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

A diverse array of Suffolk creativity and talent will be showcased at the end of September thanks to a new online initiative by the Ipswich Arts Association.

Trinity Park will host 12 films in four days at the end of the month as it hosts a new Drive In/Outdoor Movie event and also welcomes back a popular antiques and vintage previously postponed because of the pandemic.

With Strictly Come Dancing set to return to our screens this weekend, Strictly star Kevin Clifton has announced new dates for the Burn The Floor tour which was postponed because of coronavirus.

Comedy superstar John Bishop is bringing his distinctive view on the world of comedy to the Ipswich Regent for three separate performances in 2021 and 2022,

A Turner masterpiece saved for the nation by a consortium of concerned art-lovers, including Colchester and Ipswich Museums, will go on display at Colchester Castle later this month.

The importance of arts and culture to the health of our communities and the economy has been highlighted in a new Arts Council study which explores how culture helps support local economies by creating jobs, providing additional amenities for the public like bars and restaurants as well as reinvigorating town centres.

It is hardly a secret that the last six months has been a period of unprecedented difficulty and disruption for everyone and every area of activity and employment will have faced their own specific challenges. For the performing arts the consequences have been particularly severe when productions in preparation have been cancelled at short notice, often with little or no compensation for the financial and artistic investment in the planned production.

Quirky art duo Michelle Bowden and Mark Sampson are bringing more than a splash of colour to an international exhibition which they are hosting in Aldeburgh later this month.

Remembering Jimi Hendrix, the world’s greatest guitarist, 50 years after his untimely death. We take a look at an amazing career that lasted for just four short years but spawned a legacy that will last forever

Channel 5 will tonight delve into the secrets of the company behind one of Suffolk’s best loved holiday parks - Center Parcs at Elveden Forest.

After a summer devoid of live music, next year will be different as singer-songwriter James Blunt has announced a major outdoor gig in the spectacular grounds of Audley End House and Gardens, the Jacobean mansion in the heart of the Essex countryside.

Heritage Open Days are going ahead between September 11-20 offering free entry to many historical properties and this year they are also offering virtual tours to venues which remain closed.

Ania Hobson is a rising star on the contemporary art scene. She first came to national prominence when she won the Young Artist prize at BP’s Portrait Awards in 2018, now this weekend she opens her first solo show in London

Michael Stennett played a major role in the life of Yoxford but he was also a leading, creative figure in the world of opera and a successful painter with many solo exhibitions to his credit and work in the Royal Collection

Ever got up close and personal with a $20 million super car? Fans of high performance, super sleek racers are in for a treat this weekend when some of the world’s most expensive cars are put on display in Chelmsford.

Psycho celebrates 60 years of terrifying audiences. We take a look at how director Alfred Hitchcock became an indie film-maker and changed the face of Hollywood

Summer theatre has long been an important institution in Suffolk but this year it has been leading the fight to put performing arts back in front of its audience

Arts organisations from across Ipswich and Suffolk are coming to together to stage a large scale celebration of Suffolk’s arts and culture.

Snape Maltings have added some more celebrated names to their series of weekend concert performances being held to replace the Snape Proms which had to be cancelled because of lockdown.

A year ago, Suffolk musician Caswell entertained the biggest crowd of her career, supporting Ed Sheeran. Despite lockdown cancelling all live performances, the intervening 12 months have been a creative time for the performer who has been polishing her songwriting skills

Suffolk’s summer festival season has been something of a metaphorical washout thanks to the Covid pandemic but roots music will be receiving an autumnal boost as the Red Rooster Festival, based at Euston Hall, will deliver live performances online.

Panto lovers shall go to the ball with Cinderella at Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion as a show boss confirmed this year’s pantomime will be going ahead - although with strict social distancing in place.

Southwold is introducing outdoor cinema with a Richard Curtis double bill for a safe and socially distanced night at the movies.

The New Wolsey is helping to pioneer the premiere of a new play online in an effort to get theatres up and running again and to provide audiences with live entertainment in the midst of the longest theatrical shutdown in showbiz history.

Sir Sean Connery turns 90 today and we celebrate his 60 years as Hollywood royalty.

One of Suffolk’s most popular summer festivals is staging a free online event to keep audiences entertained and ensure it remains financially solvent during the coronavirus pandemic.

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