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The Fitzroy Quartet, who are performing in Halesworth

Halesworth Arts Festival’s season of Sunday afternoon recitals begins on Sunday, February 7, with a performance from The Fitzroy Quartet. Made up of four award-winning musicians from across Europe, the quartet recently won the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Quartet Competition and were awarded the 2015 Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Prize. They will be performing Haydn’s Spring Quartet Op.77 no 1, Beethoven’s Quartet in F major no 16, Op.135 and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet no 6 Op.80.

Europe
The Merry Opera Company brings Christopher Cowell’s new translation of La Bohéme to Beccles Public Hall.

The Merry Opera Company brings Christopher Cowell’s new translation of Puccini’s much loved opera La Bohéme to Beccles Public Hall for one night only next Friday, February 12.

United Kingdom

Beccles show for talented pianist

Friday, January 29, 2016
Ian Sainsbury will be at Beccles Public Hall.

Talented local pianist, singer-songwriter and musician Ian Sainsbury, will be “tickling the ivories” at Beccles Public Hall tomorrow evening.

Norfolk and Suffolk Events

Students from Flegg High School are transferring to Rydell for their latest production - Grease.

Flegg High School students are transferring to Rydell High for their latest production - Grease.

Auctioneer Mike Sarson at The Maddermarket Theatre's auction of props, costumes and curiosities.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Everything from the White Witch’s sleigh to vintage costumes to leopard puppets went under the hammer at an auction which raised nearly £2,000 for Norwich’s Maddermarket Theatre.

Norwich
Costa Biography Award Winner Helen MacDonald is among the writers taking part in the event. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

A group of writers will be taking part in a special event this week celebrating a poet who was inspired by the art and landscape of East Anglia.

Suffolk

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.

BBC
GY Food Festival

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

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.

United Kingdom

Film & Cinema

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?

Dad's Army
Jack Black stars in Goosebumps. Picture: Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.

Michael Joyce says this engaging romp through an iconic children’s book series could just do with a bit more originality.

Trumbo review: ‘Inherently dull’

Thursday, February 4, 2016
Bryan Cranston in Trumbo. Picture: Bleecker Street

Bryan Cranston is in enjoyable form in this easy critique of a shameful period in Hollywood history, says Michael Joyce.

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