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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’.

Mark Edwards selects ten films with Christmas links that may surprise you.

THe World’s Most Expensive Presents on Channel 4 reveals what Britain’s billionaires will splash their cash on this Christmas

Mark Edwards talks award-winning Suffolk filmmaker Tom Shrapnel about family Christmases with his grandmother, screen legend Deborah Kerr.

The Ladykillers is one of British cinema’s golden classics – an Ealing comedy that appears to be rosy on the outside but as soon as you dig beneath the surface its humour is as black as coal. This Christmas Eastern Angles and Shanty Theatre have decided to give this dark caper movie a modern and a local make-over.

Tomorrow is your last chance to grab tickets for the annual Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times Christmas carol concert, which is raising money for a good cause in Ipswich.

Sean Anders’ serviceable comedy Daddy’s Home was one of 2015’s surprise box office hits.

Multi-platinum selling artist Craig David has been announced as the first act for next year’s Newmarket Nights.

If you haven’t sent Santa your Christmas list yet, pop tickets for this festive-fuelled fairytale on it first.

It’s not Christmas without a visit to Red Rose Chain’s The Avenue Theatre. We spoke to writer and director Joanna Carrick and actors Emma Swan, Darren Latham and Ryan Penny about The Elves and The Shoemaker.

DIY SOS and Who Dares Wins host Nick Knowles has long had a secret yearning for music. Now the presenter-turned-singer, who has fond memories of growing up in East Anglia, has released his debut album — at the age of 55.

Villagers in Wetherden will be able to see in the new year at the village hall with a variety of entertainers for adults and children.

From playground politics to comedy about fostering, Gameface to Catastrophe via Inside No 9, it was a good year for comedy fans

Movies that tell a good story and have engaging characters provide that all-important re-watch value necessary for a great film. Arts editor Andrew Clarke presents a series of idiosyncratic suggestions for movies which may entertain if you are in the mood for something different.

Suffolk soprano singer Christina Johnston has released a new Christmas EP – including a collaboration with Ed Sheeran’s brother, Matthew.

A great panto starts from the moment the audience enters the auditorium and starts looking at the set laid out before it. Arts editor Andrew Clarke talks to designer David Shields about the art of creating a larger-than-life panto world

The new series of Netflix drama The Crown features scenes filmed in Suffolk, it has been revealed.

The full length trailer for the latest instalment in the Jurassic World blockbuster franchise, which was rumoured to have been filming in Suffolk earlier this year, went live last night.

Fire up your festive feelgood factor with a selection of fantastic films guaranteed to help you channel your inner Elf

DanceEast is staging the premiere of a new dance-theatre production of the children’s classic The Borrowers. Arts editor Andrew Clarke spoke to director Jane Hackett about putting dancers in the middle of an animated world

Netflix series Shot in the Dark revisits the subject of LA crime stringers seen in Jake Gyllenhaal film Nightcrawler. It’s the latest example documentary/film crossovers. But which can you most trust?

Do you run out of things to do at the weekend? Check out our guide for inspiration, here is what’s happening on December 9 and 10.

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.

The father of Steve Wright fears his serial killer son may have murdered more women

Charlotte Smith-Jarvis says Greg Davies, live in Ipswich as part of the You Magnificent Beast tour, is one of the funniest stand-ups she’s seen.

An 11-year-old from north Essex who appeared on the X Factor live final has described the experience as “the best thing in my life” – but he still wants to be a footballer.

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

The Crown 2: All you need to know about the Netflix drama - minxy behaviour, scandal and a brilliant Royal joke (according to me)

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