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Wingfield Barns

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A treat for your eyes and ears

Part of Diss Corn Hall’s ‘on tour’ programme Poetry & Music

Saturday 2 April 8pm Wingfield Barns, IP21 5RA Tickets £9 / Under 18 £6

The Hosepipe Band with Martin Newell - The Song of the Waterlily & Black Shuck

Bringing together poetry and music in a wonderful collaboration, the acclaimed poet, songwriter and EADT columnist Martin Newell will perform two of his poems – the evocative and award-winning The Song of the Waterlily and his epic Black Shuck – accompanied by The Hosepipe Band with music they have composed specially.

The Hosepipe Band’s five piece line-up is: Geoff Coombs – mandola, percussion, vocals Simon Haines – concertina, hurdy gurdy, footbass, saw, bandoneon, vocals Val Woollard – bagpipes, recorder, flute, saxophone, bells, dulcimer Cara Bruns – keyboards, vocals Peter Nice – upright bass, electric guitar, brush, schwirrbogen, vocals

Martin Newell – poet’s voice, upright bass

Concerts take place in The Great Barn. With quality concert seating for audiences of up to 100, this fabulous space has wonderful acoustics for folk, classical music, recitals and jazz.

The bar is fully licensed so audiences can enjoy wines, Adnams beers and lager, soft drinks, before performances and during the interval.

Concerts have included:

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Drama is a crucial part of the programme of events and includes performances by professional companies. We are also delighted to host plays by local societies and are keen to promote events by students in local schools and by pupils of local music teachers.

2014 performances at Wingfield Barns have included: - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Robin Hood SOLD OUT - Open Space Theatre Company, A Woman in Mind SOLD OUT - Mustard Theatre Company, Death and the Maiden - Mere Players, Heroes - Eyeswrite, A Sting in the Tale - Mustard Theatre Company’s The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

2015 - Puzzle House Pantomimes, Dick Whittington and His Cat

Open Space Theatre Company, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Take a look at their set in the Great Barn - with Mike’s great lighting! open space red

mtp presented Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor.

Made2measure Theatre Company presented a 1950s whodunit, An Engagement with Death. One happy member of the audience wrote, ‘Thank you again for providing another thoroughly entertaining original theatrical event in a lovely setting.’


Common Ground Theatre Company presented The Count of Monte Cristo adapted from Dumas’story by Pat Whymark and Julian Harries


Open Space Theatre Company - Uncle Vanya

and in 2016 Sunday 17th January at 3pm, Puzzle House Pantomimes presented Aladdin


Concerts, plays and musicals can be arranged on a venue hire basis or box office split.

Companies or individuals interested in performing at Wingfield Barns call 01379 384505 or email



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