A free afternoon of poetry, prose, drama and music will be held in Diss next weekend inspired by the Waveney and Blyth Arts annual celebration of the region’s rivers.
Down By The Riverside will be held on the riverside path behind the supermarkets next Sunday, September 8, from 2.30pm. Arranged by Diss Museum, Diss Community Partnership, Cittaslow and Diss RiverCare Group, the walk will start at The Lowes bridge and visitors will be able to move along the river bank to hear poems with a river theme, readings from authors such as George Eliot, Dickens and Joseph Conrad and theatre group EyesWrite will be performing a play called Ferry Cross the Styx.
The organisers are also hoping to have stalls, crafts, artists, musicians and refreshments along the path.
As part of the celebration, volunteers from Diss Christian Community Church (DC3) have painted a mural on the wall down by the river to brighten up the area. About 20 volunteers under the direction of local artists Peter Knights painted the mural, which depicts a riverside scene, on the wall in about three hours. RiverCare Group member Beth Dewhurst, said: “The wall was full of graffiti and now it looks amazing. It really brightens the area up.”