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The rearranged Holi Festival is one of the big events in the Ipswich area this weekend, along with a board games day, a garden opening and exciting shows and concerts.

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

We all have our favourite depictions of Sherlock - for Lynne Mortimer, it’s Jeremy Brett

Ray Mears takes a journey 4,000 years back in time to the Bronze Age in East Anglia and visits Norwich Castle, Lynn Museum, Southwold Museum and Flag Fen Archaeology Park to find out more about the region’s past.

From Damien Chazelle’s drama Whiplash (2014) to Joel Edgerton’s dark revenge thriller The Gift (2015) and Jordan Peele’s chilling social thriller Get Out (2017), Blumhouse Productions has produced some of the best films of the last four years.

A hotly-tipped new film based around The Beatles, which is rumoured to star Ed Sheeran, will be shot in Suffolk, publicists have said.

Here’s a first glimpse of Norwich’s starring role in this Saturday’s Britain’s Most Historic Towns: Tudor Norwich - see Professor Alice Robert ducked in the River Wensum at Pull’s Ferry and making bright red dye with human urine!

Performed beneath the great red-brick Gothic arches of St John’s church by Trianon Music Group, the concert started with three motets by Charles Villiers Stanford, sung a capella by the Trianon choir.

Quizzes make a great night out. But the first question is to answer is, where in Suffolk can you find a good quiz night to enjoy? Here are 10 suggestions.

For an opening night, one might expect some hesitant performances as the cast get used to their new home; but right from the opening number, Steeltown Sky, the cast kept the energy high and Joanne Clifton showed her class with a cameo dance routine, the first of many.

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 Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

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.

A painting that threatens to wreck the friendship of three men is the subject of smash hit comedy Art. Stephen Tompkinson tells us how he is having a ball being reunited with Nigel Havers and Denis Lawson for its 20th anniversary tour.

In a week where news of war dominates and once again ordinary people just like you and me are being plunged into yet more suffering, Kinder Transport, a play about the evacuation of Jewish children from Nazi Germany feels desperately timely.

Two stately Suffolk homes provided the “mysterious” backdrop for a horror film starring former Superman Dean Cain.

Review: Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, Ipswich Regent, to April 21

If you’re looking for things to do in the Ipswich area, there’s lots on this weekend, including hit musicals, concerts, a tea dance, and a footballing fundraiser.

Miles Kane is the latest name to join this year’s first ever RiZE Festival in Chelmsford.

A frothy, foamy fundraising event is coming to west Suffolk for the first time this summer, and also returning to Ipswich.

Get a taste of the spectacular motorbike stunts in store at the Suffolk Show, by watching the Bolddog Lings in action in our video.

Operas are generally large scale affairs – frequently a few acts and a few hours. It is, perhaps, surprising that relatively few ‘short’ operas – around an hour or so – have established a secure niche in the repertoire. Puccini’s trio of such works, ‘Il Trittico’ has certainly found favour and ETO performed two of them at Snape following two well attended performances of Figaro.

Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro remains popular and filled the Maltings on two successive evenings.

Suffolk’s largest festival is on its way, with an exciting line-up. Do you know who is due to perform?

Katherine Ryan is best known for her caustic comedy style on panel shows such as Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats,

Perhaps best known for his comedic work in the US version of The Office (2005-2013), John Krasinski is not an artist typically associated with the horror genre; yet with his third feature as a film-maker the actor-director has delivered a thrilling, nerve-shredding horror.

Suffolk-based charity Musica is asking you to take two minutes out of your life to change somebody else’s forever.

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