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Fri, 19:32

Comedy, they say, is the new rock'n'roll. These are the guys out on tour meeting fans in their home towns while the big bands set up home in big arenas and get the fans to come to them. Comedy also has that subversive, slightly dangerous edge that rock music used to have. Here's a round-up of the best acts coming to Ipswich in the next six months

Wed, 16:43

The duo are set to appear in the Ipswich Regent's 2019 pantomime Cinderella.

Tue, 18:18

Eastern Angles is reviving its critically acclaimed play telling the story of Maria Marten and her murder in the Red Barn with a UK tour next year

Friday, November 8, 2019

Review: The Season, by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, New Wolsey Theatre, until November 16

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Our lives, our likes and dislikes, have never been so available for scrutiny as they are today. Now choreographer Alexander Whitley premieres a work at DanceEast which asks whether this information is restricting our decision-making rather than enhancing it

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

A new list of stars has been announced to take part in Griff Rhys Jones' December show Happy Christmas.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Annie is a musical theatre classic but is this story of a plucky orphan girl from the 1930s reaching the end of its natural life?

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Gibbons & Gaulier theatre company uncover the comedy in relationships as they lift the lid on The Affair, their latest tour of north Suffolk

Monday, November 4, 2019

Two top Ipswich theatre companies have earned close to £1 million, in the form of two large grants from the Arts Council, to fund ambitious development plans which will not only boost the redevelopment of Ipswich Waterfront, but will also continue to improve the arts provision for Suffolk audiences.

Art & books

Thu, 19:36

Flipside festival is more than a literary event, it's a place to explore ideas, enjoy experiences and swap stories. This weekend it's settling into its new home

Wed, 19:00

The creation of bronze sculpture, Man of Stones, has been captured in a new immersive film-experience by photographer Bill Jackson. The work is being screened at this weekend's Flipside festival

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Craftmakers often provide some of the most imaginative and unique Christmas presents you can receive. Blackthorpe Barn once again unveils some of the best showcases for elegant, handmade functional art

Monday, November 4, 2019

Gainsborough's House, the birthplace of iconic artist Thomas Gainsborough, has been awarded £100,000 by Arts Council England to transform its renowned print workshop.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A teenager's artwork inspired by her mental health journey has been sold at an auction to raise cash for support for young people.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thousands of terracotta figures are coming to an art gallery in Colchester as Antony Gormley's Turner Prize-winning installation comes to Firstsite.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ghostland, by Edward Parnell, explores the haunts of ghouls in literature and film, the natural and unnatural world, and the horror of his own family history.

TV & films

Yesterday, 20:04

The genre-bending age gap drama landed on our screens on November 12…and we've already binged our way through all six episodes.

Thu, 16:38

The 2019 John Lewis Christmas advert has landed... does it bring a tear to your eye?

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A night-time crash involving a motorcyclist in Suffolk is set to appear on a More 4 show following the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Aldeburgh DocFest unveils a programme of issue-driven films introduced by star names to mark its quarter century anniversary

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Hollywood has had a long-running love affair with horror movies. These are our favourite chillers to send shivers up your spine this Halloween

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Former Strictly Come Dancing star Kristina Rihanoff is waltzing into Bury St Edmunds in 2020 - and she's bringing former Dancing on Ice winner Jake Quickenden with her.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Is the BBC licence fee nearing the end of its natural life? Ideas about turning it into a subscription service have been suggested. It seems quite a good idea

Music

Yesterday, 10:08

Hugh Cornwell is probably best known as the former singer with The Stranglers - despite the fact he left the band 29 years ago.

Fri, 18:30

A waterfront concert in Essex is bringing the likes of Tony Hadley, Peter Andre, S Club and supergroup Boyzlife together for a huge summer concert.

Fri, 10:36

BRIT Award nominee Matt Cardle is returning to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Decmber 3.

Fri, 08:10

Danny O'Donoghue and The Script will be returning to Suffolk next summer with a performance at Newmarket Racecourses in June 2020.

Mon, 09:00

Brit award winners McFly will once again headline Summer Saturday Live at Newmarket Racecourses over the August bank holiday weekend.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Music fans will need to be quick if they want to get their hands on tickets for Westlife's huge open-air show in Colchester which are set to go on pre-sale tomorrow.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Review: Seraglio and Silver Lake, English Touring Opera, Snape Maltings, October 25-26

Days Out

Thu, 17:42

Ice skating during the run-up to the Christmas holidays used to be the sole preserve of the Scots and Canadians but it seems that skating has become a 'thing' in the maritime climes of Suffolk.

Mon, 17:53

Fancy exploring a magical illuminated landscape in the run-up to Christmas? Then Helmingham Hall has just the event for you. This year it is bigger and better than ever and families are being invited to explore an illuminated garden trail which has been adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

Mon, 15:09

Light up your life this festive season! Here are some of the places where Christmas light switch-ons will be taking place in 2019.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Santa is coming to Stowmarket, and alongside his helpers from the Stowmarket Lions Club, he will be trying to visit as many children in the area as possible this Christmas.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

A brand new soft play centre is opening inside Clip 'n Climb on Ransomes Europark next week - and mums and dads who take their children along will be able to get a free Paddy and Scott's coffee.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Looking for things to do this weekend? Events include major firework displays, a youth music festival, and poignant events to mark Remembrance Day.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A Colchester family is holding a farm open day and Christmas market in the run-up to the festive season.

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