I am delighted to announce our newly found independence as The King’s Lynn Arts Centre Trust! The transfer from the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk took place on 30 March and we now operate as a stand alone cultural venue in the historic heart of King’s Lynn. We are extremely grateful to the Borough Council as well as Norfolk County Council for their continued support and are looking forward to forging new relationships that span the heritage, education, culture, retail, tourism and business sectors under our ‘Trust in Partnership’ pledge. We certainly could not have done this alone and so thanks are due to the numerous Friends and Sponsors who have joined us to ensure our sustainability and the loyal volunteers who devote their time regularly to ensure the smooth-running of the venue and a passionate and informed welcome!
We believe that most visitors to this unique venue will find something on offer to suit their tastes as we have a diverse programme covering theatre, comedy, music, film, exhibitions, workshops and projects both on and offsite. However, I must urge you not to be complacent following our reprieve and to support us as much as you can, as we are in the process of finding out more about our existing audiences and nurturing new ones!
My own hot tips for this season are ‘Alla Moda’, yet another stunning 20th century design blockbuster featuring Italian ceramics from the Graham Cooley Collection accompanied by a brand new book by Patron Mark Hill. And once again the prolific and talented local artistic community take pride of place across all galleries to coincide with the Heritage Open Day weekend. And not to be missed are comedian Chris Ramsey and the folk duo Belshazzar’s Feast.