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The Bury Festival opens this weekend. Nick Wells, the festival director, talks to us about the shows that he is particularly excited about

With the news that British director SJ Clarkson is lined up to direct the next Star Trek movie, Arts Editor Andrew Clarke hopes that getting more women involved in the blockbuster season will help cinema rediscover its ability to tell a coherent story

The Aldeburgh Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. This year it celebrates its 70th anniversary. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to former BBC Proms director and now Snape Maltings chief executive Roger Wright about what it is that makes Britten’s festival such an important event.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

The richly decadent world of 1920s Berlin and Paris is being revisited in a new show by cabaret star Ute Lemper. Nicki Dixon spoke to her ahead of her Bury Festival appearance

The role of grandparents in our society is changing. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to Gallery Players director Steve Wolldridge about a new play which examines intergenerational relationships

Bury Festival opens today and once again film offers an important alternative strand in what was once purely a music event.

Sculptor Kate Denton creates tribute to the human spirit after recovering from cancer scare. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went to talk to her about how the Icarus myth tells us something about ourselves.

Colchester Mercury artistic director Daniel Buckroyd, the man who has championed Mercury Rising, the theatre’s £8.7 million renovation project, will be leaving in August to take over the running of the Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

This is the third instalment in Jo Carrick’s engaging Tudor trilogy and the middle episode of the saga. The strength of Jo’s writing is that she can frame history-changing national events and anchor them in a local setting. She shows how Suffolk people lived through and dealt with changing times.

Most tours tagged with a 20th anniversary label are showcases for sentimental trips down memory lane. Usually both performer and audience luxuriate in the hits from yesteryear but, what made Kerry Ellis’ 20th anniversary performance so refreshing was that, for the most part, her show was all about new music. The first half was filled with songs from her latest album Golden Days, which is a collaboration with Queen guitarist Brian May, and was a clear indication that Kerry is a performer who is looking forward rather than back.

The years rolled away this weekend. There was a feeling of the 1970s in the air as the New Wolsey Theatre premiered Our Blue Heaven, its musical celebration of Ipswich Town’s May 1978 FA Cup win over Arsenal.

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

The New Wolsey Theatre has always been part of the community. For artistic director Peter Rowe, the 40th anniversary of Ipswich Town’s FA Cup win was a perfect opportunity to create an ambitious musical celebration. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him.

East Anglian West End star Kerry Ellis is celebrating 20 years in show business with a tour that takes audiences on a trip down memory lane. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her to talk about life in the spotlight

Suffolk playwright and theatre director Jo Carrick loves creating plays which focus on the local repercussions of historical events. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to her about a forgotten Tudor martyr, Alice Driver.

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Art For Cure, the art exhibition raising money for cancer research, is back with a bang, once again taking over Glemham Hall. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to curator and founder Belinda Gray about the new additions to this year’s show

The Alde Valley Spring Festival is a great champion of contemporary art with roots in tradition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke with festival curator Jason Gathorne-Hardy about exploring the role of the figure in art and the landscape

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A rising Suffolk artist, 28 year old Ania Hobson, has been shortlisted for the prestigious BP Portrait Awards.

This week the role of critics has come under scrutiny as one long-serving reviewer revealed a racist approach to the casting of classic plays. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says that while you should disapprove of his views, banning dissenting voices is never the answer

Artist Catherine Richardson loves taking her subjects out of the real world. Arts editor Andrew Clarke visited the artist in her studio and found that her new work involves immersing figures in water as well as evocative dappled light.

A new children’s show at the DanceHouse, in Ipswich, combines dance with circus skills and plenty of surprises. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to choreographer Tamsin Fitzgerald about inspiring a new generation of theatregoers

Films with re-watch value, movies with a unique quality, will become the classics of the future. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A new report has suggested that theatres and arts organisations should be planning to engage more with an older audience as society ages. Arts editor Andrew Clarke suggests that older audiences don’t want to be pandered to, rather they want to be creatively challenged and engaged.

In less than five years the Ink Festival has established itself as a vital platform for new theatrical writing. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to artistic director Julia Sowerbutts about how the festival has developed

Dancing at Lughnasa is one of the great theatre experiences of recent years. David Henshall speaks to Emma Martin about the play and it’s view on family life, prior to a new regional tour by Suffolk-based Open Space Theatre Company

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