Arts & Screen

‘Busiest day ever’ at Burston Crown as beers, bikes and bands festival raises £4,000

Owners of the Burston Crown pub declared Easter Sunday their busiest day ever as they hosted a community event raising £4,000 for charity.

St John the Baptist Church has received a �220,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Pictured: The church team 

PICTURE: Mecha Morton

Decaying churches in Bressingham and Denton saved by huge lottery grants

The future of two decaying 15th century south Norfolk churches has been secured for generations to come, after they both received vital heritage grants of more than £200,000.

Pupils from Framlingham Sir Robert Hitcham�s CEVA Primary School unveil their artwork at Framlingham Castle.

Schoolchildren unveil art celebrating Framlingham Castle’s conservation project

Schoolchildren in Framlingham have unveiled unique pieces of art at Framlingham Castle, in celebration of the historical site’s ongoing conservation and visitor improvement project.

Diss, Norfolk. Archbishop Sancroft High School librarian Sharon Ellis and pupils are collecting books at Diss Publishing Bookshop, after their school library received �400 grant from The Siobhan Dowd Trust, pictured from left Niamh McDonald, Lily Kirk, Michael Glover and Sharon Ellis. 


Big boost for Harleston school library after receiving £400 grant

The librarian of a Harleston school says she cried with joy when he learned her library would be boosted by a £400 grant for new books.

Diss, Norfolk. BBC star Ian Lavender opens the 2017 season at Diss Museum. Pictured is Basil Abbott as Captain Mainwaring and Ian Lavender.   Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

PICTURES: Dad’s Army star praises ‘wonderfully unique’ collection as he cuts the ribbon on Diss Museum’s 2017 exhibition

Former Dad’s Army and Eastenders star Ian Lavender has praised a “wonderfully unique and diverse” collection at Diss Museum after officially opening it at the weekend.

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Diss Museum re-opening to showcase new exhibitions and volunteer opportunities

Diss Museum is ready to showcase its latest exhibitions and opportunities for volunteers when the building is reopened tomorrow by a BBC star.

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More than 140 ‘stunning’ new exhibits to be opened by BBC star Ian Lavender at Diss Museum

Residents from the local area are being invited to the official exhibition opening at Diss Museum, which is being hosted by BBC star Ian Lavender.

Perri Kiely and Jordan Banjo from Diversity hold a dance workshop with the LK School of Dance in Eye.
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EXCLUSIVE/PICTURES: ‘Something they will never forget’ as Diversity visit Eye to boost some of region’s best dancers

Street dancers from around the Diss Express area had “the experience of a lifetime” after members of superstar dance troupe Diversity visited Eye at the weekend.

Tree detail from Snowdonia by photographer Lee Acaster, of Wortham. This shot earned him the crown of Interntational Garden Photographer of the year. Picture: Lee Acaster.

Wortham photographer wins international recognition with stunning Snowdonia shot

A Wortham man who took up photography as a hobby just six years ago has won further international recognition in a prestigious competition.

Diss Corn Hall interior renovations - Main Hall. Photo credit: Harry Moore.

Diss Corn Hall striving for ‘wow factor’, as renovations enter home stretch

As the Diss Corn Hall enters the home stretch of its huge two-year refurbishment project, its director says visitors will experience a “wow factor” when it finally re-opens in early May.

REVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia, La Fille Mal Gardee

REVIEW: Russian State Ballet of Siberia, La Fille Mal Gardee

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia brought three shows to Norwich last week, including this light-hearted romance which roughly translates as The Wayward Daughter.

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Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert

Pictured: Kacey Spearman, Classical Ballet Solo

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts

The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts programme is now available.

Diss, Norfolk Diss' Heritage Triangle Area in Diss. 


Diss Corn Hall’s grand re-opening set for May after major renovations

The new era of Diss’ primary entertainment centre will kick off in early May, completing phase one of the town’s £3.2 million Heritage Triangle regeneration.

Hit '90s TV show Crystal Maze, famously hosted by Richard O'Brien, is coming back

Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens

Big news in the TV world this morning as Channel 4 has announced that hit ‘90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens.


VIDEO: Crowds flock to Hunstanton Christmas Day swim

It may have been an exceptionally mild Christmas Day, but the sea was as chilly as ever for Hunstanton’s festive swim this morning.

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The Top TV of 2016

Top 40 highest rated TV shows of 2016

As Gogglebox would say, we’ve watched some great TV over the course of 2016.

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Dick Van Dyke in the original Mary Poppins film (Photo: YouTube)

Dick Van Dyke to star in Mary Poppins sequel at 91

Dick Van Dyke will dust off his sweeping brush after confirming he will appear in the upcoming Mary Poppins sequel.

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Fressingfield, Suffolk. St Peter & St Paul Church has received a �50,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant to restore its historic Father Willis organ in the church. Pictured is Jenny Whitehurst and members of the fundraising and development team behind the restoration of the organ.

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Fressingfield’s iconic Victorian organ handed lifeline by £50k grant

An historic fixture of a north Suffolk church which has stood in the village for nearly eight decades has gained a vital lifeline, thanks to a funding boost for urgent restoration works.

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Everyone’s a winner as Gainsborough’s House museum and gallery says thank you for Lottery grant

Missed out on the Lottery jackpot again this week? Don’t bin your ticket just yet, because it’s your passport into the world of one of Britain’s most famous artists.

Harleston, Norfolk. Christmas Lights Switch-On in Harleston, pictured from left David Charles, Carol Wiles MBE and Glen Philpott. 

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PICTURES: Harleston lights up town centre to kick off Christmas season

There was no doubting that Christmas had truly arrived in Harleston on Saturday, as well over a thousand people filled the streets for the annual festive lights switch-on.

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