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Fame can be a fickle thing - even if you don't particularly want it - as writer James Rampton found out when he spoke to comedian Shappi Khorsandi about her 20 years in stand-up

Two young people's singing groups from Ipswich and Lowestoft are joining forces this weekend to perform a new community opera.

While superstars such as Ed Sheeran are well catered for with stadiums such as Portman Road, our reporter questions the lack of mid-sized venues for up-and-coming bands.

Woodbridge has always been a riverside community and there's nothing the townsfolk like more than messing about in boats and enjoying good food and drink on the banks of the Deben - and indulging in the odd silly game or two.

The Ipswich Jazz Festival is enjoying its fourth great year on the Ipswich Waterfront. There's a warm-up gig this weekend and we take a look at what the 2019 festival has to offer

Classic West End musical Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat has had a clutch of famous names in the lead role. We speak to the latest star to step into theatre's most famous coat, Union J's Jaymi Hensley

An Ipswich school girl has had the most 'incredible week' of her life after jamming with an international musician at the 02 arena in London.

A quartet of distinguished performers assembled for this concert: a pianist, two singers and an actor. All well known for their performances in concert, opera and theatre, there was an easy rapport between them and an obvious enjoyment in the words and music that made itself felt throughout the evening.

Take a look at the party animals snapped in Yates in Ipswich after the England women's team secured their second world cup win.

The 2019 festival opened with the UK premiere of Thomas Larcher's opera The Hunting Gun, written for and first performed at the Bregenze Festival in 2018. The libretto, by Friederike Gosweiner, is based on a novel by the Japanese writer Yasushi Inoue.

Scottish musician Eddi Reader is bringing her enthusiastic long-serving band to The Apex this month and are hoping to provide audiences with the 'Perfect' evening

Love Island is, quite simply, appalling, and not even in a funny way. Yet somehow it is utterly addictive. Why?

Ipswich Maritime Festival organisers are hoping for a record number of visitors to this summer's event, as a host of activities and displays are already lined up.

Despite only having arrived in the streets of Ipswich on Saturday, the elephants of Elmers Big Parade are already causing a stir in the town.

An 11-year-old girl and her family, who were some of the first to complete the Pigs Gone Wild trail, look set to have repeated their effort by visiting all 55 Elmers on the trail's first day.

We've collected some of our favourite photos of you enjoying the Ipswich sunshine to welcome Elmer to the town.

It's 50 years next week since Judy Garland's death, aged only 47 - and 2019 also sees the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. Here's a personal look at her unique appeal.

After years of preparation Elmers of all designs and colours are set to descend on Ipswich today.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

Judy Garland remains one of the legends of Hollywood. Fifty years after her death, her star continues to shine, but, she was also self-destructive and was the architect of her own downfall. But, did she need to surrender to her demons to produce her best work?

The events are joining forces on June 22 and 23 to create a Big Weekend in the town.

Art for Cure, the art exhibition that raises money for cancer charities, has quickly become a cultural institution. This year the show is shining the spotlight on two very different artists

Visitor numbers at Christchurch Mansion soared by 46% as a result of Rodin's Kiss sculpture, latest data has revealed.

An Ipswich-based performing arts school is to celebrate its 25th birthday with a concert as the Ipswich Regent.

Heveningham Hall's long-standing Country Fair and its newer sibling, Heveningham Concours, both return to the 5,000-acre Capability Brown landscape of Suffolk's finest Georgian mansion near Halesworth.

Looking for a great day out this summer? Here is the ultimate list of activities to try and places to go in 2019.

Ipswich Town have praised Sir Rod Stewart's gig at Portman Road - but it is still unclear whether the concert will lead to more big name performers at the venue.

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