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Theatre news

Do you fancy dancing with the devil at midnight under a clear moonlit sky? If the answer is ‘no’ then you may be missing out on a fabulously entertaining night at the theatre.

Red Red Chain presents a definitely not to be missed, original and fabulously funny production of the Wilde comedy classic.

Yesterday, 17:30

If your mum enjoys a good musical or you are arranging a first theatre date with a new girlfriend, you might want to think hard about booking this show. It’s a multi-Tony Award-winner, sharp and funny but for Pete’s sake don’t mention the title until your guest is strapped firmly in their seat.

Thu, 17:02

Eastern Angles know a thing or two about folk tales – particularly Eastern Anglian folk tales – but this year’s spring tour offers us something a little more exotic – not only a trip to the Scottish borders but to a place where time plays strange games with your senses.

Thu, 10:03

A wonderful show and brilliant production, Nell Gwynn is a must see.

Tue, 12:22

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis and friends get hot flushes at the Dirty Dancing tour at the Ipswich Regent.

Tue, 12:16

A reality TV series which has travelled across the Atlantic is coming to Suffolk as part of a nationwide tour.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Top comedian Ricky Gervais will be appearing at the Ipswich Regent in September as part of his first UK stand-up tour in seven years.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and here writer and director Joanna Carrick tells us about her adaptation being performed by The Red Rose Chain next from March 21.

Art & books

Yesterday, 17:06

Southwold artist Karen SJ Keable is someone who has a life-long love affair with the sea. Her latest exhibition I Dream of the Sea is her first in more than two years and marks her 15th anniversary as a professional artist.

Wed, 17:21

An innovative trail in Suffolk and Essex focusing on the art of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough is set to launch this spring.

Tue, 20:03

Collages created by a group of Women’s Institute members using images and text from 1970s magazines are on display in Ipswich.

Tue, 17:50

Is there anything you didn’t know in Charlie Haylock’s new book – In a Manner of Speaking, from Amberley Publishing?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A rare collection of Constable drawings, prints and paintings from the artists family has gone on long term loan to Gainsborough’s House and can be seen alongside work by Constable’s own inspiration Thomas Gainsborough.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The six shortlisted books have been unveiled for the 2017 New Angle Prize – a competition for literary work associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Charlie Haylock’s new book tells the story of the English language

TV & films

Yesterday, 16:03

The winner of the Great Pottery Throw Down says he has no intentions of becoming “super famous” – and just wants to carry on enjoying ceramics.

Wed, 15:51

Ipswich High School for Girls will be featured on tonight’s episode of the Quest TV show Salvage Hunters.

Wed, 09:51

A new TV documentary about a teenage double murderer from Ipswich is due to be screened on Sunday.

Tue, 18:00

Ideas for a multi-million pound regeneration project in Sudbury which could include a cinema are to go on show at a public information event in May.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Two aspiring models who live less than 70 miles apart in East Anglia are among the 12 hopefuls in a TV reality show.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The X-Factor auditions have made their way to Essex this week, with dates in Clacton and Colchester for budding pop stars of the future to showcase their talents.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

One of the country’s top TV talent shows is holding auditions in Ipswich next month.


Yesterday, 18:28

Youngsters at St Gregory Primary School in Sudbury were given a Red Nose Day treat today as McFly drummer Harry Judd dropped in to meet the pupils.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helped save Sandy Sutherland’s life. He’s repaying the favour by staging his annual fundraiser one last time so it can do the same for others.

Wed, 12:12

A Scottish band famous for songs such as I Don’t Want a Lover is coming to Ipswich later this year.

Tue, 18:32

Audience members will be thrown back to the 17th Century this weekend as performers take to the stage to give their rendition of a world-famous piece of music.

Tue, 09:45

A performance of Vaughn Williams’ Sea Symphony will be held at the Stowmarket United Reformed Church.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan has cancelled his performance tonight at the Ipswich Corn Exchange.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

He last played the Pyramid Stage in 2014, taking an early evening slot after the legendary Dolly Parton and this year he will be returning to headline Glastonbury.

Days Out

Yesterday, 10:30

This year’s Suffolk Show will be rolling out the pink carpet once again for its fashionista hotspot, Fifth Avenue.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helped save Sandy Sutherland’s life. He’s repaying the favour by staging his annual fundraiser one last time so it can do the same for others.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Mildenhall Museum is hosting a temporary exhibition celebrating one of the oldest breeds of heavy horse in the UK, the Suffolk Punch.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

A world-renowned skateboarder will be training volunteers in Kesgrave ahead of the launch of a new school holiday pop-up skatepark in the town.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The WWE is visiting Norfolk for the first-ever time in May, the company has announced in a major endorsement to the region.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Are you stuck for ideas for some family fun this weekend?

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