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Art & books

Thu, 13:01

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

Crime writer Sharon Bolton will be visiting a Suffolk bookshop to talk about her new book this week.

Esther Freud never set out to be an author, she just loves telling stories. She talks about her path to success, dealing with pressure and offers advice to aspiring writers.

Photographs depicting the “painful” experiences of refugees will go on display in Ipswich to remind viewers of the human cost of conflict.

Mercury Music Prize winner Talvin Singh will be among artists sharing work with visitors to a creative lodge near Woodbridge this April.

A Suffolk sculptor is showcasing her “celebration of changing gender roles” in a garden exhibition this Easter.

Well travelled East Anglian artist Mike Ferrell is packing his bags, gathering his brushes, and, in just six weeks, will be saying farewell to this green and pleasant land, swapping Suffolk for the mountains of Spain. But, before he goes, he’s leaving us with an exhibition of paintings which explode with colour and movement.

In 1984, having scandalised the art world, outraged the music scene and been branded one of the “wreckers of civilisation” by a Tory MP, Cosey Fanni Tutti did something even more shocking. She moved from inner-city London to rural north Norfolk.

Young adult author Melinda Salisbury met with bookworms at Ipswich Waterstones on Wednesday, as part of the store’s programme of author visits.

From erotic fiction and violent thrillers to self-help guides and business manuals – we reveal the most popular books in Suffolk’s prisons.

To celebrate a new book highlighting some of our best places to go wild in the country, we look at some of East Anglia’s locations to go off-grid.

Chrissie Gittins was outraged when a children’s dictionary ditched words such as catkin and cauliflower for cut-and-paste and broadband. Has the battle has been lost or is there still hope?

Step inside your average rural Suffolk barn and you might expect to stumble across some dusty old tractor parts.

It was the little village that, for one hot bank holiday weekend, hosted The Greatest Rock Event of The Year: the ‘Great British Woodstock’

An exhibition charting the evolution of graffiti is underway in Suffolk.

We all recognise biblical proverbs like ‘turn the other cheek’ when we hear them but the number of everyday expressions borrowed from the same source may come as a surprise.

This year’s event, on June 17 and 18, will take place at Southwold Arts Centre – a week ahead of the town’s fourth annual arts festival.

Great British Pottery Throwdown winner Ryan Barrett is among the artists to have donated artwork to a charity auction being held on the Waterfront, in Ipswich.

Southwold artist Karen SJ Keable is someone who has a life-long love affair with the sea. Her latest exhibition I Dream of the Sea is her first in more than two years and marks her 15th anniversary as a professional artist.

An innovative trail in Suffolk and Essex focusing on the art of John Constable and Thomas Gainsborough is set to launch this spring.

Collages created by a group of Women’s Institute members using images and text from 1970s magazines are on display in Ipswich.

Is there anything you didn’t know in Charlie Haylock’s new book – In a Manner of Speaking, from Amberley Publishing?

A rare collection of Constable drawings, prints and paintings from the artists family has gone on long term loan to Gainsborough’s House and can be seen alongside work by Constable’s own inspiration Thomas Gainsborough.

The six shortlisted books have been unveiled for the 2017 New Angle Prize – a competition for literary work associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

Charlie Haylock’s new book tells the story of the English language

East Anglian art icon Maggi Hambling is famed for her sea paintings which capture the tumultuous moment when the rolling waves of the North Sea rise up and crash against our ancient coastline.

A school hall became a gallery today as pupils proudly displayed pictures made during a special art day.

Ipswich and District photographic Society has launched its annual exhibition at the town hall on Tuesday – with hundreds of striking images on display.

A Suffolk artist whose attention to fine detail has earned him the title of “bricklayer” is exhibiting a selection of his most recent work – mainly depicting well known county scenes.

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