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Barking-mad Bertie Wooster and his resourceful and unflappable butler Jeeves are two of the 20th Century’s greatest comic creations

Tue, 13:07
Sharon Buckler and Sue Ayres, deputy mayor of Sudbury, in the newly-restored auditorium in the Quay Theatre.

The unveiling of the newly restored Quay Theatre auditorium in Sudbury has been declared a day the volunteer who made it all possible would have been proud of.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
The Riverside 100 show. Photos: Charmian S Berry

Familiar faces from The Riverside’s history are returning to celebrate the Woodbridge theatre’s 100th birthday. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage spoke to Mike Warden, helming the special anniversary show

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ray Mears is coming to Ipswich

Ray Mears has confirmed he will be bringing his show Tales of Endurance to The Ipswich Regent on Tuesday, March 8 next year.

Monday, August 24, 2015
The refurbishment of the Quay Theatre's auditorium will unveiled on bank holiday Monday

A community theatre in west Suffolk is preparing to unveil its newly restored and refurbished auditorium at an open day next week.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Common Ground Theatre Company stage The Count of Monte Cristo

There’s nothing quite like a Common Ground Theatre Company show.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Mercury Theatre staff enjoy the new air heating and cooling system installed in the Main and Studio Theatre’s

A new heating and cooling system has been installed at Colchester’s Mercury Theatre as part of major improvement works over the summer.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Stephanie Cole as Doris

Some of the finest writing in English theatre, Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads have achieved iconic status.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
James and the Giant Peach

Arts Editor Andrew Clarke has been to Colchester’s Mercury Theatre to find out, meeting theatre director Matthew Cullum to discuss the thrills and the challenges of transferring the colour and excitement of Dahl’s world from the page to the stage.

Art & books

Yesterday, 16:53

A physicist who worked on a high-resolution camera that sent images back from Mars has turned his hand to writing.

Yesterday, 10:51
Durrants Rock n Roll auction

Inflatables and stage props go under the hammer in Rock n Roll auction

Wed, 16:14
Linda Davies with her longbow Huntress. It’s about her height and demands 35lb of force to draw 
back the string

‘I’ve always thought we walk a tightrope unwittingly. With a safe, normal life on one side and howling chaos on the other’

Wed, 12:44
Grafitti under the A14 B1113 Newton Road bridge.

Colourful street art which has appeared on an underpass on the outskirts of a Suffolk town has sparked a debate about whether provisions should be made for it to become a feature elsewhere in the area.

Tue, 14:02
Former Dr Who companion Karen Gillan

Being a redhead has proved ‘the single most significant characteristic of my life’, says Suffolk-raised Jacky Colliss Harvey.

TV & films

Thursday, August 27, 2015

As the stars of the new James Bond movie tread the red carpet and settle in their seats to enjoy the world premiere, film fans in a Suffolk town will be watching all the action, too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ed Sheeran, with Emily Symons, on the set for Home And Away where he is making a cameo appearance

Suffolk’s singing sensation Ed Sheeran will be gracing TV screens this winter when he takes to the shores of Home and Away’s Summer Bay.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
This second-hand Rolls Royce owned by Dad's Army creator David Croft is expected to fetch £50,000 at auction.

In the early 1960s, Ann Croft, wife of the late Suffolk-based Dad’s Army creator David Croft, splashed £1,700 on a second-hand Rolls-Royce.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Toy Story entertaining families as the Ipswich Central Secret Cinema pops up in Cromwell Square on Sunday

Film fans flocked to Ipswich town centre on Sunday to enjoy a special outdoor screening of two animated favourites.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Grease, one of the films screened during Pop Up Pictures' Great Outdoor Cinema Club in Holywells Park, Ipswich

The Great Outdoor Cinema Club’s first visit to Ipswich has been hailed a success.


Wed, 22:09

Since winning the Keyboard Final of the BBC Young Musician Competition in 2004 Benjamin Grosvenor has established himself both nationally and internationally as a pianist of exceptional quality – and he is only 23.

Wed, 22:07
The London Philharmonic Orchestra  at The Snape Proms

An overture, symphonic poem and a symphony along with one of the most celebrated set of songs with orchestral accompaniment made up the programme of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in a welcome visit to Snape with Covent Garden Music Director Antonio Pappano conducting.

Sunday, August 30, 2015
McBusted on stage at Newmarket Nights. Photo: Jockey Club Live

They may all be approaching or already into their 30s, but the McBusted lads remain a big draw to pop fans of all ages, as proved by the huge sell-out crowd at Newmarket Nights on Saturday.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Just Jay Dance are staging a concert at Woodbridge's Seckford Theatre this Saturday.

Singer and dancer Jay Austin will honour his late father this weekend - by staging the concert he’d been encouraging him to do for years.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Ed Sheeran, with Emily Symons, on the set for Home And Away where he is making a cameo appearance

Suffolk’s singing sensation Ed Sheeran will be gracing TV screens this winter when he takes to the shores of Home and Away’s Summer Bay.

Days Out

Brave the September weather this weekend and treat family and friends to a day out in East Anglia. Unsure where to go? Here are 10 events you shouldn’t miss:

A spooky procession through Christchurch Park before the start of the fireworks in 2014

There will be an army of ghouls and zombies filling Christchurch Park next month – but do not let that put you off watching Ipswich’s Halloween firework display.

Tue, 11:45
Funday at the Butchers Arms in Knodishall in aid of the Somersham Ward at Ipswich Hospital. L-R David Hanlon,organiser Emma Churchyard,Tina Fisher.

A family fun day raised £400 for cancer care at Ipswich Hospital.

Tue, 10:35
Hundreds of people enjoyed Orford Fete and flower show at the weekend. BBC Political Editor Nick Robinson handed out the trophys.  Nick Robinson with John Henry Brown who won 'Best in Show' for the third year in a row.

Giant fruit and veg, canine competitions, a local personality – it’s the perfect recipe for a Suffolk village celebration.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
The Red Arrows perform manoeuvres at last year's Clacton Air Show

The region’s first major airshow since a jet crash claimed at least 11 lives in West Sussex will today open in recognition of those who died.

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