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  • With the summer now swiftly drawing to a close, here are the autumn projects planned by the Hunstanton & District Festival of Arts to help you forget about those nights ‘drawing in’.

    On September 24th the Second HUNNY FOLK FESTIVAL will take place at The Wash N Tope Pub in Hunstanton. Following on from ideas sent in by attendees at last year’s event, entrance is FREE this year, and a host of talented acts are in the line-up which so far includes: Liam Jary, The Fried Pirates, Ian Lascelles, The Tilden’s, and many other supporting groups. The Hunny folk Festival will run from 2-4pm and 7 – 10pm. Please go to and click on the link for up to date details.

    On Wednesday September 21st from 10.30 till 12 noon the popular HCP POETRY MORNING will be held in The Town Hall Basement. Entry is just £2.50. And this includes tea and cake! You can come along and either read your own or favourite poems or just you can just sit and listen. The Theme this time is “The Season of Mellow Mists and Fruitfulness….” This is simply a guide, and other contributions are welcome. You are asked to bring a maximum of two poems to allow everyone to have their turn. This event is open to poetry lovers of all ages. There is a lift to the basement but please call in via the Tourist Information Centre if you need to use it.

    The HDFA CRAFT FAIRS will again be held in the Town Hall on September 17th and 24th. If you are looking for a quality locally made gift, then this is the place to be. Stalls are also available for crafters; please contact Lorraine Cannell for further information.

    There is a return visit of the literary project for local schools at the Princess Theatre on September 22nd with The Two Steve’s with room for a few parents to come along too, details from your child’s school.

    Finally there will be a NEW PLAY at the Hunstanton Town Hall on Saturday October 15th at 7.30 and Sunday 16th at 2.30. The Global Theatre Company perform “Elgar and Alice” a new play written by Peter Sutton and full of Elgar’s beautiful music as he says a fond farewell to his wife in her last days.

    Tickets cost £10 or £8.00 concession and will be available from the Tourist Information Centre in Hunstanton soon.

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