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Theatre news

Yesterday, 13:09

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

Yesterday, 15:31

Gym goers of Ipswich are invited to a free workout with exotic-dancers The Dreamboys to raise money for Children in Need.

Wed, 23:30

When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Acting legend Sir Ian McKellen is touring the region next celebrating his 80th birthday and raising money for regional theatre. Arts editor Andrew Clarke finds out more about this ‘must-see’ event

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Within minutes of this witty and revealing play starting, you can see what attracted Private Eye’s Ian Hislop and Nick Newman, to write this extraordinary piece of professional biography.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Catching up with the Dreamboys on tour before their Ipswich and Kings Lynn dates, Lynne Mortimer asked them a couple of pertinent questions... oh, and a few frivolous ones too

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

SAS veteran turned TV star Ant Middleton is coming to Ipswich with his new Mind Over Muscle tour in 2019.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Named one of the best plays of all time for women, this was the right choice and the right time for the company to show it can do straight drama.

Art & books

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Three budding photographers have been presented with prizes after taking part in a housing association’s competition to celebrate East Anglia’s wildlife and landscapes.

Friday, November 9, 2018

This huge image of a horse, spanning more than 200 metres, has appeared in a secluded field on the Norfolk-Suffolk to remember the role that animals played in the First World War.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Rodin’s The Kiss, rare nudes by John Constable along with work by Maggi Hambling and Henry Moore will make Ipswich one of the country’s leading art centres this autumn. Arts editor Andrew Clarke previews a groundbreaking new exhibition

Thursday, November 1, 2018

We’ve all seen the harrowing images of London and other big UK cities in the Second World War, and the devastation inflicted by enemy bombing raids.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Dad Lee Harris is concerned – and is doing something about it. (But was Kirstie Allsopp right to smash up her children’s iPads?)

Thursday, November 1, 2018

One of Britain’s best loved novelists is coming to the county this autumn to celebrate the release of The Sentence is Death.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

All will be revealed − and you can be there!

TV & films

Yesterday, 15:36

We look back over past John Lewis’s previous Christmas television advertisements and give you the chance to vote for your own favourite. Will Sir Elton get your vote or is your heart melted by Buster the Boxer?

Yesterday, 11:15

It’s the second time that John Lewis has used Your Song in its Christmas campaign, but this time the store has gone straight to source and employed Sir Elton. But is it Christmassy enough? Let me sit on the roof, kick off the moss and let you know.

Yesterday, 11:01

Grounding historical events in personal stories makes them more relatable. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to film-maker Tim Curtis about his latest film which tells the story of two local men and their experiences during The Great War

Yesterday, 08:06

Martin Roberts had nothing but praise for Ipswich after he visited with the film crew from BBC series, Homes Under The Hammer this week.

Mon, 09:22

The Strictly Come Dancing stars are off to Blackpool next week, without Danny John Jules on the party bus. But who was in the dance-off with him, who wowed the judges - and where is Craig’s paddle?

Friday, November 9, 2018

A dash of Robbie Williams, a row on the stairs, some carols round the tree and some complicated French braiding - Boots have captured Christmas with added hormones.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Frozen food firm Iceland’s Christmas advertisement about the plight of orang-utans has been declared too political to be shown on TV. But was it all a clever plan to spread Iceland’s no-palm-oil message as far and wide as possible?

Music

Yesterday, 22:43

Fresh from his summer tour with Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band, Graham Gouldman lined up with four other superb musicians as art rock outfit 10cc took to the stage in front of a sell out crowd.

Wed, 09:53

Maximum R&B with The Manfreds and Georgie Fame at Ipswich Regent, Tuesday night.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

After a break from the limelight Mysterious Girl hitmaker Peter Andre is preparing to go on yet another UK tour. Here he explains why his new music is just the “beginning” of something much, much bigger.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

An exclusive collection of music and memorabilia from Suffolk pop superstar Ed Sheeran is to go under the hammer at the weekend.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Get ready to rock as the first act performing at Thetford Forest next summer has been revealed.

Friday, November 2, 2018

A special remembrance concert of music and readings will take place in Bury St Edmunds to mark the 100-year anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Days Out

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Father Christmas will be making special guest appearances in Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and at Stonham Barns but which grotto will you be visiting?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Towns and villages across the region are set to mark of the centenary of the Armistice. Here are details of some of the main events being held in memory of the end of the First World War.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Looking for some seasonal sparkle? Here are some of the places you can see Christmas lights switched on this year.

Monday, November 5, 2018

One of the largest bonfire and firework displays in East Anglia is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cocktail lovers in Ipswich are spoilt for choice with expert mixologists on hand at the likes of Revolution, Coast to Coast and Cosy Club - but could these fruit concoctions save the bar industry?

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Councils in west Suffolk are set to commit to running the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre for another three years.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

From Christchurch Park in Ipswich to Castle Park in Colchester, this is where you can watch the fireworks this Guy Fawkes Night.

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