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With the rise of digital technology, the spread of smart phones, podcasts have become one of the defining entertainment success stories of the 21st century. We take a look at some of our favourite shows 'on the net'

Legendary country-rock group Asleep at the Wheel will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with an exclusive live UK festival appearance at Red Rooster 2020.

National treasure Su Pollard will be showing a different side to her wide-ranging performing talents when she stars in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival play Harpy which is coming to the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in March.

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk's theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

The characters of upper-class twit Bertie Wooster and his resourceful valet Jeeves are two of the greatest creations of 20th century literature, brought vividly to life by author P.G. Wodehouse.

The Apex enjoys being an integral part of the cultural landscape of West Suffolk and what better way to celebrate local talent than hosting a showcase dedicated to up-coming bands and performers.

In the last 15 years Strictly Come Dancing has become an integral part of the nation's cultural identity. Throughout the autumn of each year, the BBC's ratings go through the roof as millions get drawn into the glitz and the drama behind the hit dance show.

Half term a much looked-forward to treat for school kids, but a potential nightmare for cash-starved, time-poor parents. Here's a selection of timely half term treats which could take the strain out of school holidays.

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition has become a source of inspiration for 25 promising young artists at a community workshop led by Ed's portrait painter Colin Davidson.

Suffolk-based comedian Griff Rhys Jones is back gallivanting around the country with his latest full-length stand-up show All Over The Place and the last date on the tour is very close to home, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

"To Infinity and Beyond!" During the February half term holidays, Bury St Edmunds Arc shopping centre is inviting children to join the space race, enjoy an out of this world experience as part of a special Astronaut Academy.

Comedy superstar John Bishop is heading to the Ipswich Regent this autumn. The Scouse comedian has added a further 29 dates to his run of live gigs across the UK to introduce audiences to his brand-new show.

Nature creates some startling images when viewed in close up. We take a look at a new exhibition which marries scientific illustration with an artist's eye

Woodbridge-based eatery Honey + Harvey, is serving up an innovative way of keeping fit, meeting new friends and enjoying a tasty treat as well - Brunch and Bark is an imaginative way to shake off that New Year lethagy (and perhaps shed those extra pounds which slyly crept on over Christmas) while reaffirming that bond with your four-legged friend.

It's become a cult event, a cultural institution, always selling out and moving onto ever larger venues. Now, Romeo Done has reached its eighth edition and has pitched its camp at the Ipswich Corn Exchange for a heady night of Dance, Garage and RnB.

And so the Oscar nominations are in and while many of the categories look like a re-run of the Golden Globes and last week's BAFTA nominations, the all-important Best Picture category looks the most intriguing. It's the only award that's not suffering from an overwhelming feeling of deja vu.

The start of a new year is the perfect time to explore new ideas, set new goals and perhaps try your hand at a new hobby or learn a new skill.

David Copperfield is returning to Bury St Edmunds. Charles Dickens' young hero brought Angel Hill to a standstill in the spring of 2018 when writer-director Armando Iannucci turned The Athenaeum into a Victorian theatre and the Angel Hotel into a London coaching inn.

It's easy to miss great films at the cinema when they come and go so quickly. Here's our selection of great movies from 2019 that you should really catch-up with at home

Food and film is an unbeatable combination and the Film Feast Festival, pioneered by Suffolk born film consultant and researcher, Neil McGlone, was such a success when its second serving hit our screens in October, that a series of additional events are being staged at The Galley restaurant in Woodbridge.

The film awards season always provokes discussion as favourite films are rewarded or frustratingly are ignored but this year, as the BAFTAs have proved, the awards are in danger of becoming safe and predictable. What we need is a distinctive voice.

Karen Simpson, the artistic director and CEO of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, has died following a two year battle with cancer.

Dust off your lycra as the musician and actor pumps out the hits for three hours.

From Little Mix and Noel Gallagher, to Bryan Ferry and Jason Donovan - who will you be going to see in the new year?

Awards season is just around the corner. Here is a run down of the leading titles which will tempt us away from our televisions and into the cinema.

See in 2020 at a gala ball, Queen tribute night, live music party or James Bond themed event

Forget Christmas, January in Suffolk is the real time to celebrate! Here's the best things you can check out for free - or close to it - in the new year.

Ipswich Symphony Orchestra, Delius, Elgar, Dvorak, Ipswich Corn Exchange, November 30

The critically acclaimed improvisational Showstopper! The Improvised Musical is returning to Suffolk in the New Year, playing both Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft.

You've opened the presents, sung a carol or two, had an early nibble of something naughty, lunch is in the oven and now it's time to take the plunge. Christmas Day swims have, over the last decade, become something of an East Anglian tradition and a chance to raise money for some worthy causes.

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