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Yesterday, 23:13

A cold Monday night couldn’t stop Anglo-Iranian comedian Omid Djalili warming up a delighted Regent as he rolled into Ipswich for the latest stop on his Schmuck for a Night mega-tour.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Theatre has the ability to tackle some big questions in a fun and entertaining manner. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Amit Lahav about his new show The Wedding which asks questions about society and how we live.

Friday, April 21, 2017

In three years the Ink Festival has established itself as a vital platform for new theatrical writing talent. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic directors Julia Sowerbutts and Emma Struthers to find out how the festival has developed

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A slice of Broadway and West End musical theatre is coming to Stowmarket next month.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

This year’s Ink Festival sees celebrated novelist Esther Freud make her playwrighting debut. She, and director Helen Atkinson Wood, reveal more while professional theatre critic Libby Purves offers advice on how to get your new play noticed.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There is just nothing sacred for the Pub Landlord. He’ll touch every raw nerve in your body with his bigoted and single-minded view on life.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Comedian Jim Tavaré will no longer grace the stage of Clacton’s Princes Theatre or Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion after being involved in a near fatal car crash in his home city of Los Angeles.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Comedian Jason Manford returns to Ipswich next year with new tour Muddle Class.

Art & books

Yesterday, 15:31

Crime writer Sharon Bolton will be visiting a Suffolk bookshop to talk about her new book this week.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Photographs depicting the “painful” experiences of refugees will go on display in Ipswich to remind viewers of the human cost of conflict.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh will be among artists sharing work with visitors to a creative lodge near Woodbridge this April.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Suffolk sculptor is showcasing her “celebration of changing gender roles” in a garden exhibition this Easter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Well travelled East Anglian artist Mike Ferrell is packing his bags, gathering his brushes, and, in just six weeks, will be saying farewell to this green and pleasant land, swapping Suffolk for the mountains of Spain. But, before he goes, he’s leaving us with an exhibition of paintings which explode with colour and movement.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In 1984, having scandalised the art world, outraged the music scene and been branded one of the “wreckers of civilisation” by a Tory MP, Cosey Fanni Tutti did something even more shocking. She moved from inner-city London to rural north Norfolk.

TV & films

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Bookies are tipping the Missing People Choir which has among its membership Suffolk’s Nicki Durbin – to be named winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

Friday, April 21, 2017

I’ve often considered petitioning producers of Britain’s Got Talent to add a question mark to the show’s name. My only talent is knowing I have none.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Film agency FILM Suffolk is looking for crowdfunding to put new ghost film up on the big screen in time for Halloween.

Friday, April 21, 2017

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Living legend Pat Church lives and breathes cinema and has done for more than 50 years. He started his professional life in a projection box in Peterborough, relishing the feel of 35mm film running through his fingers.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

When one of the suspects in ITV’s crime drama, Broadchurch, says of the rape victim, “She’s not the sort of woman this happens to”, you can almost feel the hackles going up on the backs of crisis workers across the country.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Comedian Jason Manford returns to Ipswich next year with new tour Muddle Class.

Music

Yesterday, 11:52

On February 3, 1959, Buddy Holly’s brief but brilliant rock and roll career ended with his untimely death, now known as the day the music died.

We wanted more, more, more so original 1980s legends Bananarama have reformed and are heading to the Ipswich Regent.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I was back to Frinton for filming, on 2017’s finest Sunday morning so far, writes Martin Newell.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

A series of annual chamber concerts returns to a Suffolk church in May.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

If you can’t wait for Alison Moyet to play the Ipswich Regent on November 4, her new album Other is out June 16.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

West End star Kerry Ellis has teamed up with long time collaborator Brian May to produce their third album Golden Days. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a listen

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Puccini alongside Gilbert and Sullivan might seem an unusual pairing but it certainly produced a full and enthusiastic house for the one performance of Patience and only marginally fewer in the audience for the first of two Toscas. English Touring Opera have shrewdly balanced musical substance with wide box-office appeal for their spring season.

Days Out

Yesterday, 10:38

Who was behind the mysterious Easter Egg trail? Why are there strange noises coming from beneath the hills? And what is the truth behind the tale of the Easter Bunny?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The East Anglian Game and Country Fair will bring thousands of visitors to the event’s new venue at the Euston Estate near Thetford this weekend. Here are ten rural pastimes or sporting spectacles you can enjoy at the show.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

There’s so much going on across Suffolk and Essex over the next seven days. Here are some ideas for things to do over the weekend and beyond.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

From tudor celebrations and country shows to classic vehicles and live music, there’s lots to enjoy in Suffolk over the May Day weekend.

Monday, April 17, 2017

From Tudor mansions to Georgian palaces, East Anglia is blessed with some of the country’s best stately homes. Take a stroll into the past and peek into the lives of those who made their home in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Want something to do this long Easter weekend? Here are some ideas for events across Suffolk and Essex.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are you stuck for what to do to celebrate Easter this weekend?

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