PUBLISHED: 10:30 16 March 2019 | UPDATED: 08:47 17 March 2019 Andrew Clarke Latitude is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk's festival season Picture: MEGAN ALDOUS Archant Festival season will soon be upon us. All ready line-ups for the big summer events are being announced and as ever Suffolk is leading the way when it comes to celebrating culture in all its diversity. Sheeran has built a 'wildlife pond' in his back garden - but some neighbours complain it could be used as a swimming pool Picture: BEN BIRCHALL/PA WIREInk Festival - April 12-14, Halesworth CutDuring the three days of The Ink Festival 2019 over 40 brand new, short plays for stage and radio, will be performed at The Cut, Halesworth, Suffolk showcasing East Anglia’s brightest talent including Scarlett Curtis, Shappi Khorsandi, Greg Mosse and Paul Heiney. During the three days there will also be comedy, performance poetry, art, children’s playwriting, talks and workshops.Saturday … [Read more...] about Have you got tickets to one of the festivals coming to Suffolk this summer?
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PUBLISHED: 01:27 06 March 2019 | UPDATED: 01:38 06 March 2019 Steve Russell ‘Her wonderful personality imprinted itself on people’ says Sean Robinson of ex-colleague Julie McCreadie Picture: COURTESY BOB CROWLEY Archant Ipswich Town fan Julie McCreadie became the UK’s youngest female newspaper editor. She was a livewire who proposed in public on the London train, too Julie McCreadie. ‘She was an incredible saleswoman as well as a talented and gifted journalist’ Picture: COURTESY BOB CROWLEYSally Burch knows. “I first came across Julie when I worked at the East Anglian Daily Times and she was editor of the Suffolk Mercury series,” she says.“Our paths didn’t cross much but she remembered me and when I moved to work in London she hunted me out, together with other former colleagues, and convinced us that our paths would be paved in gold if we joined her in South Kensington to launch a free … [Read more...] about Julie: She proposed on the Ipswich-to-London train
News / UK and world by Press Association February 13, 2019, 2:14 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Irish president has called for Britain and Ireland to build on their links as he hailed the “extraordinary connection” Liverpool has with his country. Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina visited the Liverpool Irish Centre on Wednesday on the final day of their visit to England. More than 200 people turned out to see the president as he made a speech and posed for photos. He said: “Irrespective of whatever happens in proximate political events it’s so important that we build on those important links of interaction we have.” He praised the commitment of people at the centre in their care for the community. Mr Higgins spoke about the contribution Irish people had made to the infrastructure of Merseyside, including the building of the Manchester Ship Canal, roads and houses, after hundreds of thousands emigrated to … [Read more...] about President hails Liverpool as ‘most Irish of cities’
PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 December 2018 Judy Rimmer John Lennon in an undated file photo. Picture: AP Archant What does John Lennon mean to you? On the anniversary of his death, we’re looking at his legacy and why his music is as relevant now as ever. The Beatles at the Gaumont in Ipswich in October 1964. Picture: ARCHANTIt’s hard to believe that it’s now 38 years since John Lennon died. If you are of a certain age, you will remember exactly where you were on December 8, 1980, when you heard the shattering news that he had been killed, gunned down outside his home in New York, aged just 40.Following the tragedy, the general reaction was to put on Lennon’s albums and listen to that unmistakable voice, so often pouring out calls for love and peace, which had just become more poignant than ever.Often controversial and cutting, he was always an artist who was prepared to put his own battles and problems into his music, stamping it with his … [Read more...] about What John Lennon means to fans in East Anglia