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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.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Protests in a US city where a white former policeman was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect have led to Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran cancelling a concert tonight over safety fears.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Excitement is building ahead of a Suffolk town’s seventh sausage celebration, which for the first time will feature music and dancing to accompany the meaty treats.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Texas return to the Ipswich Regent tonight, but there was a time a few years ago when the band looked as if they may have reached the end of the road.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Amy Gallivan enjoys Sunday lunch in The Cretingham Bell’s pub garden with friends

Monday, September 4, 2017

Beethoven, Schumann and Debussy were three of the most inventive and influential composers for the piano and, with the guiding hand of soloist Stephen Hough, some of their finest compositions were the basis of an evening of high musical drama alongside illuminating comparisons and contrasts.

Monday, September 4, 2017

At first sight Richard Strauss and Elgar seem worlds apart in personality and musical style. Yet it is easy to forget that they were close contemporaries (Elgar seven years older) and both made their musical mark around the beginning of the twentieth century.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Free fortnightly music workshops for youngsters aged 16-25 are taking place in Ipswich on Fridays to support musical education.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Organisers of the inaugural Suffolk Sounds music festival this weekend are hoping it will become a fixture on the live music and events calendar in Ipswich.

Friday, September 1, 2017

From singer/songwriters and jazz outfits to heavy metal bands and party acts, Suffolk has a rich spread of fine musicians.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The full line-up of the inaugural Suffolk Sounds music festival in Ipswich has been announced as the festival gets underway this Saturday.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tickets are still available for this weekend’s Chopin in the Park concert in Holywells Park.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Fans will get the opportunity to experience an evening with 80s heart-throb Nik Kershaw in Bury St Edmunds next month when he returns to the Apex.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Two nights, two sensational singing talents perform a stunning homecoming concert at this intimate Suffolk venue. The pair have appeared on the same bill before but have never sung together so decided that as they both have Suffolk roots that a joint concert in Bury St Edmunds would be a good place to make that ambition a reality.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Jockey Club Live welcomes Jess Glynne back to Newmarket Racecourse August 26. She took time out from recording in LA and later preparing for her live shows to chat.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The concert hall at Snape Maltings is famous around the world for its size and acoustics, but even this impressive venue seemed to struggle to contain the joyous sound created by jazz singer/songwriter Joe Stilgoe and his fabulously talented band.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

An aerial photography company has offered this bird’s eye view of Suffolk’s up and coming folk festival.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Budding choristers of all abilities can get top coaching in singing Handel’s Messiah at a special workshop organised alongside the Ipswich Choral Society concert.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Following on from the BBC Proms’ celebration of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Oklahoma!, Trianon Music Group will be presenting its own celebration of the pair in its September Ipswich Corn Exchange concert.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Quality was guaranteed in this recital with two of the greatest ever composers of lieder and one of today’s most celebrated performing partnerships of the genre.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

Monday, August 21, 2017

Sunday at V Festival 2017 started of just as good, if not better, than Saturday. The weather was beautiful.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Your entertainment for the rest of the year is sorted with our 2017 guide. From events for families to adults only, we have it covered with shows at The Regent, Corn Exchange, Dance East and Wolsey Theatre.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

As some tired festival-goers retired to their tents for the night, including myself, there were many more who stayed out dancing their way into the early hours. The music had stopped, but their enthusiasm hadn’t dropped at all. How has the excitement not tired these fans out?

Saturday, August 19, 2017

The sun is shining, tents are pitched and V Festival 2017 is now fully underway.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

At Newmarket, the home of the king of sports, a prince of pop galloped across the stage and delivered a sterling performance fit for the historic Suffolk town.

Friday, August 18, 2017

One of the most popular folk festivals in the country got under way yesterday as people started to pour in for three days of relaxed fun and excellent music.

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