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A new free music event planned for August Bank Holiday weekend is set to fill the void left by the popular Mansion of the Moon festival - and help Suffolk bands in their quest for stardom.

Earlier this year an Ipswich man bagged a date on popular dating show Take Me Out- could you follow in his footsteps?

One of Suffolk’s biggest summer events takes to the water this weekend. Here’s your guide to what’s in store at Maritime Ipswich 2018.

Motors from the movies will be on display at a Suffolk classic car show this weekend.

Steam power, horse power and the Dog and Duck Show will all feature at the 44th Grand Henham Steam Rally.

The biggest scare attraction in East Anglia is looking for members of the public to join their team and become scarers.

As the summer holidays roll on, are you looking for more ideas to entertain your family? Here are some ideas for free organised activities in the Ipswich and Felixstowe areas.

From Fame the Musical to Britain’s Got Talent finalists Flawless, there is something for everyone this autumn at the Ipswich Regent.

The new Mansion on the Moon music festival at Trinity Park in Ipswich, which was due to be headlined by The Libertines, has been cancelled.

There are still two months to go until the Ipswich Vegan Festival comes to town - but in the meantime the organiser has shared her recommendations for eating out in Suffolk.

Sharks have long proved to be particularly popular, non-human threats in many an ocean or island bound adventure.

A summer seahorse mini-sculpture trail has been launched in Ipswich - but where can you see the 10 seahorses?

Artists have been putting pen to paper and have started sharing their visions for what the herd of elephants that will take over Ipswich next summer should look like.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Ipswich Maritime Festival is set to take in a part of the island site for the first time, as event bosses unveil more details of what is set to be the biggest weekender yet.

Manningtree songwriter Daniel Evans, 33, was inspired to write his latest song after he stumbled across something buried in the sand.

Get set for a weekend of family fun as the VW Whitenoise Festival makes a triumphant return to Euston Park.

Shakespeare continues to be one of the most adaptable playwrights. His work is endlessly rewarding and continues to benefit from some inspired reinventions. Andrew Clarke and Lynne Mortimer recall some of their most memorable encounters with The Bard

Three weeks remain until Ipswich once again celebrates global culture with entertainment from all over the world.

Here’s all you need to know about the One Big Multicultural Festival...

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

The Carry On films celebrate their 60th anniversary this summer. They remain the longest, most profitable comedy series in British film history. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes an affectionate look at these classic movies

Ipswich gin lovers will have plenty to cheer after it was confirmed that two festivals celebrating the spirit will be held in the town later this month.

Food has always enjoyed a starring role on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts his eye over the menu before selecting some of Hollywood’s most memorable movie meals

Theatres are getting ready for their autumn seasons. The New Wolsey in Ipswich has gathered together a number of premieres and critically acclaimed tours to entertain us. Arts editor Andrew Clarke selects his choice of the productions on offer

Well this is a rarity: a remake of a funny comedy which is just as good (if not better) than the original. Stephen Mangan’s remake of Lisa ‘Friends’ Kudrow’s Web Therapy is a foul-mouthed joy to behold.

Video: RIP Barry Chuckle: Here’s To You

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Chuckle Brother Barry Elliott, who has died at the age of 73, brought laughts to young and old with beloved brother Paul. Here we pay tribute to 10 of the pair’s most memorable moments, from rapping with Tinchy Stryder to headlining at Bestival.

Bosses at Suffolk’s filming service are hoping director Danny Boyle will bring filming for the new James Bond movie to the county, after enjoying his experience here over the spring.

Open-air music at the Prom on the Prom in Felixstowe is just one of this weekend’s varied entertainment highlights, along with a range of shows and events.

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