Brush up on his­tory

EDP Norfolk - - History - For more de­tails of events see thecorn­hall.co.uk

There are events and ex­hi­bi­tions hap­pen­ing through­out the sum­mer in both towns. Diss Mu­seum and Wymondham Her­itage Mu­seum will also be dis­play­ing items which were made or used in the lo­cal brush mak­ing fac­to­ries. Here are a few high­lights:

A Brush with the Past ex­hi­bi­tion

Diss Corn Hall, up­per gallery, July 4 – Septem­ber 15, free. The ex­hi­bi­tion is the cul­mi­na­tion of the work of lo­cal school chil­dren and stu­dents in­spired by the his­tory of the brush in­dus­try. It fea­tures vi­brant and di­verse art­work, an­i­ma­tion and film from Wymondham Col­lege, Roy­don Pri­mary School and a youth group from Diss.

Maz Jack­son – Wild boar and co­conuts

July 4 – Septem­ber 15, Diss Corn Hall, Waveney room, free. In­ter­na­tion­ally ac­claimed artist Maz Jack­son has cre­ated a se­ries of strik­ing egg tem­pera art works in­cor­po­rat­ing im­agery with his­toric ref­er­ences and ma­te­ri­als cel­e­brat­ing the brush in­dus­try.

Her­itage trail

A trail will take you around Diss, start­ing at the Corn Hall and fin­ish­ing at Roy­don Vil­lage Hall, tak­ing you to key his­toric lo­ca­tions and mak­ing plenty of dis­cov­er­ies along the way. Pick up a map and start ex­plor­ing.

RIGHT: Maz Jack­son’s art work - The Brush Maker, part of the Brush with the Past ex­hi­bi­tion

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