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Fri, 18:17

Great Yarmouth’s Hippodrome Circus Summer Spectacular is an absolute delight, whatever the weather. Roll up, roll up for a show that you’ll remember forever.

For those not familiar with the work of Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, and Reece Shearsmith the show could have crawled from the depths of a chaotic reality.

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

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

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

Review: Much Ado About Nothing, Red Rose Chain, Theatre in the Forest, Jimmy’s Farm, to August 26

Earning standing ovations across the country, Bobby Ball’s The Dressing Room stops by Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion this Friday.

Art & books

Yesterday, 07:31

With The Beano celebrating it’s 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own

Illustrious authors will swap the tapping of keyboards for the gentle thwack of leather on willow in a bid to protect some of Suffolk’s most treasured landscapes from flooding.

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.

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 family of an author who sought to inspire “secret heroes” to protect Suffolk’s historic churches hopes his legacy will live on through his work.

TV & films

Yesterday, 20:00

An Ipswich woman will appear on Channel 5’s Blind Date TV show this Saturday in hope of finding love accompanied by her guinea pig.

As the nights draw in, the television beckons us closer. From Les Miserables to Luther, Wanderlust to Strangers and a saucy new series which has had TV reviewers fanning themselves to cool down, there’s something for everyone. Let’s look at five top dramas coming soon to a TV near you.

Born in Great Yarmouth and raised in Lowestoft, actor Karl Theobald’s career began when he was cast in an east coast production of West Side Story at school - after he’d been a Grifter-riding member of The Midnight Raiders gang, of course.

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.

Music

Thu, 11:56

Tristan Evans from The Vamps reveals his favourite artists, why they picked Newmarket, which songs he enjoys singing and more.

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.

Suffolk’s ‘Sporting Soprano’ Laura Wright has finished a 400km cycle ride through a remote African region, raising thousands to help protect endangered species.

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.

Days Out

Yesterday, 11:42

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.

There’s something for the whole family to enjoy say organisers of the Bury St Edmunds Food and Drink Festival 2018.

The construction of the new Hadleigh swimming pool could start in the new year according to South Suffolk Leisure (SSL).

Tristan Evans from The Vamps reveals his favourite artists, why they picked Newmarket, which songs he enjoys singing and more.

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