29 March – 6 May at The Corn Hall Diss.

This exhibition will explore the cultural impact that The Beatles had in East Anglia through their ground-breaking use of film and video between 1963 and 1970.

It’s 60 years since Beatlemania exploded throughout the UK in 1963 and unable to keep up with demand for personal appearances, The Beatles pioneered the use of film and promotional videos to bring their music to the masses.

As part of the exhibition, we are interested to capture the memories of local people going to see the films A Hard Day’s Night or Help in the 1960s. If you have a Beatlemania story to tell, please drop us a line at The Corn Hall.

You can find the exhibition in the Upper and Lower Galleries at The Corn Hall  from Wednesday 29 March until Saturday 6 May. Click here to find out more



Join us for series of special events to accompany the exhibition. All events will be held at The Corn Hall.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years
Screening on Wednesday 19 April 10.30am and 7.30pm

Accompanying new interviews of the remaining Beatles, their associates and fans as well as archival interviews of the late ones, this film features footage of the heady concert years of 1963 to 1966 when the band became a worldwide cultural phenomenon.

Craig Brown – One Two Three Four
Friday 21 April 7.30pm

Craig Brown, author of the bestselling One Two Three Four: The Beatles in Time presents a collection of film and TV clips featuring the Beatles and talks about his book. Craig has delved into seldom explored corners of The Beatles archive to reveal a kaleidoscopic mixture of history, diaries, autobiography, fan letters, parallel lives, party lists, charts, interviews, and stories.

The Upbeat Beatles
Saturday 22 April 7.30pm
Performing to sell out venues for over 20 years, ‘The Upbeat Beatles’ have more than earned their reputation as the finest tribute to the music of the Beatles. With their attention to detail, powerhouse vocals, precision harmonies and tight musicianship, The Upbeat Beatles recreate the sheer fun, excitement and magnetic power of The Fab Four and their unforgettable music.
Paying homage to the greatest band in history, ‘The Upbeat Beatles’ take you through the whole of the Beatles’ career; from the early days of ‘Beatlemania’ (She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand) across the Atlantic to conquer the USA (Help!, Ticket To Ride), through the ‘Summer of Love’ and Psychedelia (Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Strawberry Fields Forever) then finally down the ‘Long and Winding Road’ to the end of the 1960’s, for the Beatles’ final live performance as a group (Get Back, Come Together).