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Yesterday, 15:38

National treasure Su Pollard will be showing a different side to her wide-ranging performing talents when she stars in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival play Harpy which is coming to the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds in March.

Yesterday, 13:10

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk's theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

Yesterday, 10:58

The characters of upper-class twit Bertie Wooster and his resourceful valet Jeeves are two of the greatest creations of 20th century literature, brought vividly to life by author P.G. Wodehouse.

Wed, 18:39

In the last 15 years Strictly Come Dancing has become an integral part of the nation's cultural identity. Throughout the autumn of each year, the BBC's ratings go through the roof as millions get drawn into the glitz and the drama behind the hit dance show.

Mon, 19:25

Suffolk-based comedian Griff Rhys Jones is back gallivanting around the country with his latest full-length stand-up show All Over The Place and the last date on the tour is very close to home, Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds.

Mon, 16:55

Comedy superstar John Bishop is heading to the Ipswich Regent this autumn. The Scouse comedian has added a further 29 dates to his run of live gigs across the UK to introduce audiences to his brand-new show.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Music from the Spice Girls and the Jersey Boys will be just some of the hits on offer when a popular Ipswich theatrical performance returns.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

An appeal has been made to find Suffolk's star pooch to star in romantic opera La Bohème when it comes to Ipswich in February.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Karen Simpson, the artistic director and CEO of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, has died following a two year battle with cancer.

Art & books

Wed, 06:45

The Suffolk home of a celebrated English artist has attracted interest from four prospective buyers who turned out to be painters - despite not knowing it was once his home.

Tue, 13:43

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition has become a source of inspiration for 25 promising young artists at a community workshop led by Ed's portrait painter Colin Davidson.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Nature creates some startling images when viewed in close up. We take a look at a new exhibition which marries scientific illustration with an artist's eye

Monday, December 23, 2019

An oil painting by renowned Suffolk landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough could leave Britain unless a UK buyer comes forward for the £8 million work.

Monday, December 16, 2019

The works of renowned Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough have gone on show in Russia for the first time.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sudbury's Mill Tye gallery is to stage its first exhibition of work by an internationally exhibited young artist based in the town.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Suffolk ingredients are given a gallic twist in a new cookery book charting one man's culinary journey.

TV & films

Friday, January 17, 2020

Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

You may not have received your Hogwarts letter yet, but you can immerse yourself in the wizarding world this summer as an outdoor cinema is showing all eight films in the franchise.

Monday, January 13, 2020

And so the Oscar nominations are in and while many of the categories look like a re-run of the Golden Globes and last week's BAFTA nominations, the all-important Best Picture category looks the most intriguing. It's the only award that's not suffering from an overwhelming feeling of deja vu.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

David Copperfield is returning to Bury St Edmunds. Charles Dickens' young hero brought Angel Hill to a standstill in the spring of 2018 when writer-director Armando Iannucci turned The Athenaeum into a Victorian theatre and the Angel Hotel into a London coaching inn.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

A retired great-grandmother from Suffolk has appeared on the popular ITV game show The Chase - with host Bradley Walsh calling her hometown of Mildenhall "beautiful".

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

It's easy to miss great films at the cinema when they come and go so quickly. Here's our selection of great movies from 2019 that you should really catch-up with at home

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Food and film is an unbeatable combination and the Film Feast Festival, pioneered by Suffolk born film consultant and researcher, Neil McGlone, was such a success when its second serving hit our screens in October, that a series of additional events are being staged at The Galley restaurant in Woodbridge.

Music

Yesterday, 16:34

Legendary country-rock group Asleep at the Wheel will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with an exclusive live UK festival appearance at Red Rooster 2020.

Wed, 20:45

The Apex enjoys being an integral part of the cultural landscape of West Suffolk and what better way to celebrate local talent than hosting a showcase dedicated to up-coming bands and performers.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Rag'n'Bone Man has announced he will play Thetford Forest in 2020.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Seventies singing star Kiki Dee will perform at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in October - and a second night has already had to be booked.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Grime superstar Stormzy has defended his collaboration with Suffolk singer-song writer Ed Sheeran after coming under fire on social media.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Dust off your lycra as the musician and actor pumps out the hits for three hours.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

From Little Mix and Noel Gallagher, to Bryan Ferry and Jason Donovan - who will you be going to see in the new year?

Days Out

Yesterday, 19:40

Looking for ideas for entertainment and activities this weekend? Here are suggestions for things to do around the area - ranging from stage shows to a Scottish-themed party for Burns night and watching a roller derby.

Mon, 18:58

The National Trust is marking its 125th birthday this month, but the celebrations are set to last all year. Here are some of the top sites in East Anglia to visit during 2020.

Mon, 11:30

These three little pigs are the latest arrivals at Colchester Zoo - and are settling in well to their new home.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Play-starved adults and children are set to enjoy 'green therapy' as a new forest-based venture is launched.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

From a night of butchery with Jimmy Doherty, to all you can eat vegan and Pancake Night at Applaud.

Monday, January 13, 2020

A record-breaking 577 runners crossed the finishing line in this week's Ipswich parkrun - making it the biggest ever Saturday parkrun in Suffolk.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Farmers in Essex will be celebrating the start of the agricultural year with a special service at Thaxted Church, near Dunmow.

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