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Theatre news

Mon, 18:09

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.

Mon, 16:26

A special tribute to singer Doris Day has come from Ipswich singer Annika Rands, who performs her own solo show based around the singing legend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The first designs for a multi-million pound revamp of the popular Stowmarket Regal Theatre have been revealed - and work could begin later this year.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A new stage production of The Sound of Music in Bury St Edmunds has been given the seal of approval - by Debbie Turner, one of the child stars of the smash hit film and who was in the audience.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Stage performances of the popular children's book Dear Zoo in Bury St Edmunds will go ahead this autumn despite the theft of the touring van for the show.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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.

Art & books

Thu, 18:41

Leading Suffolk artist Peter Burman is to hold a solo exhibition in aid of the charity that helped his wife as she was treated for cancer.

Mon, 17:53

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.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

An interactive treasure hunt which is based around a novel set in Bury St Edmunds has been launched in the town.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Handcrafted gifts by artists from all over Suffolk and will be on show and for sale at Clare Craft Market this weekend.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

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.

Monday, April 29, 2019

A former Suffolk police officer has penned a revealing account of his time in the force - lifting the lid on how stress and exposure to major trauma meant leaving to preserve his sanity.

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Some of the most talented photographers in the region will be exhibiting their work next month at Wingfield Barns.

TV & films

Yesterday, 11:00

What happens in the event of a tie at Europe's biggest music competition? And what can entrants never...never take up on stage? Our reporter finds out more.

Yesterday, 10:14

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

Thu, 09:37

Nick Richards checked out the new Shane Meadows series on Channel 4 last night

Wed, 11:22

The Jeremy Kyle Show has been axed by ITV after the death of a guest who took part in the programme - but was it the right decision to axe the show that was born in Norwich?

Wed, 10:00

Good news for those who are already preparing to go into mourning as the end of an era is ushered in with the Game of Thrones finale. A new spin-off pilot series has been ordered by HBO which is set thousands of years before the events of the main series.

Tue, 20:35

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

Tue, 14:31

Are you ready for the last ever episode of Game of Thrones? Just one episode remains of this final series and the new trailer hints at even more darkness and danger on the horizon. Who will take Westeros' Iron Throne? CONTAINS SPOILERS


Yesterday, 11:00

What happens in the event of a tie at Europe's biggest music competition? And what can entrants never...never take up on stage? Our reporter finds out more.

Fri, 20:00

As you settle down to watch the Eurovision Contest from your armchair, do you dream of having a seat at the glitzy spectacular?

Fri, 18:00

Eurovision star of the 1980s Kit Rolfe has gained a whole new generation of younger fans who are excited by the song contest.

Thu, 20:01

Millions will watch the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday- but what's the secret of its appeal? Readers and staff have been choosing their favourite songs.

Tue, 15:49

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."

Mon, 17:53

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

Friday, May 10, 2019

Rod Stewart fans in the region will soon be able to hear his famous gravely tones live as he comes to Portman Road in Ipswich on June 7.

Days Out


Weird and Wonderful Wood has lived up to its name, with an amazing selection of wood-themed attractions at the annual event.


From the Aqua Park at Alton Water, to diving in to an outdoor swimming pool near the coast, we've rounded up six of the best places to visit in Suffolk if you need to keep cool this summer.

Fri, 06:00

Four-legged friends will be getting the five-star treatment at the Suffolk Show this year, with dog watering points across the showground.

Wed, 06:00

A team of horticultural students is getting ready to fly the college flag as they put the finishing touches to a garden design ahead of the 2019 Suffolk Show.

Tue, 14:14

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.

Tue, 12:24

Fun in the sun - hopefully - will be on the cards when the seaside comes to Bury St Edmunds for the annual Whitsun Fayre.

Tue, 12:20

An amateur dramatics society will present the third instalment in its series celebrating Lowestoft's former glories.

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