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Monthly Archive: September 2022

Paula Rego Show is Up and Running

On Saturday The Corn Hall Paula Rego exhibition got off to a busy and enthusiastic start. Curator David Case gave two introductory talks which were sold out, followed by a screening of the recent film… read more
Posted in Uncategorised

Natalie Songer’s Satellites was utterly Spellbinding

Natalie Songer’s extraordinarily ambitious and complex show took in the vastness of time and space, and yet did so by exploring the most intimate and touching of family stories. Taking inspiration from her family’s hazy,… read more
Posted in Theatre

This riveting documentary perfectly complements the Corn Hall's latest Art Exhibition

  Paula Rego, Secrets and Stories, a documentary made by her son Nick Willing, was never going to be the usual detached academic dissection of a painter and their work, but neither is this a… read more
Posted in Art, Film

Operation Mincemeat is a resounding success

Ten years ago I read a fascinating book by Ben Macintyre, outlining an extraordinary scheme to trick  Nazi Germany into thinking the allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia, rather than their actual target, Sicily.… read more
Posted in Film

Licorice Pizza is a tasty treat

Fans of Paul Thomas Anderson films won’t be disappointed by this leisurely exploration of dysfunctional young love. Like Punch-Drunk Love, Boogie Nights and Inherent Vice it takes its time to work its way into your… read more
Posted in Film

Walker and Styles - a workshop where we dug deep to reveal our own concerns

It’s been a long 18 months since the People’s Cabaret last came to the Corn Hall but back in 2021 (as part of the Norfolk & Norwich Festival), Jessica Walker came to Diss accompanied only… read more
Posted in Music, Word