DissFest brings an arts and culture hit to town
The first ever DissFest arts and culture festival has been hailed as a success by organisers.
With an aim of increasing the cultural engagement of people in Diss and its surrounds, particularly young people, it offered a range of entertainment, including live music, drama, theatre workshops and fun children’s activity sessions.
It ran at the weekend, beginning on Friday, and was staged across of range of locations, including Diss Park, Diss Corn Hall and even local cafes.
It was organised by Vinces Road-based Unit Twenty Three, which is a social enterprise aimed at supporting the development of young people, especially through creative ventures.
Sophie Gosman, of Unit Twenty-Three, who helped organise the event, said: “I think it went really well. The variety of events we had going was really good. We were hoping for some more numbers but we hope to improve next year.”
The organisers already have their eyes set on next year, and ways they can improve the offering and how they can get more people to enjoy the events.