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Theatre news

Yesterday, 10:53

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

Yesterday, 11:13

More than 60 people have now signed up to take part in a sponsored walk to mark the 200th anniversary of Bury St Edmunds’ historic theatre.

Thu, 12:53

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

Mon, 17:49

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Black&White Productions present Harry’s Bar #10: Portrait of the Artist, by Suzanne Hawkes, at the Conservative Club, High Road West, Felixstowe until Friday, March 15

Monday, March 11, 2019

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

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Have you ever fancied taking your children to the theatre?

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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

Thursday, March 7, 2019

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

Art & books

Wed, 09:02

World-famous author Ian McEwan is one of a host of big names who will appear at this year’s Lavenham Literary Festival.

Mon, 13:47

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.

Friday, March 15, 2019

A new Ipswich art exhibition throws an artistic spotlight on the growing trend of adopting a plant based lifestyle.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Two artists who have designed weather-related Elmer sculptures for the Ipswich trail this summer want to brighten your day by showing you a sneak peek of their work.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Did your favourite make the top 10? Nicola Warren finds her most-loved bedtime story much further down the list.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Young people have been trying yoga inspired by an unlikely subject – a world-famous sculpture currently on display in Christchurch Mansion.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Leading Polish painter Professor Maciej Swieszewski is exhibiting his work at the Waterfront Gallery in Ipswich.

TV & films

Sunday, March 17, 2019

There was disappointment for The Voice singer Connie Lamb, from Woodbridge, as she missed out on a place in the semi-final.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

The two most famous Dallas storylines were the shooting of JR and Bobby’s much-mocked shower scene. Nick Richards and Judy Rimmer recall the glossy soap’s top turning-points.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

It’s hard to believe that Patrick Duffy, who played Dallas heart-throb Bobby, is now 70. It’s time to look back at the glossy soap and the lessons it taught us.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Tomorrow night Connie Lamb has the chance to progress to the semi-final stages of ITV’s The Voice. Here she talks about her commitment to a career in music... despite the kitten heels her mum once made her wear.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Crippled by depression and driven to think of suicide after the death of his beloved wife, the set-up for Ricky Gervais’ new comedy doesn’t sound like a barrel of laughs - but this redemption dramedy is the best Gervais has given us for years.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Footage of shoppers in Ipswich tasting extra-special tomatoes is expected to be shown on The One Show tonight.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

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.


Yesterday, 20:09

Pop rock band The Hoosiers have been confirmed to play at a popular music festival held in memory of a Sudbury teenager.

Yesterday, 10:51

While Ed Sheeran thrills crowds at his 51-date world tour we take a look at the fastest routes to Ipswich’s Chantry Park where the star will be performing in August.

Yesterday, 09:00

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.

Yesterday, 08:01

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.

Thu, 11:00

A Suffolk singer who penned her debut single about conquering mental health demons has released a music video for the hit – featuring a Jamiroquai star.

Tue, 16:49

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.

Tue, 14:21

A vocal quartet who have sung for the Queen and appeared live on BBC Radio 2 will visit the Quay Theatre in Sudbury next month.

Days Out

Win chocolate prizes as you search for bunny paw prints, dinosaur and hen eggs in the county this April.

Tue, 16:56

Carbon in Stowmarket was packed with party-goers on Saturday night, take a look through our gallery to see who you can recognise.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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

Sunday, March 17, 2019

High winds couldn’t stop a Red Nose flash mob as they took to Ipswich Cornhill, led by celebrity dancer Andrew Stone.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Concert-goers are spoilt for choice this year with a number of iconic artists set to fill Portman Road, Henham Park and Thetford Forest.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

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

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Celebrity dancer Andrew Stone is involved in staging a flash mob event on Ipswich Cornhill on Saturday, in aid of Red Nose Day.

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