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Review: Cilla The Musical, Theatre Royal Norwich

Review: Cilla, Theatre Royal Norwich

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Carnage at The Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds

Night of drama to showcase the new Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds

Theatregoers will get an exclusive glimpse at the refurbishment of one of Bury St Edmunds’ historic buildings next week.

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Suffolk Philharmonic at The Apex

Culture: Breaking down barriers

It’s an orchestra with a social conscience. Founder and conductor Leslie Olive tells Debbie Rodman how the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra is about so much more than music ahead of its concert as part of the Bury St Edmunds Festival 2018

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Suffolk Open Studios

Culture: On the trail of art

Returning for its seventh year Suffolk Open Studios offers people the chance to see the county’s rich vein of artists at work – it’s time to get creative and plan your visit

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Paddy & Scott

Culture: Coffee column - The perky history of coffee. . .

Legend has it that coffee was first discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder who noticed how energised his flock became when they ate coffee cherries. These cherries were passed on to the local monastery who developed a simple drink that’s medicinal properties ensured they remain alert for evening worship.

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Justin Sharp at Pea Porridge

No-shows can destroy you, says restaurateur

A Bury St Edmunds restaurateur has talked about the impact of ‘no-shows’ on his business.

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Carole Baker

Culture: Carole Baker explores spring cleaning for the environment

It’s that time of year when we get an urge to spring clean our homes to make way for the new, but did you know the ingredients found in many conventional cleaning products mean our homes may look clean but may not be at all healthy for us?

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Nicola Miller's prune recipe

Culture: Food with Nicola Miller - Prunes and their bad reputation

Don’t let the memory of school dinners stop you from enjoying fabulous prunes, says food writer Nicola Miller
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Ben's, Bury

Culture: A night to remember at Ben’s in Bury St Edmunds

I can’t remember a time when I’ve enjoyed an evening so much – great food, attentive service and a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere.
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Diarmuid Gavin

Culture: How TV's Diarmuid Gavin is cultivating success

Dubbed ‘the Damien Hirst of horticulture’ for his boundary-pushing garden designs, TV’s Diarmuid Gavin is the face of this year’s Ely Flower Festival. He talks childhood, Chelsea and unexpected stardom with Alice Ryan
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Teal risotto

Culture: Putting the focus on food, by Rhoda Morrison

Rhoda Morrison enjoys a dining experience with The Teal Dining Club, which could just re-invigorate the dinner party

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Beer Festival

Culture: Raise a glass to the 27th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival

The West Suffolk branch of the Campaign for Real Ale is gearing up to roll out the barrel for the 27th East Anglian Beer and Cider Festival

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Michael Parkinson

Culture: A journey to Parky’s musical heart

Best known for his tv interviews with the great and good Michael Parkinson comes to The Apex to share his passion for music, with the help of a few of his heroes
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UB40

Culture: A night with UB40

Ahead of their gig as part of Bury St Edmunds Festival’s Nowton Nights weekend, UB40’s Robin Campbell tells Peter Mann how a group of friends from Birmingham transcended their working class origins to become the world’s most successful reggae band
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REVIEW: Legally Blonde The Musical, Theatre Royal Norwich

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Rob Butterworth's coffee column

Culture: Rob Butterworth's coffee column looks at championing women

Last week we marked International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day, celebrating the exceptional women in our own lives and turning our minds to the work of women in our industry and in our own supply chain at Butterworth & Son.

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Swiss meringue

Culture: Gastrono-me’s back

By the time you are reading this, Gastrono-me on Abbeygate Street will be about to open. To everyone who has dined with us before and has experienced the “please give me your mobile number and I’ll call you in about 10 minutes, when a table is ready” scenario, I apologise that we have been running a little later than expected.

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Shappi

Culture: Shappi and England’s unsung heroine

Star of Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, Have I Got News for You and Q.I, Shappi Khorsandi is on the road with her new show and pops in at The Apex on May 14. Expect whip-crack jokes and razor-sharp wit delivered with mischief and endless charm

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Diss, Norfolk. Deborah Vass is to have her artwork displayed at the Royal Society of Artist's Exhibition in London.''Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography

Diss artwork set to be showcased in London

After returning to her passion after a gap of 18 years, a Diss artist is to have her work displayed in a top London gallery.

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Kathleen Turner

Culture: Romancing Kathleen

The actress  and director known for her starring roles in Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, War of the Roses and Who Framed Roger Rabbit (the voice of Jessica Rabbit), will soon be lending her trademark husky alto to classic tunes from the American songbook.

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