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Wed, 08:31

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

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A humongous hedgehog housed in Holywells Park last autumn has been given a name by the public as part of an innovative art trail.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The author Francesca Armour-Chelu talks about her freewheeling Suffolk childhood, the strangeness of East Anglia and why she is thrilled her books have got more boys reading.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Suffolk children’s author and stand-up comic James Campbell loves to share his writing skills with schoolchildren in East Anglia and he’s not sure who gets most out of it - them or him - as his new book, The Funny Life Of Pets, is full of their stories.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Internationally acclaimed poet and musician Benjamin Zephaniah, dubbed the people’s laureate, explains why he’s not mellowing with age; quite the opposite in fact.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Anthony Coe of The John Russell Gallery say not that much has changed since Constable and Gainsborough fell in love with our region.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A Suffolk youth and arts centre has been converted into a “white space” gallery offering young contemporary artists a chance to exhibit in a professional environment – with monitoring from more established names.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fancy yourself as an arts aficionado? Mark Edwards has put together a quiz that will put that claim to the test.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Are you a guy who, while Christmas shopping for your beloved, defaults to ‘A selection of body wash, lotion, soap etc in a basket. Women love that stuff’? Or is this a stereotype we should resist?

Friday, December 15, 2017

The fifth edition of Waveney Valley Sculpture Trail will again take place next summer and both established and up-and-coming artists are being sought to submit works.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Turner Prize-winning artist’s exhibition at Firstsite expounds the fictional world of an Essex everywoman that inspired his ‘Taj Mahal on the Stour’.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Three Suffolk artists have collaborated on an exhibition inspired by the human form – including a series dedicated to a missing man from the county.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

A Christmas exhibition, which showcases a range of works from contemporary artists, printmakers, sculptors and potters, is underway at the Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre, in Cornard Mills, near Sudbury.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

An early Constable painting depicting a landscape on the Suffolk/Essex border fetched £1.5million at a Sotherby’s auction this evening, but failed to reach the £2-3m estimate.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

I knew all about the Vikings and Boudicca. I knew about the Siege of Colchester and Mods and Rockers. But I’d never heard of Captain Swing.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Equestrian artist Frances Sullivan is celebrating her 25th anniversary as a professional painter

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

As a prelude to the official opening of the new Heritage Centre at the Guildhall, in Bury St Edmunds, some of the historic and artistic delights housed in the town centre building have gone on display.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Prof Jules Pretty reckons we can. But he also has a warning for us about what we’re doing to the world

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Film posters were once regarded as great works of modern art. Today they are simply inter-changable marketing tools. Arts editor Andrew Clarke mourns the passing of an evocative aspect of being a film fan.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

East Anglian artist Mary Gundry loves painting people and her painting of farmworkers working in a field has just been selected for a prestigious national exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about the timeless nature of art.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The Anna Airy exhibition, staged by the Ipswich Art Society, and held at the University of Suffolk, is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar. Its a showcase for bright young talent and once again arts editor Andrew Clarke is dazzled by the work on display

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Essex-artist Grayson Perry opens a new exhibition at Firstsite this weekend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a spectacular show celebrating the life of Essex every woman Julie Cope

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Young photographers showcased their talents in a competition run by a north Essex school.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A grant totalling £34,800 is going to help people in Bury St Edmunds find out more about life on the railway through the decades in a series of exhibitions and events in the town.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Creating art can be a lonely endeavour, wrestling with ideas in a studio, but it need not always be. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Alison Smyth one of the founders of a new community print project bringing beginners and experts together

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Mildred lived and loved in the fast lane... and always wore pearls. A book from The History Press

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Martyn Taylor’s book Bury St Edmunds At Work: People and Industries Through the Years is from Amberley Publishing

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Bury St Edmunds author Julia Blake is on the lookout for a treehouse.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

As people up and down Britain get ready to mark the failure of Robert Catesby’s plot to blow up Parliament this coming weekend, Sudbury is also commemorating the success of another Catesby.

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