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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.

Theatre in the Forest returns to Jimmy’s Farm as Shakespeare meets the wild west (with a dash of Richard Curtis) in Red Rose Chain’s As You Like It.

It’s said that water is life. For Framlingham-raised songwriter Simon Law, it’s music. A key member of Soul II Soul, he’s just seen his debut album go to number one on the UK soul charts.

Culture Club’s Roy Hay is buzzing when I catch up with him at TalkSPORT’s studios.

There were a lot of suggestions when it came to who’d take over hosting duties when The Great British Bake Off switched from BBC One to Channel 4. Children’s presenters Dick ‘n’ Dom where among them.

Acclaimed screen and stage actor Neil Stuke heads to Jimmy’s Festival this weekend, but he’s no stranger to East Anglia.

Great British Bake Off star Martha Collison talks about life in the infamous tent, her naughty labradoodle and being tired of clean eating books.

Blackadder The Third star Helen Atkinson-Wood shares her passion for the Suffolk coast, her love for the region’s creative talent and her fear of fellow East Anglian resident artist Maggi Hambling.

Farmer and TV presenter Jimmy Doherty talks about this year’s festival, larking about with Jamie Oliver on the Friday Night Feast and why he was nervous about the Prince of Wales’ recent visit.

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away (well a few weeks ago in London) we visited the new Star Wars Identities exhibition at The O2. No bothans died to bring you this information.

The youth company’s final show of 2017, the last for a while actually with many of the cast moving on to drama school; like the title characters they went out guns blazing.

Suffolk’s Gillian Allard has been crowned this year’s Sky Arts Master of Photography - snapping up a life-changing €150,000.

East Anglian singer-songwriter Bessie Turner talks about playing Latitude Festival.

With more than 750 acts covering music, the arts and activities for kids spread across 15 different stages, the choice of what to see and do at Latitude Festival today to Sunday can be bewildering.

The cast will be rejoicing after a standing ovation from the cheering audience.

Edinburgh Fringe winning performance poet Luke Wright shares his, sometimes reluctant, love of East Anglia.

Time After Time, the latest summer show from the award-winning Orchard Players, is a simple love story, says writer and director Bex Nicholls.

The Co-op Juniors Theatre Company pray you enjoy their version of the smash musical Sister Act.

If you miss the golden era of those larger than life MGM movie musicals, you’re in for a Wonderful, Wonderful Day.

Live music lovers will descend on the Suffolk coast this Saturday as Thorpefest returns for a second year.

Seven months ago Samantha Harvey was a full-time cleaner who posted covers online. This weekend she’s hoping to leave established chart acts in the dust with her debut single Forgive Forget.

Celebrating the best of Americana, The Maverick Festival turns 10 this weekend. Founder Paul Spencer spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about those first difficult years, how it’s evolved and issues an invite to Ed Sheeran who made his festival debut there.

Stand-up Jason Manford has added a visit to Colchester’s Charter Hall to his 2018 tour.

Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett explains why performing live will be forever in their DNA, when we can expect new music and why he loves Suffolk’s Latitude Festival.

Buckets of water on doors, itching powder, crickets in your bed; Marlon Jackson got up to some pranks with little brother Michael as kids. He shares his memories ahead of The Jacksons’ Newmarket concert.

Maverick Festival founder Paul Spencer’s Easton cottage began life as a retreat, somewhere to relax but it’s become somewhere he works and plays.

Ivan Cutting, artistic director and a founder of Eastern Angles, has a foot in Suffolk and Norfolk. He wouldn’t have it any other way.

Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich’s artistic director Bridie Rowe talks about newest production Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

One of the brains behind an album in aid of East Anglian charity Julian Support has spoken out about his own battle with mental health issues.

Bury St Edmunds band Gaffa Tape Sandy are gearing up to play Glastonbury Festival this afternoon.

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