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Mini partygoers can take to the dancefloor this month at a family friendly rave in Ipswich.

These days I often forget why I’ve come into the kitchen, but take me to a Steps concert and I can remember every word from my teens.

As Poldark grabs headlines for its chest-baring return to our screens, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that traditional TV is in danger of becoming left behind by its more ambitious US rivals. He looks at the changing face of modern TV drama and the rise of cinematic television

Much-loved British comedian, actor, writer and television presenter Michael Palin will appear at a special event in Woodbridge launching a film festival on the subject of food and drink.

Suffolk film company Picture Perfect has found Suffolk to be a wonderful production base. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to producer Lucinda Thakrar about turning RAF Bentwaters into a Russian prison compound

The Crufts for trucks rolls into Ipswich just in time for Father’s Day, with literally tonnes of fun for the whole family.

Comedy royalty spent two nights under canvas at a luxury camping site in Norfolk while they filmed their new BBC comedy about angling. On which note, two parrots were sitting on a perch. One said to the other ‘Can you smell fish?’

Take a look at the interactive map which has been created to show you what events are happening on Suffolk Day and where you can find them.

Le Concert Spirituel was founded in 1987 by the current conductor, Herve Niquet, with the aim of performing music from the court of Versailles on period instruments. Since then their repertory has expanded and they are widely praised for the dynamism and authenticity of their performances of vocal and instrumental music.

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

Rising young Suffolk artist Ania Hobson has been declared The BP Young Artist of the Year as part of the prestigious annual BP Portrait Award which is staged at the National Portrait Gallery.

Recylced and upcycled furniture has been used to kit out Hullabaloo, a new vegan cafe which has opened in Ipswich town centre.

An operatic premiere is always something of an event and the Aldeburgh Festival commissioned a new work from the Manchester based composer Emily Howard.

Miss Saigon star Ashley Gilmour - who plays American GI Chris - looks forward to playing every new venue on the musical’s mega tour - but Norfolk will be particularly special: it’s the place he calls home.

Travis play their classic album The Man Who in full at the Ipswich Regent next Thursday and Cambridge Corn Exchange December 13. Bassist Dougie Payne recalls the “brutal mugging” the band got on its release.

When the creator of smash 1970s sit-com Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em comes to see you bring it to life on the stage 13 times, you know you’re doing something right says Joe Pasquale.

It’s been 45 or so years since Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em blessed us with the complete daftness and hilarity of Michael Crawford’s Frank Spencer. He played a uniquely disastrous individual character that cannot be forgotten. Now imagine that today... on a live stage.

TV’s toughest obstacle course, Ninja Warrior UK, is on the look out for new contestants for series five of the show. Find out how you can apply here.

Make sure you have something to look forward to this weekend with our guide.

It only happens once every four years, but when the World Cup arrives, along with it are big TV schedule changes for the nation’s beloved soap operas. With cancellations, late transmissions and hour-long episodes, here’s a full guide to how the football will affect your favourite soaps.

Yass Queen! The Fab Five from Queer Eye are back and they’ve descended on the rural Australian town of Yass to bring a taste of the action to a trailer promoting their new Netflix series. Welcome the transformation show that makes the viewer feel as good as the makeover recipient.

For all its visual flair and dazzling set-pieces, Collin Trevorrow’s fourth segment of the Jurassic Park franchise, Jurassic World (2015) failed to match the nerve-shredding tension of Steven Spielberg’s seminal first instalment.

After the latest series of shows to be put on in Thetford Forest as part of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Live series, Sunday was Kasabian’s time on the High Lodge stage, bringing a mix of new and old songs that have brought the band so much success throughout the years.

This opening concert was a good example of what the Aldeburgh Festival does so well - nothing easy or mainstream nor too recherché, but four significant and varied compositions, all originally composed within a ten year period (1939-49), making a coherent and stimulating programme.

It was a bit damp and a tad chilly in Thetford forest but there was plenty of warmth and good vibes coming from the stage in the clearing.

The World Cup will soon be kicking off - so where can you watch the action? Here are some of the best spots in and around Ipswich to catch summer’s biggest sporting event.

If you want to see art of the very highest quality then there’s no need to travel all the way to London as Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh has created its very own summer exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to co-curator Graham Simper

The end of year art show is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the rising talent that will be making an impression on the world of creative arts in the near future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s exhibition.

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