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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.

Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac is coming to Ipswich.

Graham Seed talks about his role in the stage version of Ealing Studios classic The Ladykillers, currently on at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, and being dropped (literally) from The Archers. Spoilers ahead.

Red Rose Chain’s revamped community theatre group gets off to a great start today, performing for HighTide Festival launch audiences.

The Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich the Rt Rev Martin Seeley talks about inheriting his love of the sea from his naval father, the challenges of rural parishes and his admiration for the region’s farmers.

A new show based on the Oscar winning movie An Officer and a Gentleman is one of several musicals heading to the Ipswich Regent next year.

Adventurer Ray Mears wonders whether wildlife documentaries are working when it comes to inspiring the next generation of conservationists and how Lyme Disease threatened to end his career ahead of his East Anglian shows.

Griff Rhys Jones talks about his new tour, his enduring partnership with the late Mel Smith and their unaired BBC sitcom.

TV presenter and self-confessed plant geek Michael Perry shares how the seeds of his successful career were sown in East Anglian.

The Great British Bake Off returns Tuesday night on its new home Channel 4. Sophie Faldo is one of three East Anglian hopefuls looking to rise to the top this year.

The latest Ipswich Regent and Corn Exchange brochure is out now, with a new season of shows to look forward to.

Oh Happy Day, the Sister Act Live Choir is coming to Ipswich with a special cinema screening of the hit Whoopi Goldberg movie.

Dancer Gary Avis has travelled the world with the Royal Ballet Company, but his favourite adventures come from exploring his home region.

One of the Guardian’s top festival picks, FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall today. We sat down with organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter.

The fight for equality has come a long way in a relatively short time says Woman’s Hour presenter Dame Jenni Murray, but some things never change. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about pay disparity at the BBC, Doctor Who and the resurgence of feminism.

Jim Glennie of James talks about the accidental evolution behind their hits and enjoying the fear of playing new songs

Bringing together some of his favourite work, there were unicorns, dragons... okay, that’s a lie. In fact, he asked the whole audience to lie about what we’d seen so we didn’t spoil it for others.

“Best of” - two words that often signal the winding down of a career. Not in the case of psychological illusionist Derren Brown, heading to Ipswich next week.

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage has another crack at film fame, this time appearing in Film Suffolk’s new anthology movie The Haunted Hotel as an arts journalist (quite a stretch).

Lowestoft like Las Vegas? That’s how British radio presenter, journalist, theatre critic and author Libby Purves remembers it growing up. She talks about why Manningtree Station Buffet is one of her favourite places and watching perfect sunsets in Hunstanton.

What I hate about reviewing theatre in the forest is, more often than not, I can’t tell you about the bits that make it so special. I’ll leave it at wrestling, singing goats, lion boxing and moustaches.

KT Tunstall, headlining Jimmy’s Festival tonight, talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about “breaking up” with making records and starting a new chapter in her life.

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 been a long road to success for Suffolk songwriter Simon Law, whose debut album Look To The Sky just went to number one in 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.

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