2016 is in full swing

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We are making tracks for organising Dissfest’ in 2016.  We’ve met with partners, performers, community representatives and more.  We’re pulling together potential programmes, venues and activities.  And we’re recruiting an exceptional team of young people to become our Young Associates and help us run the show!

This training and our ongoing development is made possible thanks to Norfolk Community Foundation (Love Norfolk: Youth Social Action fund), Diss Town Council (Both a grant and generous in-kind donation of spaces) and the Taylor Hammond Foundation so far.

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in getting involved.  We’re searching for:

  • Young people aged 14-19 to join our team.
  • Performers: Professionals and ‘the next talent’ from across our community
  • Venues: Of all natures to host activity
  • Volunteers & Influencers – be any age, from any part of Diss, doing anything.  Get involved in our public meetings to inform the team of what you’d like to see.  And then get involved at the events to help steward and keep people engaged.  You might also want to offer other support in specific areas.  We’d love to hear from you.

Public Meeting for 2016 Event – 24th September

As well as recently releasing the videos from this year’s festival we are pleased to invite anyone interested in helping shape the 2016 Dissfest’ event to talk to us about plans, how they might be able to help and what you’d like to see happening at a ‘public meeting’ on the 24th September.

Diss Town Council are kindly hosting us in the meeting room at Diss Youth & Community Centre.  If you’d like to come along please let us know by emailing info@unittwentythree.co.uk in advance.

We look forward to seeing you there!


A big thank-you to all our suppliers, venues, performers, funders and audiences for a great first year of Diss Fest’.

We will be holding a community meeting for anyone to share feedback directly at the Diss Corn Hall, 6pm, 15th April 2015.

If you can’t make it then do feel free to email or call us also.

We are in the throws of planning next year’s festival, scheduled for July 2016, and look forward to working with the many people who have already expressed interest.

Make your booking now!

We’re excited to announce our initial programme of activity which includes some workshops, music, theatre, films, visual arts and even local cultural tours.

Visit our events page for more!

The Diss Corn Hall Box office are handling most event bookings.

Funders confirmed

We’re pleased to have on board our three grant funders, making the festival happen!

The primary funder is Arts Council England


We have secured a neighbourhood fund grant from South Norfolk Council

South Norfolk Council CMYK

And we are grateful for a small Arts Project Fund grant from Norfolk County Council