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Ballet Revolucion performing on the Lakefront Stage at the Latitude Festival 2014

Video: Celebrating 10 years of Latitude Festival with a series of special video collaborations

The 2015 Latitude Festival will mark the 10th anniversary of the Suffolk music and arts extravaganza - and to clelebrate the organisers have created a series of special video collaborations

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Paddy McGuinness ' has a new live tour coming

Comedian and Take Me Out host Paddy McGuinness to play Ipswich Regent

Comedian Paddy McGuinnes is playing the Ipswich Regent this autumn.

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Robert Gill (Frank), Thomas Pickles (Alan)  in Sign of the Times at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Review: Sign of the Times, by Tim Firth, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until Jan 31, then New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, February 24-28.

In life, reality doesn’t always match up to the dreams and expectations of young people setting out on a career. Sacrifices and compromises have to be made along the way to support yopur family and pay the bills but hopefully everyone is able to shape their world enough to come out on top in the end.

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David Oyelowo plays Dr Martin Luther King Jr in Selma, the source of controversy surrounding this year's Oscars.

What’s on Wayne: Has Oscars’ diversity row been blown out of proportion?

Maybe it’s bold, maybe it’s naïve but I wonder if the outrage surrounding the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees has been blown out of proportion.

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman in Broadchurch, series two.
Pic:  ITV/Kudos.

Unmissable: Why I’ve switched off from Broadchurch - I’ve had enough of David Tennant’s misery

Episode three of Broadchurch is coming on ITV at 9pm on Monday, but I can’t be alone in switching off from this one, writes Elliot Furniss.

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Keira Knightley, Matthew Beard, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech and Benedict Cumberbatch in a scene from the British film,

Private Viewing: Suffolk could contribute to Britain’s growing film success

British film remains a great export. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke looks at how this creative industry continues to thrive

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Music See all

Essex Folk Project - care home residents perform with professional orchestra at Colchester Arts Centre. Photo: Paul Starr

Essex care home residents perform their own songs with professional orchestra at concert

Staff and residents from four north Essex care homes joined a professional orchestra to perform at a special concert at the end of a music project.

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Thomas McClary of The Commodores

The Commodores’ Thomas McClary talks standing up to segregation as a child, music and what Bury St Edmunds’ audiences can expect

Motown icon Thomas McClary has been a force of change, not just in the music industry with The Commodores but also, it turns out, in society overall. As the band visit Suffolk, Entertainment Writer Wayne Savage talks to him about being one of the first African-American students to attend a white-only school in Florida.

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The Three Degrees, coming to Bury St Edmunds next month

Charlie’s angels The Three Degrees come to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds, Valerie Holiday interviewed

The Three Degrees’ Valerie Holiday talks mountain tops, Prince Charles and fame during a turbulent time in American history with entertainment writer Wayne Savage

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