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East Anglia’s biggest Halloween music festival, Zombie Fest 3, is returning for its third year.

Since his 1998 debut with Pi Darren Aronofsky has established himself as a film-maker who pushes the boundaries of mainstream surrealist cinema, combining genre and fantastical imagery to examine religion, addiction and mental health.

An Ipswich music venue, recording studio and rehearsal space which has hosted more than 200 bands in 12 months is celebrating its first anniversary with a live BBC broadcast and free concert.

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

This summer Hollywood has come face to face with its own disaster movies. Costs are up, profits are down and people are finding something else to do. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that cinemas should start catering for a wider audience

The Smokehouse music venue in Ipswich is calling for more volunteers to join and gain real work experience while supporting live music as the number of gigs it hosts increases.

There is a musical generation coming up who are probably every bit as clever and talented, writes Martin Newell.

Protests in a US city where a white former policeman was found not guilty of murdering a black suspect have led to Suffolk singer Ed Sheeran cancelling a concert tonight over safety fears.

First details of this year’s Christchurch Park fireworks display in Ipswich have been announced.

Musicians in Suffolk have called on the region’s MPs to back a campaign to protect the rights of touring performers amid fears that Brexit will make it harder to make a living from music.

The musical that takes all the “poodle rock” songs from the 1980s and packages them up in one fun-filled evening of big hair and tight jeans.

Excitement is building ahead of a Suffolk town’s seventh sausage celebration, which for the first time will feature music and dancing to accompany the meaty treats.

Texas return to the Ipswich Regent tonight, but there was a time a few years ago when the band looked as if they may have reached the end of the road.

Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times’ local government correspondent, Paul Geater, is celebrating after scooping the jackpot on hit BBC game show Pointless.

Graham Seed talks about his role in the stage version of Ealing Studios classic The Ladykillers, currently on at Ipswich’s New Wolsey Theatre, and being dropped (literally) from The Archers. Spoilers ahead.

Beer festival organisers are preparing to pull the pints from tomorrow night as the Saints Oktoberfest in Ipswich will bring all things Bavarian to town.

The final 10 chippies shortlisted for the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award 2018 have been announced, and a shop near Colchester has been revealed as the best in London & South East England.

As you count down the days until the weekend why not use our what’s on guide to plan how you spend it. From food festivals to circus acts, there is something for everyone.

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.

Noel Coward once said: “I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise.” So he would almost certainly approve of this review of London Classic Theatre’s touring production of Private Lives.

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