Beach & Flood Safety Advice Event 6 August 2015


Beach and Flood Safety Beach Safety and Flood advice will be on offer in The Spinney, Hunstanton this Thursday to help people stay safe on the beach and to help them protect their property from flooding. The Environment Agency, MCA Coastguard, Norfolk Police and the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk will all have representatives available to talk to passers by about the RLNI’s recently-launched national Beach Safety Campaign, the Sandy the Starfish lost child scheme and bathing water quality as well as providing stacks of invaluable information about flood … Continue reading

Westcoast Brings the Feel Good Factor to Hunstanton

WESTCOAST Celebrating the Good Vibrations of The Beach Boys at Princess Theatre on SUNDAY 9TH AUGUST The music of The Beach Boys really hits the right notes when it comes to feeling good in the Summer time!  It is the kind of music that puts a smile on your face and makes you want to dance. Returning to the Princess Theatre again following an update and face-lift, now featuring even more songs and great staging are WESTCOAST – a complete entertainment experience celebrating the iconic music of The Beach Boys. … Continue reading

Celebrate the 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s & Support Great Charities!

Glen Cooper - photo courtesy of Val Thorne

Everyone loves the timeless music of past decades. Now here are two great dine and dance events across some of the truly memorable music generations at two of our very fine local hotels AND all in aid of two very key charities – The Alzheimer’s Society and the East Anglia Air Ambulance. Friday, 11 Sept 2015 – Dine & Dance in Support of Alzheimer’s Society On Friday, 11 September 2015 a fantastic evening is all lined up at the LE STRANGE ARMS HOTEL Hunstanton.   Enjoy a 3 course meal followed … Continue reading

Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary Rescues Many Seal Pups

Pendle plays at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary 20 July 2015 - photo by Stella Gooch

I recently paid a visit to Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and was delighted to see the adorable Pendle in fine form.   Brain damaged Pendle and I met at the re-opening of the Sea Life Sanctuary when I learned that he had arrived at the Sea Life Sanctuary at just 11 days old.  I was very pleased to see that Pendle was as friendly and as sociable as ever. Deputy Manager, Angie Rudd introduced me to some of the young seal pups recovering in the Brand New Seal Hospital which had been … Continue reading

Old Hunstanton Flower Festival is 31 July – 2 Aug 2015

Old Hunstanton Flower Festival 31 July - 2 Aug 2015

The Flower Festival at St Mary’s in Old Hunstanton kicked off on 31 July 2015 and is set to last all weekend. What a cracking line up they have for us this year!  An excellent evening of entertainment by the well known Roger Dean warmed things up on the evening of Friday, 31 July.  Tonight its Peterborough Community Gospel Choir and Hog Roast which will no doubt be very popular too. The Festival is rounded up on Sunday, 2 August with a good old Songs of Praise evening with the … Continue reading

Heacham Carnival is on 2 Aug 2015

Heacham Carnival 2 August 2015 - programme

Heacham Carnival Parade – marching to the sounds of a Steel Band, is all lined up to depart College Drive at 1.45pm and is expected to arrive on to the field at approx 2.30pm. Entertainment in the arena includes the Rollason Dance School and Tug of War. There will be Gun Dogs, a Rifle range, Fairground Entertainment Stalls, a Marching Steel Band, Harley Davidson Biker’s, a Craft Marquee, a licensed bar, children’s games and races, a BBQ and refreshments. Some of the stalls include: Coastal Retired Greyhounds who have a stall with the ever popular Tombola. … Continue reading

Gurkhas in Hunstanton!

Gurkhas March From United Services Club en route to Princess Theatre on 29 July 2015 - photo by Stella Gooch

The exulted Gurkha soldiers from the hills of Nepal have served in the British Army for 200 years, tracing their roots back to an 8th century Hindu warrior, Guru Gorakhnath so it is very much a surprising sight to see Gurkhas on the streets of Hunstanton. On Wednesday, 29 July 2015 the Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas were welcomed to the United Services Club of Hunstanton ahead of performing a concert at Hunstanton’s Princess Theatre.  The special performance of the celebrated Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas included the famous kukri dancers.  (Gurkhas are … Continue reading

Access Alive Oasis from New Summer Entrance

New Reception Area for Oasis - photo courtesy of Alive Oasis

Alive Leisure has made some great new changes at Alive Oasis in Hunstanton. Including the brand new entrance accessed directly off the promenade.  Supported with new signage around the building, making it clearer where to go and what we have to offer.  This will be a summer entrance for our customers but particularly for holiday makers who can now access the centre from the seafront. Come inside for a swim in our 25 metre pool with the only aqua slide in West Norfolk, there is also a toddler pool and … Continue reading

Anyone Up for a Little Dirty Dancing?

Julian Essex-Spurrier in A Night of Dirty Dancing

One of my brief claims to fame is being close enough to touch Patrick Swayze’s leg as he was poised high in a beautiful horse in the 1987 New York Thanksgiving Parade!  I had no idea at that moment why the hordes of women flanking each side of me were screaming and reaching out until I went to see the movie musical “Dirty Dancing”.  It was immediately clear that these ladies had Dirty Dancing fever. Since that time the music and movie has become a cult chick flick and tribute … Continue reading

Dersingham Charity Fundraiser Gives West Norfolk MIND a Boost

West Norfolk Mind raise much needed funds - front left Zena Penty Volunteer Co-ordinator West Norfolk Mind. Front right Alex Ware Event Fundraiser back row event volunteers

Committed fundraiser Alex Ware from Dersingham with her team recently organised two outstanding fundraising events locally, raising funds and awareness for charities West Norfolk Mind and Keeping Abreast. Alex said: “As a result of the amazing generosity of our supporters following the successful ‘Bag It’ afternoon tea event in Thornham, we still had a wonderful collection of bags for a pop-up bag boutique which we held last month at the Dukes Head Hotel and raised £1000.50 for each charity. Zena Penty, Volunteer Co-ordinator for West Norfolk Mind said: “Alex and … Continue reading