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Suffolk will be gracing the screens both big and small once again in 2020 after a busy year. Local democracy reporter Jason Noble spoke to Screen Suffolk to find out what you can expect to see in the year ahead.

Play-starved adults and children are set to enjoy 'green therapy' as a new forest-based venture is launched.

Nature creates some startling images when viewed in close up. We take a look at a new exhibition which marries scientific illustration with an artist's eye

From a night of butchery with Jimmy Doherty, to all you can eat vegan and Pancake Night at Applaud.

A new vegan cafe has just opened in Ipswich town centre, and is planning a tasting session on Saturday.

Pantos may be still in full swing but Suffolk's theatres are quietly gearing up for their spring season. Actors are stepping out of their panto dame frocks, rehearsals are getting underway, preparing for a diverse array of productions to keep audiences entertained.

A record-breaking 577 runners crossed the finishing line in this week's Ipswich parkrun - making it the biggest ever Saturday parkrun in Suffolk.

And so the Oscar nominations are in and while many of the categories look like a re-run of the Golden Globes and last week's BAFTA nominations, the all-important Best Picture category looks the most intriguing. It's the only award that's not suffering from an overwhelming feeling of deja vu.

Seventies singing star Kiki Dee will perform at Sudbury's Quay Theatre in October - and a second night has already had to be booked.

David Copperfield is returning to Bury St Edmunds. Charles Dickens' young hero brought Angel Hill to a standstill in the spring of 2018 when writer-director Armando Iannucci turned The Athenaeum into a Victorian theatre and the Angel Hotel into a London coaching inn.

An appeal has been made to find Suffolk's star pooch to star in romantic opera La Bohème when it comes to Ipswich in February.

What are the most brilliant, unusual and quirky things to do in Suffolk? We've had loads of ideas coming in - but you can still add yours.

A retired great-grandmother from Suffolk has appeared on the popular ITV game show The Chase - with host Bradley Walsh calling her hometown of Mildenhall "beautiful".

It's easy to miss great films at the cinema when they come and go so quickly. Here's our selection of great movies from 2019 that you should really catch-up with at home

Food and film is an unbeatable combination and the Film Feast Festival, pioneered by Suffolk born film consultant and researcher, Neil McGlone, was such a success when its second serving hit our screens in October, that a series of additional events are being staged at The Galley restaurant in Woodbridge.

Do you need to grab a quick lunch? We've put together some of the best current lunchtime meal deals in Ipswich - ranging from sandwiches to sit-down meals.

A trail of colourful octopus sculptures is set to arrive on the East Anglian coast this summer - as part of celebrations for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower.

A new television drama will retell one of the most infamous and brutal crimes in British history but what is the full story behind the White House Farm family murders in Essex?

The film awards season always provokes discussion as favourite films are rewarded or frustratingly are ignored but this year, as the BAFTAs have proved, the awards are in danger of becoming safe and predictable. What we need is a distinctive voice.

Karen Simpson, the artistic director and CEO of Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, has died following a two year battle with cancer.

Christine Keeler was the icon of a generation and she has been brought back to life by Suffolk actress Sophie Cookson in a high profile BBC television drama.

Grime superstar Stormzy has defended his collaboration with Suffolk singer-song writer Ed Sheeran after coming under fire on social media.

Ed Sheeran and Elmer the Elephant have helped visitor numbers skyrocket at two key Ipswich tourist spots, new figures reveal.

Dust off your lycra as the musician and actor pumps out the hits for three hours.

An Ipswich college is hoping to make the crowd whoop as they get ready to start their latest production of Sister Act.

What do you love most about Suffolk? Your ideas are starting to pour in for our list of 50 brilliant things to do in the county, as Suffolk Day returns.

West End show We Will Rock You proved to be the most successful week-long run ever at the Regent Theatre, boosting the prospects of the venue into 2020 alongside one of the most successful pantomimes ever.

Are you looking for adventurous activities in 2020? It can be hard to get kids away from screens and enjoying exercise, especially in winter - but here are 11 ideas for things to do.

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