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Diss Corn Hall to celebrate anniversary with all day birthday bash




Diss Corn Hall is to hold an all-day anniversary bash to mark a year of opening since its revamp.

A free family fun day will open events at the St Nicholas Street arts venue on Saturday, August 11, before music and dancing in the evening.

Corn Hall staff ready to party. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3386019)
Corn Hall staff ready to party. ..Picture by Mark Bullimore Photography. (3386019)

The event is designed to say thanks to all those who have helped establish the venue during and after its refurbishment, as part of the £3.4million Heritage Triangle project.

“It’s a really important milestone for us and we want as many of the wonderful people in Diss and the surrounding villages who have been so incredibly supportive to be able to celebrate with us,” said programme manager Angela Sykes.

“To that end, we have made the day as accessible and family-friendly as possible and lined up a whole day of family activities, culminating with an evening party, where everyone can just have a good old bop to their favourite hits.”

The venue officially opened in May 2017, but the party is also designed to celebrate the completion of the Heritage Triangle, which was funded by a variety of sources, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, South Norfolk Council and Diss Town Council.

Some 250 volunteers were involved in the Corn Hall project, which also attracted funding from local companies and individuals.

Family events will be held between 10am and 4pm. They include a creative play and treasure trail, musical theatre and dance showcases, giant family games and the opportunity to meet Dinsdale and Dick Whittington’s cat.

The dancing, for which tickets cost £5, with under 18s free, starts at 6.30pm, with music by cover band Strike School, as well as a DJ.

There will be cocktails and a grand raffle with prizes, including an original artwork by Diss Express cartoonist Mike Webb.

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