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Thu, 15:58

DanceEast’s seasons tend to have a broad, over-arching theme which loosely ties together a series of unrelated events. In the past we have had seasons of world premieres or a season of shows which looked at migration and international cultures.

Comedian Jim Davidson talks about latest tour 40 Years On, the highs and lows, being deliberately provocative and his charity work ahead of Ipswich Regent show.

It may be a tale as old as time, but it’s the first time The Orchard Players have staged Beauty and the Beast. It’s been a challenge, director and group chairwoman Lynn Perera told entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Comedian Mike McClean returns to Ipswich next week. Just be sure you don’t turn up late he tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

Event’s Martin Hutchinson talks to Allan Cosgrove of Rumours of Fleetwood Mac, playing the Ipswich Regent tonight.

An audience of all ages lapped up a polished performance from The CTC as the youth theatre group brought Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit show, Cats, to the Apex for some post-Christmas feline fun.

A Suffolk cinema is celebrating a bumper year, after recording their highest admission numbers on record.

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Would you risk your wedding so you could see the latest Star Wars movie? Shockingly, one in 10 of us would says a new survey. Entertainment writer 
Wayne Savage explores the dark side of telling white lies.

I was one of the last people to interview Paul Daniels. Looking back, I can’t help but wonder did he know something was wrong when we met last December to talk about his role as the Emperor in Enchanted Entertainment’s Aladdin.

In recent years theatre intervals have started to disappear. Arts editor Andrew Clarke has a theory why

Suffolk culture has an increasing presence on the world stage. Arts editor Andrew Clarke applauds our ambition

A few weeks back I blathered on about how much life has been consumed by all things baby in recent times, lamenting how little time I get to enjoy the programmes and trips to the cinema I took for granted.

It started with a fanfare of fuss, focused unnecessarily on the eyebrows of the former Danny Zuko.

Art & books

Thu, 16:21

David Bowie had many faces, many guises and many musical personalities – from Ziggy Stardust, to Aladdin Sane, to the pale-faced harlequin of Ashes to Ashes. And to mark the first anniversary of Bowie’s death Suffolk-based printmaking collective Off The Press have created a new exhibition which celebrates the diverse nature of Bowie’s talent.

A collective of creative Ipswich talents have come together to highlight the plight of refugees and inspire compassion for newcomers in this region.

It’s just 10 years since fashion designer Bella Singleton finished secondary school studies in Suffolk.

“The Rendlesham Forest incident can truly be regarded as the ‘perfect storm’ of a UFO case”, explains former Ministry of Defence investigator Nick Pope in his introduction to a new book on the 36-year-old mystery.

Browsers Bookshop best-evers

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Does The Grapes of Wrath do it for you? What about Catch 22?

TV & films

Wed, 19:00

Comedian Jim Davidson talks about latest tour 40 Years On, the highs and lows, being deliberately provocative and his charity work ahead of Ipswich Regent show.

The hit TV show Come Dine With Me will feature four contestants from Bury St Edmunds when it airs on Channel 4 tonight.

Generations of children have grown up with Elmo, Big Bird and the Cookie Monster so imagine the delight for these children at seeing Sesame Street live on stage at The Ipswich Regent back in the 1990s.

The Crown’s Claire Foy and the stars of BBC’s The Night Manager - including Tom Hiddleston, son of Aldeburgh arts consultant Diana - have won Golden Globes in a night of British success at the Hollywood awards show.

Music

Bruce Foxton talks about reforming The Jam, his mate Paul Weller and trying to grow old gracefully ahead of From The Jam’s visit to The Apex this week.

Top alternative rock band Elbow are the latest addition to the Thetford Forest summer concert line-up this year.

A teenage singer-songwriter from Suffolk has started a crowdfunding campaign to help her release her first album.

Breaking News: Little Mix will perform at Newmarket in June

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chart-toppers Little Mix have been unveiled as the latest act to perform in Newmarket this summer.

Ed Sheeran has said he wants to perform live at Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town.

Days Out

Yesterday, 14:16

Looking for a family day out, something to entertain younger children or a chance to get some fresh air?
Our weekly days out guide brings you suggestions for family activities to entertain various age groups throughout the weekend.

Being a grown up usually means a life of responsibility, stress and mature behaviour, but you know what they say about ‘all work and no play’...

The icy temperatures and biting wind may be enough to keep you inside this weekend but if you are looking for a chance to get out in the fresh air or to simply escape the confines of the house these days out ideas should help.

A live escape room challenge pitting competitors’ logic, problem solving and teamwork skills to the test is set to be launched in Ipswich this year following the success of a venture in Cambridge.

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