Festival chairman Alison Croose and Lesley Bambridge, deputy mayor of West Norfolk, at the 70th anniversary exhibition. Pictures: Ian Burt

The 70th King’s Lynn Festival  fortnight is underway with a host of events still to be held. 

Launched with a concert last weekend, the festival will run until next Saturday when the final concert will feature the European Union Chamber Orchestra at St Nicholas’ Chapel at 7pm.

Festival events will be held at a number of venues including the Minster, All Saints’ Church and the historic Guildhall. 

There are also fringe events, online  recitals, lunchtime concerts, talks and walks.

One of the key events is the festival exhibition, Past Times, New Horizons, at the Red Barn and Fermoy Gallery featuring some of the artists who have been represented over the years.

Barbara Vincent admires the display.

An open day was held last Saturday for sponsors and friends to view the works, on display until Saturday, August 14.

This year, young people from Kick the Dust Norfolk, as part of their 13-week online work experience programme, had the opportunity to preview the works and create their own response to one of the pieces in the collection.

They have created a complementary exhibition, Past Lives Through New Eyes at the Shakespeare Barn at King Street until Sunday, August 15.

  Lynn festival continues  this weekend and next week with a host of musical events. 

See what’s on and where at www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk  Call the box office on 01553 764864.