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Art & books


As we prepare to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday, we enlisted the help of children’s bookseller Jem Gooding from Waterstones in Ipswich town centre to create a list of the top 11 books for young adults.

To celebrate all things book-ish and to encourage children to read, many schools will hold special events for World Book Day this week.

A Suffolk grandfather has set out to prove experience is the key to good writing.

An up-and-coming filmmaker returned to his home town of Ipswich today to inspire young talent to follow a career in the arts.

Most people will have read some children’s books growing up – but how much can you remember about them?

She moved to the spotlight with her design for Ipswich’s Pigs Gone Wild project, and now Lois Cordelia has been talent-scouted for a similar art trail further afield.

More than 40 photographers will be exhibiting hundreds of images for this year’s Ipswich and District Photographic Society exhibition.

It may seem potty, but a Suffolk beach is being used to celebrate one of the twentieth-century’s most iconic works of art.

History may have to be rewritten according to a meteorologist who claims the most striking feature of a famous Constable painting – a rainbow – may have been added in afterwards.

Ipswich born artist cum model Ryan Barrett is certainly getting viewers of TV’s The Great Pottery Throw Down fired up.

Young dancers at an independent Suffolk school have been praised for their “incredible display of grace and passion” in a performance encompassing ballet, hip hop and more.

The popular Bury St Edmunds Festival is back in May, bringing a broad range of music and arts to audiences.

Has a lecturer solved the case of a Suffolk woman involved in a mysterious 19th century murder?

Novels, short stories, poetry, biography… all powerful and all in the running for the 2017 New Angle Prize, which celebrates and rewards literature associated with or influenced by East Anglia.

If I had the money, I’d present every new MP with a copy of Sue Spiller’s book and urge them to let schools settle down. Thirty years should do it...

Ex-Colchester Royal Grammar School boy and ex-MI6 man John de St Jorre’s has written a book Darling Baby Mine: A Son’s Extraordinary Search for his Mother. Here he tells more.

A former journalist and teacher, whose debut novel was among Simon Mayo’s Radio Two Book Club titles last year, will be visiting Woodbridge later this month.

From mullets and mohawks, to cornrows and crimping, hair has more power than first meets the eye.

For every child who has longed to spend summer romping around the countryside with friends, solving mysteries and eating a picnic of sandwiches and cake lovingly prepared by mother, served with lashings of ginger beer, 2017 marks a significant anniversary.

Essex author Julia Jones’ true-story book The Cruise of Naromis: August in the Baltic 1939

Witches and wizards both young and old enjoyed spellbinding events across the county as Harry Potter Night marked the 20th anniversary of the first book’s publication.

Harry Potter, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Gone have all made a list of recommended reads for secondary school pupils compiled by students and a librarian from a Suffolk school.

Harry Potter Book Night events are taking place across the country tonight, but before you hop on your Nimbus 2000 and head out for some magical fun, find out how much you really know about Hogwarts and the boy wizard. Wands at the ready...

Anne’s book features two people whose rash decisions have life-changing consequences

Ipswich author and broadcaster Adam Rutherford has been put forward for a Wellcome Book Award.

With scores of Harry Potter Book Night events taking place across the country this Thursday, it’s time to dig out your wizarding robes and dust off your spellbooks for a magical evening of fun.

Phrases like ‘the Martial Law room at the Dunwich Coast Heritage Centre’ suggest a dystopia on our doorstep. Fiction… isn’t it…?

Suffolk writer Lisa Thompson’s debut novel, The Goldfish Boy, is Waterstones Children’s Book of the Month

Aspiring musicians, actors and dancers are being invited to demonstrate their skills at one of the county’s longest-standing performing arts festivals.

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