October 23 2014 Latest news:
Captivating stories of green children appearing in Woolpit and mysterious sightings of a solitary soldier at Landguard Fort have been made into a series of films as part of a new bid to draw tourists to Suffolk.
Craig Gilbert’s adaptation of Jerome K Jerome’s classic comedic novel is a pleasant, if mad cap, way of spending an evening at the theatre. What could go wrong? Three high spirited and argumentative young blades meet at The Elusive Pelican public house in 1898 and after some laborious preamble decide to embark on a boating holiday on the river Thames. J (Jerome himself), Harris and George (Alastair Whatley, Tom Hackney and Paul Westwood respectively) are admirably supported by the Pelican’s pianist Nelly, played by Anna Westlake who proved that less is more. She did not have a single speaking line but her performance was a delight and ‘Nelly’ was instrumental in the funniest incident of the night.
“We’ve kicked things off ambitiously haven’t we,” laughs Red Rose Chain producer David Newborn as we talk about the company’s debut season at its new theatre The Avenue.
BBC broadcaster Jarvis Cocker has visited the John Peel Centre for Creative Arts to mark the 10th anniversary of the legendary DJ’s death.
“I questioned my sight and my hearing this weekend when Stephanie and Chloe got sent home”, said former X Factor contestant Ten Senah.
Based on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, The Maze Runner is a testosterone-fuelled survival thriller cast from the same robust mould as The Hunger Games and Divergent.
Entertainment writer, blogger and film reviewer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Follow me on Twitter @WhatsonWayne
Unfortunately, one in three of us will have cancer Lynda Bellingham told me in 2011 as we chatted about her visit to the Ipswich Regent with Calendar Girls.
Elliot Furniss takes a look at the weird and wonderful world of TV & film.
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Over the years he’s had some small parts in hugely successful TV shows and films, from The Office to Pirates of the Caribbean films.
Andrew Clarke’s cultural commentary.
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MP Tom Watson wants 6 Music to grow. However, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke says fans are concerned it will go too mainstream
Friday night saw Dave Gorman bring his latest show to the Corn Exchange Ipswich; complete, of course, with an infamous Powerpoint presentation.
Steve Hackett left Genesis in 1977 and the band continued making music together until 1997, but it’s notable how much influence he had had in the early years.
On a wet and dreary day it is hard to think of ways to entertain the family without breaking into the ‘rainy day’ fund.
Don’t touch that - it must be one of the most over-used phrases in a parent’s vocabulary.
Kerry Ellis, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, October 16