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Indian Mela on Christchurch Park as part of Ipswich's IP Art festival

Bhangra Dance band

Gallery: Summer of music, art and family fun with McBusted, Jessie J, Diversity, 5ive, Union J and Backstreet Boys

Global music stars, the best in new theatre, family events – whatever the great British weather has in store for us, Ipswich is guaranteed to be the hottest place to be this summer.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Film of the week reviewed: The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Two is company but three super-villains are a crowd in Marc Webb’s action-packed sequel to his 2012 blockbuster, which successfully rebooted the Marvel Comics franchise.

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Review: UB40, “Getting over the Storm”, Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, April 5

Empty seats at a pop concert is usually a poor reflection on the featured band, but it was the total opposite at the Ipswich Regent on Saturday.

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Eleanor Wyld as Kate and Linda Bassett as Edie in Visitors, at Ipswich High School. Photo: Mark Douet

Review: Visitors, by Barney Norris, Up In Arms, Ipswich High School, to April 4

Brimming with wit and warmth, this is a beautiful, poignant piece of work that transcends its subject matter.

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Russell Watson

Review: Russell Watson, “Only One Man”, Ipswich Regent, Ipswich, April 2

He’s performed for the Pope, Barack Obama and the Queen, and on Wednesday it was Ipswich’s turn to sample the delights of Russell Watson and his spectacular “Only One Man” Show.

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Roger Jackaman in Gallery Players production of Oh What A Lovely War. 


Review: Oh What a Lovely War, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, until April 4

Oh What a Lovely War, presented by Gallery Players, Sir John Mills Theatre, Ipswich, until April 4

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All Star Wrestling wowed fans on Friday night

Review: All Star Wrestling, Corn Exchange, Ipswich, March 28

Some of Britain’s finest wrestlers caused mayhem in the Corn Exchange in Ipswich on Friday night.

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