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Comedy, they say, is the new rock'n'roll. These are the guys out on tour meeting fans in their home towns while the big bands set up home in big arenas and get the fans to come to them. Comedy also has that subversive, slightly dangerous edge that rock music used to have. Here's a round-up of the best acts coming to Ipswich in the next six months

BRIT Award nominee Matt Cardle is returning to The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on Decmber 3.

Ice skating during the run-up to the Christmas holidays used to be the sole preserve of the Scots and Canadians but it seems that skating has become a 'thing' in the maritime climes of Suffolk.

Flipside festival is more than a literary event, it's a place to explore ideas, enjoy experiences and swap stories. This weekend it's settling into its new home

The creation of bronze sculpture, Man of Stones, has been captured in a new immersive film-experience by photographer Bill Jackson. The work is being screened at this weekend's Flipside festival

The duo are set to appear in the Ipswich Regent's 2019 pantomime Cinderella.

Eastern Angles is reviving its critically acclaimed play telling the story of Maria Marten and her murder in the Red Barn with a UK tour next year

The eighth Autumn Beccles Beer Festival opens its doors this weekend for a celebration of all things local. Here's what beer connoisseurs can expect

Fancy exploring a magical illuminated landscape in the run-up to Christmas? Then Helmingham Hall has just the event for you. This year it is bigger and better than ever and families are being invited to explore an illuminated garden trail which has been adorned with thousands of lights transforming the gardens into an enchanted winter wonderland.

Inspired by the release of Disney's new movie Frozen 2, The Ickworth, in Horringer, outside Bury St Edmunds, part of Luxury Family Hotels, is launching a special 'Winter Wonderland' family afternoon tea.

Watch anything from Annie to Les Miserable from the comfort of a cinema near you.

Review: The Season, by Jim Barne and Kit Buchan, New Wolsey Theatre, until November 16

Our lives, our likes and dislikes, have never been so available for scrutiny as they are today. Now choreographer Alexander Whitley premieres a work at DanceEast which asks whether this information is restricting our decision-making rather than enhancing it

Craftmakers often provide some of the most imaginative and unique Christmas presents you can receive. Blackthorpe Barn once again unveils some of the best showcases for elegant, handmade functional art

Annie is a musical theatre classic but is this story of a plucky orphan girl from the 1930s reaching the end of its natural life?

Gibbons & Gaulier theatre company uncover the comedy in relationships as they lift the lid on The Affair, their latest tour of north Suffolk

Review: Seraglio and Silver Lake, English Touring Opera, Snape Maltings, October 25-26

Review: Britten and Russia, Snape Maltings, October 18 - 20

Gainsborough's House, the birthplace of iconic artist Thomas Gainsborough, has been awarded £100,000 by Arts Council England to transform its renowned print workshop.

Two top Ipswich theatre companies have earned close to £1 million, in the form of two large grants from the Arts Council, to fund ambitious development plans which will not only boost the redevelopment of Ipswich Waterfront, but will also continue to improve the arts provision for Suffolk audiences.

The Ipswich Regent looks to offer a warm welcome to both performers and audiences as it looks to adapt to future entertainment trends

The Regent Theatre has long been at the heart of East Anglia's entertainment scene. We take a look at its changing role and its various identities over the past 90 years

Sir Richard Alston is one of the most influential figures in contemporary dance but as retirement looms he is taking the opportunity to pay one last tribute to Benjamin Britten his favourite composer

Aldeburgh DocFest unveils a programme of issue-driven films introduced by star names to mark its quarter century anniversary

Hollywood has had a long-running love affair with horror movies. These are our favourite chillers to send shivers up your spine this Halloween

Review: Insert Laughter Here, Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds, October 25

Alexander Armstrong is embarking on his first stand-up tour, exploring the idiosyncratic avenues his career has taken him down

Pop-jazz star Mari Wilson will be unveiling an evening of glamour and fizzing vocals at the New Wolsey this weekend.

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth talk about collaborating, what gives their Calendar Girls such universal appeal and why naked badminton is a no-no …

Is the BBC licence fee nearing the end of its natural life? Ideas about turning it into a subscription service have been suggested. It seems quite a good idea

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