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Wed, 14:00
Spoken promoter Amy Wragg at Ipswich Library.

It’s political, personal, powerful, provocative, and packs a metaphorical punch.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Anna Mudeka

A six piece band playing a fusion of music driven by the Zimbabwean mbira will be performing in Suffolk tonight (Saturday).

Friday, September 23, 2016
Gary Numan, playing Norwich tonight

Gary Numan, the Godfather of electronic music, plays at the LCR in Norwich tonight. Here he talks about the highs and lows of his life and career with our entertainment reporter Wayne Savage.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
One of the caravans, which has been donated to refugees living in the refugee camp in Calais

Refugees in northern France are to benefit from shelter being provided by a group of residents in east Suffolk.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Manningtree band Superglu

A band from north Essex will be headlining at stage at one of Britain’s biggest music festivals this weekend.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Ichi, performing at Swanfest 16.

Swanfest returns this weekend, with 28 acts and 10 DJs down to perform all kinds of music.

Monday, July 25, 2016
Aerial picture of Latitude festival in Henham Park. Photo : Steve Adams

Ten people were arrested at this year’s Latitude festival, police have said.

Monday, July 18, 2016
An aerial view of the Latitude Festival. Picture: Mike Page

Latitude is done and dusted for another year, the tents are down, the stages are being dismantled and the litter pickers are out in force attempting to restore order to Henham Park.

Monday, July 18, 2016
The mini 'upcycled' pigs made for residents at St Elizabeth Hospice by an army of volunteers. From left, Dorothy Williamson, Betty Smith, Yvonne Meadows, Gillian Clark, Janie Green.

Not only has the Pigs Gone Wild project taken over Ipswich’s town centre but it has also taken over the very cause it is raising money for – the St Elizabeth Hospice.

Monday, July 18, 2016
The weather has been kind to Latitude this year .

Picture: James Bass

It may have been a good weekend weather-wise for Latitude Festival – but that is nothing to what is coming up.

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
Ed Sheeran makes a surprise appearance at Latitude 2016 with Foy Vance on the BBC 6 Music stage - Paul John Bayfield

Local boy Ed Sheeran just couldn’t resist showing his face at Latitude Festival once again.

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.

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Crowds enjoy The National at Latitude 2016 - Paul John Bayfield

Thousands of revellers are continuing to enjoy the wide spectrum of entertainment at Latitude Festival in Henham Park near Southwold this weekend.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park near Southwold, Suffolk.

Picture: James Bass

Latitude Festival’s 11th edition kicked off with an eclectic line-up of music, comedy, poetry and theatre.

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.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Latitude Festival 2016 at Henham Park in Suffolk.
 Arrivals day at the site.
 The main stage and Obelisk arena.

 Picture: James Bass

A sea of tents, tepees and gazebos of all shapes and sizes have been pitched and pegged as thousands of revellers set up camp at Henham Park for the start of Latitude Festival 2016.

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Festival goers arive to a sunny Henham Park for Latitude 2016

The gates have opened at Henham Park near Southwold for the 11th edition of Latitude Festival and campers have set up their tents ready for a weekend of music and arts.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

As festival goers start embarking on their journey to the Suffolk arts festival, we test your knowledge of previous headliners and the acts that would have been.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The sign on the A12 directing traffic to Latitude.

Festival-goers have been urged not to set their sat navs but to follow the temporary traffic signs as they make their way to Latitude this weekend - with three different routes depending on which campsite you are heading for.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Follow the grey brick road - Mark Stannard

A beautiful rainbow soared across the sky as the sun broke free from the black clouds on Monday.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Festival-goers are being urged to take action to ensure their personal safety and protection from thieves at this week’s Latitude event.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016
The Latitude Festival at Henham Park.  Picture: James Bass

Possession and consumption of “legal highs” – linked to the deaths of 144 people in the UK – has been banned at this year’s Latitude Festival.

Monday, July 4, 2016
Glastonbury - before the mud took over

Festival time again. Muddy Glastonbury’s over and Latitude’s just up ahead, writes Martin Newell.

Monday, July 4, 2016
Hampton Court Flower Show opened it's doors to the press on Monday 4th July. Beautiful sunshine poured down on the incredible gardens.
L-R Cassandra Hodges,Alex Parker,John Triggs.

The RHS Hampton Court Flower Show is a glorious tribute to the garden, featuring a number of Suffolk and north Essex designers, growers and suppliers, as Lynne Mortimer and photographer Sarah Lucy Brown discovered today.

Friday, June 17, 2016
Comedian Bill Bailey headlines Latitude Festival's comedy arena this year

A shake-up of Latitude’s traffic plan has been revealed by festival founder Melvin Benn, who described last year’s situation as “nothing short of a disaster”.

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Latitude festival. Pic: Victor Frankowski.

Intrigue, espionage and paranoia are among the weightier subjects set to be tackled by leading literary lights at this year’s Latitude festival – along with more lighthearted topics like the social scientific study of ‘fun’.

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