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People playing Pokemon Go Picture: ANTONY KELLY

As hundreds of people across Ipswich have taken to playing Pokemon Go on their smartphones, parts of the town centre have become hubs for activity in the game.

Africa Alive is a fun day out whatever the weather

The Suffolk Coast is at its very best on a sunny summer afternoon but rain doesn’t always have to stop play.

Present Laughter is on at The Cambridge Arts Theatre

Hugely entertaining and brilliantly written, this production of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter is a top notch show.

Pupils at Sprites Primary School have a junior pig named Mudlet that they have painted as part of Pigs Gone Wild project.

Can your children create a brightly coloured pig to rival those that have popped up around Ipswich this summer?

Filming for the new BBC comedy drama 'Detectorists' in Framilngham. Mackenzie Crook on the set.

Film firm which has worked on Star Wars, The Apprentice, BFG and Jason Bourne films hopes to bring blockbusters to Suffolk

Programme Name: Robot Wars - TX: n/a - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: The House Robots Dead Metal, Sir Killalot, Matilda, Shunt - (C) Mentorn Media Scotland - Photographer: Alan Peebles

“For too long, the schedules have cried out for a show in which dedicated amateurs, toiling day and night, handcraft sophisticated automatons built on the delicate interplay of hand-wired servo motors with custom-built circuit boards and fingertip motion control, just to see them get smashed to pieces by a dustbin carrying a massive hammer.

Virginina McKenna and Sophie Neville on Peel Island in the 1974 Swallows and Amazons film.

A new Swallows and Amazons film, based on Arthur Ransome’s children’s outdoor adventure tale, is due for release on August 19. But how will it measure up to the 1974 original?

Sandcastle building at Southwold

What are we doing today? The summer holidays are here and to help parents in Suffolk we are offering a guide to 12 days out on the Suffolk coast that won’t cost a penny.

The Wedding, a new show from Ipswich-based physical theatre company Gecko

Ipswich-based physical theatre company Gecko is a major name on the international stage but is not so well known at home. As artistic director Amit Lahav tells arts editor Andrew Clarke, all that is about to change

OUR HOSPITALITY [US 1923]
BUSTER KEATON
Cambridge Film Festival

I love films. I love their ability to open a window on the past or to transport us to a possible future. I love the way they act as a repository of great stories and talent. No matter that some films are approaching their centenary, we can continue to appreciate and enjoy the work of great actors and directors at the height of their powers. 
 We can marvel at the comic timing of Buster Keaton, be transfixed by the beauty and delivery of Marilyn Monroe, be dazzled by James Stewart working equally well in romantic comedies, Hitchcock thrillers or gritty Anthony Mann westerns.

Still from the film Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

1 Phantom of the Opera – Lon Chaney – 1925

Wayne Savage interviews Olly Murs on his bus during a visit to Anglia Radio in Great Blakenham.

Swanky tour bus, screaming fans; I could get used to this, writes Wayne Savage. Yes, it was Olly Murs’ bus and him they were screaming for but a boy can dream.

Gemma Sutton, William Thompson and Michael Crawford in The Go-Between. Photo: Johan Persson

The Go-Between marks Michael Crawford’s long-awaited return to London’s West End. For the musical’s producer Joseph Smith, it’s a return to his Norfolk roots. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage finds out more.

George Blagden in Versailles as  Louis XIV  (C) Canal +

He is television’s latest heart-throb, playing a starring role in the BBC’s steamy drama series Versailles.

Singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, playing Jimmy's Harvest Festival tomorrow

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage talks to singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, appearing at Jimmy’s Harvest Festival tomorrow.

Jon Richardson’s Haverhill gig

Friday, July 22, 2016
Comedian Jon Richardson

Comedian Jon Richardson is heading to Haverhill Arts Centre later this year.

Joust at Framlingham Castle. Photo: Ann Unwin

From the thrills of jousting and food festival fun to museum activities and music, there’s plenty to enjoy this weekend.

Artist Jenny Leonard with Spider Pig

Homer Simpson was in Ipswich this week handing out free doughnuts to families as they uncovered movie character Spider Pig.

The Children's Theatre Company Ipswich stage Legally Blonde The Musical at The New Wolsey Theatre, July 20-23. Photos: Mike Kwasniak

If you’re looking for a fun night out, what you want is right in front of you, front of you.

Sammy Stringer stars in ctc Ipswich's production of Legally Blonde The Musical. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

Have you been practising your bend and snap? Don’t worry if you haven’t, the Children’s Theatre Company Ipswich will teach you at tonight’s opening performance of Legally Blonde The Musical.

Folk-fusion group Aartwork will be performing in Woodbridge on July 30

Money raised from a music event this month will go towards supporting a town’s next generation of composers, producers and performers.

Unscene Suffolk's Mark Conquer, Carolyn Allum, Julie Bennett and David Appleton perform Zimmer Zumba, part of their latest production A Zimmer of Hope. Photo: Mike Kwasniak

I’ve seen the last two productions from Unscene Suffolk, the theatre group for the visually impaired, and have enjoyed them immensely so was really looking forward to this production. I certainly wasn’t disappointed.

The new 4DX screen at Cineworld Ipswich

Entertainment writer Wayne Savage doesn’t ‘do well’ with anything remotely resembling rollercoasters. So just how did he fare at Cineworld Ipswich’s new immersive 4DX screen?

Opening day at Flux Freestyle trampoline centre, Cardinal park, Ipswich. Pictured is Lucy Spall.

With temperatures hitting 27C in Ipswich today trampolining may not be the first thing that springs to mind but jumpers have ignored the weather to try out a brand new facility in Ipswich today.

Toby Jones and Mackenzie Crook filming The Detectorists in Suffolk. Photo: Matt Tiller

Council officials will today start examining bids from companies wanting to take on a contract to establish Suffolk as the go-to place to create, produce and locate big and little screen productions.

An aerial view of the Latitude Festival. Picture: Mike Page

Latitude is done and dusted for another year, the tents are down, the stages are being dismantled and the litter pickers are out in force attempting to restore order to Henham Park.

Comedian Bill Bailey

Bill Bailey’s headline performance was the perfect cure for the post-Brexit glum, writes Matt Reason.

A view of Latitude 2016 from the air, by Mike Page

25-year-old Ivo Graham’s self-deprecating depiction of holidaying to the Algarve with his parents was the highlight of a polished performance by the apologetic Old Etonian, writes Matt Reason.

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