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Art & books

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

Wed, 13:29

Illustrious authors will swap the tapping of keyboards for the gentle thwack of leather on willow in a bid to protect some of Suffolk’s most treasured landscapes from flooding.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Artists have been putting pen to paper and have started sharing their visions for what the herd of elephants that will take over Ipswich next summer should look like.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Sometimes, when doing your research before an interview, you chance upon something fascinating. The name of Elodie Harper’s mother rang a bell. Suzy Kendall – an actress whose credits include the 1967 film To Sir, with Love that starred Sidney Poitier and Lulu. And who was married to comedian Dudley Moore (news to me) before they divorced and Suzy went on to wed Elodie’s father.

Friday, August 10, 2018

The family of an author who sought to inspire “secret heroes” to protect Suffolk’s historic churches hopes his legacy will live on through his work.

Monday, August 6, 2018

A unique slice of Suffolk folklore – the legend of Black Shuck – is to feature in a new graphic novel by an author who grew up in the county.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Food artist Sarah Hardy’s carving out a tasty name for herself.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Iona Hodgson is curating a series of art exhibitions drawing on the beauty of the natural world in a new project kicking off in Suffolk this month. She told Sheena Grant more

Monday, July 30, 2018

Not many artists can claim that a giant pig helped launch their career – but for Lois Cordelia it was the Ipswich-themed Pig-geswyck that made her name.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Top artists vying for the prize in the Sky Arts series Landscape Artist of the Year enjoyed the picturesque Felixstowe coastline this week, as the series semi final visited the Suffolk coast.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

As the heatwave hits water reserves and crops, artists will be keeping the wet stuff centre-stage at a thought-provoking installation on Aldeburgh Beach.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Bestselling crime author Ann Cleeves is set to visit Bury St Edmunds to talk about her latest novel.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A tribute to the “God of Neon” has been created in the “Shangri-la” he built as an escape on the Suffolk coast.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

A renowned wildlife artist will return to the Suffolk nature reserve that inspired many of his paintings to host a free exhibition.

Friday, July 20, 2018

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

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A leading Ipswich-based dance company has received a prestigious arts award for its career-spanning collection of work.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

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

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

When pupils complained no-one wrote books about children like them, teacher Hayley Long turned novelist. Now she is a full-time, award-winning writer, living in Norfolk with her next two books set in Suffolk

Thursday, June 14, 2018

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.

Monday, June 11, 2018

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

Monday, June 11, 2018

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.

Friday, June 8, 2018

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

Saturday, June 2, 2018

The East Anglian Book Awards are back for an 11th year, celebrating the region’s writing talent. Trevor Heaton reports.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Suffolk Open Studios offers the public to have a sneak peak behind the scenes as works of art are created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke celebrates the richness of our creative county

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Suffolk-born actor Ralph Fiennes, the man who brought Lord Voldemort to life in the Harry Potter films and made camp commandant Amon Goeth so chilling in Schindler’s List, is returning to his home county to take part in the launch of Michael Ondaatje’s latest novel, Warlight, at The Cut in Halesworth, in June.

Friday, May 25, 2018

The transformation of the Ipswich Waterfront into an outdoor photography gallery begins this week as familiar landmarks, including the former Burtons Mill and the Winerack, prepare to host the work of internationally and locally renowned photographers for the second PhotoEast Festival.

Friday, May 25, 2018

This year PhotoEast is looking at the theme of Belonging. As the photo-festival on Ipswich Waterfront gets underway Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to photographer Gillian Allard about a group of female refugees who have discovered they belong in Suffolk

Friday, May 25, 2018

A book detailing the origins of street names in Sudbury which was written by a much-loved town historian just weeks before his death is being relaunched.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sculptor Kate Denton creates tribute to the human spirit after recovering from cancer scare. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to talk to her about how the Icarus myth tells us something about ourselves.

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