North Norfolk Music Festival

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival North Creake and South Creake, Norfolk, England UK
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North Norfolk Music Festival
Pipers Croft
Friars Lane
Burnham Norton
King’s Lynn PE31 8JA
England UK

Festival Description

The North Norfolk Music Festival presents a classical music program of concerts featuring singers and musicians performing in local churches each September.

Festival Dates August 19 - September 1, 2013
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  • St Mary’s Church, South Creake is located mid-way between Fakenham and Bumham Market on the B1355, some thirty minutes from King’s Lynn, forty minutes from Norwich and three hours from London.
  • St Margaret’s Church, Burnham Norton is located on the edge of Burnham Market in Bellamy’s Lane. Approaching Burnham Market from the South, turn right towards Wells, then left and immediately right into Bellamy’s Lane. The church is about 500 yards up the hill on the left. There is car parking space at both churches.
  • If you would prefer to visit the Festival on an escorted tour, staying in Wells-next-the-Sea, which includes concerts and a comprehensive programme of sightseeing throughout Norfolk please contact Kirker Holidays in London Phone: +44 0207 593 2286 or email for a brochure.
  • The Festival Dinner on August 31, 2008 is at North Creake Village Hall, almost directly opposite the church there and a three-minute drive from South Creake. Parking at the Village Hall is available. The dinner on September 6, 2008 is at the South Creak Centre just a few minutes from the church. Full details on how to find the venue and where to park will be sent with your tickets.
  • Our chefs are Maryann Johnson (31 August) and Robert McNaughtan (6 September); both are well-known locally. Fine wines from Waitrose and mineral water are included in the cost of the dinner.
  • A refreshment tent in St Mary’s, South Creake Churchyard will serve wine and soft drinks before and after each concert and during the interval.
  • The audience is cordially invited to picnic in the Churchyard by kind permission of the Vicar and the Churchwardens. Toilets will be available.
    • The nearest pub to the church is The Ostrich in South Creake Phone: +44 01328 823320. Located on the main road in the centre of the village The Ostrich has ample car parking and is within walking distance of the church. Pre-concert lunches and post-concert dinners are available for PRE-BOOKED reservations only.
    • We also recommend Fishes, The Green Burnham Market Phone: +44 01328 738588 This superb fish restaurant, which also offers stylish accommodation, overlooks The Green in the centre of Burnham Market. Post-concert suppers MUST be booked in advance.
    • Hotels
      The Hoste Arms, Burnham Market, Phone: +44 01328 738777
      The King’s Head, Great Bircham, Phone: +44 01485 578265
      The White Horse, Brancaster
      Quality Bed & Breakfast
      Bluestone Farm, South Creake, Phone: +44 01328 823229
      Ducks Drift, South Creake, Phone: +44 01328 823844
      The Old Rectory, Waterden, South Creake, Phone:+44 01328 823298
      Valentine House, South Creake, Phone: +44 01328 823413
      Glebe Farmhouse, North Creake, Phone: +44 01328 730133
      Wood Farmhouse, Helhoughton, Phone: +44 01485 528586
      Anmer Hall on the Sandringham Estate, Phone: +44 01485 600080
      The Oyster House, West Rudham, Phone: +44 01485 528327
    • Self-Catering
      Sowerby’s Holiday Cottages, Phone: +44 01328 730880
      Cranmer Country Cottages, Phone: +44 01328 823135
      Norfolk Country Cottages, Phone: +44 01603 871872
  • By joining The Friends of the North Norfolk Music Festival, you are pledging your support for our continued success and development. Membership fee for one year is £30 for up to two people. Friends will receive regular invitations to a series of talks and interviews throughout the year and can attend them free of charge. To join The Friends, please send your name and address and cheque made payable to North Norfolk Music Festival to NNMF, Piper’s Croft, Friars Lane, Burnham Norton, King’s Lynn, PE31 8JA
  • The Festival Directors would like to extend grateful thanks to our sponsors:
    Waitrose of Swaffham, Holts Tours, Cavatina Chamber Music Trust, Sevenoaks Sound & Vision.
    We are especially indebted to Blüthner Pianos, London for supplying the piano free of charge.
  • A visit to Raynham Hall on Thursday, September 4, 2008 Raynham Hall is one of Norfolk’s grandest and most important country houses but is not generally open to the public. We have arranged, by kind permission of Marquis and Marchioness Raynham, for the house to be open especially for us as part of the North Norfolk Music Festival. Please make your own way to Raynham Hall located on the A1065 south of Fakenham. The visit will start at 11.00hrs and the guided tour will last 2 hours. The cost for this visit is £16 per person. (No refreshments are available during the visit.)
  • Bringing young people to chamber music and chamber music to young people! FREE TICKET SCHEME.
    • The Cavatina Chamber Music Trusts provides FREE tickets for children from 8 years old accompanied by an adult and also for students up to 22 (with ID) at selected concerts at the North Norfolk Music Festival. These concerts are:
      —August 31 (15.30hrs concert only), September 2, 5 and on 6 (15.30hrs concert only.)
      —All you need do is complete the Cavatina Chamber Music Trust form. This will be sent with your ticket(s). Alternatively you can complete it on arrival at the concert.
      —Note: Should you wish to book tickets under this scheme you MUST send a note with the Booking Form so that the correct tickets can be reserved and issued.
    • The Cavatina Chamber Music Trust scheme does not apply to concerts other than those listed here. For more details of the work of Cavatina (but NOT to reserve tickets) go to their website; Registered Charity: 1067 716
  • By post
    Please complete the Booking Form (available online at and send it to North Norfolk Music Festival, Piper’s Croft, Friars Lane, Burnham Norton, King’s Lynn, PE3l 8JA
  • Online
    Email us your ticket requests at, and then pay online via Paypal at using our email address as the recipient. Your tickets will then be posted to you.


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