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Culture: Take a bow

The Theatre Royal has announced its autumn season and there’s lots to catch your eye

Guat's Up

Culture: Rob Butterworth talks about a showcase of speciality coffee

We spent last weekend at the London Coffee Festival. This is the largest speciality coffee event in this country and showcases the newest developments in the industry and high quality products, from beans to machines and everything in between. For us, coming from Suffolk, it was a chance to see the wider scene and bring home some fresh ideas.

Beautiful Beers

Culture: Get fresh at the weekend. . .

Now the weather has finally improved and temperatures are rising, quite a few people prefer to reach for a cold, refreshing beer rather than a rich, dark, full-flavoured ale. And especially when you’re out and about, doing a spot of gardening or washing the car perhaps, you don’t necessarily want a heavy, strong beverage. So, refreshment it is and I’d like to pick seven beers that might just fit the bill:

Maison Bleue - Pascal Canevet

Culture: Capturing the essence of spring

Pascal Canevet, chef-patron of Maison Bleue, celebrates the delicate flavours of spring.

Aled Jones

Culture: Aled’s coming home

Singer and TV and radio presenter Aled Jones brings his show to The Apex as part of this year’s Bury St Edmunds Festival

Sandy Miles - BLWIT

Culture: From stage fright to limelight

After years in the wings Ryan Wilson-Lane steps into the spotlight for Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society’s upcoming production The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. He tells us why he’s glad he made that leap of faith

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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?

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
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.
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
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

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

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

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
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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