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With The Beano celebrating it’s 80th birthday this summer, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at different forms of comics and explores the rise the graphic novel. He examines how this increasingly important form of storytelling has blossomed into an art-form of its own

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.

Film director Jason Figgis has fallen in love with a new muse; the Suffolk landscape. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with him during a break in filming and discovers he plans to return to the county later this year

Robert Redford has announced his retirement from acting. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the standout movies of his career. It’s a diverse selection.

In his latest column, Nino Severino discusses a little-known sport in which Suffolk have one of the very best talents on earth – and the Olympic dream the national side is chasing.

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.

Shakespeare continues to be one of the most adaptable playwrights. His work is endlessly rewarding and continues to benefit from some inspired reinventions. Andrew Clarke and Lynne Mortimer recall some of their most memorable encounters with The Bard

The Carry On films celebrate their 60th anniversary this summer. They remain the longest, most profitable comedy series in British film history. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes an affectionate look at these classic movies

Food has always enjoyed a starring role on the big screen. Arts editor Andrew Clarke casts his eye over the menu before selecting some of Hollywood’s most memorable movie meals

Theatres are getting ready for their autumn seasons. The New Wolsey in Ipswich has gathered together a number of premieres and critically acclaimed tours to entertain us. Arts editor Andrew Clarke selects his choice of the productions on offer

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

Radio has long been the proving ground for our best-loved talent. It’s a medium that rewards innovation and imagination. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a wander across the airwaves and delves into a laugh-filled sound archive

Forty years on and it’s still fresh and fabulous, reckon three fans

Colchester’s Mercury Theatre is looking to inject a little musical magic into the summer holidays with their new production of Babe: The Sheep-Pig. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Katie Posner about celebrating the theatrical nature of the show

Film and TV enjoy an on-going love affair with the world of literature. It not only provides us with some good-looking drama but, as Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests, offers film-makers a way of examining a portrait of modern society by framing it in the past

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.

Suffolk Craft Society has unveiled its annual summer exhibition in Aldeburgh, celebrating the work of a wide variety of crafts people across the county. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the inspirational show

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

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

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

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