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Manningtree band Superglu

A band from north Essex will be headlining at stage at one of Britain’s biggest music festivals this weekend.

What can you do with the kids in the last few days of the summer holidays?

There is just over one week left of the summer holidays but there is plenty still to do before the schools open their doors for a new term.

Pigs Gone Wild tour led by Town 102's Wayne Bavin

Eager pig spotters were treated to a walk with a difference in Ipswich as a special guest joined the Pigs Gone Wild fun.

Comedian Masai Graham, from West Bromwich, who has scooped the 'Dave's Funniest Joke of The Fringe' Award at the 2016 Edinburgh Festival

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close this weekend after a three-week run of comedy, arts and entertainment.

Nigel Havers

Star of stage and screen Nigel Havers thas spoken of his love for Suffolk as he prepared for his latest show at the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds

Maggi Hambling, pictured beside her Scallop sculpture on Aldeburgh beach.

An exhibition by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling goes on show at the British Museum next month, focussing on her drawings, including several exclusive works.

Familes enjoyed a medieval archery workshop in Christchurch Park on Thursday 18th August.
Owen Free and Mark Bloom.

Ipswich youngsters enjoyed a packed day of authentic medieval archery in Christchurch Park yesterday.

FolkEast patrons The Young 'Uns

FolkEast returns for a fifth year. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage looks at what’s in store for visitors while festival co-founder Becky Marshall-Potter gives her top picks.

Actors featuring in the Eat Your Principles film, Olivia Wilkes and Oliver Goble.

A Suffolk film-maker has been “overwhelmed” by the response to his latest project after being inundated with offers of support.

Boxtree Productions' Scarlett Pimpernel at Hedingham Castle

They seek him here, they seek him there; but if you want to find The Scarlet Pimpernel he’s coming to Hedingham Castle.

Dance East backing the Saints Beer Festival

Independent businesses in Ipswich are backing the new Saints Beer festival that launches tomorrow, which is helping boost trade for small firms.

Co-owners and curators of The Freudian Sheep, Ian Moss and Eleanor May. Photo: Lucy Taylor

Ipswich contemporary art gallery The Freudian Sheep may be closing its doors, but it will live on; just in different clothing say co-owners Ian Moss and Eleanor May.

Crowds at Aldeburgh Carnival.

Organisers of a seaside carnival say the weekend’s warm up events for today’s grand finale have proved particularly popular with the crowds.

Behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain's The Tempest. Photos: Wayne Savage

Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes of Red Rose Chain’s Theatre in the Forest? Entertainment writer Wayne Savage decided to find out.

Comic Joe Pasquale chats

Saturday, August 13, 2016
Joe Pasquale, heading to the Felixstowe Spa Pavilion

Expect guest appearances from Spiderman, Velma from Scooby Doo and maybe a few dinosaurs, particularly a velociraptor named Vince when Joe Pasquale’s new tour One Man And His Bog comes to town.

Festive floater: The award winning Anchor Smokehouse in Lowestoft. Gemma Raven

The Suffolk Coast is best known for its miles of glorious beaches, quaint countryside villages, and coastal heathland, but that’s not to say we don’t have our fair share of fabulous shopping areas too.

River Waveney Sculpture Trail. Photo: Andrew Atterwill

The River Waveney Sculpture Trail is open. We take a wander down the riverbank to see what’s in store.

English Civil War re-enactors Sealed Knot head to the Museum of East Anglian Life's living history event. Photo: John Beardsworth

Families are invited to relive 2,000 years in just two days at Stowmarket’s Museum of East Anglian Life this weekend.

Jess Glynne

There was no place I would rather have been tonight, writes Natalie Sadler.

Usher's Island, heading to FolkEast later this month

The FolkEast finale promises to be a memorable one with an exclusive main stage UK festival appearance by Irish supergroup Usher’s Island, which

unites two ground-breaking generations of Irish musicians.

The annual Aldeburgh Carnival.

This weekend sees a popular carnival return to a Suffolk coastal resort.

Usher's Island, heading to FolkEast later this month

Looking for some ideas to fill up your weekend or free time next week? Take a look at our quick guide about what is going on in Suffolk and Essex.

Richard Wilson at Frinton Summer Theatre. Picture: Dave Carter

Top TV star Richard Wilson has been forced to pull out of the Frinton Summer Theatre’s Gala Night tomorrow after suffering a heart attack.

English Civil War re-enactors Sealed Knot head to the Museum of East Anglian Life's living history event. Photo: John Beardsworth

History will be brought to life at Stowmarket’s Museum of East Anglian Life this weekend.

Bumper bank holiday for music

Friday, August 12, 2016
Nonsuchdjs (Tony Felgate and Andy Flatman) are returning for Woodbridge Art and Music Festival 2016

Music fans are in for a bank holiday bonanza in one Suffolk town.

The annual Ipswich Sky Ride weaving through the town in 2015.

Hundreds of families are preparing to take to the streets of Ipswich on Sunday for the annual Sky Ride spectacular.

The Multicultural Festival is returning to Ipswich

Organisers of the sixth 1 Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich are searching for a Suffolk act to join the line-up for this year’s extravaganza.

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