It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing! Forgive the bad grammar, please, but Duke Ellington’s classic title sums up the attitude of big band fans, most of us pensioners who rue the day when teenagers’ scrubbing board skiffle and guitars ousted our favourite kind of music.
The school summer break is nearly upon us and with it comes the constant challenge of how to keep the kids entertained. With a view to being prepared, we have put together a selection of activities and clubs taking place across East Anglia this summer.
Police have confirmed the London Bridge and Borough Market incidents were terror attacks, the third to hit the UK in less than three months following the Westminster and Manchester atrocities in March and May.
Strumpshaw Steam Rally fires up for its 25th anniversary, Dad’s Army invade North Norfolk Railway, there is two-wheel fun at Holkham and Sandingham, plus fireworks, country fairs, retro computer games and more for all the family.
The Eurovision Song Contest’s official theme for 2017 is ‘Celebrate Diversity’ - rather apt as over the years a wide variety of culturally and muscially diverse acts have performed in the annual sequinned spectacular. Martine Silkstone asked friends and colleagues for their most memorable Eurovision moments from years gone by and, with smiles, sentiment and occasionally a sense of shame, each surprisingly suggested a different song.