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Turner Prize-winning artist’s exhibition at Firstsite expounds the fictional world of an Essex everywoman that inspired his ‘Taj Mahal on the Stour’.

Three Suffolk artists have collaborated on an exhibition inspired by the human form – including a series dedicated to a missing man from the county.

A Christmas exhibition, which showcases a range of works from contemporary artists, printmakers, sculptors and potters, is underway at the Mill Tye Gallery and Arts Centre, in Cornard Mills, near Sudbury.

An early Constable painting depicting a landscape on the Suffolk/Essex border fetched £1.5million at a Sotherby’s auction this evening, but failed to reach the £2-3m estimate.

I knew all about the Vikings and Boudicca. I knew about the Siege of Colchester and Mods and Rockers. But I’d never heard of Captain Swing.

Equestrian artist Frances Sullivan is celebrating her 25th anniversary as a professional painter

As a prelude to the official opening of the new Heritage Centre at the Guildhall, in Bury St Edmunds, some of the historic and artistic delights housed in the town centre building have gone on display.

Prof Jules Pretty reckons we can. But he also has a warning for us about what we’re doing to the world

Film posters were once regarded as great works of modern art. Today they are simply inter-changable marketing tools. Arts editor Andrew Clarke mourns the passing of an evocative aspect of being a film fan.

East Anglian artist Mary Gundry loves painting people and her painting of farmworkers working in a field has just been selected for a prestigious national exhibition. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about the timeless nature of art.

The Anna Airy exhibition, staged by the Ipswich Art Society, and held at the University of Suffolk, is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar. Its a showcase for bright young talent and once again arts editor Andrew Clarke is dazzled by the work on display

Essex-artist Grayson Perry opens a new exhibition at Firstsite this weekend. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a spectacular show celebrating the life of Essex every woman Julie Cope

Felixstowe author on his debut novel, following last year’s book about son’s battle with eating disorder

Young photographers showcased their talents in a competition run by a north Essex school.

A grant totalling £34,800 is going to help people in Bury St Edmunds find out more about life on the railway through the decades in a series of exhibitions and events in the town.

Creating art can be a lonely endeavour, wrestling with ideas in a studio, but it need not always be. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke spoke to Alison Smyth one of the founders of a new community print project bringing beginners and experts together

Mildred lived and loved in the fast lane... and always wore pearls. A book from The History Press

Martyn Taylor’s book Bury St Edmunds At Work: People and Industries Through the Years is from Amberley Publishing

Bury St Edmunds author Julia Blake is on the lookout for a treehouse.

As people up and down Britain get ready to mark the failure of Robert Catesby’s plot to blow up Parliament this coming weekend, Sudbury is also commemorating the success of another Catesby.

Pyrotechnics used by global stars including Kylie Minogue, U2 and Tina Turner will be on show in Suffolk this Halloween.

Cardinal Wolsey, advisor to Henry VIII was one of the most influential figures to emerge from Suffolk. Arts Editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a major new exhibition which brings four bronze angels from Wolsey’s tomb back to his birth-place.

FlipSide is a major literature and arts festival which links Suffolk with South America. This year the festival had Green Issues as its theme. Jackie Montague absorbed the experience.

The first ever Bury St Edmunds Literature Festival, which features best selling authors Louis de Bernieres and Helen Callaghan, is to take place later this month.

A Suffolk village is set to become the stage for a “feast of art activity” including drawing workshops and “inspirational exhibitions”.

Rising young Suffolk artist Jelly Green has created an immersive art exhibition which captures the natural splendor of the Brazilian rain forest. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her adventures in the Amazon.

Flipside is the bi-annual literary event that links Suffolk with South America. Arts editor Andrew Clarke speaks to founders Liz Calder and Genevieve Christie about a packed weekend.

‘Why I say no to I’m a Celebrity…’ The best-selling author on reality TV, the flooding of her dream home, terrible rheumatoid arthritis… and wild aardvarks in Norwich

Alfred Munnings is revered as one of the nation’s greatest painters of horses. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a new exhibition which shows that he was also a man who loved life on the water.

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