This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston.
As the year draws to a close and the awards season revs up, Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a surprisingly diverse and entertaining year at the cinema and suggests these films should be on your home viewing list. How many have you seen?
Christmas can be a stressful time of year what with all those rows to fit in with your family, arguments over who gets the last chocolate in the tin and that’s without having to navigate the festive TV schedules. Here are some hidden gems which are buried in the listings.
Sir John Mills - Suffolk’s acting knight - was one of the greatest actors of his generation and a great east Anglian. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke reviews Sir John’s career and revisits two interviews he did with the star during the last ten years of his life.
Words like icon and legend are thrown around lots these days, but David Bowie was the real deal. Woody Woodmansey, who played drums on classics like The Man Who Sold The World and Spiders From Mars, remembers their time together.
Stan Lee died recently at the age of 95. For many he was king of the comic book. He not only gave the world Spider-Man and The Avengers, Arts editor Andrew Clarke maintains that he was responsible for encouraging young people to read.
With the release of JK Rowling’s new Fantastic Beasts movie, we return to the magical world of Harry Potter. Arts editor Andrew Clarke is impressed with how well the new story meshes with the previous installments
With Guy Fawkes night just a fading memory, Christmas is now looming closer with lighting switch-ons, the arrival of Santa and Christmas fayres now dominating our social calendars. Miriam Spall from Where To Take Our Children/Suffolk Kids has look at the family events coming up this week
The Harry Potter looks set to be expanded still further with the release next week of the second Fantastic Beasts movie. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at why the world of Harry Potter continues to blossom without him
Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.