Art & books

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Two East Anglian arts and heritage centres have been thrown a lifeline by the Arts Council to see them through the current Covid-19 crisis.

A Suffolk charity that supports families in crisis has put together a unique auction of East Anglian art and collectables to raise funds for the coming year. Here’s how you can gain access to the online gallery and bidding site

Felixstowe Book Festival goes online this weekend with a programme of author interviews, recordings and activities for children.

East Anglia’s award-winning museums are preparing to reopen as the government eases lockdown and reduces the social distancing measures from two metres to one metre plus.

Artists from across Britain have created their own unique hand-carved tributes to key workers as part of a Suffolk charity’s drive to support the mental health of frontline staff.

It will be the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death on June 9. Here is a look at locations in East Anglia linked with the writer,

Up until recently, farmer Peter West, aged 90, was still checking on the family’s Waveney Valley beef cattle herd every day.

North Suffolk farmer, painter and aircraft enthusiast John Constable Reeve was a man of quiet authority and a lot of talent. We take a look at an eventful life

The highly successful Felixstowe Book Festival was on the verge of cancellation because of Coronavirus but technology has come to its rescue and the event has now moved online, complete with guests. Here is the running order for the weekend

Author Iain Maitland looks set to provide TV audiences with the next big TV crime drama. As his new book comes out, he talks about his love of setting his thrillers in East Anglia and getting under the skin of his heroes and villains

Ipswich Waterfront will be getting some colourful new artwork later this summer thanks to National Lottery funding awarded to the team behind the Art Eat festival which transformed the area around DanceEast and the WineRack building with its vibrant public art last year.

Writer James Bowman on why he’s based his fantasy saga in Suffolk – and why he’s got his sights set firmly on Hollywood.

Art for Cure at Glemham Hall goes live online soon - with more than 1,000 pieces in all mediums and prices raising money for breast cancer support charities

An artist has created a sketchbook to record her life in lockdown with stunning illustrations drawn from her home.

With Dial Lane Books shut for the foreseeable future, owner Andrew Marsh has launched a quirky new book club and is getting the latest releases to peoples’ doors

A painting by renowned Suffolk artist Sir Cedric Morris is set to be sold months after another of his works broke auction records.

Felixstowe Book Festival has become a fixture in the county’s cultural calendar. This year they are starting things off online as festival director Meg Reid explains

Whether you’re searching for a gift for dad for Father’s Day, updating your Spring Wardrobe or sprucing up the kitchen – you can save money when you shop online with Widilo.

One of Suffolk’s leading events, the Alde Valley Spring Festival, refuses to be put down by Coronavirus outbreak and has transformed its showcase into a digital platform.

James Henry on how the days of yesteryear inspired his latest release - and why he’s looking to incorporate more Suffolk settings into his next book

The Garrett family not only put Leiston and Aldeburgh on the map but they improved the lives of women by pushing the boundaries of ‘what was acceptable’. Now Dr Lucy Pollard is about to publish the story of Margery Spring Rice, another of those remarkable Garrett pioneers

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.

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