Albion Fairs Revisited Diss Corn Hall

Hope to see you at the following events at Diss Corn Hall. Please forward to anyone and everyone!

An exhibition in the Old Stables Gallery (Corn Hall)
4-26 August 11am-4pm Mon-Sat Free
From Barsham to Albion
–an archive of material from the East
Anglian Fairs of the 70s and 80s

Saturday 10 September Noon-5pm & 7pm to midnight
Tickets Day + Evening Adults £10 / Children £5
Day or Evening only Adults £7 / Children £3.50
Barsham and Albion Fairs
Revisited

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Next year marks 40 years since the first of the legendary East
Anglian fairs – which ran from 1972 to 1986 – took place. Their
spirit of creativity, play and environmentalism was ahead of its
time and has left a legacy today.
The fairs became renowned for providing extraordinary theatre,
music, installation art, artisan stalls and other entertainments,
helping to establish the careers of many who have gone on to
play an important part in the cultural life of Britain.
The Corn Hall is celebrating these great happenings with an
exhibition of posters, photographs, film and assorted
memorabilia from the fairs, including the ultimate monthly
newspaper of alternative East Anglia, the Waveney Clarion.
This exhibition will evoke memories for those who were there
and will explain the magic and significance of the fairs to those
who missed them.
NB! FREE PRIVATE VIEW THURSDAY 4th AUGUST 7pm

Saturday 10 September Noon-5pm & 7pm to midnight
Tickets Day + Evening Adults £10 / Children £5
Day or Evening only Adults £7 / Children £3.50
Barsham and Albion Fairs
Revisited

A retrospective and joyful celebration of the legendary Albion
Fairs held in East Anglia during the 70s and 80s featuring
memorable mayhem for young and old with music,
performance, theatre, discussion, exhibition, film and craft
stalls.
Afternoon:Clown show by the critically acclaimed Foolhardy
Folk, films by Bruce and Kevin Lacey, craft stalls,music, and the
spectacular Insect Circus.
Evening: A discussion, followed by music, fun and dancing including
a reunion of The Ivory Brothers (James Lascelles and Mike
Storey), supported by Reg Rabbit and the Fast Breeders and
the fabulous Can-Can Girls.
Experience the atmosphere of those heady days in the
specially decorated Corn Hall. Whether you were there at the
time or not, there will be much to wonder at and enjoy.
http://www.jameslascelles.com
http://www.michaelstoreymusic.com

Delicious food and bar all day
and evening.
Not a revival but a revisiting with some of the artists who made those events so spectacular and memorable including the Ivory Brothers, Reg Rabbit and the Fast Breeders.

We are looking for local performers who would like to do short spots at the September 10th day event, preferably accoustic music or theatre. Also if anyone would like to have a craft stall please get in touch with Madeline.
tel:01379 642470 or email: Madeline by mail

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