Come and enjoy a relaxed evening listening to Bach with your beer and a Martini with your Mozart as players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) join you in the bar at The Black Lion Hotel in Little Walsingham.

There will be two 30 minute sessions commencing 7pm and 8pm.

A series of events in North Norfolk in May 2018 will be a moment for people to hear music from the baroque era towards the end of the line of the Paston Family* together with folk music old and new.

Cllr Tom FitzPatrick, NNDC ward member for Walsingham, said: “I am delighted that, through the District Council, musicians from this internationally renowned orchestra will be coming to Walsingham as part of the Paston 600 celebrations.

“Interestingly, the early prominence of the family was at the time when Walsingham was renowned as one of the major pilgrimage centres of Europe.
“It is good to be able to get the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful music in such a historic venue as the Black Lion and I am very grateful to everyone there for making it possible for Walsingham to be part of these celebrations.

“I am sure that the musicians will enjoy their evening in Walsingham and I am very much looking forward to being at the Lion myself, with a few friends, and listening to some great music, old and new, in relaxed surroundings.”

Cherry Forbes, the OAE’s education director, said: “We love working with people in the communities where they live and, in particular, in settings where you might not expect to find a classical musician! Why not come and join us?”

The other events include visits to residential care homes, workshops for youngsters and a Musical Adventure Walk at Holt Country Park.


*The 600 Paston Footprints is a three year project celebrating the Paston family and where they lived and worked in Norfolk.

This event is free.

Last updated: 30th April 2018