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An exhibition charting the evolution of graffiti is underway in Suffolk.


We all recognise biblical proverbs like ‘turn the other cheek’ when we hear them but the number of everyday expressions borrowed from the same source may come as a surprise.

Yesterday, 18:00

It was the little village that, for one hot bank holiday weekend, hosted The Greatest Rock Event of The Year: the ‘Great British Woodstock’

Yesterday, 11:49

This year’s event, on June 17 and 18, will take place at Southwold Arts Centre – a week ahead of the town’s fourth annual arts festival.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Great British Pottery Throwdown winner Ryan Barrett is among the artists to have donated artwork to a charity auction being held on the Waterfront, in Ipswich.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Southwold artist Karen SJ Keable is someone who has a life-long love affair with the sea. Her latest exhibition I Dream of the Sea is her first in more than two years and marks her 15th anniversary as a professional artist.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

An innovative trail in Suffolk and Essex focusing on the art of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough is set to launch this spring.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Collages created by a group of Women’s Institute members using images and text from 1970s magazines are on display in Ipswich.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Is there anything you didn’t know in Charlie Haylock’s new book – In a Manner of Speaking, from Amberley Publishing?

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A rare collection of Constable drawings, prints and paintings from the artists family has gone on long term loan to Gainsborough’s House and can be seen alongside work by Constable’s own inspiration Thomas Gainsborough.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The six shortlisted books have been unveiled for the 2017 New Angle Prize – a competition for literary work associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Charlie Haylock’s new book tells the story of the English language

Thursday, March 9, 2017

East Anglian art icon Maggi Hambling is famed for her sea paintings which capture the tumultuous moment when the rolling waves of the North Sea rise up and crash against our ancient coastline.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A school hall became a gallery today as pupils proudly displayed pictures made during a special art day.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Ipswich and District photographic Society has launched its annual exhibition at the town hall on Tuesday – with hundreds of striking images on display.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

A Suffolk artist whose attention to fine detail has earned him the title of “bricklayer” is exhibiting a selection of his most recent work – mainly depicting well known county scenes.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

If preparing Christmas dinner in your household seems exhausting, spare a thought for the Royal kitchen of Henry III.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A farm office administrators’ ‘bible’, which has its roots in Suffolk, has been updated and re-launched.

Monday, March 6, 2017

An Essex lecturer has helped Banksy create a museum exhibition on colonialism at the graffiti artist’s new West Bank guest house offering the “worst view of any hotel in the world”.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The night the Zeppelins came from nowhere and the bombs rained down...

Sunday, March 5, 2017

What do you do if your brother turns out to be a serial killer? The Witchfinder’s Sister poses the question

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Call it art, call it vandalism – call it what you will, work by some of the biggest names in graffiti is coming to Suffolk.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Who knew Ed Sheeran was such a romantic?

Friday, March 3, 2017

From Suffolk schoolboy, to global superstar, Ed Sheeran has achieved a lot in his 26 years.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

It’s World Book Day today and we’re looking for your pictures celebrating the big day.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

A new pop-up library experience will be piloted in Suffolk to bring books to readers in the county’s up-and-coming communities.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

To celebrate World Book Day, Ipswich town centre Waterstones bookseller Meg Burrows shared her suggestions for seven children’s books all parents should get hold of for their kids.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

As we prepare to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, we enlisted the help of children’s bookseller Jem Gooding from Waterstones in Ipswich town centre to create a list of the top 11 books for young adults.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

To celebrate all things book-ish and to encourage children to read, many schools will hold special events for World Book Day this week.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Suffolk grandfather has set out to prove experience is the key to good writing.

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