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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

Film award shows seem to be losing favour with audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke wonders whether its because the audience for movies is changing and the Oscars and BAFTAs are reacting by rewarding the wrong films.

The Bury Festival is one of the cornerstones of Suffolk’s cultural calendar. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to festival director Nick Wells and takes a look at the treats in store during this year’s 10 day extravaganza.

Sculptor Paul Richardson is best known for his quirky, figurative steel sculptures – over-sized East End geezers, a Roy Rogers-style cowboy, a native American chief on the warpath, Pegasus, a flying horse, a Day of the Dead Mariachi and a earnest looking butler, among many others.

Stopgap Dance Company has a reputation of offering opportunities for disabled dancers to perform before mainstream audiences. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to experienced dancer David Toole about performing in this new dance-drama

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.

Sir Cedric Morris was one of East Anglia’s great artists, famous for his flower paintings, a new exhibition aims to reveal that he was a painter with a far greater palette. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to his pupil Maggi Hambling about her aspirations for the exhibition.

Mega-musical Chicago is heading back to the West End and Suffolk stage star Ruthie Henshall is heading back into the spotlight with it and in the process becoming the first actress to play three leading roles in the same London show.

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

A major art gallery has returned a classic Pre-Raphaelite painting to its walls following a public outcry over censorship. Arts editor Andrew Clarke says that you don’t provoke debate by removing one of the voices in the argument.

Artist Annabel Mednick has just finished a three year study of Leo Collins, a young person with a story to tell. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Annabel about the joy and the challenges of capturing a multi-faceted portrait of someone trying to overcome disability and live life on their terms

George Fenton rarely gets to perform his work in front of an audience. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him about conducting the BBC Concert Orchestra at a live screening of the David Attenborough documentary The Frozen Planet.

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.

DanceEast unveils a premiere and a party for new contemporary dance piece The Knot. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to choreographer Didy Veldman about the enduring magic of marriage

Actor-writer Michael Angus Clarke unveils his new play about football and culture shock. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to him during rehearsals

Ticket touts have long been a thorn in the side of the theatre and concert industry but recent advances in technology and outrageous prices being charged has brought action from the theatremakers themselves. Arts editor Andrew Clarke investigates.

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.

Britannia, a new epic series about the Roman invasion of Britain, has launched to great fanfare on Sky television. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Suffolk-based film-maker Steven Hall about the joys of recreating Ancient Britain as a surreal wild frontier

International dance company Tilted Productions premieres a new piece exploring the notions of home at DanceEast. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to choreographer Maresa von Stockert about home being where the heart is

The Aldeburgh Festival has announced its line-up for this year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at the programme, celebrates the breadth of work and nominates some highlights

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.

In Women’s Week, the New Wolsey Theatre is celebrating the fact that chief executive Sarah Holmes has made The Stage 100 list of most influential theatre figures. Arts editor Andrew Clarke asks what the award means to her and the company

Never before has Hollywood been so toxic but can we still enjoy films and performers tainted by scandal? Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at why we should separate the art from the allegation.

Have you ever wished that you were born early enough to have been part of Bobby Robson’s FA Cup winning side in May 1978? Well you don’t have to jump aboard the TARDIS or fall through a wormhole in time, you can just audition to take part in a new dance-led reconstruction of Ipswich Town’s history-making victory at Wembley.

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.

Suffolk’s Elveden Hall, near Bury St Edmunds, has a long relationship with the big screen including Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. Now it is gracing our cinema screens again in Ridley Scott’s All The Money In The World.

As the film industry’s awards season gets under way, Arts editor Andrew Clarke believes that the Time’s Up campaign has provided a sharp reality check in the world of make believe

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.

When it comes to Christmas shows, the team of Pat Whymark and Julian Harries have form – good form. They started their partnership writing and performing in the Eastern Angles Christmas shows and have now struck out on their own.

There was a time when Oscar-winners were also crowd-pleasers. As the Golden Globe nominees are announced Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at how the box office no longer mirrors the trophy cabinet

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