Festive Fridays in Hunstanton

Christmas Cracker 2013 - photo by Stella Gooch

Hunstanton’s all new ‘Festive Fridays’ is being launched this Christmas.  Brainchild of High Street trader, Debbie Harrington of Norfolk Home and Garden, many Hunstanton shops are keen to encourage late night shopping every Friday in the run up to Christmas and are beginning the Christmas spirit with the big light switch on at the Hunstanton Christmas Cracker on Sunday, 30 November which will be packed with loads of fun for all the family.   Local shops are getting in to the festive spirit and, whilst plans for the events are … Continue reading

Redgate Pupils Need a New Uniform Logo!

Redgate Junior School and Hunstanton Infants School are set to amalgamate soon with a planned opening scheduled for September 2015. The repercussions of such a move involve a change in logo/branding for the new school, to be known as Hunstanton Primary School. This means that parents will incur the cost of replacement school uniform as well and there will be costs for new letter heads etc. The school governing body feel this is a fantastic opportunity for the children to get enthused about the changes and they are currently in a … Continue reading

Children in Need Show Livens up Princess Theatre

Pat Newman has us in stitches - photo by Stella Gooch

The Hunstanton’s Princess Players Variety Show (Saturday, 14 November 2014), in aid of the BBC Children in Appeal was very much a night to remember. Special guest dancers, The Jane Ashley Emile Theatre Dance School, were among a variety of other invited guests, many of whom were involved way back in 1986. Together the troupe played to a pretty full theatre, kicking off with a lively “roaring 20s” dance number. The dancers were followed by the sound of Hunstanton Community Choir who treated us to “All That Jazz” and more … Continue reading

Rescue Wooden Boats Nov 2014 Update

Lucy Lavers as she was. Source The Little Ships of Dunkirk book by Christian Brann

Work has been continuing apace on lifeboat Lucy Lavers, readying her for her return trip to Dunkirk in May 2015, 75 years on, to mark the anniversary of the evacuation of troops from the beaches. The difficult job of drilling through the keel to fit the centreboard has been completed and the newly forged centre plate is in place. Bronze work has been cleaned and where necessary cast to make additional parts. More coats of Witham paint have been applied to Lucy Lavers’ hull, with more to come. The engine … Continue reading

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee Return to Hunstanton

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee 1 - photo by Tim Hodges

Paul Daniels & Debbie McGee Back Despite Popular Demand! Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee have visited Hunstanton in recent years and brought delight to audiences at the Princess Theatre with their classic style of magic.  They have been on the road again this year and have another fantastic evening lined up for us.  This tour is packed with their favourite magic tricks and brand new illusions never performed in public before. This will truly be an evening full of comedy and amazement.  Show time in Hunstanton is 7.30pm on Friday, … Continue reading

Hair cut raises funds for Cancer causes

20 inches of hair removed - photo by Stella Gooch

Taking care of your appearance is all part of getting set up for the day and regular visits to the hairdresser naturally help to maintain your beautiful self. However, when 30 year old Carla Pooley, from Dersingham, paid a visit to Bliss Hair & Beauty in Heacham, on Tuesday, 4 November 2014, it was more than just an opportunity for a hair restyle and a break from looking after husband Matt and her three children: Florence (8), Wilfred (6) and Arthur (nearly 2). It was a major fundraising opportunity for … Continue reading

Bay City Rollers to hit Hunstanton 8 Nov

Bay City Rollers

I recall Bay City Rollers mania when I was just 12 years old in Australia.  They were BIG!  I was quite a fan. Tartan was a major fashion statement by the group.  I wonder if they still dress like that.  Only one way to find out and that is to go to the Princess Theatre on Saturday, November 8 @ 7:30 PM. In case you need a little reminder here is a precis of the group’s history ….. After joining the Bay City Rollers in November 1973, the band, with Les … Continue reading

Hunstanton Community Choir

Hunstanton Community Choir ready to sing this summer - by Elaine Bird

The summer may be gone and autumn is cooling the air, but things are really hotting up for the Hunstanton Community Choir, kicking off this season on Friday 14th November with The Children in Need Variety Show at The Princess Theatre. A fun time for all the family that will hopefully raise lots of money for this wonderful charity. With Christmas quickly approaching we’ll be practising carols and yuletide songs. Last year the choir was happy to spread the good cheer by singing at the Town’s Christmas Cracker. It was … Continue reading

Panto: Hansel & Gretel’s Big Adventure

Hansel & Gretel Panto Christmas 2014

Panto time is here and “Hansel and Gretel’s Big Adventure” is written and directed by the talented John Giller once again. Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, is back for another fairy-tale spectacular, and if you didn’t shout “Oi, Oi, Oi” then you haven’t been to the very popular Hunstanton Pantomime held every year at the Town Hall. It’s not every day you get to help the outrageous Dame Kitty Litter on her adventures in pantoland. This year promises to be bigger and better then ever before, and if you weren’t lucky enough … Continue reading

Music & Magic to Boost Carnival Funds 21 Nov 2014

HUNSTANTON CARNIVAL Fundraiser 21 Nov 2014

Come along to Hunstanton Town Hall on 21 November to enjoy a fantastic night of entertainment whilst also helping to raise funds for Hunstanton Carnival 2015. Tickets are £20 each and includes a glass of wine on entry and a chilli and rice supper.  Tickets on sale at the Tourist Information Centre or The Colourful Cookshop. … Continue reading