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Some of Britain’s biggest music festivals are expected to allow people to test their illegal drugs before they take them.

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As summer approaches, we’ve put together a list of reasons to visit this year’s Royal Norfolk Show, being held on June 28 and 29 at the Norfolk Showground.


Tonight (May 19) at 7.30pm The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield welcomes the return of Saskia Moore and her utterly enchanting performance of her own material and much-loved covers.

Final rehearsals are under way as an award winning musical is showcased next month.

Forget the rain macs, it’s set to be strictly shorts and sunnies this year at Suffolk’s largest festival.

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A show, which includes the songs of one of the most accomplished popular composers of the 20th century, kicks off a busy schedule of live entertainment at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft this week.

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Plant lovers just can’t wait to get their green fingers on this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. So what can visitors expect from next week’s floral spectacle?


One of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies is set to be played out against the stunning outdoor setting of Somerleyton Hall.


Grieving the sudden loss of her father-in-law part-way through her UK tour, X Factor winner Sam Bailey tells entertainment writer Wayne Savage about the important of family teamwork.


The grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 kicks off in Kiev this weekend - here’s everything you need to know about the musical extravaganza.

Music and poetry are on offer at the Seagull Theatre in Pakefield this week.

The circus has arrived in Lowestoft with high flying acrobats, tumblers and clowns promising thrills and spills for all the family.

The fourth Southwold Arts Festival – an eight-day celebration of the arts – will appeal to all as it returns to the coastal town.

Wonderland the musical has been cancelled at Lowestoft’s Marina Theatre just two weeks before the curtain was due to rise.

The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.


A tribute show, which celebrates the music of Tina Turner, kicks off an exciting programme of events at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

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A musical play, which has been adapted for the stage, will tell the story of a popular tiger when it arrives at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.

A “truly memorable” evening of jazz is promised as The Ronnie Scott’s All Stars perform at this year’s Southwold Arts Festival.

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A spirit of revolution will be reflected in the performances at Suffolk’s largest multi-arts festival this summer.


He’s been a comedian for three decades - and now Mark Thomas is using his years of experience to try and predict the future.

Despite the prospect of turning 50 next year - yes, really - Jason Donovan is as busy as ever appearing in Million Dollor Quartet and planning a reflective solo show.


There will be battle of the guitar gods in Lowestoft later this month.

It is a commemorative anniversary tour, which will rock audiences across the UK.

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A dance show, which pays tribute to Fred Astaire, kicks off a packed programme of events at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft in the week ahead.

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An award winning musical is set to transport audiences back to the sixties as the Lowestoft Players proudly present Hairspray.

Previous Latitude headliner Two Door Cinema Club have been announced as special guests for 2017.

Katherine Jenkins, Mystery Jets, The Coral and Norfolk native Mullally are just a few of the new acts added to this year’s Latitude line-up.

Lowestoft’s cult Indie and Alternative night, Spiral, returns this Saturday (April 29) at The Zoo on the Claremont Pier in Lowestoft.

A long time club favourite – The Reg Webb Trio – will return to Lowestoft to perform in the next concert at Milestones Jazz Club on Sunday, May 7.

International Workers Day is to be celebrated at The Seagull Theatre this weekend as part of the Waveney Mayday Festival.

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For their autumn concert, Pakefield Singers will be performing Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, ‘Elijah’, with orchestra and an international line up of soloists. The choir is well known for co-ordinating massed choral projects including, most recently, the Verdi Requiem and Carmina Burana, and is inviting singers to join them for this performance. Elijah will give singing enthusiasts a further opportunity to perform one of the great choral works with orchestra.

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There is plenty of entertainment to thrill audiences of all ages during the coming days at The Seagull Theatre in Pakefield.


This summer East Anglia offers a plethora of music events covering a wide range of genres. Whether you like to boogie to Bananarama, clap along to Mumford and Sons, be swept away by classical tones, or prefer the blues vibe of Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, there is more than enough variety to suit the discerning music-lovers in Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. Here’s our pick of the best...

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It’s an evening that will celebrate everything British – featuring a selection of well-loved classical masterpieces, popular arias and Proms favourites.

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Two films on the big screen begin an entertaining week at the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft.


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