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One of the region’s finest stately homes is hosting an exhibition that celebrates the region’s most charming scenery.

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

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

A diverse Ipswich community rallied for a “creative and joyous” celebration bringing “positivity” to a deprived neighbourhood.

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 Suffolk care home welcomed the community for a celebration of poetry - including a recital of original work by one of its residents.

PhotoEast made a huge impression when its inaugural event took over Ipswich in 2016. Two years on, it’s back with an even more ambitious programme. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to organisers Adrian Evans and Jo Bexley about this year’s event based on the Ipswich Waterfront

A photography project exploring the plight of refugees in Ipswich has been given a grant boost from two county councillors.

Three former art students at One sixth form in Ipswich have had their work professionally exhibited at a pair of London galleries.

Suffolk artists have rallied behind the volunteers who protect lives at sea after a recent break-in caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to their boathouse.

A trio of Suffolk-based charities have been awarded £100,000 from Arts Council England towards a project aimed at supporting rurally isolated people across the county.

Special events have been planned for young people over the Easter holidays at Ipswich’s museums, swimming pools and parks.

Rising artist Ania Hobson is now best known for her portraits but she will be returning to her landscape roots for an Easter exhibition at the Snape Maltings.

A Suffolk school’s snow-delayed World Book Day celebrations saw classrooms taken over by Paddington Bear, Mary Poppins and the Queen of Hearts - to name just a few of the character costumes on show.

The former family home of famed Nineteen Eighty-Four author George Orwell in Southwold is set to get a fresh plaque in honour of his literary legacy.

Just a fortnight after pilot Chris Crowther finished writing a thriller featuring a lost plane and supernatural forces, parts of his plot played out in real life and he was arrested for espionage. His latest book is a children’s adventure set on the Broads.

Photographs by British Armed Forces veterans go on show at Ipswich Town Hall from today.

Art will be imitating life for a Suffolk book club this month, as a special Jane Austen book club is held ahead of a screening of the film by the same name.

Lin Bensley tells the story of one of East Anglia’s greatest novelists - Harold W ‘Jack’ Freeman - and why we should rediscover his work.

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.

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.

As this year marks the centenary of the Suffragette movement securing the vote for women, we enlisted the help of our friends at Ipswich Waterstones to select some of the finest books by female authors. Here’s what they came up with.

Top children’s author Jessica Townsend is topping off a bumper Half Term for Waterstones in Ipswich, as two Children’s Book Prize authors meet youngsters and sign books.

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

Organisers of the ‘In Celebration of Peace’ exhibition held at the University of Suffolk have been buoyed by the display’s success.

An award-winning Suffolk photographer gave a talk to enthusiasts on her diverse career, which has seen her cover subjects ranging from birth to boxing.

A Suffolk artist who saves lives at sea has captured the passion and bravery of his crew-mates in a collection of portraits which have taken social media by storm.

An iconic image of the Suffolk coast features among a peculiar collection of images designed to entice Hong Kong Chinese students to study in the UK.

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