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Wayne Savage

Entertainment and general feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Also writes pieces for Suffolk magazine, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

One of the Guardian’s top festival picks, FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall today. We sat down with organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter.

The fight for equality has come a long way in a relatively short time says Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray, but some things never change. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about pay disparity at the BBC, Doctor Who and the resurgence of feminism.

Jim Glennie of James talks about the accidental evolution behind their hits and enjoying the fear of playing new songs

Bringing together some of his favourite work, there were unicorns, dragons... okay, that’s a lie. In fact, he asked the whole audience to lie about what we’d seen so we didn’t spoil it for others.

“Best of” - two words that often signal the winding down of a career. Not in the case of psychological illusionist Derren Brown, heading to Ipswich next week.

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage has another crack at film fame, this time appearing in Film Suffolk’s new anthology movie The Haunted Hotel as an arts journalist (quite a stretch).

Lowestoft like Las Vegas? That’s how British radio presenter, journalist, theatre critic and author Libby Purves remembers it growing up. She talks about why Manningtree Station Buffet is one of her favourite places and watching perfect sunsets in Hunstanton.

What I hate about reviewing theatre in the forest is, more often than not, I can’t tell you about the bits that make it so special. I’ll leave it at wrestling, singing goats, lion boxing and moustaches.

KT Tunstall, headlining Jimmy’s Festival tonight, talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about “breaking up” with making records and starting a new chapter in her life.

Theatre in the Forest returns to Jimmy’s Farm as Shakespeare meets the wild west (with a dash of Richard Curtis) in Red Rose Chain’s As You Like It.

It’s been a long road to success for Suffolk songwriter Simon Law, whose debut album Look To The Sky just went to number one in the UK soul charts.

Culture Club’s Roy Hay is buzzing when I catch up with him at TalkSPORT’s studios.

There were a lot of suggestions when it came to who’d take over hosting duties when The Great British Bake Off switched from BBC One to Channel 4. Children’s presenters Dick ‘n’ Dom where among them.

Acclaimed screen and stage actor Neil Stuke heads to Jimmy’s Festival this weekend, but he’s no stranger to East Anglia.

Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison talks about life in the infamous tent, her naughty labradoodle and being tired of clean eating books.

Blackadder The Third star Helen Atkinson-Wood shares her passion for the Suffolk coast, her love for the region’s creative talent and her fear of fellow East Anglian resident artist Maggi Hambling.

Farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty talks about this year’s festival, larking about with Jamie Oliver on the Friday Night Feast and why he was nervous about the Prince of Wales’ recent visit.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well a few weeks ago in London) we visited the new Star Wars Identities exhibition at The O2. No bothans died to bring you this information.

The youth company’s final show of 2017, the last for a while actually with many of the cast moving on to drama school; like the title characters they went out guns blazing.

Suffolk’s Gillian Allard has been crowned this year’s Sky Arts Master of Photography - snapping up a life-changing €150,000.

East Anglian singer-songwriter Bessie Turner talks about playing Latitude Festival.

With more than 750 acts covering music, the arts and activities for kids spread across 15 different stages, the choice of what to see and do at Latitude Festival today to Sunday can be bewildering.

The cast will be rejoicing after a standing ovation from the cheering audience.

Edinburgh Fringe winning performance poet Luke Wright shares his, sometimes reluctant, love of East Anglia.

Time After Time, the latest summer show from the award-winning Orchard Players, is a simple love story, says writer and director Bex Nicholls.

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company pray you enjoy their version of the smash musical Sister Act.

If you miss the golden era of those larger than life MGM movie musicals, you’re in for a Wonderful, Wonderful Day.

Live music lovers will descend on the Suffolk coast this Saturday as Thorpefest returns for a second year.

Seven months ago Samantha Harvey was a full-time cleaner who posted covers online. This weekend she’s hoping to leave established chart acts in the dust with her debut single Forgive Forget.

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