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From vicious Vikings and sumptuous treats to funfair rides and top bands – Ipswich Waterfront was buzzing with activity for the return of the Maritime Festival.

Your entertainment for the rest of the year is sorted with our 2017 guide. From events for families to adults only, we have it covered with shows at The Regent, Corn Exchange, Dance East and Wolsey Theatre.

Take our 20 question quiz to see how much of an expert you are on global cuisine.

Plenty of activities and attractions are on at the Waterfront again today as the Ipswich Maritime Festival has returned across the weekend.

At Newmarket, the home of the king of sports, a prince of pop galloped across the stage and delivered a sterling performance fit for the historic Suffolk town.

With the V Festival getting under way, health chiefs say it’s important to make sure you are vaccinated if you are attending major events.

A town is set to combine shopping and entertainment by hosting a street party on Sunday, August 27.

One of the most popular folk festivals in the country got under way yesterday as people started to pour in for three days of relaxed fun and excellent music.

One of the Guardian’s top festival picks, FolkEast returns to Glemham Hall today. We sat down with organisers Becky and John Marshall-Potter.

More than 1,700 people will be running through Ipswich this evening – here are the key details for those taking part and going along to cheer them on.

Health bosses are warning people to stay healthy and look after themselves during this year’s V Festival.

Cinema used to thrive on originality. New films, entertaining stories, interesting characters but 25 years all that changed as the studios became fixated on formula and franchise. Arts editor Andrew Clarke argues that its time for a change and a return to smaller, one-off movies

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Singer-songwriter Tony James Shevlin has just recorded a new album which details a three month tour of the back roads of the USA. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met up with the musician who has a taste for Americana

The Railway Children remains one of the nation’s most beloved children’s books and now it is being transferred to the stage. David Henshall talks to David Vince about a new production at Stowmarket’s John Peel Centre

Don’t let travelling to the festival cause you stress, check out our how to get there guide so your journey goes smoothly.

Elisabeth Leonskaja first played in public at the age of eleven and was a protégé of the Russian pianist Svjatoslav Richter.

It has been almost 60 years since Sir Cliff Richard was signed to a music label. To celebrate, we have created a quiz that will test your knowledge of his lyrics.

A new Halloween event is creeping into Ipswich this year in support of a local hospice charity.

Are you stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Get some inspiration from our list of activities around Suffolk and north Essex from Friday, August 18, to Sunday, August 20.

They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk.

Hylands Park in Chelmsford will be full of festival goers this weekend but when will your favourites acts take to the stage.

Elvis Presley, one of the world’s great stars, died 40 years ago next week. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks back at his remarkable career and seeks to shine a spotlight on his often overlooked musical legacy.

A tattoo artist who plans to set up the first parlour in Ed Sheeran’s home town said he hoped the singer might “pop in to say hello”.

Drivers are warned to expect delays next weekend as thousands of festival-goers find their way to Chelmsford’s Hylands Park.

A sculptor’s ceremonial farewell to the Suffolk landscape that “fed his imagination for 15 years” has come back to haunt him – after it was mistaken for a body in the water.

It is only one week until V Festival 2017 kicks off, so get yourself ready by testing your knowledge of the songs from some of this year’s artists.

The festival you have all been waiting for takes place next weekend. But before you get carried away with packing make sure you have a read of the fire service tips to keep you safe.

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