A locally-based team of youngsters who’ve joined National Citizen Service are organising two charity events. They’ve got one planned for Fakenham Tesco on Tuesday 9th August and another in Fakenham Market on Thursday 11th August. They’re both to raise awareness and funds for CLIC Sargent.
Here’s a message from the group…
“Please come along to Tesco in Fakenham on Tuesday 9th August for face painting, tombola, your favourite characters in fancy dress and much more family fun all in aid of CLIC Sargent, a charity who offers help and support to children and their families who are suffering with cancer. Also in Fakenham on Thursday 11th similar family fun at Fakenham Market. All ages welcome, please help us make a difference!”
Their Event Page on Facebook is here. Let them know you’re going (there’s a button on their page) and please help them promote it by sharing the event page with your FB Friends.
CLIC Sargent is a charity which supports young cancer sufferers. It was formed in 2005 after a successful merger between CLIC and Sargent Cancer Care for Children.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a not-for profit social enterprise open to 15 to 17 years-olds, set up to provide challenges through social action and build skills for work and life.
Gerry Colvin is a brilliantly original singer-songwriter with a wonderful stage presence. Poignant, quirky lyrics that really touch your heart combined with hilarious audience interaction between songs. An
experience not to be missed.
Many of us locally have seen and heard this wonderful performer at the annual Folk on the Pier festival in Cromer and now we are really thrilled to be hosting a gig for him and his latest band in Fakenham! Over the years he has released numerous CDs but to get the full experience – you just have to see him live with an audience. Don’t let the ‘folk’ label put you off – his songs appeal across the generations and varied tastes of music followers, his insightful lyrics, catchy tunes and great sense of humour and enthusiasm cannot fail to give you a memorable night out.
In the early 1980’s he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit Terry & Gerry. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including “The Tube” and “The Old Grey Whistle Test”.
In the early 1990’s Gerry worked in Nashville as a professional songwriter and back in the UK collaborated with Alison Moyet, co-writing on an album project. He also penned TV themes, musicals, film scores and wrote and presented for BBC Radio 2. His band Gerry Colvin’s Inexperience, a fusion of Soul, R and B and Folk-Country, became a firm favourite on the College circuit.
In 1995 Gerry co-founded the five piece folk band ColvinQuarmby. They released six critically acclaimed albums and were voted best band at the prestigious Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival in 2009. In 2010 they won the Hancock Award for ‘Best Live Folk Act’.
In 2015 the original line-up of Terry and Gerry reformed and toured nationally with rock heroes Status Quo culminating with a concert at The Albert Hall!! Terry and Gerry also appeared at Glastonbury that year and released the ‘Dear John’ EP: a self penned tribute to the late John Peel. And also since 2015 Gerry has a brand new band of his own…with all the appeal of his previous incarnations…..come along and see for yourself!
Fakenham Classic Music is a not for profit concert/gig series aimed at bringing top quality performers to Fakenham area at affordable prices. Please get in touch to join our email list and be the first to find out what is happening next! firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 27th August from 2pm to 6pm in Fakenham Town Centre. Street entertainers, music, food, charity stalls and fairground rides.
Fakenham Fair organisers Kick Start Fakenham have listened to many view points over the last few years and has decided to move this year’s event into the town centre. It’s hoped that by making this move traders will want to be a part of this event and really become involved to ensure that the town is absolutely brought alive on the day.
This year the event will have a circus theme and once again adds a mini food festival to the mix. Stalls will line up along the street in the town centre and entertainers will feature around the town. Your comperes for the day are the guys from North Norfolk Radio.
Please note that Fakenham farmers’ Market will run from 8am to 12 noon and a road closure will be in place all day in the town centre. See our parking page for a guide to where to leave your car.
Fakenham now has a second Tourist Information point, this one open all year round. A dedicated hub for all things Fakenham has been created in the new Sweets ‘n’ Things premises in the Market Place (next to Nationwide). A wealth of information booklets are available as well as booking forms for many local community events.
The new TIC is a joint project by Sweets N Things’ proprietor Lisa Mallett, Active Fakenham’s Richard Crook and with support from Fakenham Area Partnership which organises the existing information pont at Fakenham Library. Volunteers will manage the area, with assistance from shop staff. New signage incorporating an attractive logo will be incorporated at the premises.
In association with the launch of the new information hub, the Fakenham.info website has been redesigned to reflect the new logo and signage. Future ‘Fakenham.info’ Town Guides, produced by Fabcom, will also take on the new look to present a consistent image for the town’s information.