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Monday, November 13, 2017

An amateur dramatics group from Kesgrave performed its latest blockbuster-themed show to a packed crowd at Kesgrave High School on Saturday.

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Milton Jones, the undisputed king of zany one-liners, the surreal sultan of comedy, was relentlessly ridiculous at the Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Comedian John Bishop has extended his Winging it tour, including three nights at the Ipswich Regent.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: Robert Wright finds a Dickens adaptation gives pause for thought amid the drama.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker brings his farewell tour, Good Time Charlie’s Back, to the Ipswich Regent next spring.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A Suffolk school’s take on the iconic musical West Side Story gets under way tonight – with audiences told to expect an “amazing show”.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Reece Witherspoon once said that the most hated line for any actress in a film is when she turns to the man and asks: “Well, what do we do now?”. For in real life she says, when have you ever heard a woman actually say that? In Wait Until Dark, the stage version of the brilliant 1967 Audrey Hepburn film, Susy our heroine, who is also blind, not only knows what to do “now” she also takes on three con artists in this high stakes thriller presented by The Original Theatre Company.

Art & books

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Essex-artist Grayson Perry opens a new exhibition at Firstsite this weekend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a spectacular show celebrating the life of Essex every woman Julie Cope

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Young photographers showcased their talents in a competition run by a north Essex school.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A grant totalling £34,800 is going to help people in Bury St Edmunds find out more about life on the railway through the decades in a series of exhibitions and events in the town.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Creating art can be a lonely endeavour, wrestling with ideas in a studio, but it need not always be. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Alison Smyth one of the founders of a new community print project bringing beginners and experts together

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mildred lived and loved in the fast lane... and always wore pearls. A book from The History Press

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Martyn Taylor’s book Bury St Edmunds At Work: People and Industries Through the Years is from Amberley Publishing

TV & films

Yesterday, 11:11

10 reasons why you need to watch ITV’s Gone to Pot – Bobby George’s toe in vodka, John Fashanu’s karate threat and Pat Butcher smoking a bong while painting a cactus

Saturday, November 18, 2017

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.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Locations in Ipswich have emerged as the latest sets to feature in the new series of BBC series Detectorists – with one even doubling for London.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Dragons’ Den star will be visiting Suffolk next year.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Star Wars has become a welcome cash cow for the cinema industry. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that the announcement of a yet another new trilogy will undermine the quality of this culturally important film series

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

TV Editor Stacia Briggs finds out who we can vote to torture in the Australian jungle this year

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

If you’ve got Stranger Things 2 withdrawal symptoms (and you’ve already watched Mindhunter), try Netflix’s The Sinner

Music

Yesterday, 10:50

The Illegal Eagles are perennial favourites at the Regent, bringing country rock to Ipswich where it seems to have found a home.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Hundreds of Suffolk children helped “raise the roof” during a singing project first conceived to mark the centenary of one of the county’s most famous composers.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Ed Sheeran has shared a video of himself playing music as a child as part of his collaboration with charity Hope and Homes for Children charity.

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Dragons’ Den star will be visiting Suffolk next year.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Shoes signed by Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran after his headline Glastonbury performance are on sale as part of a celebrity charity auction – attracting higher bids than Michael Caine, Chris Martin or Craig David.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

An Ipswich band from the 1990s which reformed for a one off show in April after its bass player was diagnosed with cancer is reforming for a second time for charity.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

The Essex music fan killed when terrorists stormed a Paris concert hall was remembered at a gig marking the anniversary of the attack.

Days Out

Friday, November 17, 2017

The Christmas lights in Ipswich were switched on last night, November 16 - we asked people in the town what they thought of the switch-on.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Pop on your Christmas jumper and get ready to feel festive at one of these Suffolk and north Essex Christmas markets.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bury St Edmunds will be honouring the original patron saint of England St Edmund with four days of celebrations.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

An all-star cast will take to the stage of the Ipswich Regent to perform Jack and The Beanstalk.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Strictly Come Dancing Star, Giovanni Pernice, is set to host a show in Felixstowe.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The count down to Christmas has begun, with residents across Suffolk and north Essex preparing for various Christmas lights switch on events.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Enjoy the festivities and occasion and stay safe ... that’s the message from organisers of the annual Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre, the single biggest event that takes place in the town each year.

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