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Theatre news

Friday, July 12, 2019

Staging a play always has its challenges but building a full-sized Bedford van is something special. We take a look backstage at the Gallery Players' The Lady In The Van

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review: Blithe Spirit, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds, July 3

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Pack a blanket and a picnic and set off to enjoy productions based on classic plays and novels on an outdoor stage near you this summer.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Peter Pan, by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, Ipswich Co-op Juniors, Big Top, Trinity Park until July 14

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Open air theatre has become an increasingly popular part of family life during the summer. It's chance to encounter some imaginative performances while enjoying a picnic. We spoke to East Anglian-based actor Hayley Evenett about the joys of performing in the great outdoors.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Peter Pan has been a crowd-pleaser since it was first introduced on stage at the dawn of the 20th century. It has magic which enchants each new generation who see it. Now the Ipswich Co-op Juniors are taking the show to the big top

Friday, June 28, 2019

Strictly Come Dancing fans will be giddy with delight as finalist favourites Joe Sugg and Dianne Buswell. are bringing their new show to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Children from six primary schools have helped to create a new mosaic for a historic Suffolk theatre to celebrate its 200th anniversary this year.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Addams Family have long been ghoulish cultural icons, Helen Clarke thoroughly enjoyed their return to the stage as part of the New Wolsey Theatre's open season

Art & books

Fri, 09:42

The death of a new mother in 1930 is the subject of a new book - penned by her Bures-based granddaughter.

Thu, 16:10

Her nude paintings celebrating the natural differences between women may have 'caused a stir' in Felixstowe but that has not put artist Brittany Van Wezel off plans for a second exhibition.

Thu, 15:00

A street in Ipswich has been transformed by a massive community art project, with a stunning mural created to celebrate the town's diversity.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Suffolk Craft Society's summer show is an important fixture in the county's creative calendar. This year's exhibition is more dazzling than ever with an influx of new talent sharing a new perspective

Thursday, July 11, 2019

A strong sense of community lies at the heart of the Ipswich Waterfront where a new family-friendly event which blends art, music and good food will take place this autumn.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Relive the childhood classic by seeing Punch artist John Tenniel's stunning pictures at Moyse's Hall Museum.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Review: Grantchester author James Runcie at the Felixstowe Book Festival, Hotel Elizabeth, Saturday, June 29

TV & films

Tourism bosses in Bury St Edmunds are hoping for a big boost to the town's visitors, after the release date for Armando Iannucci's new Suffolk-filmed flick has been announced.

Wed, 11:30

An Ipswich-based company adapted a shipping container to be used in an interrogation scene in smash hit BBC drama Killing Eve, and is planning to auction it for charity.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Rolling Stones front man, Mick Jagger, has quietly pursued a second career as an actor on the big screen. We discover that his film career has rather been more hit and miss than his fame would suggest.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

With the school holidays fast approaching and with the British weather being notoriously unreliable when it comes to serving up bouts of sunshine, the cinema remains the go-to place for a reliable supply of summer entertainment.

Friday, July 5, 2019

Eight hours of the 1980s: Stranger Things season three is a rollercoaster ride that brings back some of the momentum lost in season two. Here's a review that isn't full of spoilers for those of you that haven't blocked out the time required to binge-watch the latest outing in Hawkins, Indiana.

Friday, July 5, 2019

It's time to travel back to the 80s with the Hawkins gang as the TV phenomenon returns.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

First look at new Poldark series five trailer: Ross and Demelza face a new set of trials and tribulations, but Aiden Turner's hair looks spectacular throughout them all.


Yesterday, 19:17

Festival-goers donned their Handbags and Gladrags for the second day of Latitude Festival.

Yesterday, 08:40

With a voice beyond his years and pop anthems you can't help but dance along to, George Ezra was on top form as he took to The Obelisk Arena stage for a crowd-pleasing headline set.

Fri, 17:17

Latitude Festival kicked off in style at Henham Park on Friday with some of the biggest names in music, arts and comedy.

Thu, 19:15

Despite the drizzly conditions, festival-goers were in high spirits as they arrived at Latitude Festival for the weekend.

Tue, 15:34

This weekend Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park in Suffolk for its 14th annual three-day show. But after a so-far unpredictable summer, what does the weather have in store?

Tue, 11:46

From timings to travel advice, here is everything you need to know as Latitude Festival returns to Henham Park.

Tue, 11:30

Residents living in the Chantry area of Ipswich will be bound to face some disruption at the end of next month when Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran plays his homecoming concerts, borough officials have accepted.

Days Out

Fri, 18:01

Tomorrow families in Ipswich have the chance to enjoy a free concert which is supporting the Inside Out charity and promoting Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

Fri, 13:49

He has sold over 150 million records worldwide but now Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran has also provided the inspiration for one of the life-size decorated sheep on an art trail.

Fri, 09:08

Suffolk's first pagan festival is taking place at Stonham Barns, this weekend.

Thu, 11:05

This weekend children will be able to meet their favourite Toy Story characters and get to relax on a beach at Kidzfest at Trinity Park, Ipswich.

Wed, 13:16

Winner of "Best Family Festival" 2018, Latitude has a huge array of family-friendly activities available for children and parents alike that will create happy memories to last all year.

Wed, 12:22

Only 500 places are left to take part in this year's Great East Run - so if you want to take part you'll need to dash for a place.

Tue, 16:24

Following on from the success of Suffolk Pride, this week the Wiff Waff bar on Ipswich Waterfront are launching their first ever LGBTQ games night.

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