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Wed, 11:59

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Janette Manrara and Aljaž Škorjanec are looking to bring some red carpet glitz and glamour to the stage next spring when they bring their latest show Remembering The Oscars to the Ipswich Regent.

Tue, 13:09

Strictly Come Dancing is back on the telly. As a result there's plenty of glitter and sparkle in the air and now the Ipswich Regent is ready to welcome some onscreen favourites.

Mon, 11:37

As the Bard well knew, all the world's a stage - and now a Suffolk village is set to provide the backdrop for a theatrical retelling of its history.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Classic children's author Michael Morpurgo has a knack of writing books that not only tell thrilling stories have have the ability to trigger an emotional connection with the reader. We caught up with him prior to his visit to The Apex on September 26

Friday, September 6, 2019

HighTide has become stand-out event in the theatre calendar over the past 12 years. Now that founder Steven Atkinson is about to head off to pastures new, he talks about what has made this Suffolk festival so influential

Friday, September 6, 2019

Scilla Dyke was a dance pioneer founding Suffolk Dance and paving the way for DanceEast. Now a new film will be screened at the DanceHouse Open Day celebrating her work

Friday, September 6, 2019

West End musical star and cult film actor Adam Garcia has been announced as the leading man in this year's panto at the Ipswich Regent

Thursday, September 5, 2019

The DanceHouse is ten years old. DanceEast are marking the anniversary with a family event mixing hands-on activities with bite-sized performances. We take a look at what is in store

Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Wolsey's best-selling musical Once is being revived for a UK tour next year and the hit show will be back in Ipswich before hitting the road.

Art & books

Wed, 19:40

Iconic British designer Vivienne Westwood loves to work in silk and is often inspired by designs from the past. A new exhibition in Sudbury puts Westwood's designs in a suitably historic setting

Tue, 07:30

A new arts festival looks set to make Ipswich Waterfront the community hub of the town.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Art on the Prom returned to Felixstowe this weekend with thousands of people descending on the seafront.

Friday, August 30, 2019

Following on from the huge success of the Ed Sheeran concerts last weekend the star has encouraged his fans to head to the Made in Suffolk exhibition in Christchurch Mansion.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Felixstowe's annual open-air art festival, Art on the Prom, returns this year with a carnival atmosphere and a timely message about the environmental dangers of single use plastic

Thursday, August 29, 2019

A new craze has swept Suffolk over the past few weeks as families hide story books for other children to find.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

The home of DanceEast celebrates its tenth anniversary this year and revisits its construction with a dazzling art exhibition chronicling the building process. We take a look at the show

TV & films

Andrew Davies has had a long career turning classic literature into dynamic television. Now, with his new series Sanditon, he is getting the opportunity to finish a story by Jane Austen

Fri, 18:30

A dad-of-two left with an amputated leg after a botched operation has gone head-to-head with the Eggheads alongside his wife and volunteers from the pair's Suffolk-based charity.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Filming gets underway in Suffolk this month for the Hollywood blockbuster The Dig - a feature film for Netflix based on the world famous discovery of the Saxon burial ship found at Sutton Hoo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Can you believe that Richard Gere is about to turn 70? We're looking back at his career, and at other stars who are still in the limelight as they move into their eighth decade.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Dad's Army was a series with very strong East Anglian links - and those links have been strengthen by Gold in the remakes of the 'lost episodes'.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The autumn is one of the busiest and most important times of year for cinema releases with studios looking for awards-season hits as well as family-friendly blockbusters. Here's what's in store for the rest of the year

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Former Kesgrave High School pupil Maria Louis - daughter of former Ipswich Witches speedway champion John Louis - has landed a role as Shelley on BBC's Eastenders.

Music

Details have been unveiled for a conference aiming to promote Ipswich's music venues - with top industry professionals that have worked with likes of U2 and Foo Fighters among those on the bill.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Superstar singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran could be about to hold a star-studded 'festival-style' wedding celebration in Suffolk - with reports that Jennifer Aniston and Sir Elton John are rumoured to be among the guests.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Listen to an Ed Sheeran tune as you've never heard it before. Aldeburgh-based harpist Zoe Anderton has released a CD of pop covers, including music by the Suffolk superstar, in memory of a friend.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Leading Ipswich music organisation celebrates its diamond jubilee with founder and artistic director Professor Chris Green at Snape Maltings Concert Hall

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

More bands have been announced for the Sound City Ipswich music festival and conference taking place next month.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Over the last week I have received many messages praising the council's organisation of the Ed Sheeran concerts, writes David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich Borough Council.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

A packed John Peel Centre in Stowmarket saw New Wave legends The Undertones play on what would have been the broadcaster's 80th birthday.

Days Out

Tue, 19:00

As the Elmer sculptures go off parade in Ipswich, our photo gallery looks back at some of the highlights.

Tue, 11:28

Kesgrave Hall will play host to a popular wedding show for a second year running - as couples look for inspiration to help plan their perfect day.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

There are just two weeks left until the Great East Run in Ipswich - but you could still grab one of the last places.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

The colourful Elmer statues around Ipswich town centre were being taken down this weekend - after being proudly on parade all summer long.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

It's just over a week until the event brings some of the country's top breweries to the Corn Exchange.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Council bosses are hopeful that the First Light Festival can return to Lowestoft next year, and have agreed to put up to £200,000 into organising its return.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

National Dog Day is coming up on bank holiday Monday, August 26. East Anglia is full of wonderful places to take your best friend for an outing. Here are 21 great spots to explore.

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