Art & books

Saturday, November 7, 2020

An exhibition of silk panels made by members of the community has been able to go ahead after a new venue was found that allows people to view it from outside.

A former body piercer who took a “leap of faith” to become a professional artist is enjoying boosted sales this year as people focus on their homes.

Russell Miller has spent his life working in theatre. The Felixstowe-born producer started work as a teenager at the Spa Pavilion, worked in the West End and has ended up on Broadway. Now, he has become the author of a colourfully theatrical children’s book

An art exhibition highlighting 22 of the world’s most endangered animals has opened at a Suffolk art gallery.

Jerwood prize-winning Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling has launched a new exhibition of her work during lockdown to mark her 75th birthday.

The Orford-based author’s Susan Ryeland series is also in the process of being turned into a television show.

An artist is holding an exhibition to raise money for Lymphoma Action after her niece tragically died shortly after giving birth.

Ipswich town centre will be hosting an inspirational new photographic exhibition for October celebrating the achievements of black Britons. Here’s a sample of the show which has been put together for Black History Month

Bestselling author Elly Griffiths will be doing a live free author talk hosted by Suffolk Libraries online book group next week.

Touring theatre company Eastern Angles are set to take over the former Suffolk Record Office building on Bramford Road, Ipswich, to create The Eastern Angles Centre – an arts and heritage hub, home to The Sir John Mills Theatre.

As a successful Suffolk police officer, Ali Livingstone was once dubbed ‘supercop’ for his enviable arrest record before a debilitating mental breakdown saw him walk away from the job he loved. Now the former sergeant has penned an insightful new book which shines a light on the challenges of modern policing, the trauma he faced, and the journey to regain his mental health.

A Turner masterpiece saved for the nation by a consortium of concerned art-lovers, including Colchester and Ipswich Museums, will go on display at Colchester Castle later this month.

Quirky art duo Michelle Bowden and Mark Sampson are bringing more than a splash of colour to an international exhibition which they are hosting in Aldeburgh later this month.

Artist Kelly Will has created amazing images of bygone Ipswich pubs like the Sun Inn, the Alexandra Beer House and The Eclipse.

Hare and tortoise figures which lit up a town’s “Trail of Hope” during the coronavirus lockdown are being offered up for the sale.

Ania Hobson is a rising star on the contemporary art scene. She first came to national prominence when she won the Young Artist prize at BP’s Portrait Awards in 2018, now this weekend she opens her first solo show in London

Michael Stennett played a major role in the life of Yoxford but he was also a leading, creative figure in the world of opera and a successful painter with many solo exhibitions to his credit and work in the Royal Collection

A series of works by a mystery Suffolk artist known as The Hat are set to go under the hammer.

Two avid local wildlife photographers have captured the beauty hidden across the country in their latest book.

Artists and gallery owners have spoken of the “critical state” of the industry due to lockdown and then social distancing measures.

The story of Saint Edmund, the child king of East Anglia, is very much part of the fabric of this area.

The number of brilliant painters and sculptors inspired by East Anglia over the years is truly amazing. After looking at 26 artists last week, this week we are spotlighting 10 more.

East Anglia has an amazing artistic heritage. As well as all the sculptors, painters, print-makers and more who have been born here or made their homes here, many more have been inspired by holidays on the Norfolk or Suffolk coast.

Oliver Miller, managing director of Suffolk’s Bishop and Miller Auctions, explains all you need to know about taking your antiques to auction and what steps you can take to ensure you get the best price for your items.

Craft-making has really taken off during lockdown, building on an increasing popularity in recent years. Hobbyists can gain inspiration from visiting Suffolk Craft Society’s 50th anniversary show online or by talking to makers at a series of pop-up events in Aldeburgh during August

Andrew Marsh of Dial Lane Books has teamed up with local author Vibeke Flatman to show appreciation for the town’s NHS and essential workers with a book giveaway

A Suffolk horticulturalist has had her first book published after two decades of gardening experience and wants to share her tips on how to get the best out of your green spaces.

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

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