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Art & books

Wed, 17:31

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

A selection of 80 paintings by a Suffolk RAF pilot turned artist will be going on display in Woodbridge next month.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A renowned sculptor from Lavenham is dedicating her latest exhibition, which she has described as the most important of her career, to the Addenbrooke’s Hospital doctors who saved her life.

Monday, May 7, 2018

For a Suffolk painter with a passion for motorcycles and stamps, it is hard to imagine a more fitting commission.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

It gripped Sunday night audiences with its chilling portrait of global crime, now Misha Glenny, the journalist and author behind McMafia is coming to the region to share his story and the real stories that inspired it. Simon Parkin spoke to him.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Rural skills will be on display this weekend at an annual Suffolk festival.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Art For Cure, the art exhibition raising money for cancer research, is back with a bang, once again taking over Glemham Hall. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator and founder Belinda Gray about the new additions to this year’s show

Monday, April 23, 2018

One of the region’s finest stately homes is hosting an exhibition that celebrates the region’s most charming scenery.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

Friday, April 13, 2018

A rising Suffolk artist, 28 year old Ania Hobson, has been shortlisted for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

A diverse Ipswich community rallied for a “creative and joyous” celebration bringing “positivity” to a deprived neighbourhood.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Artist Catherine Richardson loves taking her subjects out of the real world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke visited the artist in her studio and found that her new work involves immersing figures in water as well as evocative dappled light.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

A Suffolk care home welcomed the community for a celebration of poetry - including a recital of original work by one of its residents.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

PhotoEast made a huge impression when its inaugural event took over Ipswich in 2016. Two years on, it’s back with an even more ambitious programme. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to organisers Adrian Evans and Jo Bexley about this year’s event based on the Ipswich Waterfront

Saturday, March 31, 2018

A photography project exploring the plight of refugees in Ipswich has been given a grant boost from two county councillors.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Three former art students at One sixth form in Ipswich have had their work professionally exhibited at a pair of London galleries.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Suffolk artists have rallied behind the volunteers who protect lives at sea after a recent break-in caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to their boathouse.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A trio of Suffolk-based charities have been awarded £100,000 from Arts Council England towards a project aimed at supporting rurally isolated people across the county.

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