Felicity Aston.

The first King’s Lynn Festival event for this year features a pianist of “extraordinary skill” who has impressed audiences around the world.

Churen Li will be in the town hall on Friday, February 28, for one of the festival’s popular coffee concerts.

Churen has won top prizes at international and national competitions, including winning the Cambridge University Music Society Concerto Competition. She has also performed as a soloist, including with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Klassiche Budapest Philharmonic.

Her programme for the 11am recital includes Mozart, Ravel and Liszt. Coffee will served from 10.30am. 

Tickets cost £13 or £7 for the under-18s.

King’s Lynn Festival heads towards its 70th annual summer event with a programme of films, music and talks throughout the spring. 

Churen Li will perform as part of King’s Lynn Festival

Polar explorer Felicity Aston MBE will be speaking at St George’s Guildhall on Friday, March 13 about her trip to ski across the Arctic Ocean with ten novices.

Her adventure is presented by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) in association with King’s Lynn Festival.

The story of legendary dancer Rudolf Nureyev is told in the film White Crow, which will also be shown on Friday, March 13 at the Guildhall, in association with King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado will take to the screen on Friday, March 27 at the Guildhall when the English National Opera’s production will be presented on film at 1pm.

This will be followed at 7.30pm by a beautifully powerful silent film Piccadilly (1929) starring Anna Wong, which will be accompanied by live music from The Lucky Dog Picturehouse.

Contact the box office at the Corn Exchange on 01553 764864 to book tickets or visit www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk for more information.