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The Aldeburgh Festival will always be a showcase for music but from this year it's also shining the spotlight on an alternative arts offer

With Rocketman, the new Elton John bio-pic opening this weekend, following hot on the heels of the ultra-successful Queen/Freddie Mercury film Bohemian Rhapsody, true-life stories have never been quite so popular at the box office.

Paul Jones, of The Manfreds, is back in Suffolk. We spoke to him about his love of life on the road and the joy he finds in performing live.

Suffolk's Red Rooster Festival continues to attract the best in roots and Americana music from both sides of the Atlantic. We spoke to headliner Nick Lowe about his new roots band Los Straitjackets

Rock legends Magnum are looking to bring down the house when they play The Apex in Bury St Edmunds at the beginning of June.

Framlingham Gala Fest is back for a second year. The Framlingham Gala was successfully relaunched as a three-day event in 2018 and organisers have unveiled a packed programme providing something for everyone to enjoy this coming weekend.

Little Miss Sunshine, by James Lapine and William Finn, New Wolsey Theatre, until May 25.

Long-serving managers of Aldeburgh cinema celebrate the venue's role at the heart of the coastal town's cultural life

Doris Day was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood with a string of hit singles and hugely popular romantic comedies to her name. Following her death this week at the age of 97 we take a look at the films which made her famous

Everyone is being invited to play an active part in this year's Harwich Festival. "You are just a drop in the ocean, but the ocean is made up of thousands of drops."

Fans of food and crime dramas can start plotting their perfect evening out as Suffolk New College will be hosting their first ever murder mystery evening.

There's something incredibly atmospheric and awe-inspiring about attending a steam rally. It evokes the sights and smells of a bygone age and although we never lived through that era, it somehow transports us into the heart of that world.

Lenny Henry has been making the nation laugh in various guises since the mid-1970s and now he will be offering audiences a chance to peek behind the comic curtain when he brings his new autobiographical show Who Am I, Again?: An Evening with Lenny Henry to the Ipswich Regent in November.

The world renowned designer-turned-sculptor's exhibition at Gainsborough's House features the likes of Helena Bonham Carter, Anna Wintour and Dame Judi Dench.

There's a bewildering array of talent offering to entertain us in Bury Festival 2019. We have asked artistic director Nick Wells to guide us through his top picks for a rich, diverse Festival experience

The original Star Wars films are still the multi-layered gold standard which all new Star wars films must be measured. Sadly, for some the new films fall far short of the mark

Hollywood loves a charismatic action hero, someone who looks good in a fight and can deliver a smart quip. But, 2019 looks to be a year of major change for the Hollywood blockbuster but will it be a change for the better?

The life and work of Oscar Wilde remains a source of fascination. Now a new play is coming to Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, The Trials of Oscar Wilde, which has been co-written by the great playwright's own grandson, Merlin Holland.

Suffolk-based contemporary painter Ania Hobson, winner of the Young Artist Award at last year's BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery, has been invited to exhibit at this year's Venice Bienniale - one of the biggest art fairs in the world.

He's performed alongside Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and the Everly Brothers and has frequently been described as the guitarists guitarist, so the people of Suffolk have an opportunity to see guitar-playing royalty in action when Albert Lee comes to The Apex at the end of May, as part of his 75th birthday tour.

Queen Victoria has cast a long shadow over the histiry of Britain and it is not surprising she has been portrayed on screen more than any other monarch but who makes the best Queen Vic? We take a look at films featuring Anna Neagle, Judi Dench, Emily Blunt, even Peter Sellers

Review: The Sound of Music, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds until May 11

Wes Anderson is a film-maker with a distinctive style. He manages to navigate both mainstream Hollywood and the world of independent cinema. As he marks his 50th birthday we take a look at his eclectic career

Review: Grandma Saves The Day: A Musical featuring The Giles Family, by Phil Willmott, New Wolsey Theatre, until May 18

The Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Car Rally celebrates its 49th year this weekend Up to 500 vintage vehicles participate in the event, starting in Christchurch Park, Ipswich. On Sunday May 5, the vehicles make a 10 mile journey through Ipswich, along the A14 and Trimley, ending up on the promenade at Felixstowe, where they line up and remain for a large part of the day.

Writers, artists, publishers and television stars like Sandi Toksvig, Konnie Huq and Killing Eve author Luke Jennings will be creating a new writing festival in Suffolk this summer. We take a look at the diverse line-up

As the days get warmer, the bank holidays more frequent, it can only mean we are heading into beer festival season.

Ipswich-based arts performer and founding director of The Spill Festival Robert Pacitti has been appointed the first patron of Outreach Youth.

Tickets are selling fast for the fourth Ipswich Jazz Festival to be held from June 21-23. Have you bought yours yet?

This autumn, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds is having a birthday celebration to outdo all other birthday bashes. Star names nestle alongside classic drama, comic-romance, brain-taxing whodunnits and edge of the seat thrillers in a season to celebrate the breadth of work staged at Bury's Regency theatre.

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