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Arthur Ransome’s tales of boats and adventure - many of which were set in Suffolk - changed the course of children’s literature.

Hundreds of youngsters braved the cold October temperatures to celebrate all things autumn at the Holywells Park Apple Day.

Although I’m a fan of the show Spamalot - I went to see the touring production at the Regent five years ago - I have to admit I only wanted to see the Company of Four’s version as my cousin Jo is in it (very good as a sweary minstrel, I have to say!)

Looking for something to do this half-term and Halloween? We have some ideas.

Ruth Madoc didn’t have to look too far for inspiration for her role as the steely matron with a heart of gold in the play Be My Baby. She talks to entertainment writer Wayne Savage about her influential mother and her early childhood in East Anglia.

This weekend sees two of the county’s leading arts organisations coming together to stage three days of music and dance. Andrew Clarke, our arts editor, talks to choreographer Richard Alston, who will be premiering a new piece inspired by his great hero: Suffolk composer Benjamin Britten

Suffolk’s pantomime season is almost upon us, but which of the county’s festive treats will you see this year?

Cineworld in Ipswich has reopened after drainage problems caused it to shut for several hours today.

If ever a group could surprise an audience and defy expectations surrounding its name, then the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is surely that group.

It’s political, personal, powerful, provocative, and packs a metaphorical punch.

Fireworks night is guaranteed to go with a bang in Essex this year with countless displays all taking place on Saturday, November 5.

Weighing in at more than 60 dates between October and next June, The Sensational 60s Experience is just about the biggest show dedicated to the music of that decade.

Night Must Fall is a delicious, atmospheric contradiction. Written in 1934, it is clearly a product of its times. A world of faded wealth and privilege has been preserved in aspic in this lonely house on the edge of an isolated wood – and yet this is a psychological thriller with a very contemporary feel.

Remember, remember the 5th of November - and this year Guy Fawkes night falls on a Saturday, meaning almost every major fireworks display in Suffolk takes place on the night itself.

Plans to bring a real ice rink back to Bury St Edmunds for Christmas have been cancelled, with organisers unable to justify the cost.

She wrote the words and she sings the song, but for me they capture the essence of how I feel about Petula Clark - “the way that you are is a miracle to me, when I see your face I see a shining star”.

For Suffolk-born West End star Kerry Ellis life at the moment spins from one extreme to another. One moment she is on stage with rock legend Brian May acknowledging a standing ovation at the end of another sell-out concert and the next she is changing the nappy of ten month old son Freddie or collecting his three year old brother Alfie from play group.

It’s nearly Halloween and there is a variety of events across Suffolk this half term to keep your little monsters entertained no matter what their age.

If you go down to Long Melford this Halloween you could be in for a fright.

A pop sensation will take to the stage for his only live performance of the year to drive up donations for an East Anglian charity.

Iconic singer Rick Astley will be coming to East Anglia next year to sing in Thetford Forest.

Hundreds of families enjoyed the Robin Hood Game and Country Show at Trinity Park in Ipswich over the weekend.

This was another night of stand up comedy from Jimmy Carr, on what seems to be his never ending The Best Of, Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits Tour.

Ipswich was treated to another exhilarating night of wrestling at the Corn Exchange on Friday night.

Ned Boulting has been the face of ITV’s Tour de France coverage since 2003. Event posed some questions about his new show Bikeology, his relationship with cycling, his career and some of the biggest talking points in the sport today.

Former Coronation Street actress Jean Alexander has died aged 90.

Corrie star Brooke Vincent swaps the cobbles of Weatherfield for life as a single mum-to-be in the 1960s. She spoke to entertainment writer Wayne Savage.

The Robin Hood Game and Country Show returns to Ipswich’s Trinity Park tomorrow and Sunday, crammed with arena displays, have-a-go activities and family entertainment. Here are Event’s nine reasons you can’t miss it

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