Past Events

Fair Green is the venue for many public events serving the whole community in and around Diss. Here are a few highlights. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Taste of Diss – 13th June 2010

As part of the Taste of Diss 2010 Festival of Local Food, there was a family picnic on Fair Green.

Family picnic on Fair Green – 11th July 2009

The picnic was organised by the Fair Green Neighbourhood Association together with Slow Food Waveney Valley. Rachel Baker, Chair of the Neighbourhood Association, said, “We think it is important that people see Fair Green as a resource for the whole community. The residents provided a tea and cake stall, the people brought food, and we arranged for sponsorship from the Diss Children’s Centre for children’s activities.”

Taste of Diss – 13th July 2008

At the first Taste of Diss, Festival of Local Food, there was a family picnic on Fair Green, with food and entertainment.

Food and Craft Fair – 1st July 2006

In 2006 Fair Green Neighbourhood Association, working with Slow Food Waveney Valley, ran a Food and Craft Fair on Fair Green, with funding from the Lottery’s Awards for All.  An estimated  800 – 1000 people attended, with nearly 50 stalls. whole family.
Star attraction was the Grand Travelling Insect Circus Museum.  For the children, there was Bazza Bizzarre,  plus bouncy castle, balloon sculpture and face painting.
Entertainment included Diss-located bones (trombone jazz), Lost Highway (blues and country), Los Bravos (flamenco), Djole (African drumming), Rough at the Edges (acapella singing), the Diss High School Soul Band and the Diss-Function Food Inspectors (street theatre).

Tudor Fair –  August 2004

In 2006, the Diss Community Partnership and the Diss Museum staged the Skelton Festival, a year-long series of 40 events to celebrate the 500th anniversary of John Skelton – a former Rector of St. Mary’s and childhood tutor of Henry VIII. The culmination of the Festival was a Tudor Fair on Fair Green.

2 Responses to Past Events

  1. anna lidzey says:

    wonderful news – power to the people!

    a better play area would be great. How about one of the new style outdoor gyms for older kids and adults (like at Harleston park) I would hate to see lots of plastic and brightly coloured metal on the green the type that is popular for little kiddie parks.

  2. Basil Abbott says:

    October 2006? The Skelton Festival was in 2004, with the Tudor Fair in August.

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