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Ezio thrill the Corn Hall audience with a cracking gig packed with fan favourites

This was the third is a series of gigs presented by English Folk Expo at the Corn Hall. Notionally a folk artist, Ezio is at the rockier end of the spectrum, with a sound that… read more
Posted in Music

The Corn Hall reopens with a celebration of protest and song

Presented as part of the of  N&N festival, The People’s Cabaret is a work in progress, with this premier intended as seed corn from which a bigger, bolder event will emerge through community involvement. We… read more
Posted in Music, Theatre

John Hegley certainly knows his potatoes

With a mix of poetry and song, John Hegley presented an evening of gentle good humour at the Corn Hall. With the help of Chris and his trumpet, he delighted his audience with whimsies on… read more
Posted in Comedy, Family, Music, Theatre, Word

Judy is Zellweger’s chameleon like transformation makes this her movie from beginning to end

Adapted by Tom Edge from Peter Quilter’s the stage play, this is a raw portrait of Judy Garland at the end of her career, and a showcase for Renée Zellweger’s uncanny ability to get under… read more
Posted in Family, Film, Music

J D King's Elvis - here soon!

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Posted in Family, live entertainment, Music

The Blues Band are better than ever in concert & on their new album

The Blues Band, and permutations of its constituent parts have come to Diss quite a few times but I don’t recall them ever playing quite so well. The reason may be The Rooster Crowed, their… read more
Posted in Music, Review

Hazel O’Connor held her audience spellbound

Given the revival of interest in eighties music it’s no surprise that Hazel O’Connor played to a full house at the Corn Hall. But to attribute her success merely to nostalgia would be to greatly… read more
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The Dave Thomas Big Blues Band delivers a masterclass in classic Chicago blues

If Dave Thomas ever took to running, I suspect he’d go for a marathon rather than a sprint. With a carefully curated set that lasted only a few minutes shy of three hours, Thomas took… read more
Posted in Diss, live entertainment, Music, Review

Follow the Lost Boys, Hoist the Jolly Roger and Look Out for Captain Hook.

              For three days last week 22 young performers immersed themselves in singing, dancing, drama and arts activities as they journeyed to Neverland. Late on the third day these… read more
Posted in Art, Family, live entertainment, Music, Outreach, Theatre

Next Wednesday: Bohemian Rhapsody - with a roster of superb concert recreations - is hugely enjoyable

After the much-publicised troubles that have beset this movie, it comes as a pleasant surprise that Bohemian Rhapsody is such a fun ride, with a roster of superb concert recreations, including Life Aid – where… read more
Posted in Film, Music, Review

East Anglian film premiere brought to life George Butterworth - a man who might have become one of Britain’s foremost composers

The Corn’s Hall’s presentation of Stewart Hajdukiewicz’s biography of composer George Butterworth may not have been quite the world premiere, but it was only the third public outing for the film, and was attended by… read more
Posted in Film, Heritage, Music

Singer ,Georgia Mancio delighted Diss Jazz Club with her interpretation of songs by Tom Jobim

Award-winning singer Georgia Mancio, brought to The Corn Hall a totally wonderful evenings music, fun and elegance. Presenting us with a beautiful musical array from the celebrated Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos 'Tom' Jobim, Georgia explained… read more
Posted in Music, Review

'Royalty' at the Corn Hall in the shape of Paul Jones & Dave Kelly!

British blues royalty paid a visit to the Corn Hall last weekend, with Paul Jones and Dave Kelly (describing themselves as 40% the Blues Band) performing an acoustic set of blues classics. The pair made… read more
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4 star review of 'The Mariner' Common Ground's latest production - coming 26 Oct

Samuel Taylor Coleridge is probably as much remembered by the general public today for his troubled life and opium addiction as for his verse and association with Wordsworth’s circle. Of his poetry, the most likely… read more
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ARTS AWARD STUDENTS AT THE CORN HALL VOLUNTEER WITH PETE'S FAMILY JAM AT OUR SATURDAY CLUB

On Saturday 22nd September we volunteered at Pete's Family Jam. It was a fun, light hearted 'get away' for children aged 0 to 100! The show incorporated both children and adults with easy to use… read more
Posted in Arts Award, Family, Music, Review

David Vass enjoys reliving the many hits of The Kinks

Resolutely not a tribute band, The Kast off Kinks are essentially the real thing without the Davies brothers, and have been performing their considerable back catalogue for well over 20 years. Obviously pleased to be… read more
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The Corn Hall Presents Diss in WWI

The Corn Hall presents Diss in WWI. Commemorating the centenary of the end of WWI in 2018 we are pleased to be able to bring to the Corn Hall a series of events and activities… read more
Posted in Diss, Exhibitions, Family, Film, Music, Norfolk, Word

Toyah - Up Close & Personal at the Corn Hall

Perhaps the first British singer to be known only by her first name, Toyah entertained the Corn Hall with a string of post punk hits from the early 80s, and while for those of us… read more
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Community Choir continuing due to popular demand

Our Singing for All - Community Choir has been so successful we're running it throughout the summer. Our relaxed and informal choir meets on Saturday mornings and everyone is welcome :) Experienced and friendly tutor… read more
Posted in Family, Music

Townsend Productions latest is another hit with our reviewer, David Vass

We Are the Lions, Mr Manager! Townsend Productions’ latest play sees the further development of Neil Gore as a writer of increasing confidence and individuality. In this unapologetic polemic, we still got his signature mix… read more
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Great Family Fun - Aladdin at the Corn Hall

As the first year of the newly refurbished Corn Hall draws to a close, it seems only fitting that the occasion be marked with resolutely old fashioned Pantomime. Handsomely staged and dressed, Aladdin brought songs,… read more
Posted in Comedy, Family, Music, Pantomime, Refurbishment, Review, Theatre

Baby Driver - A preview

Edgar Wright is best known for his collaboration with Simon Pegg on the Cornetto trilogy, and though his first solo venture, Scott Pilgrim, was a cult success it was also a commercial disaster. This time… read more
Posted in Film, Music, Review, Screening

A Review: Lady Maisery

Billed as a welcome return of folk music to the Corn Hall, Lady Maisery offered up something altogether richer and more varied. Hannah James, Rowan Rheingans and Hazel Askew showcased their considerable music talents with… read more
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Kast off Kinks - a review

A curious hybrid of heritage and tribute acts has emerged over the last few years – bands made up of departed personnel from groups no longer with us. Bruce Foxton still plays music From the Jam,… read more
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Electric Swing Circus - a review

It was standing room only at the Corn Hall for the Electric Swing Circus’s infectious fusion of swing, break beat and house. With occasional nods to reggae and dubstep, their unique sound had the crowd… read more
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The Will Pound Band - a review 

Considering he is one of the best harmonica players on the planet, Will Pound seems a remarkably self-effacing man. Content for the most part to let his harmonica do the talking, audience chat took second… read more
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