Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Search

Theatre news

Yesterday, 16:42

Get ready to rock in 2019 as the much-loved musical based on the music of Queen is coming to the Ipswich Regent.

There’s something special about a well-performed pantomime. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Karen Simpson, from Bury Theatre Royal, about what makes this great theatrical tradition so successful

It’s safe to say that the Dreamboys received a grand reception at the Regent theatre in Ipswich on Friday night.

From rambling stories about dispensing sockfulls of change into an ATM to regaling the vagaries of living with a jazz musician, Irish funnyman David O’Doherty’s latest bonkers brand of comedy proved a hit.

With the Christmas season now almost upon us, our theatres are dusting down their stock of bad jokes, readying themselves for two months of festive fun. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts an eye over the pantomimes seeking to entertain us this year

Gym goers of Ipswich are invited to a free workout with exotic-dancers The Dreamboys to raise money for Children in Need.

When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

Art & books

Mon, 11:30

Suffolk stylist and social media sensation Eileen Lam has launched her third book featuring the “Dolly Treasures” and their adventures around the county - and beyond.

The American artist Kimberly Godfrey describes her flourishing art career as a ‘happy accident’, because none of it was really planned.

Three budding photographers have been presented with prizes after taking part in a housing association’s competition to celebrate East Anglia’s wildlife and landscapes.

This huge image of a horse, spanning more than 200 metres, has appeared in a secluded field on the Norfolk-Suffolk to remember the role that animals played in the First World War.

Rodin’s The Kiss, rare nudes by John Constable along with work by Maggi Hambling and Henry Moore will make Ipswich one of the country’s leading art centres this autumn. Arts editor Andrew Clarke previews a groundbreaking new exhibition

TV & films

Mon, 08:34

Take a look at our review of The Ballard of Buster Scruggs which is in select cinemas and on Netflix.

Kate Silverton became the latest casualty of the ballroom, but Strictly Come Dancing’s trip to Blackpool delivered all the garish glamour it promised - and the first 40 of the series for Ashley Roberts.

With the release of JK Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts movie, we return to the magical world of Harry Potter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is impressed with how well the new story meshes with the previous installments

To some, an adaptation of Lynda La Plante’s 1980s ITV television crime drama, based on the author and screenwriter’s novel of the same name, may not be the most obvious project for Turner Prize and Oscar winning artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen.

Music

Yesterday, 17:00

Ipswich singer/songwriter Richard Osborne - who records under his surname - Osborne, has a worldwide hit on his hands with his debut dance single.

Ed Sheeran is known for his romantic music - and now the star has stopped a show to allow a fan to propose to his girlfriend.

Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran has admitted he has no immediate plans to release an album and will go on his second year-long blackout once his tour finishes as he spoke out about his mental health battles.

Maximum R&B with The Manfreds and Georgie Fame at Ipswich Regent, Tuesday night.

The Australian Pink Floyd Show at Ipswich Regent on Friday night.

Days Out

Mon, 12:25

A Suffolk hotel and spa has been voted as the best wedding venue in the East of England for the second year - and has been shortlisted for a national award.

It wouldn’t be Monday without a scroll through our weekly Yates gallery - can you see anyone you know?

A north Essex beer festival has scrapped its music element this year to focusing solely on the ale and cider.

Where to celebrate the New Year

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Don’t leave your New Year’s eve plans until last minute - see what events are happening around Suffolk with our guide.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24