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Each summer The Suffolk Craft Society stages a showcase of homegrown talent with their annual exhibition in Aldeburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is dazzled by a show that demonstrates that craft is also art.

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.

Jodie Whittaker is taking the legendary science fiction series Dr Who into exciting new territory. Arts editor Andrew Clarke believes that the time is right for a female Doctor to give the programme a new sense of purpose.

Spectacle counts for a lot these days but films that tell a good story with engaging characters can often provide a more rewarding experience. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

FlipSide, East Anglia’s leading literary and arts festival based at the Snape Maltings, has launched an enviromentally-themed competition aimed at writers of all ages.

Barry Norman’s death at the weekend prompted a genuine sense of loss from cinemagoers. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke pays a personal tribute to a man who was happy to share the secrets of film reviewing with him as a young wannabe.

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.

Action sculptor Kate Denton has a reputation for creating dynamic sculptures which capture the grace and beauty of movement. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about a new series which capture humanity’s ability to risk all for greatness

Suffolk-born Royal Ballet star Gary Avis may perform at venues all around the world but family is never far away.

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.

Culture and heritage in Suffolk have been given a huge vote of confidence after the Arts Council unveiled long-term funding plans which will give just under £20m to organisations in the county deemed to be producing work of national significance.

Film fans love lists. They love compiling the top ten films in different genres – lists of the best scenes, best lines, best endings. It provides a way for film fans to communicate, to express their enthusiasm for the art form they love.

Hightide festival has been premiering plays in Suffolk for the last decade. Three years ago it moved to Aldeburgh and as Arts Editor Andrew Clarke discovers it has flourished on the Suffolk coast. He takes a look at this year’s line-up.

Films with re-watch value, movies with character and story will become the classics of the future. 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.

Arts and culture play an important role in our health and well-being but they are also vital in putting money in our collective pocket. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke says that the new government needs to invest in arts education so we can keep our creative edge.

Suffolk Open Studios offers the region’s art lovers the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see work being created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met artist Allan Williams who has recently created a series of portraits in the style of iconic artists

Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was one of British theatre’s great defining moments in recent years. Based on a best-selling novel, it was an emotional and uplifting experience which, through the interaction of actors and life-size puppets, allowed audiences to see the battlefields of the First World War through the eyes of Joey the farm horse.

The 70th Aldeburgh Festival opens tomorrow with an eclectic programme of music. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Roger Wright about how the event has evolved while remaining true to its roots.

Spectacle counts for a lot these days but films that tell a good story with engaging characters can often provide a more rewarding experience. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

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.

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Some of the UK’s greatest contemporary artists are being brought together for a two gallery exhibition to raise money for breast cancer research.

Spectacle counts for a lot these days but films that tell a good story with engaging characters can often provide a more rewarding experience. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The Pulse fringe theatre festival offers local audiences a first-look at brand new work before heading off to Edinburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to curators Ed Collier and Paul Warwick about this year’s line-up

The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper remains a landmark album. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the world and the ambition that transformed the Fab Four from lovable mop tops into avant garde musicians

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.

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

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