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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.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Special events have been planned for young people over the Easter holidays at Ipswich’s museums, swimming pools and parks.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Rising artist Ania Hobson is now best known for her portraits but she will be returning to her landscape roots for an Easter exhibition at the Snape Maltings.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

A Suffolk school’s snow-delayed World Book Day celebrations saw classrooms taken over by Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and the Queen of Hearts - to name just a few of the character costumes on show.

Monday, March 19, 2018

The former family home of famed Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell in Southwold is set to get a fresh plaque in honour of his literary legacy.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Just a fortnight after pilot Chris Crowther finished writing a thriller featuring a lost plane and supernatural forces, parts of his plot played out in real life and he was arrested for espionage. His latest book is a children’s adventure set on the Broads.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Photographs by British Armed Forces veterans go on show at Ipswich Town Hall from today.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Art will be imitating life for a Suffolk book club this month, as a special Jane Austen book club is held ahead of a screening of the film by the same name.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lin Bensley tells the story of one of East Anglia’s greatest novelists - Harold W ‘Jack’ Freeman - and why we should rediscover his work.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sculptor Paul Richardson is best known for his quirky, figurative steel sculptures – over-sized East End geezers, a Roy Rogers-style cowboy, a native American chief on the warpath, Pegasus, a flying horse, a Day of the Dead Mariachi and a earnest looking butler, among many others.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sir Cedric Morris was one of East Anglia’s great artists, famous for his flower paintings, a new exhibition aims to reveal that he was a painter with a far greater palette. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to his pupil Maggi Hambling about her aspirations for the exhibition.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

As this year marks the centenary of the Suffragette movement securing the vote for women, we enlisted the help of our friends at Ipswich Waterstones to select some of the finest books by female authors. Here’s what they came up with.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Top children’s author Jessica Townsend is topping off a bumper Half Term for Waterstones in Ipswich, as two Children’s Book Prize authors meet youngsters and sign books.

Friday, February 9, 2018

A major art gallery has returned a classic Pre-Raphaelite painting to its walls following a public outcry over censorship. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says that you don’t provoke debate by removing one of the voices in the argument.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Artist Annabel Mednick has just finished a three year study of Leo Collins, a young person with a story to tell. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Annabel about the joy and the challenges of capturing a multi-faceted portrait of someone trying to overcome disability and live life on their terms

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Organisers of the ‘In Celebration of Peace’ exhibition held at the University of Suffolk have been buoyed by the display’s success.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

An award-winning Suffolk photographer gave a talk to enthusiasts on her diverse career, which has seen her cover subjects ranging from birth to boxing.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

A Suffolk artist who saves lives at sea has captured the passion and bravery of his crew-mates in a collection of portraits which have taken social media by storm.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

An iconic image of the Suffolk coast features among a peculiar collection of images designed to entice Hong Kong Chinese students to study in the UK.

Monday, January 22, 2018

This year’s SPILL Festival of Performance will begin with the world premiere of Clarion Call, a co-commission between Ipswich arts charity the Pacitti Company and 14-18 NOW, which was behind the Tower of London poppies project.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Award-winning crime author Elly Griffiths will be visiting three Suffolk libraries next month as part of a tour promoting her latest book.

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