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Events such as Thursday's Harry Potter Night have helped libraries become a hub for the community

People in Suffolk are today being urged people to back their local library – or risk losing them.

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The ensemble of the Kessingland Players 2016 pantomime Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods. Picture: Mick Howes

All the wonder of Sherwood Forest will be coming to a stage in Kessingland this week.

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Dress rehearsal  of the Southwold and Reydon panto Beauty and the Beast.

PHOTO: Nick Butcher

“Oh yes it is!”

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Norfolk and Suffolk Events

Immersion Theatre’s Rapunzel

There is something for all - toddlers to teenagers - on the region’s stages this half-term. SIMON PARKIN highlights shows, from fairytales to puppets, that offer the perfect family treat.

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The Wells & Walsingham Light Railway are holding an I-Spy Trail this weekend and throughout the half-term. Picture: Ian Burt

Take a look at our guide for some of the activities taking place in Norfolk this weekend.

Sisters Chloe (left) and Paris Chandler. Picture: SUBMITTED

Two sisters are playing love rivals in a youth musical telling the story of one of the 20th century’s most influential and tragic women.

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Eating Out or Eating In

Richard Bainbridge at Benedicts on St Benedicts Street, Norwich.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norwich chef Richard Bainbridge will be endeavouring to plate up perfection for harsh critics this week as he represents the region on BBC Two’s Great British Menu.

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GY Food Festival

Anticipation is building for the fourth annual Great Yarmouth Food Festival which was officially launched this week.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council
East Twenty Six bar and restaurant, Exchange Street, Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Hundreds of diners, nearly two dozen of Norwich’s finest independent restaurants and thousands of pounds raised for a worthy cause: tickets for Lloyd Addison’s Moveable Feast may have sold out already, but you can still be part of the mystery tour for taste buds.

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Film & Cinema

Deadpool. Picture: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Its decision to break the fourth wall could backfire, but Marvel’s latest is a welcome apology for 2015’s awful Fantastic Four, says Michael Joyce.

Meru Expedition, Garwhal, India. Picture: Jimmy Chin

This documentary following three climbers trying to conquer the Meru Peak offers a wider look at the supercharged tedium of mountain climbing, says Michael Joyce.

Then and Now: The cast of the new Dad's Army film starring Toby Jones, Bill Nighy, Tom Courtenay, Bill Paterson, Michael Gambon, Blake Harrison and Daniel Mays

Dad’s Army has always had a special place in the hearts of East Anglian viewers. David Croft, the co-writer and creator of the classic TV series, lived in Honington, near Bury St Edmunds, while much of the location filming was done in and around Thetford. We have always claimed Dad’s Army as part of Suffolk’s cultural heritage, so we were always going to have a keen interest in the new big screen version of the film. So what’s it like?

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