Celebrating 10 years of RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre

10th Anniversary Celebrations Sunday 26 th July 2015 2 pm to 5 pm To mark the 10th anniversary of RAF Bircham Newton Heritage Centre, Tony Nelson will exhibit his Norfolk’s Model Air Force.  It is truly a wonderful sight to see.  If you have missed out on seeing this fantastic collection then you must visit the Heritage Centre at Bircham Newton to see it for yourself.  Just one of the models took a staggering 6,750 hours to build (Stirling Mk 111). Docking Heritage Group, The RAF National Services Association and The RAF … Continue reading

Robin Hood the Musical in The Walks

What a great way to spend the afternoon with your family! The Walks in King’s Lynn will play host to a family fun event with Robin Hood the Musical taking centre stage. This open air family theatre makes its bow on Tuesday 28th July 2015, with a scheduled start time at 2:30pm. There will be an additional children’s workshop commencing from 1pm for children aged between 5 – 10 years old. The drama workshop offers a fun themed variety of activities, songs and games with the actors, introducing children to … Continue reading

Wind, Rain & Shine with Wildcats – What a Day for Hunstanton Carnival!

Brownies Win the best Carnival Parade Entry (cup presented by Deputy Mayor Cllr James Johnson) - photo by Stella Gooch

The day began inauspiciously with stallholders and volunteers battling wind and rain as they went about setting up this year’s Carnival.  “The show must go on” attitude prevailed whilst there was some crossing of fingers no doubt!  The Hunstanton Carnival was then duly opened at 11am by Deputy Mayor Cllr James Johnson and followed by some chuckles courtesy of the talented young Conor Blake.  Conor battled valiantly against the damp and windy conditions but he was a real trouper and did his best to provide some cheer for the brave … Continue reading

Lottery Funds Boost Hunstanton Heritage Gardens

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It has been announced today that the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens has been successful with its Stage 1 submission for funding.  Under the Parks for People programme, the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, submitted a bid for almost £685,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund. Today’s announcement marks an ‘in-principle’ agreement to grant this funding as long as second round proposals are properly developed in accordance with the original proposal and that progress is satisfactory.  The announcement means an initial £28,800 of the overall grant will … Continue reading

1st Anniversary for Paint Me Ceramics Ownership

Example of a plate made at Paint Me Ceramics, Hunstanton

Award winning business owners, David and Suzy Mason are celebrating their first year at the helm of one of Norfolk’s great family attractions,  What a year it has been too! Buying a business in an economic downturn can be considered a risky venture. With money tight and the word “austerity” readily on the lips of many its not for the faint hearted, but Suzy and David Mason took the plunge and bought Paint me Ceramics in Hunstanton, 1 June 2014.  On 6 June 2015 the couple held a birthday bash and … Continue reading

Ladies Rock Will Lift Your Spirits

Nicki Gillis "Ladies Rock UK Tour

Ladies Rock UK Tour Princess Theatre, Friday, 3 July 2015 Direct from Australia right to our very own Princess Theatre is one of the most exciting musical experiences to hit the UK theatres in many years – LADIES’ ROCK. Featuring one of the finest female talents in the world today – Sydney’s #1 singer/songwriter, Nicki Gillis – this stage show features some of Britain’s top musicians in a two hour celebration of female rock and pop songs from the ‘60s through to the early 2000s. Nicki Gillis is the winner … Continue reading

Princess Theatre is the Place to be “If It’s Laughter You’re After”

If Its Laughter Your After

‘IF IT’S LAUGHTER YOU’RE AFTER’ with Olly Day and Nigel ‘Boy’ Syer Thursday afternoons throughout July and September @2.30pm “With songs and sketches and jokes old and new…….” Join Olly Day, master of magic and mirth and Nigel ‘boy’ Syer, Norfolk’s funniest accordionist, for a great afternoon’s entertainment as these ever-popular comedians sail into Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre for this year’s summer season. Following on from the success of last year, the masters of mirth come together again in this all new show for 2015. Billed as ‘The Real Norfolk Show’ … Continue reading

Midsummer Jazz Night to Raise Funds to Save St Edmund’s Church Wall

Midsummer Jazz Night

What IS a church to do these days to keep their buildings safe and in active use? That is the question facing the Vicar of St Edmund’s Church in Hunstanton, Father John Bloomfield. Sadly cracks have appeared in the wall at the west end of the south aisle (the back inside wall nearest the main entrance) at St Edmund’s Parish Church over the past few months. Father John describes the wall as being in a ‘precarious state’. Since St Edmund’s is used for many community events including concerts, recitals, school … Continue reading

Hunstanton Carnival Gets the Wildcat Aerobatics Formation Team for 2015

In his 2nd year as primary Hunstanton Carnival Organiser, Steve Ellis, along with his team of voluntary helpers have a bumper Carnival lined up in Hunstanton this year. There will be lots of family friendly fun with a very American feel including an exciting air display by Wildcat Aerobatics Formation Team at 3pm. As last year, a wide programme of entertainment will continue throughout the day. Among the line up are: John Giller’s Theatre Group Hunstanton Community Choir Rollason Stage School dancers Tang Su Do martial arts Downham Marquettes Rollo’s … Continue reading

Bircham Windmill Country Day Draws the Crowds

Wood Turning at Bircham Windmill Country Day - photo by Stella Gooch

The Bank Holiday Country Day held at Bircham Windmill saw a fantastic turnout on the day with the carpark extending out into adjacent fields.  The traditional Bank Holiday weather was not evident for the event but it did get noticeably colder by 3pm. The family day out opened with Morris Dancing and pony rides to amuse the children.  The opportunity to burn up excess energy was enthusiastically taken up by many children taking part in the “Children’s Show Jumping” which was available throughout the morning until mid-lunch time. The sheep racing … Continue reading