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Wayne Savage

Entertainment and general feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Also writes pieces for Suffolk magazine, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

The Encore Dance Company, featuring students about to graduate from the third year of their sixth form at the prestigious Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in Hertfordshire, are visiting Ipswich’s Jerwood DanceHouse.

Suffolk trio The Kettle Girls are performing a show in aid of The Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal and Cancer Research.

Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Ipswich Regent, to April 21

Miles Kane is the latest name to join this year’s first ever RiZE Festival in Chelmsford.

Suffolk-based charity Musica is asking you to take two minutes out of your life to change somebody else’s forever.

Evolutionary biologist, primatologist and broadcaster Dr Ben Garrod - known for TV shows like Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur, Hyper Evolution: Rise of the Robots, The Day the Dinosaurs Died and Secrets of Bones - shares how growing up in East Anglia sparked his love of nature.

Kiki Dee is a survivor in every sense. The singer-songwriter spoke about her long career ahead of her and musical partner Carmelo Luggeri’s show in Bury St Edmunds tonight.

Updated: Ipswich Scout and Guide Gang Show turns 80

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Happy birthday to the Ipswich Scout and Guide Gang Show, which turned 80 this week.

Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer and comedy legend Bobby Davro tell a tale as old as time in Enchanted Entertainment’s Easter pantomime Beauty and the Beast.

It’s been hard work, but the team behind this year’s Framlingham Country Show are ready to throw open the gates to visitors at Trinity Park this weekend.

Latitude has scored another UK festival exclusive, with Belle and Sebastian joining this year’s line-up.

World superstar Demi Lovato is performing her first ever UK racecourse show at Newmarket.

Dara, ignore your GP, your wife and the doubters who laughed at you last night. Shufflefeet is a real condition. I have it too. Stay strong, together we can beat it.

Breaking News: The Libertines in Ipswich?

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rumour has it that The Libertines are performing in Ipswich this summer, date and location yet to be revealed.

Few things have the power to inspire, provoke, comfort, challenge or transport you like theatre. As part of World Theatre Day, we spoke to Latitude Festival’s arts curator Tania Harrison.

Thank you Steven Spielberg for helping me overcome my morbid fear of The Shining.

To celebrate the release of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One in cinemas Thursday, Warner Bros Pictures and What’s On offer you the chance to win one of two sets of merchandise.

Eighties icon Kim Wilde kicks off her latest tour at the Ipswich Regent on Friday and we’ve five pairs of tickets to give away.

Empire Cinemas Ipswich turns one this Saturday - that’s 400,000 bottoms on seats, more than 300 different films, 3,600kg of pick and mix, 6,500 hot dogs and 1,500 slices of cake.

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s PULSE Festival Ipswich, bringing together some of the best contemporary performances and works in progress from established and emerging artists.

Baby Driver’s sound designer, editor and re-recording mixer Julian Slater talks about his Suffolk upbringing, working with Edgar Wright on the smash heist movie, the Marvel Ant Man movie that never was and the power of sound as a storytelling tool.

There are other places than Swansea Tubbs, no matter what Edward says - and you’ll get to see them when The League of Gentlemen Live Again comes to the Ipswich Ipswich Regent.

Quiz show QI is leaving the studio for the first time ever for an exclusive Latitude Festival edition.

A fair number of hardy souls braved the wintry conditions and attended this unique production.

After a great first year, the Great Garden Trail returns with even more gardens to explore across Suffolk.

Three very different giants of the music world will take Suffolk by storm later this year.

The people have spoken, choosing The Lion King as the family favourite they’d most like to see the team beind Pop Up Pictures show in Ipswich as part of this year’s Great Outdoor Cinema Club.

Mark Thomas uses his own demise to explore the state of the National Health Service in latest show Check Up - Our NHS at 70.

Festival of Wheels rolls into Trinity Park this summer, with plenty to get your motor running.

Win Tomb Raider movie goodies

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

To celebrate the release of Tomb Raider in cinemas tomorrow, Warner Bros Pictures and Archant offer you the chance to win one of two exclusive goody packs.

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