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Puppet Workshop
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Puppet Workshop

Come and make your own stick puppets and create a story to perform in our Applause Theatre. Use mixed media to build a puppet and backdrops or cut a silhouette for a shadow puppet play.
Don't forget to get tickets for Norwich Puppet Theatre's performance of Red Riding Hood which starts afterwards at 4pm in the Guildhall Theatre.
Saturday 9th May – 1.30pm
Venue: Galleries
Price: £6.50 (£5) - book by calling 01553 779095
Kings Lynn Arts Centre Event
Red Riding Hood
Performance: Peter O’Rourke

Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood is Norwich Puppet Theatre's exciting collaboration with acclaimed children's theatre director and designer, Peter O'Rourke.
The show is a lively re-telling of the traditional folktale drawing on the story’s origins in the oral tradition and versions by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm. The performance combines inventive staging with a rich mix of puppetry and songs which will delight all ages.

Saturday 9th May – 4.00pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £9 (£6)
Bootleg Shadows
Performance:

Bootleg Shadows

Come along and have a great night of ‘Shadows’ music which is performed by ‘The Bootleg Shadows’ - an incredible tribute to the greatest instrumental group of all time. We can promise you a night to remember, full of their classic hits and memorable movements. Close your eyes and you will think you are listening to the real thing!
Saturday 16th May - 7:30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £15 (£14) | £6.50 for Students and Under 16s
Frank Gibson
Exhibition:

Frank Gibson

Local artist Frank Gibson works with watercolours to create large seascapes and landscapes of the surrounding area. With no formal art training, Frank learnt to develop his own style of painting, exhibiting his work both across the UK and internationally.


Saturday 2nd May – Saturday 16th May
Venue: The Old Warehouse
Price: Free Admission
Kings Lynn Arts Centre Event
Miss Caledonia
Performance: Melody A Johnson

Miss Caledonia

The year is 1955. Desperate to escape the chicory-pulling, stall-cleaning, hay-baling drudgery of life in rural Canada, Peggy Ann Douglas has a plan. Following in the footsteps of starlets Debbie Reynolds and Lee Meriwether, Peggy Ann will simply become a movie star, and she will start her journey to the top by winning the local pageant.

With the charming accompaniment of Alison Porter on fiddle, Canadian Comedy Award winner, Melody A. Johnson, will have you in the palm of her hand on her quest for the tiara. Miss Caledonia is a delightful exploration of optimism and reality down on the farm.


Saturday 30th May – 7.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £12 (£10)
Norfolk 2000 Exhibition
Exhibition:

Norfolk 2000 Exhibition

This exhibition showcases artworks by five contemporary artists, all of whom have been specially commissioned by the Norfolk 2000 project to respond to the theme of historical immigration to Norfolk over the past 2000 years.
Saturday 23rd May - Saturday 30th May
Venue: Old Warehouse
Price: Free Admission
Kings Lynn Arts Centre Event
The Origin of Species by means of natural selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific ecclesiastical objections: being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)
Performance: By Tangram Theatre.

The Origin of Species by means of natural selection or the survival of (r)evolutionary theories in the face of scientific ecclesiastical objections: being a musical comedy about Charles Darwin (1809-1882)

The Origin of Species..., tells the incredible story of how Darwin came to discover the secrets of evolution and why it took him over twenty years to pluck up the courage to publish his remarkable idea.
Thursday 4th June – 1pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £10 (£6.50 students)
Forma Hungarica
Exhibition: Hungarian exhibition

Forma Hungarica

Post-war Hungarian Ceramics
From the Graham Cooley Collection

Saturday 2nd May – Saturday 20th June
Venue: Shakespeare Barn, Fermoy Gallery and Red Barn
Price: Free Admission
John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy Summer Spectacular
Performance:

John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy Summer Spectacular

One original Wild West musical and one unique comedy play make up the John Giller Drama and Theatre Academy Summer Spectacular.
Saturday 20th June - 7pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £8.50 (£6.50)
Street Wize Showcase
Performance:

Street Wize Showcase

Local dance school, Street Wize put on their first show! A high energy evening of dance. Street Wize will be joined by guests from other local groups including Theatre Train and Octagon Performing Arts.
Thursday 25th June - 7pm
Venue: Arts Centre
Price: £10 (£6.50)
The Best Years of Our Lives!
Performance: King's Lynn Young Players Present:

The Best Years of Our Lives!

The King’s Lynn Young Players 25th anniversary celebrations.

A showcase of local young talent, incorporating song, dance and drama and featuring the world amateur premier of the one act play “Year Eight”.

Saturday 27th June - 7:30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £7.50
Shakespeare's Songs
Performance: Royal Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare's Songs

RSC Music Director, Bruce O’Neil and actor/ director Chris Luscombe present songs for Shakespeare’s plays not heard outside Stratford since the original productions for which they were written. A unique collection that highlights the fascinating stories of composers working for the RSC since the opening of the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in 1879. The performance is set against the perfect backdrop of the largest surviving medieval guildhall in England, where Shakespeare is reputed to have performed 422 years ago.

Sponsored by Kate & Adrian Parker

Monday 13th July - 8pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £18 (£9)
The Art of the Low Countries
Performance: Andrew Graham-Dixon

The Art of the Low Countries

Following his sell-out lecture in 2013, the hugely popular art historian and broadcaster makes a welcome return to the Festival to talk about how history has influenced the art, architecture and culture of the Low Countries.
Wednesday 15th July - 7:30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £18
Vincent and Theo (PG)
Performance:

Vincent and Theo (PG)

Biographical drama directed by Robert Altman. Distinctive camerawork and fine performances give a compelling and intimate view of the relationship between the obsessive, brilliant and unrecognised Vincent Van Gogh (Tim Roth) and his art dealer brother Theodore (Paul Rhys).

Shown in partnership with the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club

138 mins (1990)
Wednesday 15th July - 2.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £5
Notos Quartet with Vilmos Buza double bass
Performance: The Ruth Fermoy Memorial Concert

Notos Quartet with Vilmos Buza double bass

These young German musicians have thrilled both critics and audiences with their intelligent and inspiring performances throughout Europe and Asia, establishing themselves as one of the finest piano quartets of their generation. Winners of major prizes and awards in Japan, Italy, Germany and the UK.

Thursday 16th July - 7.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £18 (£9)
Twitter Titters with Colin Sell
Performance: Barry Cryer

Twitter Titters with Colin Sell

Baz returns, having been charged with persistent joking and asks for 20 other shows to be taken into consideration. You are the Judge and Jury – be merciful to the aged accused – he merely seeks to bring a ray of sunshine amid the dark clouds of life!

Sponsored by Porvair plc

Friday 17th July - 7:30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £18 (£9)
Future Oceans: a sea of hope or despair?
Performance: Professor Callum Roberts

Future Oceans: a sea of hope or despair?

A talk presented by Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King’s Lynn Festival
The oceans are changing faster and in more ways than at any time in human history, threatening sea-life and putting human well-being in jeopardy. Callum Roberts will explore the remarkable story of humanity’s relationship with the sea, from the first fisheries to our planetary dominance today.

Saturday 18th July - 3pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £10 (£8)
The Page Turner (15) (French with English subtitles)
Performance:

The Page Turner (15) (French with English subtitles)

This stylish film directed by Denis Dercourt, is a tautly crafted thriller reminiscent of Hitchcock. Promising pianist Mélanie Prouvost has her confidence shattered by famous pianist Ariane Fouchécourt. Years later, Mélanie inserts herself into the Fouchecourt household and the business of revenge begins…

Shown in partnership with the King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club

85 mins (2006)
Wednesday 22nd July - 2.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £5
The Re-creation of Lost Buildings
Performance: Dan Cruickshank

The Re-creation of Lost Buildings

BBC television presenter, respected author, and honorary member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, examines what we find irresistible about fine old buildings and explores lost architectural wonders including the Euston Arch – the first great monument of the railway age.

Sponsored by Eastern Daily Press and King’s Lynn Civic Society

Wednesday 22nd July - 7.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £15
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
Performance:

King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys

One of the greatest swing bands unfailingly deliver dazzling music with a cheer-up guarantee. Performances are dedicated to shaking you up and swinging you into the middle of next week!


Sponsored by Professor Keith & Mrs Elizabeth Rix

Friday 24th July - 7.30pm
Venue: Guildhall Theatre
Price: £16 (£8)
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