Art & books

Sunday, August 9, 2020

The story of Saint Edmund, the child king of East Anglia, is very much part of the fabric of this area.

Sunday, August 9, 2020

The number of brilliant painters and sculptors inspired by East Anglia over the years is truly amazing. After looking at 26 artists last week, this week we are spotlighting 10 more.

Sunday, August 2, 2020

East Anglia has an amazing artistic heritage. As well as all the sculptors, painters, print-makers and more who have been born here or made their homes here, many more have been inspired by holidays on the Norfolk or Suffolk coast.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Oliver Miller, managing director of Suffolk’s Bishop and Miller Auctions, explains all you need to know about taking your antiques to auction and what steps you can take to ensure you get the best price for your items.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Craft-making has really taken off during lockdown, building on an increasing popularity in recent years. Hobbyists can gain inspiration from visiting Suffolk Craft Society’s 50th anniversary show online or by talking to makers at a series of pop-up events in Aldeburgh during August

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Andrew Marsh of Dial Lane Books has teamed up with local author Vibeke Flatman to show appreciation for the town’s NHS and essential workers with a book giveaway

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

A Suffolk horticulturalist has had her first book published after two decades of gardening experience and wants to share her tips on how to get the best out of your green spaces.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Two East Anglian arts and heritage centres have been thrown a lifeline by the Arts Council to see them through the current Covid-19 crisis.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A Suffolk charity that supports families in crisis has put together a unique auction of East Anglian art and collectables to raise funds for the coming year. Here’s how you can gain access to the online gallery and bidding site

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Felixstowe Book Festival goes online this weekend with a programme of author interviews, recordings and activities for children.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

East Anglia’s award-winning museums are preparing to reopen as the government eases lockdown and reduces the social distancing measures from two metres to one metre plus.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Artists from across Britain have created their own unique hand-carved tributes to key workers as part of a Suffolk charity’s drive to support the mental health of frontline staff.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

It will be the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death on June 9. Here is a look at locations in East Anglia linked with the writer,

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Up until recently, farmer Peter West, aged 90, was still checking on the family’s Waveney Valley beef cattle herd every day.

Friday, June 5, 2020

North Suffolk farmer, painter and aircraft enthusiast John Constable Reeve was a man of quiet authority and a lot of talent. We take a look at an eventful life

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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.

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