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A couple of years ago, Our Man in Havana was voted one of the top 20 espionage novels of all time. It was penned in the late 1950s at the height of The Cold War and elements of the plot form an eiry premonition of the events which led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Yesterday, 14:34

A village drama group have announced plans to once again perform open-air Shakespeare in the grounds of a historic property in Lavenham.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard is coming to the Ipswich Regent for a week-long run next year.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Take the loveable puppets from Sesame Street, throw them into adult life – and you’ll end up in the quirky, irreverent – and hilarious - world of Avenue Q.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Our pick of the region’s theatre, comedy and stage shows over the next few days.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

A variety of top comedians are playing Suffolk and Essex theatres in 2017 so book your tickets today and get ready to chortle, chuckle, titter and guffaw at some great stand-up shows.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

A slice of Broadway and West End musical theatre has come to Stowmarket this week.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

For those expecting a nostalgic regurgitation of the best elements of the classic TV sit-com of the same name then audiences should raise their sights and applaud the fact that scriptwriter and playwright Michael Aitkens has delivered something immeasurably better.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

A spirit of revolution will be reflected in the performances at Suffolk’s largest multi-arts festival this summer.

Art & books


Two identical twin sisters from Stowmarket with identical passions for both painting and Britain’s Got Talent have told of their “surreal” experience during the auditions.

Tue, 11:59

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Best-seller Anthony Horowitz was “warned off” including a black character in his new book after being told by an editor it would be “inappropriate”.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A cardboard Banksy is set to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes on sale at a Suffolk auction house.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Avid readers in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating books by organising the town’s first literature festival - and have managed to secure famous author Louis de Bernières.

Friday, May 19, 2017

An artist with a background in theatre and costume design is exhibiting her latest work at an east Suffolk gallery.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Adventurous artist Jelly Green loves disappearing for months at a time to forests around the world. 
Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her renewed love of the natural world

TV & films

Stonham Aspal photographer Gillian Allard launches her bid to become Sky Arts Master of Photography 2017 tonight - snapping up €150,000 in the process.

Yesterday, 14:14

Empire Cinema in Ipswich has unveiled the world’s first full-seater D-Box screen – a film experience where the moviegoer’s reclining seat reacts to the action on screen.

Tue, 17:25

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Tue, 16:34

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Friday, May 19, 2017

Strictly Come Dancing star Natalie Lowe and former champions Jay McGuiness and Louis Smith are bringing their new show Rip It Up to the Ipswich Regent.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Spectacle counts for a lot these days. Blockbusters claim more media attention than ever before which means that smaller, quirkier films often slip passed unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Breaking Bad fans, Roger Hermiston and Eileen Wise, were touring New Mexico when they stopped off in the show’s home town of Albuquerque for a special tour of the programme’s top locations.


Yesterday, 19:00

It was well worth the 45-year wait. At last, I have heard my favourite rock song of all time performed - brilliantly - by Paul Rodgers.

Mon, 21:24

Seven musicians, three singers, a stage-full of high energy, high octane music and dancers young and old showing off their rhythmic moves.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Stephen Foster and Wayne Savage’s must-see gigs and concerts across the region

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Fifty years have passed since Free’s Paul Rodgers and the late Paul Kossoff met. Devoting an entire tour to the band’s songs for the first time since those days, he says performing them without his friend is heartbreaking.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A popular music festival which has raised nearly £200,000 for local charity over the years is marking its 21st birthday this summer.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Synth-pop pioneers Marc Almond and OMD head to Ipswich this year.

Monday, May 15, 2017

One of the Queen’s favourite musicians is heading to Ipswich for one-night only.

Days Out


From cosy cushions, to stylish rugs and tiles - there will be something to suit everyone’s style within the Lifestyle Pavilion at Suffolk Show 2017

Yesterday, 18:45

After her success at last year’s Suffolk Show, local jewellery designer Emily Mortimer will be returning to exhibit at Suffolk Show 2017.

Yesterday, 18:25

Suffolk scarf designer Bella Singleton will be showcasing her latest collection, plus a few limited edition products, at Suffolk Show 2017.

Tue, 18:00

Major Jamie Milnes shares what is planned for the Suffolk Show 2017 Military Village.

Mon, 06:21

After two-and-a-half inches of rainfall during set-up week, the skies cleared for a sunny 178th Hadleigh Show – enjoyed by a record number of visitors.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Suffolk Young Farmers on why they love the Suffolk Show and selfies with Prince Harry - and meet the farmer’s daughter born on Suffolk Show day

Saturday, May 20, 2017

From Poldark’s horses, to buddly animals and the best food - our top 20 reasons not to miss Suffolk Show 2017

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