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Theatre news

Saturday, May 19, 2018

After running the gamut of every possible emotion, the audience for Grow Up Grandad, will undoubtedly go home savouring their own individual and personal experience of the story. Performed by the highly skilled Gallery Players at the Sir John Mills Theatre, this delightful small cast play by Gordon Steel was premiered in the North East in 2015.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Jason Manford is bringing his latest live show Muddle Class back to the region next year.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The role of grandparents in our society is changing. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to Gallery Players director Steve Wolldridge about a new play which examines intergenerational relationships

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Her sharp, wise crack humour had her audience in stitches with her one-woman show.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Colchester Mercury artistic director Daniel Buckroyd, the man who has championed Mercury Rising, the theatre’s £8.7 million renovation project, will be leaving in August to take over the running of the Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Friday, May 11, 2018

As a fan of radio comedy - The Now Show, The News Quiz, Round the Horne etc - I am sorry to say Radio Active passed me by when it was first broadcast in the 1980s (ahem...too young, obviously) so it was great catch the new tour at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

Friday, May 11, 2018

This is the third instalment in Jo Carrick’s engaging Tudor trilogy and the middle episode of the saga. The strength of Jo’s writing is that she can frame history-changing national events and anchor them in a local setting. She shows how Suffolk people lived through and dealt with changing times.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Everyone knows Danny Baker. Whether it’s for his radio career, infamous washing powder adverts, football programmes in the 1990s or his recent appearance on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Art & books

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sculptor Kate Denton creates tribute to the human spirit after recovering from cancer scare. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to talk to her about how the Icarus myth tells us something about ourselves.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A selection of 80 paintings by a Suffolk RAF pilot turned artist will be going on display in Woodbridge next month.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A renowned sculptor from Lavenham is dedicating her latest exhibition, which she has described as the most important of her career, to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital doctors who saved her life.

Monday, May 7, 2018

For a Suffolk painter with a passion for motorcycles and stamps, it is hard to imagine a more fitting commission.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

It gripped Sunday night audiences with its chilling portrait of global crime, now Misha Glenny, the journalist and author behind McMafia is coming to the region to share his story and the real stories that inspired it. Simon Parkin spoke to him.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Rural skills will be on display this weekend at an annual Suffolk festival.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Art For Cure, the art exhibition raising money for cancer research, is back with a bang, once again taking over Glemham Hall. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator and founder Belinda Gray about the new additions to this year’s show

TV & films

Yesterday, 09:37

With its self-aware humour and ultra-violent fight sequences, Deadpool was one of the biggest hits of 2016, grossing $783,112,979 worldwide and becoming the highest grossing R-rated comedy in box office history.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

With the news that British director SJ Clarkson is lined up to direct the next Star Trek movie, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke hopes that getting more women involved in the blockbuster season will help cinema rediscover its ability to tell a coherent story

Saturday, May 19, 2018

At Christmas he made audiences laugh as Muddles in Norwich Theatre Royal’s Sleeping Beauty, now Ben Langley is working his jokes on the Britain’s Got Talent judges.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Friday, May 18, 2018

If you haven’t got an invite, the only way to be at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is to take up a prime position on the sofa in front of the TV. Here’s the full run-down of coverage for the big day (and where you’ll find the FA Cup Final, too).

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Bury Festival opens today and once again film offers an important alternative strand in what was once purely a music event.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The presenting teams have been revealed for football’s greatest tournament as the best players across the globe prepaer to descend on Russia for the FIFA World Cup 2018. But which channel will kick off the action for England?


Yesterday, 16:46

International, national and local stars are all on the bill for the Ipswich Jazz Festival next month.

Yesterday, 11:49

Jazz aficionados were out in force to hear the wonderful sounds and delightful voice of Jessica Radcliffe and the Chris Ingham Trio as they performed a host of songs from the Billie Holiday Songbook.

Yesterday, 11:33

His warmth and personality shone through this concert which marked the second night of the Bury St Edmunds Festival.

Yesterday, 11:20

Dynamic, energetic, euphoric and musically astounding.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Bury Festival opens this weekend. Nick Wells, the festival director, talks to us about the shows that he is particularly excited about

Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Aldeburgh Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to former BBC Proms director and now Snape Maltings chief executive Roger Wright about what it is that makes Britten’s festival such an important event.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The richly decadent world of 1920s Berlin and Paris is being revisited in a new show by cabaret star Ute Lemper. Nicki Dixon spoke to her ahead of her Bury Festival appearance

Days Out

Ipswich Maritime Festival bosses are preparing to hoist the colours for the event’s return this year, as organisers have confirmed it will be annual once again.

Yesterday, 14:30

With the Suffolk Show only eight days away we have put together a guide of everything you need to know about the two-day event.

Yesterday, 09:36

A Suffolk bank holiday highlight is returning for a “flower power” themed festival - filled with “energy, colour and music”.

Friday, May 18, 2018

The Suffolk Show will be rolling out the pink carpet as independent clothing labels provide a draw for the event’s dedicated fashionistas.

Friday, May 18, 2018

East Anglia is getting ready to join the royal wedding celebrations this weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

... or at least not complaining too much because there are disgusting diseases, wildlife, treasure hunts or hundreds of dogs involved in these walks in Norfolk and Suffolk over the next few weeks

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Quizzes make a great night out. But the first question is to answer is, where in Suffolk can you find a good quiz night to enjoy? Here are 10 suggestions.

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