Christmas Art & Craft Show at Burston Crown @ The Burston Crown
Dec 7 @ 1:00 pm – Dec 25 @ 5:00 pm

The 2019 Christmas Art and Craft Show in Association with Designermakers 21, opens at The Burston Crown on the 17th November and runs until Christmas day  – in case you need to buy that very very last minute gift.

The show features the work of 10 local artists and craft makers and covers sculpture, textiles, jewellery, mosaics, glassware and woodwork.

Marie Hamilton, a textiles craft maker at Designer makers 21 said, “we are very much looking forward to installing this new exhibition at The Burston Crown this week.

The summer exhibition, as part of the Norwich and Norfolk Festival Open Studios at the pub, was very successful producing sales of artworks and new visitors to our studios in Diss. Bev and Steve are wonderful patron’s of art and craft, original live music and theatre as well as all the hard work they put into running the best village pub and restaurant in the area”

Bev Kemberey from the Burston Crown said, “we are so looking forward to the new art and craft arriving this week ready to be put on our walls. The art and craft we display at the Burston Crown generates so much interest from our current customers and brings new customers in.  Since the summer exhibition as part of the Norwich Festival we have displayed a retrospective collection of watercolour landscapes of Spain by David Hutter a past member of the Royal Watercolour Society, so there is always interesting art and craft to see”.

The opening hours for the Burston Crown can be found at and the telephone number is 01379 741257. Entry to the 2019 Christmas Art and Craft Show in Association with Designermakers 21is free of charge.


Bev Kemberey Owner The Burston Crown 07887582962
Janine Oxley Designermakers 21 07810891476

Christmas Jumper Day at Safe Hands Nursery
Dec 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am

We would like to welcome you all to our Christmas Jumper Day at Safe Hands Day Nursery Diss. It will be a great opportunity for you all to come and have a look around our baby room. Meet our wonderful staff and see what the Nursery has to offer. We will have some fun festive crafts, biscuit making and some delicious snacks and warm drinks for you all to enjoy. Don’t forget to wear your Christmas jumper! There is even a prize for the best Christmas jumper!

Click here for full details

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Age UK Norfolk Pabulum Cafe @ United Reformed Church
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tai Chi class for health & wellbeing @ Hoxne Village Hall
Dec 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Weds 10.00-11.30 Tai chi for health and well-being, Hoxne village hall

Weds 5.00-6.30 Qigong for health and well-being, Palgrave Community Centre

Qigong for health and wellbeing @ Palgrave Community Centre
Dec 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Weds 10.00-11.30 Tai chi for health and well-being, Hoxne village hall

Weds 5.00-6.30 Qigong for health and well-being, Palgrave Community Centre

Full Council Meeting @ The Council Chamber
Dec 12 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm

The next meeting of the Full Council is scheduled for Wednesday 12th December 2018 at 7:15pm in the Marriage Room at the Town Council Offices

Click here to download the agenda

Ukaholics Anonymous- Musical session @ Quaker Meeting House
Dec 12 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Ukaholics Anonymous- Musical session @ Quaker Meeting House

Do you like singing and /or playing the ukulele?

Ukaholics Anonymous meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm in The Quaker Meeting House on Frenze Road IP22 4PA. New members always welcome.

Ukes available to loan to beginners. Free taster session, then £20 for 5 sessions.

Full details from Pete Arnold on 07934 432185 or

Wortwell Bell Quiz Night @ Wortwell Bell
Dec 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Quiz Night – Wednesday 12th December – 8pm Start

Festive Cheese & Wine Bingo @ The Park Hotel
Dec 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

We would like to announce our BRAND NEW evening session of festive bingo with cheese and wine!
Price is £15pp and includes bingo book of 8 games (raffle and cash bingo extra) Come along for some festive fun….there are lots of prizes to be won!
Cheese and wine served from 6pm, bingo starts at 7pm prompt!

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Buskers Night at The Cock Inn @ The Cock Inn
Dec 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


from 7pm – contact pub for details

‘Heart of Diss’ -Weekly Support Group @ Diss United Reformed Church
Dec 14 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Heart of Diss’ is a small regular support group running every Friday until 14th Dec 2018
* Held in a comfy room in Diss
* Run weekly by a psychotherapist

We meet weekly to look at personal issues that people bring along:

• Dealing with anxiety
• Improving your relationships
• Staying grounded when everything changes

The meetings are relaxed and friendly and we make it a ‘family’ for you to be part of

We make this a confidential supportive safe place for local people (18+)

I am Richard Oliver, an experienced group facilitator
and an approved psychotherapist (registered with UKCP) with 12 years experience

This is non-profit making: the group costs £10 per week and £10 for the initial meeting

Please enquire by text or call me (not a drop-in event):
07956 418601 or e-mail:

School Christmas Carols and Mulled Wine @ The Railway Tavern
Dec 14 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

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Come on down and get in the festive mood with Christmas Carols, performed by Mellis School. Hot Mulled Wine & Mince Pies will also be available to help along the festivity.

Christmas Quiz Night @ The Pennoyer Centre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Christmas Quiz Night

Friday 14th December, 7pm for 7.30pm start

This quiz is always very popular, so book your team in quickly. Teams of up to 6 people. Fish and chips served in the interval. £10 (or £4.50 without food). Prizes for the most festively dressed team. Booking Essential.

The Pennoyer Centre’s MONTHLY QUIZ! @ The Pennoyer Centre
Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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This extremely popular event gets booked up quickly!

Teams of up to 6. Fish and chips in the interval and a bar open throughout.

Early booking essential. £9.50 with fish & chips, £4.50 without.

To book contact us on 01379 676660

Dark Custom- Live music @ Botesdale Greyhound
Dec 14 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Attleborough Christmas Fayre @ Attleborough Town Hall
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

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Come along and buy those last minute Christmas gifts.
Lots of craft stalls with lovely gifts.
Happily Ever After face painting
Tea and cake hosted by feline care.


Indoor Christmas Market @ The Mix, 127 Ipswich Street
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

The Mix is hosting its third FREE INDOOR CHRISTMAS MARKET in partnership with Stowmarket Town Council’s ‘Snowfiesta’. The date for your diaries is Saturday 15th December, the event will include a market, ice rink and live music in the town centre alongside our indoor market.

The indoor market at The Mix will have a large selection of beautiful gifts and treats to buy your loved ones. Our cafe Cabbages & Kings at The Mix will also be serving and selling delicious festive food!

This year there’ll also be a Family Zone downstairs in our performance hall – put Snowfiesta in the diary now!

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The Bell Inn- Breakfast With Santa @ The Bell Inn
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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Arrive at 10am have a full English breakfast, meet Santa for a gift and enjoy the festive activities

Adults £6.95
Kids £8.95

£5 deposit at time of booking needed
Call 01379 898445

Star Wing Christmas Celebration @ Star Wing Brewery
Dec 15 @ 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
SoA Live- Live music @ Scole Crossways
Dec 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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The second of 2 remaining gigs at the Crossways in 2018.

Same old only slightly more Christmassy. Come down and see us.