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Strictly siblings Kevin and Joanne Clifton are realising a long held ambition by performing in a show together. Kevin talks about surviving lockdown and looking forward to getting in front of an audience again

This coming winter will see a beautiful Suffolk country estate brought to life with illuminations and music as its popular night-time event returns for a second year.

The Empire Strikes Back, one of the greatest science fiction blockbusters of all time, is 40 years old this year and Bury St Edmunds annual Sci-Fi and Action Exhibition is marking the anniversary in grand style.

What A Carve Up! – The New Wolsey’s all-star murder-mystery thriller – receives its online premiere this weekend and is the first production the theatre has produced since the Covid pandemic shut the main house in March.

When ETO last visited Snape seven months ago at the beginning of their Spring Tour the Covid axe fell a few days later and the bulk of the season was lost. It was, therefore, particularly appropriate and heartening that they should return to Snape to launch their Autumn Season and Tour.

Russell Miller has spent his life working in theatre. The Felixstowe-born producer started work as a teenager at the Spa Pavilion, worked in the West End and has ended up on Broadway. Now, he has become the author of a colourfully theatrical children’s book

Showbiz brothers AJ and Curtis Pritchard are bringing their new variety show to the Ipswich Regent as part of a 2021 UK tour.

Acting royalty Vanessa Redgrave CBE will be joining former Church of England envoy and Beirut hostage Terry Waite at St Edmundsbury Cathedral raising funds for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds.

Suffolk broadcasting legend Stephen Foster has announced his departure from BBC Radio Suffolk. As he takes voluntary redundancy, he promises more broadcasts in the future but for the time being takes a trip down memory lane revisiting heroes and highlights

Robert Pacitti, one of the leading figures in Suffolk’s cultural life, founder of the eponymous Pacitti Company and SPILL Festival, has announced that he is stepping down and looking for someone with vision and creative energy to take the company and the festival forward.

Despite a lifeline of £950,000 being awarded to Britten Pears Arts at Snape as part of the government’s Cultural Recovery programme, the charity may be forced to lose up to 15 jobs as part of a staff restructure.

Britain’s Got Talent winner Jon Courtenay is coming home. The Ipswich-born comedian and musician Jon Courtenay is the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win Britain’s Got Talent and he will be back in town performing at the Ipswich Corn Exchange in September 2021.

Suffolk’s leading arts organisations have been thrown a £3.8million lifeline by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund which should, hopefully, help them remain solvent until the early new year.

For more than 50 years Pat Church has been the face of cinema in Bury St Edmunds. As the town’s Abbeygate Cinema does its best to fight the effects of Covid, Pat Church talks about his continued passion for the moving image

The nation’s favourite Canadian, comedian Katherine Ryan is coming to the Ipswich Regent as part of a massive European tour running from next year into 2022.

Theatre at Christmas has traditionally been a magical wonderland. However, with Coronavirus restrictions still in force, live entertainment was always going to be a challenge.

Do you fancy an evening in with Matthew McConaughey or a night out with Freddie Flintoff, a chat with Dick and Angel Strawbridge or a cosy night in the kitchen with the Hairy Bikers or Nigella Lawson?

Fans of panto will be delighted to discover that Sleeping Beauty, Chelmsford’s Christmas romp for 2020 will be taking place at the Civic Theatre from the end of November.

“Your cinema needs you – use us or lose us” this is the message from veteran independent cinema manager Pat Church after cinemas have struggled to find an audience following the relaxing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

In early 1969 John Lennon was one of the most famous people on the planet but, he was also developing a reputation, along with his new wife Yoko Ono, for being rather strange. In December 1969 John and Yoko came to Suffolk to make art. This is the story....

Ipswich town centre will be hosting an inspirational new photographic exhibition for October celebrating the achievements of black Britons. Here’s a sample of the show which has been put together for Black History Month

Strictly stars Kevin and Joanne Clifton will be bringing their new show “An Evening with…” to the Spa Pavilion, Felixstowe next month and will be entertaining a socially distanced audience with an intimate show.

Bestselling author Elly Griffiths will be doing a live free author talk hosted by Suffolk Libraries online book group next week.

Touring theatre company Eastern Angles are set to take over the former Suffolk Record Office building on Bramford Road, Ipswich, to create The Eastern Angles Centre – an arts and heritage hub, home to The Sir John Mills Theatre.

In the heart of theatrical lockdown Suffolk producer Karen Goddard has found a way for theatre professionals and local communities to come together to create a special project called Stow and Tell.

Film producer Richard Johns knows a good story when he sees one having produced features starring the likes of John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Tim Roth and Orlando Bloom. Having been born and brought up in Essex he wanted to return to the wide open skies of East Anglia, having spent most of his career working either in London or Newcastle.

One of the joys of life as we emerge (albeit with curfew and restrictions) from lockdown is the ability to once again enjoy a drink and some well-cooked food in the company of five other friends or family members. Being able to revisit the pub gives us all some much needed ‘normality’ in a year that has been anything but normal.

The 26-date tour will take place across Britain and will stop over at the Ipswich Regent on October 4, 2021.

Stars including Stephen Fry, Griff Rhys Jones, Sir Derek Jacobi, Tamzin Outhwaite, Rebecca Front and Sharon D Clarke are part an online production at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre to premiere in October.

October half-term is fast approaching and with changeable weather and the uncertainty of lockdown restrictions, it will be a challenging time for parents wanting to keep young ones occupied and happy. This is our list of events and attractions which can provide some family fun

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