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Corn hall celebrates a 'good first year'


By Newsdesk Diss


Cutting the Corn Hall birthday cake: Dinsdale, Angela Skyes, Mayor Trevor Wenman and Jess Vincent..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.
Cutting the Corn Hall birthday cake: Dinsdale, Angela Skyes, Mayor Trevor Wenman and Jess Vincent..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography.

A good first year and more to come.

That was the pledge of operations manager Clare Robinson after a “brilliant” day of celebrations on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the relaunched Diss Corn Hall.

In a programme of events for people of all ages, daytime visitors were able to enjoy creative play by the Imps and games in the main hall, as well as visits by mayor Trevor Wenman and Diss cartoon character Dinsdale - and a birthday cake.

Evening visitors were entertained by a disco and sets by the Strike School band featured in last week’s Diss Express, and for anybody with an appetite, a pizza van arrived.

The Corn Hall was the the centrepiece of the multi-million pound Heritage Triangle project and audiences had been good in a really busy first year since the re-opening, said Ms Robinson.

The raked seating had been a particular success, especially as it was retractable and meant that the floor could be freed up for other events.

The exhibition space had been another marked success since the revamp, said Ms Robinson.

More exhibitions were planned as the “new” Corn Hall enters its second year, as well as more outreach work and workshops involving schools and dementia sufferers.

“It has been a fantastic refurbishment,” added Ms Robinson.

* More pictures in today's Diss Express.



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