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Tue, 18:55

A renowned wildlife artist will be exhibiting his latest work at the Suffolk nature reserve that has inspired many of his paintings.

Tue, 16:16

Sudbury’s famous son ‘would be dynamite in polite society today’. James Hamilton’s new biography is a colourful read

Tue, 06:22

Do you love Pride and Prejudice, or Emma? On the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, we ask why she’s often lauded as Britain’s favourite novelist

Mon, 19:00

Giles − who gave us tetchy Grandma, grim-faced teacher Chalkie and other characters − was a complex man, according to a new book. Steven Russell reports

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Fans of Mumford and Sons know what to expect from their gigs. In fact, there’s not a music lover out there that won’t know the British band will do when they get out on stage.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Katherine Jenkins is one of the few artists who could look perfectly picturesque gliding towards the Waterfront Stage at Latitude Festival.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Festival goers to Latitude put their best fashion foot forward at the Suffolk festival.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

With his charming good looks and energy filled set, it’s hardly surprising the comedy tent was filled with enough young girls to rival a One Direction concert.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It’s hard to believe this wry and witty comedian started out as a corporate lawyer, although then again it’s not.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Lucy Rose, Skott and Joel Dommett were among the acts to strut their stuff on Saturday afternoon at Henham Park as Latitude Festival continued.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Friday night headliners the 1975 lived up to their reputation of being beautifully weird in the set on Latitude’s main stage.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

You would expect a band with more than 20 years experience to know what they are doing with a festival crowd.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Not an inch of floor space was left empty as people jostled for room when Dara O’Briain took to the Comedy stage to headline on Friday evening.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The famous pink sheep are grazing and Latitude 2017 is underway with numbers at Henham Park, near Southwold, expected to break records.

Friday, July 14, 2017

The Mystery Jets take on indie has spawned countless spin-off groups.

Friday, July 14, 2017

It’s not often you leave an early afternoon The Coral gig battered and bruised.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Having previously won the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year and selling out the Edinburgh Festival for the month of August, Seann Walsh managed to draw a crowd, with the Comedy Stage overflowing.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

A day-long celebration of 14th century radical priest John Ball, who lived in Colchester and led the Peasants’ Revolt in 1381, will be held for the first time this year.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Suffolk’s Gillian Allard has been crowned this year’s Sky Arts Master of Photography - snapping up a life-changing €150,000.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

FlipSide, East Anglia’s leading literary and arts festival based at the Snape Maltings, has launched an enviromentally-themed competition aimed at writers of all ages.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Action sculptor Kate Denton has a reputation for creating dynamic sculptures which capture the grace and beauty of movement. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about a new series which capture humanity’s ability to risk all for greatness

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Paintings from an artist’s three-decade career will be on display at an Aldeburgh gallery from Saturday, July 15.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Thousands of people descended on Colchester’s cultural quarter for the Big Sunday.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

The “vibrant” Theatre Royal in Bury St Edmunds has vowed to continue on “business as usual” after losing out on £720,000 of Arts Council funding.

Friday, June 30, 2017

A new mural brightening up the underpass at Manningtree railway station has been officially unveiled.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Some overdue books have not been seen for more than 22 years according to new figures from Essex Libraries – as fees for late items are set to rise.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Suffolk Open Studios offers the region’s art lovers the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see work being created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met artist Allan Williams who has recently created a series of portraits in the style of iconic artists

Monday, June 19, 2017

At least a quarter of the paintings sold in an auction of 19th century Melton-born artist Thomas Churchyard’s work are making their way back to his home county.

Friday, June 16, 2017

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

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