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Sir Trevor Nunn discussing his forthcoming production of A Mid-Summer Night's Dream at the New Wolsey this summer to mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death

Suffolk theatre knight Sir Trevor Nunn is returning to his home town this summer to direct a magical Shakespearean comedy which will mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and will ensure that he has directed every Shakespeare play.

Eddie the Eagle movie starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman

It’s the ultimate underdog story – and one of Suffolk’s most famous sons has lent his songwriting skills to its big screen dramatisation.

Fun at Sutton Hoo this half-term

For more days out suggestions, see our packed Event guide in the paper every Friday or check out @WhatsonWayne on Twitter.

Remi Morrison is pictured at Pump and Grind in Ipswich.

Love is the theme this week as venues in Ipswich celebrate Valentine’s Day with live music spanning from blues, reggae, rock and soul.

Husband and wife Darin Limsuansub and Pete Atkinson. ALL PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY PETE ATKINSON

Former Ipswich Northgate Grammar schoolboy Pete Atkinson dreamed of being Jacques Cousteau and knew a 9-5 desk-job was not for him

Sleepless in Seattle

Instead of splashing out on an expensive meal this Valentine’s, why not have a romantic night in watching a themed film?

Peppa Pig's Surprise

The half-term holiday is nearly here and Ipswich Borough Council has plenty of things to keep youngsters busy and active – whatever the weather.

Staff at Dance East celebrate being awarded £750,000.

Ipswich has re-asserted its place as a major cultural centre today after the Arts Council awarded the town a further three-quarters of a million pounds to bring two of its leading arts venues bang up to date.

Nigel Kennedy plays on the Lake Stage on the first evening of the festival

Bury St Edmunds is fast becoming a cultural hub for the arts in East Anglia with superstar violinist Nigel Kennedy set to headline this year’s Bury Festival.

Comedian Stewart Francis

“Nine of diamonds. Sorry, my mind is playing tricks with me.”

Comedian Shazia Mirza.  Photo: Linda Nylind.

Once told that telling jokes about Primark was “a waste of a good Muslim”, award-winning comedian Shazia Mirza is tackling the thorny subject of jihadi brides and more in her latest show. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Rollerworld Colchester

A casting call to recruit keen skaters for a music video at Colchester’s iconic rollerblading venue has received 60 responses in just 24 hours.

The Lego exhibition at Moyses Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds. One of the exhibits on show.

Lego enthusiasts in Suffolk are being pitted against one another in a ‘brick off’ competition.

Jimmy Osmond pays tribute to Andy Williams in new show Moon River and Me

Jimmy Osmond returns with new show Moon River and Me, a tribute to Andy Williams.

Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

We British relish the chance to lampoon our political top brass... Tom Potter talks to a Suffolk satirist taking a swipe at the establishment with a stage musical

Finborough School present the Lion King.

Students at a Suffolk school are performing its version of a popular West End play this week.

Dress rehearsal of Cabaret at Farlingaye High school. Harry Longbottom and Verity Poulston as Cliff and Sally.

Fifty years since it first hit the stage, this boundary-pushing musical is still worth making a song and dance about. The cast of Cabaret are saying ‘willkommen, bienvenue, welcome’ to Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge, this week.

The Fun Lovin' Criminals play Norwich's UEA LCR on February 13. Photo: Tom Barnes

They say “never meet your heroes”, but Fun Lovin’ Criminals’ Huey Morgan was proud to call him friend. He tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage why the music world will never see his like again and why music needs to take more risks.

Comedian Frankie Boyle. Photo: Julie Greene Photography

Quick, garish, hilarious truths fired out in format not even borderline offensive; the line is a dot to Frankie Boyle. Yet he still had an Ipswich audience rolling in the aisles, nodding and cheering in empathy at his shocking jokes and political and life values that many fear to express.

Leiston Middle School pancake races in February 1978. Do you recognise anyone?

Today as we mark Shrove Tuesday and the last day before Lent, we have dug into our archives of pancake day photos.

Bobby George at the Taj Mahal. Photo: BBC/Twofour

‘Don’t run our country down. Go to India and then you’ll see the difference. We’re so well-off’

The Mid Suffolk Light Railway prepares for its Easter weekend event. Zach Bond cleaning a train.

More visitors attended a Suffolk heritage railway than ever before, according to figures.

Members of the Leiston Works Railway Trust attempting to clear the track on part of a disused line

It’s been more than 40 years since trains last ran to and from the engineering works in Leiston.

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

The Riverside, Woodbridge.

Neil McGlone has pulled off quite a coup. He has utilised his impressive list of Hollywood contacts from working in the film industry and put together a programme of events for the Riverside in Woodbridge, which will kick off with a talk from multi-award winning director Mike Leigh.

Ed Sheeran donated a prize for the EACH/Sir Bobby auction

The 24-year-old ranks second in the list, released today.

Photo of Holywells Park, taken by drone pilot David Mortimer

A series of three weekend-long music events are set to be staged in Ipswich this year – each conceived by the organiser of a town-wide annual arts festival in Woodbridge.

Dame Joan Collins signs copies of her new book The St. Tropez Lonely Hearts Club at Selfridges in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday November 3, 2015. See PA story SHOWBIZ Collins. Photo credit should read: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

British actress Joan Collins will bring a sparkle of Hollywood glamour to Bury St Edmunds in September as part of her much-anticipated Unscripted tour.

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