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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 Crufts for trucks rolls into Ipswich just in time for Father’s Day, with literally tonnes of fun for the whole family.

Travis play their classic album The Man Who in full at the Ipswich Regent next Thursday and Cambridge Corn Exchange December 13. Bassist Dougie Payne recalls the “brutal mugging” the band got on its release.

When the creator of smash 1970s sit-com Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em comes to see you bring it to life on the stage 13 times, you know you’re doing something right says Joe Pasquale.

Makeover maestro Gok Wan is on a mission to instill a sense of body confidence in women up and down the country via a series of fashion and style masterclasses.

Fans of Strictly Come Dancing favourite Giovanni Pernice have given his new show a 10. You can judge for yourself when it visits Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion on June 20.

Latitude organisers have added more big names to this year’s line-up, from Oscar winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia to queen of teen literature Juno Dawson.

Paloma Faith is back and turning her eye on the world around her. The new mum spoke about taking time off to have her first child and why her latest album is about fighting for a better future.

Bobby Robson - More Than A Manager gets a special stadium screening at Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town Football Club, tonight. We chat to one of the film’s directors, Torquil Jones.

Mica Paris, Jorgie Porter and Keith Jack lead the cast of Fame - The Musical, coming to the Ipswich Regent as part of its new 30th anniversary tour.

What better way to celebrate 250 years of big top fun than at Circus Wonderland.

Jason Manford is bringing his latest live show Muddle Class back to the region next year.

Hit maker Sean Paul has joined the line-up of this summer’s RiZE Festival.

Some of the best classical music, jazz, blues, folk and pop stars descend on Suffolk this summer for the Snape Proms.

Rumours of iconic British indie rockers The Libertines headlining a new festival at Ipswich’s Trinity Park this September are true - and we can reveal some of the acts joining them.

Festival founder Melvin Benn assured families worried about Latitude becoming the first festival arena to sell solely street food that kids will find lots to eat.

Dublin’s finest The Script return to Thetford Forest on June 7. We spoke to the band’s Mark Sheehan.

Legendary broadcaster Danny Baker’s back on the road, sharing stories spanning more than 30 years. He talks about holidaying on the Broads and the joy of being shallow.

Known for being one fourth of Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro, we can exclusively reveal Matt Pagan’s pulling on his tights to appear in this year’s Ipswich Regent pantomime.

Ex-Westlife singer turned solo star talks about his career ahead of his Ipswich Regent gig on Monday.

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to Ipswich-born performer Roman Marek about his new tour, Crooners.

Comedian Hal Cruttenden brings his latest show to several East Anglian theatres this year.

Fancy singing with world-renowned composer and conductor John Rutter? Now’s your chance.

Legendary BBC Radio 4 show Gardeners’ Question Time visits Latitude Festival for the first time ever this summer.

Cineworld Ipswich turns 20 on Tuesday and to celebrate, we’ve teamed up with the Cardinal Park multiplex to give away 15 pairs of tickets to see Solo: A Star Wars Story in May.

Strictly Come Dancing champion and actress Joanne Clifton takes me behind the scenes of Flashdance - The Musical at the Ipswich Regent this week.

Actor, writer, comedian and broadcaster Angus Deayton talks about resurrecting hit series Radio Active without his friend Geoffrey Perkins, modern comedy and life after Leveson.

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.

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