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Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

One of the nation’s greatest dance companies is coming to Ipswich to unveil a triple bill of new work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what is in store when the National Dance Company Wales takes to the stage

Touring company Eastern Angles are letting their audiences do the talking with a new play, Everything Must Go, which has been devised from interviews with residents of Ipswich care homes. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out about the value of shopping

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

First things first, let it be known that the film that this theatrical event is based on is one of my top 25, desert island movies. It has, therefore, a lot to live up to. Transferring any classic film from the big screen to the stage is a perilous job because it comes with a massive amount of baggage and expectation.

The New Wolsey Theatre is teaming up with Ipswich Town Football Club and its fans to stage a celebratory musical marking the 40th anniversary of the club’s FA Cup win. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-director Peter Rowe about the ambitious project.

Theatre giant Sir Peter Hall has died after a long illness. Born in Suffolk, he returned to the county to direct the film of Akenfield. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at his life and career.

Theatre giant Sir Peter Hall has died after a long illness. Born in Suffolk, he returned to the county to direct the film of Akenfield. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at his life and career.

HighTide theatre festival is all about providing opportunities for new talent. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to Tallulah Brown, an emerging playwright from Aldeburgh, who has new play dealing with the power of the sea

HighTide theatre festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with a week of premieres and new work staged across Aldeburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Steven Atkinson about HighTide’s success in discovering new talent

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Philip Thicknesse was a soldier, traveller, writer and thinker. He was also a man who had a knack of making enemies. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to writer Peppy Barlow about a new play about this unlikely East Anglian hero

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The BBC have released a poll pulling together the most popular comedy films of all time. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke cast an eye over the chart and wonders why don’t comedies regularly top the list of great films?

Bury Theatre Royal is offering young actors a summer holiday experience like no other, an opportunity to work in a professional musical. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Karen Simpson

Two nights, two sensational singing talents perform a stunning homecoming concert at this intimate Suffolk venue. The pair have appeared on the same bill before but have never sung together so decided that as they both have Suffolk roots that a joint concert in Bury St Edmunds would be a good place to make that ambition a reality.

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

Cinema used to thrive on originality. New films, entertaining stories, interesting characters but 25 years all that changed as the studios became fixated on formula and franchise. Arts editor Andrew Clarke argues that its time for a change and a return to smaller, one-off movies

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great stars, died 40 years ago next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks back at his remarkable career and seeks to shine a spotlight on his often overlooked musical legacy.

Rural touring theatre company Wonderful Beast loves telling a good story and winning the hearts of the community. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Alys Kihl about their discovery of a new audience.

Marilyn Monroe retains a special place not only in the hearts of film fans but also with the public at large. She still has one of the most recognisable faces on the planet. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke asks what makes her a true Hollywood great?

The timeless re-telling of the classic story Peter Pan has had a burst of new life injected into it by the team of Daniel Buckroyd and Matthew Cullum. Barrie’s wonderful story about the boy who never grew up started life as a stage play before being turned into a best-selling novel, so it is fitting that Buckroyd and Cullum have returned this tale of children and their fears of the adult world to the stage for this innovative adaptation.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A new community arts centre serving Felixstowe, Trimley and Kirton is being unveiled this weekend.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

During the last 20 years cinema and TV trailers have become spoilers. Arts editor Andrew Clarke believes that the time has come to reclaim our right to be surprised and delighted by new films and our favourite TV shows

At times it’s easy for the Snape Proms to be overshadowed by its grander, older sibling The Aldeburgh Festival, but, whereas the Festival reaches out to an international audience, the Snape Proms is more about providing the people of Suffolk with a diverse programme of music created by some of the world’s leading musicians.

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