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The story of Bawdsey Manor during the Cold War is the story behind a new play by Suzanne Hawkes. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about East Anglia on the front lines.

Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind is 40 years old and its enduring appeal has paved the way for a number of thoughtful films about our society and its future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke celebrates the serious science fiction film

Maria Marten and the Murder in the Red Barn is one of the most enduring parts of Suffolk folklore. It’s a story that has been told, re-told, adapted, sung and staged countless times over the centuries and you would think that there is nothing more to say about this infamous crime. You would be wrong.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The Australian film industry has always punched above its weight. It has produced some stunning movies and some of Hollywood’s greatest stars. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the glories of Aussie-wood

The Spill Festival has just been unveiled and will be staging 150 events across Ipswich. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator Robert Pacitti about the event

HighTide unveils a musical tinged theatre festival this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Steven Atkinson about the treats in store and discovers a real East Anglian flavour to the work

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Fans provide an important voice in the world of top TV shows and blockbuster movies but Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that Hollywood is taking too much notice of their opinion and it is killing their ability to tell an engaging story

Maria Marten and the Red Barn has been an important part of Suffolk folklore for the past 200 years but who was the real Maria Marten. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke joined the cast of Eastern Angles summer show Polstead to find out

Bury St Edmunds was transported back in time to the age Charles Dickens and Queen Victoria this week. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke was on set to witness the filming of The Personal History of David Copperfield

David Copperfield has arrived in London or rather Charles Dickens has returned to Bury St Edmunds as writer-director Armando Iannucci brought filming of his latest film The Personal History of David Copperfield to Angel Hill.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Two inspiring art exhibitions featuring talent from across the region is designed to offer inspiration to a new generation of emerging artists. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke is overwhelmed by the quality of work on show at the Ipswich Art School Gallery

The Brat Pack movies were an important part of 1980s cinema. Suffolk-based film critic James King has written a book which delves behind the scenes of this fun-loving period and talks to the stars who defined the era. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with him

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Next month classic TV sit-com Dad’s Army celebrates its 50th anniversary. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at why it continues to bring in record ratings while a big screen re-make failed to find an audience

To mark the 50th anniversary of Dad’s Army’s arrival on our screens Arts editor Andrew Clarke revisits his extensive interview with Suffolk scriptwriter David Croft to mark the launch of his autobiography

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

As Poldark grabs headlines for its chest-baring return to our screens, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke worries that traditional TV is in danger of becoming left behind by its more ambitious US rivals. He looks at the changing face of modern TV drama and the rise of cinematic television

Suffolk film company Picture Perfect has found Suffolk to be a wonderful production base. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to producer Lucinda Thakrar about turning RAF Bentwaters into a Russian prison compound

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Rising young Suffolk artist Ania Hobson has been declared The BP Young Artist of the Year as part of the prestigious annual BP Portrait Award which is staged at the National Portrait Gallery.

If you want to see art of the very highest quality then there’s no need to travel all the way to London as Thompson’s Gallery in Aldeburgh has created its very own summer exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to co-curator Graham Simper

The end of year art show is the perfect opportunity to take a look at some of the rising talent that will be making an impression on the world of creative arts in the near future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at this year’s exhibition.

Suffolk’s Royal Ballet star Gary Avis receives an MBE “for services to Dance, and to charity in Suffolk”.

One of the UK’s most respected literary figures, Liz Calder, who lives in Halesworth, has been honoured with a CBE in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours list as co-founder of Bloomsbury Publishing and for services to literature

Audiences will be going wild as X Factor winner Matt Terry will be starring in Madagascar the Musical, which comes to the Ipswich Regent from October 16-20.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Marilyn Monroe remains a timeless icon. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a groundbreaking exhibition which opens this weekend in Bury St Edmunds which brings together some of the greatest images from her career.

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