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image for Historical Event item typeInternational Hanse Day at King's Lynn

    Historical Event, Sat 17 - Sun 18 May 2014, free entry

    Contact

    King's Lynn Tourist Information Centre

    01553 763044

    Address

    Town Centre,
    King's Lynn,
    Norfolk,
    PE30 1HP

    Headline Act - The Medieval Baebes

    Headline Act - The Medieval Baebes

    King's Lynn Minster on Hanse Day

    King's Lynn Minster on Hanse Day

    Details

    King's Lynn will be celebrating International Hanse Day on Saturday 17th May with a packed programme of events and activities spanning across two days to showcase the town's sea-trading heritage.

    There are 182 cities and towns which make up the modern Hanse. Each year, all member cities are encouraged to celebrate their hanseatic heritage and their involvement in the modern Hanse network. King's Lynn was the first English member of this modern Hanse League.

    Saturday 17th May

    Music - King Staithe Square

    11.00 Hermitage Ensemble (Russia)
    17.00 Jessie's Ghost (King's Lynn)
    17.30 Hanseatic Music (All Saints Church)
    18.00 Paabel (Estonia)
    19.00 Eplemoya Songlag (Norway)
    20.00 Headline act: Mediaeval Baebes (England)

    Dance - Town Hall

    12.00 Hanseatic Lynn Exhibition (all day)
    13.00 Mediaeval Dance (30 min) Norwich Historical Dance
    14.00 Mediaeval Dance (30 min) Norwich Historical Dance
    15.00 Mediaeval Dance (30 min) Norwich Historical Dance
    16.00 Mediaeval Dance (30 min) Norwich Historical Dance

    Activities - South Quay

    11.00 Walking the Hanseatic Waterfront
    12.00 Hanse Car Rally display 10 cars (all day)
    14.00 Hanseatic Guided Walk (Town Guides)
    15.00 Family entertainment on the quay side
    17.30 Horses & riders, fire breather and minstrels
    21.30 Fireworks (South Quay Pontoons)

    Market - Hanse House

    Mediaeval Market (indoor all day) - Silverwork, jewellery, handblown glass.
    Archery tournament (rear car park) 12noon - 3pm
    Storytelling ( Hamburg Suite)
    Craft demonstrations (all day)

    Food and drink available all day from Saturday Market Place, King's Staithe Square, Hanse House and Marriott's Warehouse.

    Sunday 18 May

    Farmers Market on Saturday Market Place.
    Mediaeval Market all day on Quayside - Arts and Crafts - Handblown glass, jewellery, wood carving and silverwork.

    Food and drinks available throughout the day from Saturday Market Place, King's Staithe Square, Hanse House, Marriott's Warehouse and the Farmers Market on Saturday Market Place.

    Children welcome

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Sat 17 - Sun 18 May 2014

    Prices

    Free entry

    to all events.

    Location

    Directions

    See location of King's Lynn on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TF 615200  Lat: 52.75400 Long: 0.39290

    Facilities

    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
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