British explorer Felicity Aston is the inspirational speaker at Lynn’s historic Guildhall this evening (Friday).

A double bill of entertainment has been lined up today (Friday) at St George’s Guildhall.

The organisers of King’s Lynn Festival hope it will prove lucky for some as audiences enjoy an afternoon film detailing the amazing escape of Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev to the West at the height of the Cold War.

The film The White Crow (12A) will be screened at 2.30pm. Directed by Ralph Fiennes, the screening is in association with  King’s Lynn Community Cinema Club.

The theme of fantastic journeys will continue in the evening when the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica visits West Norfolk.

British explorer Felicity Aston MBE will bring alive her incredible journey across the ice of the Arctic Ocean with a team of 10 novices from Europe and the Middle East in 2018. Her inspirational talk is at 7.30pm. 

“My aim is to share what it feels like to be on Arctic Ocean sea ice so that the audience comes away feeling a greater connection to an environment they might not ever get the chance to experience for themselves. 

“In addition, the story of the 10 team members from across Europe and the Middle East from all sorts of backgrounds and world views will remind everyone of the importance of reaching beyond the expectation of others and asking new questions. I hope to leave everyone in the audience freshly inspired,” she said.

The talk is part of the regular Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) series at the Guildhall. Tickets cost £12 or £10 for under 18s and RGS/IBG members.

Call the box office on 01553 764864.