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Theatre news

Thu, 13:44

One of the nation’s greatest dance companies is coming to Ipswich to unveil a triple bill of new work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at what is in store when the National Dance Company Wales takes to the stage

Thu, 13:32

Touring company Eastern Angles are letting their audiences do the talking with a new play, Everything Must Go, which has been devised from interviews with residents of Ipswich care homes. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out about the value of shopping

Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac is coming to Ipswich.

Wed, 12:47

Frederick Knott’s classic play Wait Until Dark, being performed at Cambridge Arts Theatre until September 23, is theatre at its best, writes JAMES MARSTON.

Mon, 10:27

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The musical that takes all the “poodle rock” songs from the 1980s and packages them up in one fun-filled evening of big hair and tight jeans.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Graham Seed talks about his role in the stage version of Ealing Studios classic The Ladykillers, currently on at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, and being dropped (literally) from The Archers. Spoilers ahead.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

First things first, let it be known that the film that this theatrical event is based on is one of my top 25, desert island movies. It has, therefore, a lot to live up to. Transferring any classic film from the big screen to the stage is a perilous job because it comes with a massive amount of baggage and expectation.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The New Wolsey Theatre is teaming up with Ipswich Town Football Club and its fans to stage a celebratory musical marking the 40th anniversary of the club’s FA Cup win. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to writer-director Peter Rowe about the ambitious project.

Art & books

Mon, 10:27

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.

Monday, September 11, 2017

A new giant artwork in Colchester was unveiled by the Mayor Gerard Oxford on Saturday at Alderwood care home.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shortlist is dominated by six female writers

Monday, August 28, 2017

New, musically inspired work by leading exponents in the art of lettering goes on display at Snape Maltings in September.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Oyster Community Press has teamed up with DanceEast and the National Dance Company Wales for an innovative printmaking project.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The country’s first female firefighter will be at Ipswich County Library next week for a special talk on her experiences.

TV & films

Thu, 18:02

A new BBC drama airing this Sunday starring Benedict Cumberbatch has helped boost the Suffolk economy after filming in the county.

Thu, 14:06

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.

Wed, 09:28

A Sudbury 24-year-old who jacked in her comfortable office job and promotion to pursue her dream career in filmmaking landed work on the latest Ridley Scott blockbuster just two months after making the big decision.

Tue, 10:20

Since his 1998 debut with Pi Darren Aronofsky has established himself as a film-maker who pushes the boundaries of mainstream surrealist cinema, combining genre and fantastical imagery to examine religion, addiction and mental health.

Mon, 10:23

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

Friday, September 15, 2017

Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times’ local government correspondent, Paul Geater, is celebrating after scooping the jackpot on hit BBC game show Pointless.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Ticket prices are being dropped at Cineworld in Ipswich later this week – just six months after Empire opened a cinema at the revamped Buttermarket shopping centre.

Music

Yesterday, 17:48

The BurySOUND music competition is looking for up and coming bands to sign up for next year’s event - as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Fri, 10:04

A Suffolk student has become the first ever recipient of a prestigious scholarship in music production after impressing tutors with his talent, dedication and passion.

Thu, 15:38

Cover My Tracks interweaves theatre and music to tell the tale of an idealistic young musician who sets out to write a 21st century pop masterpiece and vanishes without a trace.

Wed, 12:18

Pop star Cher has supported the campaign seeking to find RAF airman Corrie McKeague, who went missing in Bury St Edmunds almost a year ago.

Mon, 18:00

An Ipswich music venue, recording studio and rehearsal space which has hosted more than 200 bands in 12 months is celebrating its first anniversary with a live BBC broadcast and free concert.

Mon, 10:27

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Sunday, September 17, 2017

The Smokehouse music venue in Ipswich is calling for more volunteers to join and gain real work experience while supporting live music as the number of gigs it hosts increases.

Days Out

Thu, 12:36

Get involved with Ipswich Forknight 2017.

Thu, 08:09

With the weekend only a few days away you might be wondering how you are going to spend it, check out our what’s on guide for events near you.

Wed, 12:22

The Kesgrave fireworks night will be returning to Kesgrave High School this November after the success of last year’s event.

Wed, 08:57

Close your eyes and you could really believe it was the real thing.

Tue, 19:00

East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival, Zombie Fest 3, is returning for its third year.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

There is a musical generation coming up who are probably every bit as clever and talented, writes Martin Newell.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

First details of this year’s Christchurch Park fireworks display in Ipswich have been announced.

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