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Debbie Rodman is the editor of the what's on supplement Culture, which appears in all five print titles and also across Suffolk News.

Culture: Introducing. . . Owen Calvert-Lyons, Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

30 January 2021
Culture: Introducing. . . Owen Calvert-Lyons, Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

Culture: Introducing. . . Owen Calvert-Lyons, Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds

30 January 2021

Introducing. . . Owen Calvert-Lyons, Artistic Director at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds


Culture: Generally a fan of January when he can look at everything afresh at 1921, chef patron Zack Deakins is holding on to that energy for whenever he can open his doors to diners again

09 January 2021
Culture: Generally a fan of January when he can look at everything afresh at 1921, chef patron Zack Deakins is holding on to that energy for whenever he can open his doors to diners again

Culture: Generally a fan of January when he can look at everything afresh at 1921, chef patron Zack Deakins is holding on to that energy for whenever he can open his doors to diners again

09 January 2021

Frustrated by lockdown and not being able to make the most of his favourite seasonal ingredients, Zack's dreaming of springtime


Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite tells us why, after a difficult 2020, she’s ditching new year resolutions in favour of a 2021 pick-me-up

09 January 2021
Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite tells us why, after a difficult 2020, she’s ditching new year resolutions in favour of a 2021 pick-me-up

Culture: Gastrono-me’s Gemma Simmonite tells us why, after a difficult 2020, she’s ditching new year resolutions in favour of a 2021 pick-me-up

09 January 2021

Feeeling grumpy after a year like no other, Gemma turns to comfort food and offers a cure for our 2020 hangover


Culture: It's time to start planning for some Soapbox fun and support your local hospital

09 January 2021
Culture: It's time to start planning for some Soapbox fun and support your local hospital

Culture: It's time to start planning for some Soapbox fun and support your local hospital

09 January 2021

Get in gear and give yourself an event to look forward to in 2021


Culture: Dealing with the constraints that Tier 2 puts on the hospitality industry has proved challenging, but 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins finds a silver lining to the restrictions

12 December 2020
Culture: Dealing with the constraints that Tier 2 puts on the hospitality industry has proved challenging, but 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins finds a silver lining to the restrictions

Culture: Dealing with the constraints that Tier 2 puts on the hospitality industry has proved challenging, but 1921’s chef patron Zack Deakins finds a silver lining to the restrictions

12 December 2020

Lockdown restriction have allowed time to bring new dishes and ideas to the menu


Culture: From Zoom to bloom, Lauren Small explains how Butterworth & Son, of Bury St Edmunds, is protecting the hospitality industry through digital platforms

31 October 2020
Culture: From Zoom to bloom, Lauren Small explains how Butterworth & Son, of Bury St Edmunds, is protecting the hospitality industry through digital platforms

Culture: From Zoom to bloom, Lauren Small explains how Butterworth & Son, of Bury St Edmunds, is protecting the hospitality industry through digital platforms

31 October 2020

Since lockdown, the coffee industry has turned to home brewers using online platforms to enjoy their coffee at home


Culture: Talented East Anglian artists take their exhibition online

21 October 2020
Culture: Talented East Anglian artists take their exhibition online

Culture: Talented East Anglian artists take their exhibition online

21 October 2020

Explore the world of botanics in all its beauty


Eight places where Hallowe'en will cast on a spell on you this autumn

08 October 2020
Eight places where Hallowe'en will cast on a spell on you this autumn

Eight places where Hallowe'en will cast on a spell on you this autumn

08 October 2020

It's time to dust off your witch’s hat, fire up your broomstick and have some spellbinding Hallowe'en fun.


Culture: If lockdown has encouraged you to get on your bike as a new form of exercise, then why not take part in this year’s Ride and Stride event keeping up your fitness levels while raising funds for Suffolk’s churches

16 August 2020
Culture: If lockdown has encouraged you to get on your bike as a new form of exercise, then why not take part in this year’s Ride and Stride event keeping up your fitness levels while raising funds for Suffolk’s churches

Culture: If lockdown has encouraged you to get on your bike as a new form of exercise, then why not take part in this year’s Ride and Stride event keeping up your fitness levels while raising funds for Suffolk’s churches

16 August 2020

The annual Ride and Stride fundraising event for Suffolk churches will go ahead on Saturday, September 12, organisers have announced.


Culture: Local musicians join together to release single to raise funds for Save Our Venues campaign

12 June 2020
Culture: Local musicians join together to release single to raise funds for Save Our Venues campaign

Culture: Local musicians join together to release single to raise funds for Save Our Venues campaign

12 June 2020

Bid to support struggling grassroots music venues


Culture: Shappi and England’s unsung heroine

22 March 2018
Culture: Shappi and England’s unsung heroine

Culture: Shappi and England’s unsung heroine

22 March 2018

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


Culture: On the Fringe

16 March 2018
Culture: On the Fringe

Culture: On the Fringe

16 March 2018

It’s back, it’s bigger, it’s better, the Bury St Edmunds Fringe Festival is set to showcase local-grown talent over six thrilling weeks


Culture: Romancing Kathleen

14 March 2018
Culture: Romancing Kathleen

Culture: Romancing Kathleen

14 March 2018

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.


Culture: A friendly premiére

15 February 2018
Culture: A friendly premiére

Culture: A friendly premiére

15 February 2018

A world premiere and a performance by a young soloist from Culford School are on the programme of the Bury Friendly Orchestra’s upcoming concert.


Culture: Snapping at The Boss’s heels

15 February 2018
Culture: Snapping at The Boss’s heels

Culture: Snapping at The Boss’s heels

15 February 2018

A very special exhibition capturing the life of Bruce Springsteen at work and play will open in Newmarket this summer. Photographer Jo Lopez had unbridled access to the iconic star who was born to run.


Culture: Music from a maestro

08 February 2018
Culture: Music from a maestro

Culture: Music from a maestro

08 February 2018

He’s appeared with Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and Danielle De Niese, played at Wigmore Hall and Glyndebourne, but now pianist Matthew Fletcher bring his talents to his home town to play at Suffolk Sinfonia’s spring concert. Debbie Rodman discovers how this award-winning pianist was born with music in his veins.


Culture: Spring's splendour breaks through the icy cold

26 January 2018
Culture: Spring's splendour breaks through the icy cold

Culture: Spring's splendour breaks through the icy cold

26 January 2018

As winter’s harshness fades, spring is heralded by the appearance of one of nature’s most elegant indicators of warmer times to come, as the snowdrop raises its graceful and defiant head


Culture: Liza Pulman puts on a show

19 January 2018
Culture: Liza Pulman puts on a show

Culture: Liza Pulman puts on a show

19 January 2018

Singer Liza Pulman tells us about the career path that led to her new show celebrating the magnificent Barbra Streisand and how she cheated death in the 7/7 bombings


Culture: Adventures with our Abi

18 January 2018
Culture: Adventures with our Abi

Culture: Adventures with our Abi

18 January 2018

Local girl Abi Hood returns to the Theatre Royal in a show that celebrates the power of the human imagination.


Culture: Bury Festival fever starts to kick in

18 January 2018
Culture: Bury Festival fever starts to kick in

Culture: Bury Festival fever starts to kick in

18 January 2018

The excitement is building as Bury Festival 2018 gets set for its official launch next month. Here Culture gets a sneak peak at a few of the artists taking part.