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Thu, 10:46

Two identical twin sisters from Stowmarket with identical passions for both painting and Britain’s Got Talent have told of their “surreal” experience during the auditions.

Tue, 11:59

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Best-seller Anthony Horowitz was “warned off” including a black character in his new book after being told by an editor it would be “inappropriate”.

Friday, May 19, 2017

A cardboard Banksy is set to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes on sale at a Suffolk auction house.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Avid readers in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating books by organising the town’s first literature festival - and have managed to secure famous author Louis de Bernières.

Friday, May 19, 2017

An artist with a background in theatre and costume design is exhibiting her latest work at an east Suffolk gallery.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Adventurous artist Jelly Green loves disappearing for months at a time to forests around the world. 
Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her renewed love of the natural world

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Portraits are all about capturing personality as well as a likeness. Artist Tory Lawrence tells Arts editor Andrew Clarke that she has always applied that approach to her paintings of horses

Monday, May 15, 2017

Ex-Hartismere High School pupil Rebecca Pizzey says there should be more to literature than middle-class Cotswold romances and hungover, angry white men

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A heroic warrior atop his divine winged stallion – it is the defining symbol of British airborne forces.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Throw a stone in the Donovan household and you’re likely to hit an artist – and nowhere is the talent of the Leitch clan more evident than at the Aldeburgh Gallery.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Suffolk songwriting sensation Ed Sheeran is set to join the famous faces hanging in the National Portrait Gallery after being immortalised in a new oil painting.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

A new photographic exhibition has opened capturing the power of the early punk era. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to university lecturer Eddie Duggan about the show and how Blondie founder Chris Stein supplied images from behind the scenes of the punk revolution

Monday, April 24, 2017

Crime writer Sharon Bolton will be visiting a Suffolk bookshop to talk about her new book this week.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Photographs depicting the “painful” experiences of refugees will go on display in Ipswich to remind viewers of the human cost of conflict.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh will be among artists sharing work with visitors to a creative lodge near Woodbridge this April.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

A Suffolk sculptor is showcasing her “celebration of changing gender roles” in a garden exhibition this Easter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Well travelled East Anglian artist Mike Ferrell is packing his bags, gathering his brushes, and, in just six weeks, will be saying farewell to this green and pleasant land, swapping Suffolk for the mountains of Spain. But, before he goes, he’s leaving us with an exhibition of paintings which explode with colour and movement.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

In 1984, having scandalised the art world, outraged the music scene and been branded one of the “wreckers of civilisation” by a Tory MP, Cosey Fanni Tutti did something even more shocking. She moved from inner-city London to rural north Norfolk.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Young adult author Melinda Salisbury met with bookworms at Ipswich Waterstones on Wednesday, as part of the store’s programme of author visits.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

From erotic fiction and violent thrillers to self-help guides and business manuals – we reveal the most popular books in Suffolk’s prisons.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

To celebrate a new book highlighting some of our best places to go wild in the country, we look at some of East Anglia’s locations to go off-grid.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Chrissie Gittins was outraged when a children’s dictionary ditched words such as catkin and cauliflower for cut-and-paste and broadband. Has the battle has been lost or is there still hope?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Step inside your average rural Suffolk barn and you might expect to stumble across some dusty old tractor parts.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

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.

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