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Thu, 16:41

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

Wed, 14:35

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.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Pyrotechnics used by global stars including Kylie Minogue, U2 and Tina Turner will be on show in Suffolk this Halloween.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cardinal Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII was one of the most influential figures to emerge from Suffolk. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a major new exhibition which brings four bronze angels from Wolsey’s tomb back to his birth-place.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

FlipSide is a major literature and arts festival which links Suffolk with South America. This year the festival had Green Issues as its theme. Jackie Montague absorbed the experience.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The first ever Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival, which features best selling authors Louis de Bernieres and Helen Callaghan, is to take place later this month.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

A Suffolk village is set to become the stage for a “feast of art activity” including drawing workshops and “inspirational exhibitions”.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Rising young Suffolk artist Jelly Green has created an immersive art exhibition which captures the natural splendor of the Brazilian rain forest. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her adventures in the Amazon.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Flipside is the bi-annual literary event that links Suffolk with South America. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to founders Liz Calder and Genevieve Christie about a packed weekend.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

‘Why I say no to I’m a Celebrity…’ The best-selling author on reality TV, the flooding of her dream home, terrible rheumatoid arthritis… and wild aardvarks in Norwich

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Alfred Munnings is revered as one of the nation’s greatest painters of horses. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a new exhibition which shows that he was also a man who loved life on the water.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The number of students taking arts-based or creative subjects is falling. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says we ignore these subjects at our peril because our economic future is tied up in the talent of tomorrow

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Celebrate Roald Dahl Day 2017 by taking our quiz and seeing how much you know about the legendary author.

Monday, September 11, 2017

A new giant artwork in Colchester was unveiled by the Mayor Gerard Oxford on Saturday at Alderwood care home.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Shortlist is dominated by six female writers

Monday, August 28, 2017

New, musically inspired work by leading exponents in the art of lettering goes on display at Snape Maltings in September.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Oyster Community Press has teamed up with DanceEast and the National Dance Company Wales for an innovative printmaking project.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The country’s first female firefighter will be at Ipswich County Library next week for a special talk on her experiences.

Monday, August 21, 2017

More than 20,000 people are expected to flock to Felixstowe seafront next month to see the work of 120-plus artists exhibiting on the resort’s promenade.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A tattoo artist who plans to set up the first parlour in Ed Sheeran’s home town said he hoped the singer might “pop in to say hello”.

Monday, August 14, 2017

A retired agricultural engineer has discovered his inner artist at the age of 88.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

A sculptor’s ceremonial farewell to the Suffolk landscape that “fed his imagination for 15 years” has come back to haunt him – after it was mistaken for a body in the water.

Monday, August 7, 2017

A summer holiday craze has brought visitors flocking to the Suffolk seaside, transforming beaches into a huge collaborative art exhibition.

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