New programme of entertainment at Diss Corn Hall

09:19 21 March 2012

My Darling Clemmie, the story of Winston Churchill’s beloved wife and their relationship, is among the many forthcoming events featured in the new Diss Corn Hall programme.

My Darling Clemmie, the story of Winston Churchill’s beloved wife and their relationship, is among the many forthcoming events featured in the new Diss Corn Hall programme.


Spring is in the air at Diss Corn Hall and the new programme for April-June is packed with more events than any previous season.

There is a strong line-up of Wednesday night films with a variety of awards between them, including ‘Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy’, ‘The Ides of March’, ‘We Need to Talk About Kevin’, and ‘The Help’.

The Corn Hall will also welcome the talented Oli Brown who will be performing with his band on Thursday, April 26. Oli’s star is on the rise with wins at the 2011 British Blues awards including Best Band and Best Album.

On June 2, Let’s Hang On will bring the ultimate Jersey Boys experience with a tribute to Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. And, if you like vibrant world music, Malambo provide a heady fusion of African/Peruvian/Creole sounds on June 8.

Also gathering pace is the always entertaining Stand up Poetry Club, hosted by Latitude and Corn Hall regular Luke Wright, which features Edinburgh Fringe favourite Tim Clare in June.

An exciting exhibition in June features recent screen prints from the instantly recognisable catalogue of Bridget Riley. At the beginning of April, the Corn Hall will be hosting an Ancient Maps of Diss exhibiton, showing a once lost map of what the town looked like in 1637. This will be accompanied by a lunchtime talk by county archivist Dr John Alban.

The venuw is also supporting local talent, with a spring concert by The Waveny Choir in April and the hugely entertaining musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by the Mere Players in May.

Other theatrical events include Baroque theatre company’s take on ‘Great Expectations’ and ‘My Darling Clemmie’, the story of Winston Churchill’s beloved wife and their relationship.


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Auctioneer Mike Sarson at The Maddermarket Theatre's auction of props, costumes and curiosities.

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Makers’ Month starts on Monday, February 1 and throughout February people can have a go at spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing, sketching, printing and more. 
Picture from left to right are: Edna Standley, from Norfolk Knitters and Stitchers; textile artist Johanne Couldrey; textile artist Kally Davidson; Joy Evitt, from Norfolk Costume and Textile Association; Helen Dawson, chairman of Norfolk Countryside Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Guild; and textile artist Aviva Leigh. Photo: supplied.

From making felt from raw fleece to creating a crocheted totem pole, people can get involved in an array of activities next month when weavers, spinners and other craft-makers take over The Forum in Norwich.

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Cast of the new Dad's Army film (left to right): Blake Harrison as Pike, Danny Mays as Walker, Tom Courtenay as Corporal Jones, Toby Jones as Captain Mainwaring, Bill Paterson as Fraser, Bill Nighy as Wilson and Michael Gambon as Godfrey. Universal Pictures/PA Wire

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