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Theatre news

Review of Unseen Enemy: Radar and The Cold War by Suzanne Hawkes

Yesterday, 14:46

The story of Bawdsey Manor during the Cold War is the story behind a new play by Suzanne Hawkes. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about East Anglia on the front lines.

Yesterday, 11:37

Rehearsals are in full swing for the 40th anniversary production of the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Harry Hill performed in the comedy tent at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn is one of the most enduring parts of Suffolk folklore. It’s a story that has been told, re-told, adapted, sung and staged countless times over the centuries and you would think that there is nothing more to say about this infamous crime. You would be wrong.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

HighTide unveils a musical tinged theatre festival this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Steven Atkinson about the treats in store and discovers a real East Anglian flavour to the work

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain

Friday, July 6, 2018

Maria Marten and the Red Barn has been an important part of Suffolk folklore for the past 200 years but who was the real Maria Marten. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke joined the cast of Eastern Angles summer show Polstead to find out

Thursday, July 5, 2018

It’s the story of a feisty young girl whose parent figure is determined teach her perfect diction and turn her into a lady. Not only my childhood in a nutshell, but also the premise of the fabulous new production of My Fair Lady at Ipswich Regent.

Art & books

Yesterday, 09:24

A leading Ipswich-based dance company has received a prestigious arts award for its career-spanning collection of work.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Two inspiring art exhibitions featuring talent from across the region is designed to offer inspiration to a new generation of emerging artists. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke is overwhelmed by the quality of work on show at the Ipswich Art School Gallery

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

When pupils complained no-one wrote books about children like them, teacher Hayley Long turned novelist. Now she is a full-time, award-winning writer, living in Norfolk with her next two books set in Suffolk

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rising young Suffolk artist Ania Hobson has been declared The BP Young Artist of the Year as part of the prestigious annual BP Portrait Award which is staged at the National Portrait Gallery.

Monday, June 11, 2018

If you want to see art of the very highest quality then there’s no need to travel all the way to London as Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh has created its very own summer exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to co-curator Graham Simper

Monday, June 11, 2018

The end of year art show is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the rising talent that will be making an impression on the world of creative arts in the near future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s exhibition.

Friday, June 8, 2018

One of the UK’s most respected literary figures, Liz Calder, who lives in Halesworth, has been honoured with a CBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list as co-founder of Bloomsbury Publishing and for services to literature

TV & films

Are you hooked on season four of The Affair? Read our review of the latest episode.


Savvy saver Martin Lewis has praised the cleanliness of Ipswich Railway Station and its toilets.


A Suffolk school and some of its students are starring in a new film by renowned movie-makers Danny Boyle and Richard Curtis – which also stars Ed Sheeran.

Yesterday, 10:34

It might be tempting for some to dismiss Freddie Hutton-Mills and Bart Ruspoli’s latest directorial effort as yet another straight-to-DVD and digital release to hit the bargain bin at your local DVD shop; however, to do so would be to deprive oneself of a unique and enjoyable viewing experience.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 40 years old and its enduring appeal has paved the way for a number of thoughtful films about our society and its future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke celebrates the serious science fiction film

Saturday, July 14, 2018

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.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Alexandra has made her decision and Suffolk’s Kieran Nicholls has left the Love Island villa.



A free music event is taking place on Saturday, July 28, at Ferriers Barn, in Bures.

Yesterday, 11:37

Rehearsals are in full swing for the 40th anniversary production of the Suffolk Young People’s Theatre.

Yesterday, 10:27

Ed Sheeran has been named the highest-earning solo musician in the world, having taken home more than £80 million over the past year.

Yesterday, 10:25

When Rag’n’Bone Man took to the Obelisk stage at ten past six on Sunday it was still 26 degrees, and the crowd were sizzling in more ways than one.

Yesterday, 10:09

A Suffolk symphony orchestra and choir will mark the centenary of the Great War’s ending with a concert including dedications to three members who died this year.

Mon, 13:17

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack and Tim Goodacre have joined the Sunday line-up of Jimmy’s Festival.

Mon, 08:22

In 2012, something rather odd happened in rock music: the geeks took over.

Days Out


Take a look at the fun family friends events happening in Suffolk and north Essex this weekend July 21 and 22.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

A Suffolk castle is one of eight hosting special sandcastle building workshops as part of a campaign seeking support to preserve and protect the nation’s historic landmarks.

Friday, July 13, 2018

What beaches welcome dogs? After Felixstowe has just looked again at its rules, here’s a guide to where you can walk your pooch beside the sea in the area.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Grab your friends, pick up your Love Island water bottle, and get ready to shout “I’ve got a text” because the ultimate love islander quiz is coming to a pub near you.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Take a look at the great events taking place on July 14 and 15 near you.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Yoga classes involving baby goats will be taking place this weekend in Ipswich.

Monday, July 9, 2018

10 amazing maize (and other) mazes in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire

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