Step back in time to meet Thomas Paine, author of ‘Rights of Man’

  • Date: Wed 8th May 2019
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Beehive Yard / Diss / IP22 4LQ
  • Contact: Jan Smith / /

Gather at Beehive Yard where Thomas Paine worked as a staymaker to hear some of his famous works.
Stroll with Thomas and Mrs Gudgeon, his employer’s wife, to St Mary’s Church Hall where Thomas will act some extracts from his writings.There will also be a display of Thomas Paine material. All accompanied by live accordion music.
This is your chance to talk to *Thomas Paine and ask questions about his extraordinary life.
*Actor Ian Ruskin will be portraying Thomas Paine for us on this evening before his one-man show ‘To Begin the World Over Again’ at the Corn Hall on 9 May.

Sample an 18th century buffet including Diss bread. This is a free event with refreshments – donations gratefully received. All actors will be dressed in period costume.