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Theatre news

Yesterday, 12:13

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s PULSE Festival Ipswich, bringing together some of the best contemporary performances and works in progress from established and emerging artists.

Fri, 18:43

Despite showcases like the Celebration of Schools Music at Snape, opportunities for engagement in the arts in schools are becoming harder to deliver. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the benefits we all gain from introducing young people to the arts early.

Thu, 15:22

The New Wolsey Theatre’s Young Company is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to associate director Rob Salmon about the opportunities theatre can offer to youngsters

Thu, 12:02

I haven’t read Mantel’s book or seen the TV series, so I always had a perception of Thomas Cromwell as a slimy back stabber, whose most recent claim to fame as an ancestor of Danny Dyer had all but eclipsed his other notoriety in my eyes.

Wed, 15:31

There are other places than Swansea Tubbs, no matter what Edward says - and you’ll get to see them when The League of Gentlemen Live Again comes to the Ipswich Ipswich Regent.

Wed, 14:07

There’ll be no trip to Neverland for Ray Quinn this Christmas, after he had to pull out of Clacton’s Princes Theatre panto Peter Pan.

Tue, 12:22

Youthful rebellion is nothing new, Teddy, a new high energy musical from Snapdragon Productions and Watermill Theatre, explodes onto the New Wolsey stage telling the story of Josie and Teddy and the social forces which shaped the teenage revolution and post-war Britain.

Tue, 09:03

Tickets are still available for a fundraising evening at the Theatre Royal, in Bury St Edmunds, aimed at boosting the funds of the Every Heart Matters appeal.

Mon, 11:27

Outrageous, inappropriate and downright hilarious - this is possibly the funniest show I have ever seen at the Theatre Royal.

Art & books

Thu, 09:30

A Suffolk school’s snow-delayed World Book Day celebrations saw classrooms taken over by Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and the Queen of Hearts - to name just a few of the character costumes on show.

Mon, 13:21

The former family home of famed Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell in Southwold is set to get a fresh plaque in honour of his literary legacy.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Just a fortnight after pilot Chris Crowther finished writing a thriller featuring a lost plane and supernatural forces, parts of his plot played out in real life and he was arrested for espionage. His latest book is a children’s adventure set on the Broads.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Photographs by British Armed Forces veterans go on show at Ipswich Town Hall from today.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Art will be imitating life for a Suffolk book club this month, as a special Jane Austen book club is held ahead of a screening of the film by the same name.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lin Bensley tells the story of one of East Anglia’s greatest novelists - Harold W ‘Jack’ Freeman - and why we should rediscover his work.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sculptor Paul Richardson is best known for his quirky, figurative steel sculptures – over-sized East End geezers, a Roy Rogers-style cowboy, a native American chief on the warpath, Pegasus, a flying horse, a Day of the Dead Mariachi and a earnest looking butler, among many others.

TV & films

Yesterday, 08:43

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Fri, 08:21

Baby Driver’s sound designer, editor and re-recording mixer Julian Slater talks about his Suffolk upbringing, working with Edgar Wright on the smash heist movie, the Marvel Ant Man movie that never was and the power of sound as a storytelling tool.

Fri, 00:32

It’s like The Darling Buds of May do Corfu but that’s a good thing. Escaping to Greece for an hour every Sunday night makes Monday feel far further away than it really is

Wed, 13:29

Declan Donnelly has announced that he will present without his TV partner Ant when Saturday Night Takeaway returns at Easter. But how hard will it be for two to become one on live TV?

Wed, 00:39

Dan Needham from North Norfolk had two strokes in the space of a week and has navigated a difficult path to recovery. He’s the stand-out star in an episode of BBC2’s The Secret Helpers where he enlists the support of strangers to help him cope with his wedding day to sweetheart Suzanne.

Tue, 13:08

Dan Needham’s life was turned upside-down by two sneezes which tore an artery in his neck and led to two strokes and a long road to recovery. Now he’s facing a new challenge on a BBC show which offers people facing difficulties a host of secret advice.

Mon, 16:04

Whether appearing in front of or behind the camera, filmmaker and stuntman Nash Edgerton has long established himself as a formidable talent within the film industry.


Yesterday, 11:53

Martine McCutcheon is still remembered as Tiff off EastEnders, but she’s also had a number one single, won an Olivier for My Fair Lady and starred in Love Actually. Ahead of her show in Clacton-on-Sea, she tells us how her love of music has helped her overcome debilitating illness.

Fri, 18:43

Despite showcases like the Celebration of Schools Music at Snape, opportunities for engagement in the arts in schools are becoming harder to deliver. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the benefits we all gain from introducing young people to the arts early.

Fri, 16:53

IO Radio’s Beats, Rhymes and Grime is taking this opportunity to put on its first event Girls Do Music for International Women’s month at The Smokehouse, they want to shout GIRLS DO MUSIC, with a killer line up of local musical talent, supported by the Future Female Society.

Tue, 11:52

A plea has been issued to choirs and orchestras keen to take part in an ambitious musical about the life of St Edmund, the former patron saint of England.

Mon, 15:46

A fair number of hardy souls braved the wintry conditions and attended this unique production.

Mon, 15:17

A wide-ranging programme from Suffolk choir Seraphim delights our reviewer Frank Cliff.

Mon, 14:16

Three very different giants of the music world will take Suffolk by storm later this year.

Days Out

Wed, 16:07

A hair-raising ride which has proved a big hit at the Suffolk Show is back on the dirt track.

Wed, 13:00

Quiz show QI is leaving the studio for the first time ever for an exclusive Latitude Festival edition.

Tue, 09:36

Gins ranging from the well known tipples to those lesser known varieties are to be at the centre of an amazing festival at a village pub over Easter.

Mon, 14:56

After a great first year, the Great Garden Trail returns with even more gardens to explore across Suffolk.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Festival of Wheels rolls into Trinity Park this summer, with plenty to get your motor running.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Where to see lambs, watch lambing and help bottlefeed orphan lambs.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Your weekend inspiration is here, all these events are taking place on March 17 and 18.

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