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Yesterday, 09:42

A lively, fun filled show from the creators of Shrek the Musical and based on a movie of the same name comes Madagascar The Musical.

Spill Festival has become an important part of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Robert Pacitti and was guided through a packed programme

To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Red Rose Chain Youth Theatre have produced a brilliant new show. We are transported back into the past through fact, music, a bit of fiction and the universal of emotion of love.

What surprised me most was how funny this was. I’d expected something, I don’t know, heavier?

Gina Long talks to Gary Avis MBE - Ballet Master & Principal Character Artist with the Royal Ballet, London

Former Atomic Kitten reveals her most embarrassing theatre moment and why she is excited to be back in Ipswich.

Students at Stagecoach Performing Arts School have showed off their talent during a circus workshop which saw them walk on stilts, juggle and even walk a tight rope. As part of their theme this term called This is Me, which is inspired by hit film The Greatest Showman, the students have been celebrating their individuality in dance and music lessons, as well as special circus classes.

Art & books

Elisabeth Frink was one of East Anglia’s leading artists, who died in 1993 at the young age of 62. The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich has put together an extensive retrospective of her work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at the work on display.

The words of First World War soldiers will be brought to life at an Ipswich arts festival.

Stunning works by Thomas Churchyard, one of Suffolk’s greatest artists, are currently on show at the East Anglian Traditional Art Centre, based in Wickham Market.

A double murder in the family of Thomas Gainsborough set him on his path to fame, it has been claimed after new research shed light on the early life of the world-renowned artist.

A Suffolk artist’s celebration of a “band of brothers” and their selfless work saving lives at sea is set for its first public exhibition – after a year of “nonstop painting”.

TV & films

Yesterday, 09:48

Have you seen new noir thriller Bad Times at the El Royale, starring Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm and Chris Hemsworth? Read our review below.

It was 60 years ago, on October 16 2018, that Blue Peter first arrived on our screens. People in East Anglia have been sharing their memories of the iconic children’s show.

Strictly Come Dancing is once again dominating the headlines – both on and off the telly pages and here Andrew Clarke argues that it’s a sparkle of sunshine in an otherwise drab world

Five tweaks to stop the risk of this beloved and successful Saturday-night show growing stale

Music

Friday, October 12, 2018

Indie-rockers The Noisettes will be adding an extra sparkle to one of Suffolk’s largest fireworks displays next month.

The first ever National Album Day is almost here. The sales figures say one thing, but who’s your favourite?

A horror circus with aerial performers and fire breathers - plus a ‘Graveyard’ chill out zone - have been added to Zombie Fest 4, which returns to Mildenhall Stadium this Halloween.

As guitarist with Genesis during their progressive rock pioneering ‘Peter Gabriel’ era, Steve Hackett was responsible for some of the bands most ethereal, moving and majestic music during the 1970s.

A string of high profile gigs in Chantry Park by Ed Sheeran next year is set to showcase the space as a venue for promoters to bring other top artists, according to the landowners.

Days Out

Yesterday, 19:30

The words of First World War soldiers will be brought to life at an Ipswich arts festival.

Do you struggle when it comes to carving pumpkins? Take a look at how an expert does it here.

From a play starring Olaf the Snowman to Scaresville, there are plenty of events to keep the kids occupied over half term week.

Were you out for a night on the town at Yates in Ipswich on Saturday? Check out our latest nightlife gallery now and see if you feature.

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