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Yesterday, 23:39

Fast, funny and often insightful; I can’t believe I’ve left it this long to see O’Briain live.

Just Jay, the winners of last year's Ipswich Has Got Talent contest

Are you Ipswich Has Got Talent’s next star?

Frankie Boyle is appearing at this year's V Festival.

Controversial comic Frankie Boyle has been announced at one of the headliners for The Glee Club Comedy Tent at this year’s V Festival.

Wed, 11:28
Shakes and Marlow

This is an entertaining and educating romp through the sometimes murky world of Elizabethan theatre, Shakespeare in Suffolk is another delightful offering by playwright Suzanne Hawkes, writes James Marston.

Tue, 12:01
The Quay Theatre

A local amateur dramatic society is on a mission to bring back the glamour and glitz of going to the theatre.

Friday, April 17, 2015
The Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe.

Legal advice is being taken to see whether the sale of Felixstowe’s seafront theatre for £1 can be postponed until after the local elections.

Friday, April 17, 2015
New Wolsey autumn season, The Party. Photo: Ben Hopper

I know, I know. We haven’t even got to summer yet and here I am talking about the New Wolsey Theatre’s autumn season which goes on sale tomorrow.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The Spa Pavilion at Felixstowe.

Community leaders believe selling Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion could be the key to its revival – even though they only got £1 for the theatre.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Blood Wedding

This adaptation brings together a strong, diverse group of black, disabled and non-disabled actors and moves the action from hot and steamy Andalusia to contemporary urban Britain.

Art & books

Mon, 14:23

Museums & galleries are having a hard time. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke says it’s time we reinvented them for the modern age.

Mon, 09:00
Opening of The Alde Valley Spring Festival at White House Farm Great Glemham with Maggi Hambling

Hundreds of enthusiastic art lovers gathered at White House Farm in Great Glemham on Saturday, for the launch of the annual Alde Valley Spring Festival.

Friday, April 17, 2015
Art Trail launch in Bury St Edmunds. Cate Hadley is hosting the event which includes 29 shops across Bury. Left to right, Cate Hadley and artist Lizzie Jackson.

An art trail in Bury St Edmunds next month is aiming to bring a diverse range of works to the town.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Visions of Sudbury with Robin Drury and Michelle Webber.

Artists and photographers are being asked to take a fresh look at Sudbury’s “hidden gem” heritage buildings as part of a popular local art challenge.

Thursday, April 16, 2015
The launch of the Children's Art's Festival at the Theatre Royal in Bury. Front L-R: Tom Ogden (events officer - Borough Council), Ian Clarke (marketing manager - Borough Council), Emma Martin (Theatre marketing manager) and Karen Simpson (Theatre and festival director).

The programme has been revealed for two weeks of entertainment in Bury St Edmunds which will be like a “mini Edinburgh Festival” for children.

TV & films

Yesterday, 18:03

People can today see the first clips of a new film based around the murders of five women in Ipswich in 2006.

Yesterday, 15:06
The ITV leaders' debate (left - right) host Julie Etchingham, Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg, Ukip leader Nigel Farage, Labour leader Ed Miliband, Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Prime Minister David Cameron. Photo: ITV

Could a day off from repeats of How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory – or the lack thereof – hold the key to this year’s general election outcome?

Yesterday, 23:39
Dara O'Briain, Crowd Tickler

Fast, funny and often insightful; I can’t believe I’ve left it this long to see O’Briain live.

Wed, 14:39
The residents of London Road coming together to forge a new sense of community in the film London Road which receives its first public screening in Ipswich at the beginning of June. The film, direcetd by Rufus Norris, stars Olivia Colman, Anita Dobson and Tom Hardy.

Suffolk audiences will be the first people in the country to see the long-awaited big screen version of the award-winning musical London Road when it is given a preview screening in Ipswich the day before the world premiere in London.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse will revive many of their classic characters at the Ipswich Regent this November.

Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse bring their Legends tour to the Ipswich Regent November 14.


Are you Ipswich Has Got Talent’s next star?

Yesterday, 13:55
Bellowhead wowed the Ipswich Regent again

Hitting the stage with their own take on folk music, they had the whole audience on their feet before the end of the night.

Thu, 11:03
Ed Sheeran with his awards for Best British Male Solo Artist and British Album of the Year at the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

As one of the country’s hottest young stars it is no surprise to see Ed Sheeran has risen up part of The Sunday Times Rich List.

Thu, 10:15
The Young 'Uns

A Suffolk festival’s first patrons have scooped a live performance award ahead of their appearance at this year’s event.

Wed, 10:16
Mike Rutherford with Andrew Roachford and vocalist Tim Howar.

The years have not dimmed or diminished the talents and stage presence of Mike Rutherford.

Days Out

Yesterday, 18:07

Taking place at Stonham Barns, the Mid and West Suffolk Show offers a host of top attractions as well as trade and craft stalls, all in the grounds of the retail and leisure complex.

Tue, 10:20
The Stowmarket carnival procession through the town last year.

The first details of this year’s Stowmarket Carnival have been unveiled.

Friday, April 17, 2015
The site at West Stow Country Park of a proposed campsite.

Major concerns over wildlife have been raised in objection to plans for an 180-pitch caravan and camping site at a country park in west Suffolk.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dogs will once again be allowed at The Suffolk Show

An annual farming spectacular that is The Suffolk Show comes to Trinity Park on Wednesday, May 27 and Thursday May 28.

Monday, April 13, 2015
Prince Harry arriving at the Suffolk Show 2014.

As we countdown to the next Suffolk Show next month, we are looking back at the best photos from last year’s spectacular.

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