 Brass Quarter, Harry Strutters Jazz Magic and the Ukulele Orchestra of Spalding.

The nearby Corn Exchange is hosting a performance by Vladimir and Anton - the Duelling Violin Brothers on Sunday (12.45pm).

It offers an informal and fun introduction to the world of classical music, with extracts from famous pieces.


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Tickets for the concert are free but must be booked on 01553 764864.

After the 45-minute session at the Corn Exchange, the brothers will be appearing on stage at the Tuesday Market Place.

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Sunday night sees a performance by the Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band at the Corn Exchange (6.30pm).

Tickets, priced £24, are 'selling fast' according to the festival box office.

King's Lynn Festival 2017 fringe events begin in Lynn and further afield on Friday, July 14.

The Samphire Quilters are staging a four-day exhibition of their work at St Nicholas Chapel, on St Ann's Street (10.30am - 4pm). Admission £2.

There will also be an exhibition of painting and wood turning at Tim Clayton Jewellery, on Chapel Street from July 14 - Friday, August 11 (9am - 5.30pm, closed Sundays).

Further afield St Mary's Church, at South Creake, will host the Yorke Trust Handel Opera Project on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, with a semi-staged production of Susanna (7.15pm). Tickets £10, box office 01328 823502.

From Saturday, July 15 - Saturday, July 29, an exhibition called Flatlands will be hosted at Greyfriars Art Space on St James Street (10am - 4pm, closed Sundays).

Also on Saturday, the Embroiderers' Guild East will be staging an exhibition called Inspirations of Norfolk at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on Mangate Street, Swaffham (10am - 4pm). Tickets £5, e-mail regionaldaytickets@gmail.com.

Historic Clifton House, on Queen Street, will be open for tours on Saturday and Sunday. Admission £4 on the door.

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