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The highly successful Felixstowe Book Festival was on the verge of cancellation because of Coronavirus but technology has come to its rescue and the event has now moved online, complete with guests. Here is the running order for the weekend

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Author Iain Maitland looks set to provide TV audiences with the next big TV crime drama. As his new book comes out, he talks about his love of setting his thrillers in East Anglia and getting under the skin of his heroes and villains

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Ipswich Waterfront will be getting some colourful new artwork later this summer thanks to National Lottery funding awarded to the team behind the Art Eat festival which transformed the area around DanceEast and the WineRack building with its vibrant public art last year.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Writer James Bowman on why he’s based his fantasy saga in Suffolk – and why he’s got his sights set firmly on Hollywood.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Art for Cure at Glemham Hall goes live online soon - with more than 1,000 pieces in all mediums and prices raising money for breast cancer support charities

Thursday, April 30, 2020

An artist has created a sketchbook to record her life in lockdown with stunning illustrations drawn from her home.

Friday, April 24, 2020

With Dial Lane Books shut for the foreseeable future, owner Andrew Marsh has launched a quirky new book club and is getting the latest releases to peoples’ doors

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A painting by renowned Suffolk artist Sir Cedric Morris is set to be sold months after another of his works broke auction records.

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Felixstowe Book Festival has become a fixture in the county’s cultural calendar. This year they are starting things off online as festival director Meg Reid explains

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

One of Suffolk’s leading events, the Alde Valley Spring Festival, refuses to be put down by Coronavirus outbreak and has transformed its showcase into a digital platform.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

James Henry on how the days of yesteryear inspired his latest release - and why he’s looking to incorporate more Suffolk settings into his next book

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Garrett family not only put Leiston and Aldeburgh on the map but they improved the lives of women by pushing the boundaries of ‘what was acceptable’. Now Dr Lucy Pollard is about to publish the story of Margery Spring Rice, another of those remarkable Garrett pioneers

Friday, April 3, 2020

Two important Suffolk arts venues are celebrating after scooping bumper grants to help them with major redevelopment projects.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The shortlist for the International Booker Prize has been announced - it’s the ideal reading list for while you’re in isolation.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Some of the nation’s leading artists join forces with Colchester gallery Firstsite to battle stay at home boredom and keep Britain creative during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Self-isolating at home because of the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect excuse to burry your nose in a good book – but how well do you know these famous quotes?

Thursday, March 5, 2020

If you’re after a little inspiration this World Book Day, keep on reading for our rundown of our favourite children’s books

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Which book is your all-time favourite? On the eve of World Book Day, our readers and staff have been sharing thoughts about the books which mean the most to them.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

The opening of Dial Lane Books brings a real boost to the town’s high street.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Life on the road, photographing a world-famous superstar like Ed Sheeran, sounds like a lot of fun but Mark Surridge warns students not to be dazzled by the glittering rock’n’roll lifestyle

Friday, February 14, 2020

Theatre and art organisations in Ipswich are celebrating the ‘huge positive impact’ culture has made in the town as figures reveal they delivered more than 5,000 performances and exhibitions over two years.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

On Saturday, families in Ipswich got to meet up with historical figures, as living statues entertained crowds on the Cornhill.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

A new business owner is bucking the trend of closures in the town to sell unique books and plants

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

The Suffolk home of a celebrated English artist has attracted interest from four prospective buyers who turned out to be painters – despite not knowing it was once his home.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition has become a source of inspiration for 25 promising young artists at a community workshop led by Ed’s portrait painter Colin Davidson.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Nature creates some startling images when viewed in close up. We take a look at a new exhibition which marries scientific illustration with an artist’s eye

Monday, December 23, 2019

An oil painting by renowned Suffolk landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough could leave Britain unless a UK buyer comes forward for the £8 million work.

Monday, December 16, 2019

The works of renowned Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough have gone on show in Russia for the first time.

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