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Film fans love lists. They love compiling the top ten films in different genres – lists of the best scenes, best lines, best endings. It provides a way for film fans to communicate, to express their enthusiasm for the art form they love.

Hightide festival has been premiering plays in Suffolk for the last decade. Three years ago it moved to Aldeburgh and as Arts Editor Andrew Clarke discovers it has flourished on the Suffolk coast. He takes a look at this year’s line-up.

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

Arts and culture play an important role in our health and well-being but they are also vital in putting money in our collective pocket. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke says that the new government needs to invest in arts education so we can keep our creative edge.

Suffolk Open Studios offers the region’s art lovers the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see work being created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met artist Allan Williams who has recently created a series of portraits in the style of iconic artists

Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was one of British theatre’s great defining moments in recent years. Based on a best-selling novel, it was an emotional and uplifting experience which, through the interaction of actors and life-size puppets, allowed audiences to see the battlefields of the First World War through the eyes of Joey the farm horse.

The 70th Aldeburgh Festival opens tomorrow with an eclectic programme of music. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Roger Wright about how the event has evolved while remaining true to its roots.

Spectacle counts for a lot these days but films that tell a good story with engaging characters can often provide a more rewarding experience. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

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.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Some of the UK’s greatest contemporary artists are being brought together for a two gallery exhibition to raise money for breast cancer research.

Spectacle counts for a lot these days but films that tell a good story with engaging characters can often provide a more rewarding experience. 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 Pulse fringe theatre festival offers local audiences a first-look at brand new work before heading off to Edinburgh. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to curators Ed Collier and Paul Warwick about this year’s line-up

The Beatles’ Sergeant Pepper remains a landmark album. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the world and the ambition that transformed the Fab Four from lovable mop tops into avant garde musicians

Spectacle counts for a lot these days. Blockbusters claim more media attention than ever before which means that smaller, quirkier films often slip passed unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

A couple of years ago, Our Man in Havana was voted one of the top 20 espionage novels of all time. It was penned in the late 1950s at the height of The Cold War and elements of the plot form an eiry premonition of the events which led up to the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

Sir Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond, from 1973 to 1984, has died of cancer, aged 89, his family has announced..

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Adventurous artist Jelly Green loves disappearing for months at a time to forests around the world. 
Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her renewed love of the natural world

Spectacle counts for a lot these days. Blockbusters claim more media attention than ever before which means that smaller, quirkier films often slip passed unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Portraits are all about capturing personality as well as a likeness. Artist Tory Lawrence tells Arts editor Andrew Clarke that she has always applied that approach to her paintings of horses

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, quirkier films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

For those expecting a nostalgic regurgitation of the best elements of the classic TV sit-com of the same name then audiences should raise their sights and applaud the fact that scriptwriter and playwright Michael Aitkens has delivered something immeasurably better.

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, quirkier films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Shakespeare continues to inspire the creative arts 400 years after his death. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to young choreographer about an international collaboration to bring new life to Rosalind, star of As You Like It.

The New Wolsey Theatre hopes to celebrate Ipswich Town’s legendary FA Cup win of 1978, with Our Blue Heaven - a musical production timed to hit the stage on the 40th anniversary of that historic win.

If you love theatre, if you love musicals, if you love Monty Python, if you love an evening of side-aching laughter then make sure you beat a swift path to the door of the Mercury Theatre for one of the craziest, wittiest shows of recent years.

A new photographic exhibition has opened capturing the power of the early punk era. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to university lecturer Eddie Duggan about the show and how Blondie founder Chris Stein supplied images from behind the scenes of the punk revolution

Monty Python’s Spamalot is currently running at the Colchester Mercury. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to the production design team of Sara Perks and Corinna Vincent about the practicalities of mounting a large-scale musical

With blockbusters clammering for our attention at every turn it’s easy for some of the smaller, more thoughtful films to slip passed, unnoticed. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies, both old and new, that may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

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