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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.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Sudbury’s Mill Tye gallery is to stage its first exhibition of work by an internationally exhibited young artist based in the town.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Suffolk ingredients are given a gallic twist in a new cookery book charting one man’s culinary journey.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

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. It’s a waterfront showcase for bright young talent

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Flipside festival is more than a literary event, it’s a place to explore ideas, enjoy experiences and swap stories. This weekend it’s settling into its new home

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

The creation of bronze sculpture, Man of Stones, has been captured in a new immersive film-experience by photographer Bill Jackson. The work is being screened at this weekend’s Flipside festival

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Craftmakers often provide some of the most imaginative and unique Christmas presents you can receive. Blackthorpe Barn once again unveils some of the best showcases for elegant, handmade functional art

Monday, November 4, 2019

Gainsborough’s House, the birthplace of iconic artist Thomas Gainsborough, has been awarded £100,000 by Arts Council England to transform its renowned print workshop.

Friday, November 1, 2019

A teenager’s artwork inspired by her mental health journey has been sold at an auction to raise cash for support for young people.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Thousands of terracotta figures are coming to an art gallery in Colchester as Antony Gormley’s Turner Prize-winning installation comes to Firstsite.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ghostland, by Edward Parnell, explores the haunts of ghouls in literature and film, the natural and unnatural world, and the horror of his own family history.

Friday, October 4, 2019

A cameraman for the BBC has written a book about his time living in Antarctica filming wildlife for the David Attenborough series Dynasties

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