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Outreach activities at the Cyclathon

Children decorating a wheel at Diss Carnival which was included in the‘Wheelie Wonderful’ trail for Diss Cyclathon 2016

The Corn Hall is focused on the promotion and development of arts and heritage in the community, and we are proud to run an exciting and eclectic programme of outreach projects to engage the local community including workshops, performances, and creative learning activities.

We have an exciting new community project with The Keeper’s Daughter which has received development funding from Arts Council East. The project will get people to share local memories which will provide inspiration for a new theatrical ghost story, with Diss as its back drop. Young and old will work together, engaging with the Heritage Triangle and the Corn Hall; to show case the town’s heritage in a unique way. Opportunities to get involved include reminiscence sessions, workshops in acting, theatre and costume design, puppet making, film, marketing and publicity promotion. Young people that are involved in the creation of the piece will be able to use this towards gaining an Arts Award accreditation. 

The past and the present meet with Carol Gingells ‘ghost’ photograph of Crown Corner, Diss

The past and the present meet with Carol Gingells ‘ghost’ photograph of Crown Corner, Diss

A grant from the British Film Institute has enabled the Corn Hall to offer an extended film programme. From April 2017 there will be seven extra monthly screenings including Silver Screen, a Young Film group with film workshops, Big Scream screenings for parents and babies and a series of school holiday film screenings. Please see our What’s On section for more details.

We actively work to support a number of community led events each year through our education and outreach team, including the Diss Cyclathon and the Heritage Transport Fayre. We are always looking to develop our work into the wider community and introduce new people to what the Corn Hall has to offer.