Brush up on history
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.
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