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Friday, April 3, 2020

Two important Suffolk arts venues are celebrating after scooping bumper grants to help them with major redevelopment projects.

Harry Potter fans are going to have a wizard time during lockdown thanks to author JK Rowling who has made Stephen Fry’s audio-book version of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone available online free of charge.

The shortlist for the International Booker Prize has been announced - it’s the ideal reading list for while you’re in isolation.

Some of the nation’s leading artists join forces with Colchester gallery Firstsite to battle stay at home boredom and keep Britain creative during the ongoing Coronavirus lockdown.

Self-isolating at home because of the coronavirus outbreak is the perfect excuse to burry your nose in a good book – but how well do you know these famous quotes?

If you’re after a little inspiration this World Book Day, keep on reading for our rundown of our favourite children’s books

Which book is your all-time favourite? On the eve of World Book Day, our readers and staff have been sharing thoughts about the books which mean the most to them.

The opening of Dial Lane Books brings a real boost to the town’s high street.

Life on the road, photographing a world-famous superstar like Ed Sheeran, sounds like a lot of fun but Mark Surridge warns students not to be dazzled by the glittering rock’n’roll lifestyle

Theatre and art organisations in Ipswich are celebrating the ‘huge positive impact’ culture has made in the town as figures reveal they delivered more than 5,000 performances and exhibitions over two years.

On Saturday, families in Ipswich got to meet up with historical figures, as living statues entertained crowds on the Cornhill.

A new business owner is bucking the trend of closures in the town to sell unique books and plants

The Suffolk home of a celebrated English artist has attracted interest from four prospective buyers who turned out to be painters – despite not knowing it was once his home.

The Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk exhibition has become a source of inspiration for 25 promising young artists at a community workshop led by Ed’s portrait painter Colin Davidson.

Nature creates some startling images when viewed in close up. We take a look at a new exhibition which marries scientific illustration with an artist’s eye

An oil painting by renowned Suffolk landscape artist Thomas Gainsborough could leave Britain unless a UK buyer comes forward for the £8 million work.

The works of renowned Suffolk artist Thomas Gainsborough have gone on show in Russia for the first time.

Sudbury’s Mill Tye gallery is to stage its first exhibition of work by an internationally exhibited young artist based in the town.

Suffolk ingredients are given a gallic twist in a new cookery book charting one man’s culinary journey.

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. It’s a waterfront showcase for bright young talent

Flipside festival is more than a literary event, it’s a place to explore ideas, enjoy experiences and swap stories. This weekend it’s settling into its new home

The creation of bronze sculpture, Man of Stones, has been captured in a new immersive film-experience by photographer Bill Jackson. The work is being screened at this weekend’s Flipside festival

Craftmakers often provide some of the most imaginative and unique Christmas presents you can receive. Blackthorpe Barn once again unveils some of the best showcases for elegant, handmade functional art

Gainsborough’s House, the birthplace of iconic artist Thomas Gainsborough, has been awarded £100,000 by Arts Council England to transform its renowned print workshop.

A teenager’s artwork inspired by her mental health journey has been sold at an auction to raise cash for support for young people.

Thousands of terracotta figures are coming to an art gallery in Colchester as Antony Gormley’s Turner Prize-winning installation comes to Firstsite.

Ghostland, by Edward Parnell, explores the haunts of ghouls in literature and film, the natural and unnatural world, and the horror of his own family history.

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