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Wayne Savage

Entertainment and general feature writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star. Also writes pieces for Suffolk magazine, Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

Solange will perform her first ever headline slot at this year’s Latitude, a UK festival exclusive.

Some Latitude Festival favourites are returning to Henham Park this year. We spoke to Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J and Stuart Braithwaite of Mogwai.

Nile Rodgers is responsible for some of the best-known pop anthems over the last four decades. Now he and Chic, the group he co-founded, are coming to Newmarket Nights.

Peter Jay, of The Hippodrome Circus in Great Yarmouth, shares his memories of the town’s theatre land.

James Blunt and Plan B have joined this year’s Newmarket Nights line-up.

Internationally acclaimed poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, dubbed the people’s laureate, explains why he’s not mellowing with age; quite the opposite in fact.

While not a chef, he’s spent 20 years supplying London’s best restaurants and hotels and has fronted countless TV shows about food. So why do people doubt Gregg Wallace’s credentials to be a judge on MasterChef? He thinks it may be a class thing.

Join In: Confess your Christmas re-gifting crimes

Thursday, December 21, 2017

‘Tis the season of giving - or regiving according to new reseach. Take part in our re-gifting amnesty and get back on Santa’s nice list.

Ex-MP Ann Widdecombe has much to say, as ever, about the state of the nation, but she also showed a softer side as she talked about her Christmas panto turn in the region.

Award-winning stand-up Chris Ramsey brings his new tour to East Anglia next year.

There’s no place like home. No matter where life leads Helen Johnston, the Norfolk-Suffolk borderlands girl can’t resist returning to her roots. She spoke about stepping off the treadmill of modern life and running Hales Hall and The Great Barn.

Hazel O’Connor was a trailblazer for female performers during the 1980s. She reminisces about the friends she made and the battles she’s fought.

Wildlife film-maker Saba Douglas-Hamilton talks about how motherhood reinvigorated her conservation passion and the challenges the planet’s facing ahead of talks in the region.

He’s hailed as the patron saint of poetry and is one of Britain’s best-loved writers for children and adults alike. We spoke to poet, performer, broadcaster, author and playwright Roger McGough, who’s just turned 80.

Lee Nelson - aka world famous prankster Simon Brodkin - has stolen the spotlight from Kanye West and British Prime Minister Theresa May among others. The only stage he’s invading this time is his own with new stand-up tour Serious Joker.

One of the fastest thinking comics around, Jason Byrne is revealing the method behind his madness with new show The Man With Three Brains.

James and Ola Jordan have nothing but respect for Strictly Come Dancing’s pro dancers, but the show needs to get back to basics says the plain-speaking couple. Entertainment writer Wayne Savage asks them what changes they would make.

Body-shamed by a national paper, Blue’s Antony Costa was determined to turn it into a positive experience; and recently got help from a clinic in Bury St Edmunds.

Sofie Hagen’s back and she’s angry. Perhaps for the very first time.

Pascal Canevet, chef patron of award-winning restaurant Maison Bleue, sings the praises of East Anglia’s produce and the two women who inspire him every day

Phill Jupitus, who attended Woolverstone Hall School, in Suffolk, as a youngster, has trod many paths during his career. New tour Juplicity sees him return to his poetry and stand-up roots.

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