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Fri, 15:02
Comedian Jon Richardson

Comedian Jon Richardson is heading to Haverhill Arts Centre later this year.

Thu, 16:12
The Children's Theatre Company Ipswich stage Legally Blonde The Musical at The New Wolsey Theatre, July 20-23. Photos: Mike Kwasniak

If you’re looking for a fun night out, what you want is right in front of you, front of you.

Sammy Stringer stars in ctc Ipswich's production of Legally Blonde The Musical. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Have you been practising your bend and snap? Don’t worry if you haven’t, the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich will teach you at tonight’s opening performance of Legally Blonde The Musical.

Tue, 12:32
Unscene Suffolk's Mark Conquer, Carolyn Allum, Julie Bennett and David Appleton perform Zimmer Zumba, part of their latest production A Zimmer of Hope. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

I’ve seen the last two productions from Unscene Suffolk, the theatre group for the visually impaired, and have enjoyed them immensely so was really looking forward to this production. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Comedian Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey’s headline performance was the perfect cure for the post-Brexit glum, writes Matt Reason.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
A view of Latitude 2016 from the air, by Mike Page

25-year-old Ivo Graham’s self-deprecating depiction of holidaying to the Algarve with his parents was the highlight of a polished performance by the apologetic Old Etonian, writes Matt Reason.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts rehearse for their latest production, Big Show Small World. Photos: Wes Carter

You can travel the globe without leaving Ipswich this Saturday thanks to students from the Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Hofesh Shechter. Photo: Gabriele Zucca

So much to see, so little time. If you haven’t decided what to do yet, entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to arts curator Tania Harrison, music curator Natasha Haddad and festival founder Melvin Benn

Friday, July 15, 2016
Fun for youngsters at this year's Latitude Festival. Photo: Dan Medhurst

Latitude Festival isn’t just for grown-ups. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to kids and family programmer Sharon Reuben.

Art & books

Fri, 12:00
Artist Jenny Leonard with Spider Pig

Homer Simpson was in Ipswich this week handing out free doughnuts to families as they uncovered movie character Spider Pig.

Wed, 19:00
The Sudbury Art Fair in St Peters Church features local artists Mo Folkes-Miller, Anna Boon, organisers Robin Drury and Michele Webber and Anne Lowe.

Sudbury is becoming a “vibrant” centre for the arts according to the organiser of a seasonal exhibition in the town.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Comedian Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey’s headline performance was the perfect cure for the post-Brexit glum, writes Matt Reason.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
A view of Latitude 2016 from the air, by Mike Page

25-year-old Ivo Graham’s self-deprecating depiction of holidaying to the Algarve with his parents was the highlight of a polished performance by the apologetic Old Etonian, writes Matt Reason.

Friday, July 15, 2016
The mystery Suffolk painting by former Ipswich Art Club president and royal artist Edward Seago

A mystery Suffolk painting by former Ipswich Art Club president and royal artist Edward Seago sold for £23,750 at auction on Thursday.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Imogen Lazari has her face painted by Rose Tamani and Niamh O'Hanlon at the Colchester Sixth Form College Arts and Culture Festival.

Students from a range of disciplines celebrated all things cultural at a day-long festival.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Fake or Fortune's  Fiona Bruce, Philip Mould and Jon Turner with the portrait attributed to Lucian Freud. - (C) BBC - Photographer: Glenn Dearing

The bitter feud between two of the region’s famous artists is set to be exposed in a documentary this week.

TV & films

Yesterday, 13:00
Still from the film Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

1 Phantom of the Opera – Lon Chaney – 1925

Yesterday, 11:00
OUR HOSPITALITY [US 1923]
BUSTER KEATON
Cambridge Film Festival

I love films. I love their ability to open a window on the past or to transport us to a possible future. I love the way they act as a repository of great stories and talent. No matter that some films are approaching their centenary, we can continue to appreciate and enjoy the work of great actors and directors at the height of their powers. 
 We can marvel at the comic timing of Buster Keaton, be transfixed by the beauty and delivery of Marilyn Monroe, be dazzled by James Stewart working equally well in romantic comedies, Hitchcock thrillers or gritty Anthony Mann westerns.

Fri, 15:02
Comedian Jon Richardson

Comedian Jon Richardson is heading to Haverhill Arts Centre later this year.

The new 4DX screen at Cineworld Ipswich

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage doesn’t ‘do well’ with anything remotely resembling rollercoasters. So just how did he fare at Cineworld Ipswich’s new immersive 4DX screen?

Mon, 17:45
Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook filming The Detectorists in Suffolk. Photo: Matt Tiller

Council officials will today start examining bids from companies wanting to take on a contract to establish Suffolk as the go-to place to create, produce and locate big and little screen productions.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Classical tenor Jonathan Antoine. Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell

Classical singer and Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jonathan Antoine considers himself incredibly lucky, but he didn’t always feel that way. He talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Mark Gatiss, coming to The Riverside Theatre, Woodbridge. Photo: Ian West/PA Wire

Sherlock and Dr Who star Mark Gatiss is visiting Woodbridge’s The Riverside Theatre.

Music

Singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, playing Jimmy's Harvest Festival tomorrow

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, appearing at Jimmy’s Harvest Festival tomorrow.

Wayne Savage interviews Olly Murs on his bus during a visit to Anglia Radio in Great Blakenham.

Swanky tour bus, screaming fans; I could get used to this. Yes, it was Olly Murs’ bus and him they were screaming for but a boy can dream.

Wed, 09:15
Folk-fusion group Aartwork will be performing in Woodbridge on July 30

Money raised from a music event this month will go towards supporting a town’s next generation of composers, producers and performers.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Classical tenor Jonathan Antoine. Photo: Paul Marc Mitchell

Classical singer and Britain’s Got Talent runner-up Jonathan Antoine considers himself incredibly lucky, but he didn’t always feel that way. He talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Adnams July Course in Newmarket. Kaiser Chiefs performing.Pic: Matt Stott

Newmarket’s Adnams July Course will always be a special place for me. It is where I spent two summers during my university years earning, very importantly, some pocket money for late-night social events at the student union and pizzas which can only be described as Spartan in design and taste from corner shops.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Hofesh Shechter. Photo: Gabriele Zucca

So much to see, so little time. If you haven’t decided what to do yet, entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to arts curator Tania Harrison, music curator Natasha Haddad and festival founder Melvin Benn

Friday, July 15, 2016
Fun for youngsters at this year's Latitude Festival. Photo: Dan Medhurst

Latitude Festival isn’t just for grown-ups. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to kids and family programmer Sharon Reuben.

Days Out

Fri, 13:29
Joust at Framlingham Castle. Photo: Ann Unwin

From the thrills of jousting and food festival fun to museum activities and music, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend.

Wed, 20:11
Sandcastle building at Southwold

What are we doing today? The dreaded question this summer - but with our guide to 12 days out that won’t a penny, the answer will be simple.

Mon, 18:53
Opening day at Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich. Pictured is Lucy Spall.

With temperatures hitting 27C in Ipswich today trampolining may not be the first thing that springs to mind but jumpers have ignored the weather to try out a brand new facility in Ipswich today.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
The Adnams July Course in Newmarket. Kaiser Chiefs performing.Pic: Matt Stott

Newmarket’s Adnams July Course will always be a special place for me. It is where I spent two summers during my university years earning, very importantly, some pocket money for late-night social events at the student union and pizzas which can only be described as Spartan in design and taste from corner shops.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
An archer launches his arrow at Framlingham Castle's Bloody Mary living history weekend.

The school holidays are just a week away and while children look forward to a six-week break from school, parents will be scratching their heads over how to entertain them.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts rehearse for their latest production, Big Show Small World. Photos: Wes Carter

You can travel the globe without leaving Ipswich this Saturday thanks to students from the Suffolk Academy of Dance and Performing Arts.

Friday, July 15, 2016
Hofesh Shechter. Photo: Gabriele Zucca

So much to see, so little time. If you haven’t decided what to do yet, entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to arts curator Tania Harrison, music curator Natasha Haddad and festival founder Melvin Benn

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