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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.

We wanted more, more, more so original 1980s legends Bananarama have reformed and are heading to the Ipswich Regent.

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

I’ve often considered petitioning producers of Britain’s Got Talent to add a question mark to the show’s name. My only talent is knowing I have none.

There’s so much going on across Suffolk and Essex over the next seven days. Here are some ideas for things to do over the weekend and beyond.

This year’s Ink Festival sees celebrated novelist Esther Freud make her playwrighting debut. She, and director Helen Atkinson Wood, reveal more while professional theatre critic Libby Purves offers advice on how to get your new play noticed.

If you can’t wait for Alison Moyet to play the Ipswich Regent on November 4, her new album Other is out June 16.

Joanna Carrick, artistic director and founder of Red Rose Chain Theatre Company talks about growing up in Suffolk and how it’s inspired her work.

An innovative project to bring people with disabilities and additional needs together through music ends later this month with a free community concert.

Tomorrow, tomorrow, it’s showtime tomorrow for the cast of Annie Jr at DanceEast in Ipswich.

Expect surprises when Eastern Edge Theatre Company stage The Two Gentlemen of Verona at The Avenue Theatre later this month.

Ever wondered what it must be like to be part of the the Fast and the Furious franchise? Now you can find out as the 4DX version of the latest instalment roars exclusively into Cineworld Ipswich.

Culture Club are coming to Newmarket Racecourse.

The Framlingham Country Show returns to Framlingham College this Saturday and Sunday. Running 10am-5pm both days, there’s plenty to enjoy.

Looking for something to do over the next seven days?

Spandau Ballet’s Martin Kemp will play the father of rock ‘n’ roll Sam Phillips when smash show Million Dollar Quartet visits Ipswich.

Peter Duncan hopes his latest visit to the region goes better than the time he could’ve drowned in Lowestoft harbour.

The gang’s all here and they’re ready to entertain you.

Indie stars James make their Newmarket Nights debut this summer.

Celebrity chef and father-of-three Gino D’Acampo, heading to the Ipswich Regent with his new tour, says other parents should follow his example and ban phones at the dinner table. He has the Pope’s agreement.

Shakin’ Stevens knew very little about his large family’s history. A serious heart attack in 2010 inspired the singer, heading to the Ipswich Regent and Norwich Theatre Royal, to change that.

The East Anglian Air Ambulance helped save Sandy Sutherland’s life. He’s repaying the favour by staging his annual fundraiser one last time so it can do the same for others.

The Importance of Being Earnest is the most renowned of Oscar Wilde’s comedies and here writer and director Joanna Carrick tells us about her adaptation being performed by The Red Rose Chain next from March 21.

Levison Wood heads to Ipswich Corn Exchange this month. He talks about the challenging, risky and often lonely life of a modern day explorer.

Mike Rutherford plays the Ipswich Regent tomorrow with Mike and The Mechanics. He talks about being forced to playing guitar in secret growing up, his relationship with his father and why he loves Framlingham superstar Ed Sheeran.

Looking for days out, with or without children, this weekend and beyond? Here is our weekly round up of days out ideas.

Looking for days out, with or without children, this weekend? Here we bring you our weekly round up of days out ideas.

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

From political comedy, gothic horror and open gardens to classic thrillers, music and fairs there’s lots on in Suffolk and Essex over the weekend.

Singer Anastacia heads to Ipswich this June. She talks about almost quitting Strictly Come Dancing and how the show helped make her feel like a woman again after breast cancer surgery.

Peter Andre’s DJ brother has a massive following, especially in Essex; so don’t be surprised if you see some familar faces from TV’s The Only Way Is Essex supporting him at his gig at Bowmans on Saturday night.

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