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The King’s Lynn Festival grew out of celebration of the re-opening of the Guildhall of St George, reputed to be the oldest theatre in Europe where Shakespeare once appeared. The early 15th century building in King Street, described as probably the largest and most complete surviving Medieval Guildhall in Britain, had become very dilapidated but was saved from demolition, restored and adapted for the performance of concerts and plays by campaigners including Ruth, Lady Fermoy, grandmother of Diana, Princess of Wales. An accomplished concert pianist, she arranged a week-long programme of music and the arts to mark the completion of the Guildhall’s restoration.
Festival organisers aim to cater for every taste and recent years’ programmes reflect the huge range of entertainment on offer with top names who have attracted increasing numbers from all over Britain and abroad. They have included legendary names such as pianist Alfred Brendal and soprano Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, the Stars of the Bolshoi Ballet, singers Lesley Garrett and Aled Jones, actors Tom Conti and Corin Redgrave, percussionist Evelyn Glennie, cricket commentator Henry Blofeld, the Black Dyke Band, Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, and famed folk duo John Tams and Barry Coope.
King's Lynn Festival
5 Thoresby College
Norfolk PE30 1HX
+44 (0) 1553 764864
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