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Art & books

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Suffolk Open Studios offers the region’s art lovers the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see work being created. Arts editor Andrew Clarke met artist Allan Williams who has recently created a series of portraits in the style of iconic artists

At least a quarter of the paintings sold in an auction of 19th century Melton-born artist Thomas Churchyard’s work are making their way back to his home county.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

A “forgotten masterpiece” featuring Van Gogh’s mistress discovered in the stairwell of a Woodbridge home will go under the hammer in Colchester later this month valued at up to £50,000.

An avid admirer of work by 19th century Suffolk painter, Thomas Churchyard, hopes a collection of work will return home when auctioned in the Cotswolds on Thursday.

The Ipswich Institute and Suffolk Libraries have launched a reader’s choice competition for this year’s New Angle Prize – a prestigious gong for works of literary merit that are associated with East Anglia.

A little-known Suffolk artist who once worked on popular comic book titles is giving a rare showing of his sketchbooks at an exhibition alongside some of the county’s best known names.

A charity founder has written down her life story from humble upbringing, to leaving behind a high-flying city career for a life dedicated to helping poor children in Nepal.

A selection of Suffolk scenes by local painter Thomas Churchyard will be going under the auctioneer’s hammer later this month.

A Suffolk based actor and author, known for his role as companion to Hercule Poirot, is sending the heroine of his crime novel series on a third ‘visit to the dark side’.

The general election could see a portrait by one of Suffolk’s most famous artists ousted from its home in the corridors of power by a charity shop-bought “splatter” painting.

A Suffolk native is returning to her home county from the other side of the world – on a mission to preserve a disappearing dialect.

A volunteer who inspired hundreds of children with her weekly reading sessions at a Suffolk school has been thanked for 20 years of selfless service.

With the latest National Literacy Trust Annual Literacy Survey revealing that more than 77% of 8-11 year olds said they enjoyed reading, Suffolk Libraries’ children’s lead Jo Dixon has picked her top seven recommendations for youngsters to read this summer.

The number of youngsters who say they enjoy reading is at its highest level for more than a decade, a survey has found – and libraries in Suffolk believe schools in the county have played a big part locally.


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Some of the UK’s greatest contemporary artists are being brought together for a two gallery exhibition to raise money for breast cancer research.

Suffolk Show chiefs have been praised for their support and promotion of the arts in the county.

Ipswich Arts Association is showcasing entertainment in Suffolk at an ‘open house’ week of events.

Two identical twin sisters from Stowmarket with identical passions for both painting and Britain’s Got Talent have told of their “surreal” experience during the auditions.

East Anglian portrait artist Ania Hobson has received a fantastic career boost by being selected to exhibit as part of the BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery. Arts editor Andrew Clarke caught up with her as she moves into her new studio.

Best-seller Anthony Horowitz was “warned off” including a black character in his new book after being told by an editor it would be “inappropriate”.

A cardboard Banksy is set to sell for thousands of pounds when it goes on sale at a Suffolk auction house.

Avid readers in Bury St Edmunds are celebrating books by organising the town’s first literature festival - and have managed to secure famous author Louis de Bernières.

An artist with a background in theatre and costume design is exhibiting her latest work at an east Suffolk gallery.

Adventurous artist Jelly Green loves disappearing for months at a time to forests around the world. 
Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to her about her renewed love of the natural world

Portraits are all about capturing personality as well as a likeness. Artist Tory Lawrence tells Arts editor Andrew Clarke that she has always applied that approach to her paintings of horses

Ex-Hartismere High School pupil Rebecca Pizzey says there should be more to literature than middle-class Cotswold romances and hungover, angry white men

A heroic warrior atop his divine winged stallion – it is the defining symbol of British airborne forces.

Throw a stone in the Donovan household and you’re likely to hit an artist – and nowhere is the talent of the Leitch clan more evident than at the Aldeburgh Gallery.

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