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Father and son television, theatre and film actors, Timothy and Samuel West will be ‘in conversation’ at Bury Theatre Royal in April raising funds for the Georigian Theatre’s 200th anniversary celebrations.

Best-selling novelist Joanne Harris has just released a new instalment to her Chocolat saga. She speaks about how the books have completely changed her life

What makes a great British film? Something that captures the essence of the British character or sense of humour. Which of these Great British Films have you seen?

Review: Private Lives, by Noel Coward, Red Rose Chain, Avenue Theatre, Ipswich, until Sunday April 7

UK pop icon Will Young will be performing at the Ipswich Regent this autumn to celebrate the release of Lexicon, his new album, and latest single All The Songs.

Suffolk’s world famous Aldeburgh Festival will soon be run by a new organisation as its parent company looks to merge with a neighbouring heritage charity in order to boost the range of events and the expertise it can offer both musicians and audiences.

Review: Ain’t Misbehavin’: The Fats Waller Musical, by Richard Maltby Jnr, Colchester Mercury, until Saturday March 30

Legendary funk and soul band The Brand New Heavies will be bringing their unique mix of jazz, funk and soul to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds next month.

Legendary folk-rockers Steeleye Span are bringing a musical birthday party to the Ipswich Regent next month as they celebrate their 50th anniversary together.

Comedian and rising star Sofie Hagen will bring her hit Edinburgh show Bubblewrap to Colchester Arts Centre in May.

Prize-winning novellist and author of the Whitbread-shortlisted novel and Oscar-nominated film, ‘Chocolat’, Joanne Harris will be introducing her latest book ‘The Strawberry Thief’ at Woodbridge Library on Friday April 5.

BBC1 dance star is leading the choreography in a new jazz musical at the town’s Mercury Theatre.

Festival season will soon be upon us. All ready line-ups for the big summer events are being announced and as ever Suffolk is leading the way when it comes to celebrating culture in all its diversity.

Review: Kiss Me Quickstep, by Amanda Whittington, New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, until March 23

Folk East continues to grow in size and sature as one of the most eclectic folk festivals in the country. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s tempting bill of fare

Our arts editor finds out more about this brand new event on the town’s Waterfront

Review: The Life I Lead, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until Saturday, March 9

Suffolk theatre director Alastair Whatley is celebrating ten years of success by taking two plays to New York. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him about how theatre can still capture an audience’s imagination

There’s something oddly romantic about timeless tales of masked highwaymen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to writer-director Cordelia Spence about East Anglia’s very own Dick Turpin

It’s a tale as old as time. Boy loves girl, girl loves boy but family and friends are not happy because there’s bad blood between the two communities. Inevitably, there’s conflict, then bloodshed and tragedy as our lovers end up dead.

For Suffolk’s Game of Thrones’ fans the wait is nearly over. The finale of the most discussed, obsessed over TV show of the past decade is about to be unleashed. The White Walkers are on the march. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are locked in a tentative alliance, the Lannister’s may appear to be not quite the force they once were but never under estimate Cersei or indeed Jamie or the tricksy Tyrion Lannister.

Richard Curtis new feelgood movie Yesterday was largely filmed in East Anglia. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the trailer and finds out what we know so far

Woodbridge Riverside Cinema and Restaurant are offering a very special meal and film screening to mark the 40th anniversary of seminal Monty Python film The Life of Brian.

Norfolk’s Olivia Colman provided the Oscars with one of the biggest surprises of the night but by and large this year’s Oscar ceremony was about making amends, spreading the love and sticking up for cinema. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the wins & disappointments

Will Lady Gaga be recognised for her performance in A Star is Born or will Glenn Close win her first ever award? Our arts editor gives his views on this year’s Oscars.

The Mousetrap, by Agatha Christie, Mercury Theatre, Colchester, until February 23

This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.

Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens live and breathe Morecambe and Wise and recreate their easy-going humour in a brand new show. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the pair about what made Eric & Ern so great

Review: My Mother Said I Never Should, by Charlotte Keatley, London Classic Theatre Company, New Wolsey Theatre, until February 16

Bury St Edmunds Theatre Royal is 200 years old this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the events in store to mark this major milestone

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