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Six great things to do in Diss this weekend

PUBLISHED: 09:38 06 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:11 06 July 2018

Gary Breeze, The Handlebards, Abba Sensation and Singing For All.

Gary Breeze, The Handlebards, Abba Sensation and Singing For All.

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With glorious weather — predicted to be the hottest of the year — to enjoy, and England to cheer on in the World Cup, it promises to be a busy weekend. But here are six other great things not to miss in Diss.

SHOW

Circus Fantasia

Fair Greem Stanley Road, Diss, until July 8, Fri, 7pm/Sat 2pm and 5pm/Sun, 2pm, tickets on 0844 888 9991, ticketline.co.uk

Roll up, roll up, the circus continues to be in town. The big top of this family circus features performers from around the world with gymnasts from Ukraine, dare devils from Mexico and musical clowns from Spain. As well as these there are hula hoop girls, aerial hoop, trapeze, aerial silks, hand balancing, Clown Jerry, high wire plus musical dancing water fountains.

ART

Gary Breeze

The Gallery, Diss Corn Hall, until July 9, 10am-4pm, free, 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk

Artist Gary Breeze’s sculptural lettering works have featured on Royal Mail stamps, the 50p coin and on the tomb of Richard III at Leicester Cathedral. Now based in Beehive Yard in Diss, and in celebration of the lettering he created for the Corn Hall, this exhibition includes access to his extensive portfolio, presenting a photographic journey through many of his most successful designs.

OUTDOORS

Hay Meadow Work

Quaker Wood, Factory Lane, Diss, July 7, 9.30am-12pm, free

Enjoy what’s sure to be glorious sunshine by helping with this community woodland project that since it started in 2006, has grown to become a haven for wildlife. This working party will see the start of the summer cut of the hay meadow. They have a number of lightweight scythes and novices are welcome to give it a try, with some basic guidance. Mid-morning refreshments provided.

SINGING

Singing For All

Diss Corn Hall, July 7, 10.30am, £5 per session, £2.50 under-18s, 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk

These community choir sessions have proved to be extremely popular and they are continuing through the summer due to demand. The relaxed and informal community choir is open to all ages and abilities, including families. Experienced and friendly tutor Kate Warner leads you through a variety of musical genres including folk, gospel and pop.

MUSIC

Abba Sensation

The Park Hotel, Denmark Street, Diss, July 7, £18, 01379 642244, parkhotel-diss.co.uk

With the new Mama Mia film not far off get in the mood with this top tribute show featuring all the hits of the ever popular Swedish super-group. Sensation will transport you back to the golden days of Abba, with stunning harmonies, costumes, choreography and a sprinkling of light-hearted humour. Thank them for the music and all the songs they’re singing!

THEATRE

Romeo & Juliet

Diss Park, July 8, 2pm, £15 adult with free child, 01379 652241, disscornhall.co.uk

Pedal-powered open air Shakespeare company - the HandleBards – travel everywhere by bicycle, carrying the set, props, and costumes needed to perform their energetic and charmingly chaotic productions. They pedal back into town to stage their lively and fun outdoor production of Romeo and Juliet. The story of star-crossed lovers is familiar but with four actors playing all the parts, expect their unique brand of irreverent comedy.

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