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
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.
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.
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.