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A couple of years ago, Our Man in Havana was voted one of the top 20 espionage novels of all time. It was penned in the late 1950s at the height of The Cold War and elements of the plot form an eiry premonition of the events which led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Adventurous artist Jelly Green loves disappearing for months at a time to forests around the world. 
Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her renewed love of the natural world

Spectacle counts for a lot these days. Blockbusters claim more media attention than ever before which means that smaller, quirkier films often slip passed unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Portraits are all about capturing personality as well as a likeness. Artist Tory Lawrence tells Arts editor Andrew Clarke that she has always applied that approach to her paintings of horses

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, quirkier films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

For those expecting a nostalgic regurgitation of the best elements of the classic TV sit-com of the same name then audiences should raise their sights and applaud the fact that scriptwriter and playwright Michael Aitkens has delivered something immeasurably better.

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, quirkier films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Shakespeare continues to inspire the creative arts 400 years after his death. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to young choreographer about an international collaboration to bring new life to Rosalind, star of As You Like It.

The New Wolsey Theatre hopes to celebrate Ipswich Town’s legendary FA Cup win of 1978, with Our Blue Heaven - a musical production timed to hit the stage on the 40th anniversary of that historic win.

If you love theatre, if you love musicals, if you love Monty Python, if you love an evening of side-aching laughter then make sure you beat a swift path to the door of the Mercury Theatre for one of the craziest, wittiest shows of recent years.

A new photographic exhibition has opened capturing the power of the early punk era. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to university lecturer Eddie Duggan about the show and how Blondie founder Chris Stein supplied images from behind the scenes of the punk revolution

Monty Python’s Spamalot is currently running at the Colchester Mercury. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the production design team of Sara Perks and Corinna Vincent about the practicalities of mounting a large-scale musical

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Film agency FILM Suffolk is looking for crowdfunding to put new ghost film up on the big screen in time for Halloween.

Theatre has the ability to tackle some big questions in a fun and entertaining manner. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Amit Lahav about his new show The Wedding which asks questions about society and how we live.

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

In three years the Ink Festival has established itself as a vital platform for new theatrical writing talent. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic directors Julia Sowerbutts and Emma Struthers to find out how the festival has developed

West End star Kerry Ellis has teamed up with long time collaborator Brian May to produce their third album Golden Days. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a listen

Living legend Pat Church lives and breathes cinema and has done for more than 50 years. He started his professional life in a projection box in Peterborough, relishing the feel of 35mm film running through his fingers.

Well travelled East Anglian artist Mike Ferrell is packing his bags, gathering his brushes, and, in just six weeks, will be saying farewell to this green and pleasant land, swapping Suffolk for the mountains of Spain. But, before he goes, he’s leaving us with an exhibition of paintings which explode with colour and movement.

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

One of the great conductors is spending Easter at the Snape Maltings and will be seeking to engage audiences, both young and old, with an eclectic programme that includes Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Marin Alsop about the thrill of working in Britten’s concert hall.

Pete Townshend’s classic rock opera Tommy is one of the great cultural treasures of our time. It started life as a double-album released by The Who in 1969. It was the first time that rock music had attempted to tell a complex story through song.

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip past, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a new series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence were two of the biggest stars in Britain. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to the team bringing their artistic love affair back on stage

Director Kerry Michael has unveiled an outstanding spectacle of a show which brilliantly displays the continued quality and the ambition of what the New Wolsey has to offer.

Call me old fashioned but there are certain things which you just should not do and one of them is give the audience to determine the ending of any book, play, film or TV drama.

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