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Friday, December 7, 2018

A new competition at the 2019 Suffolk Show is set to enable budding artists from across the county to showcase their work.

Lionel Bulmer and Margaret Green were inseparable in life and now they continue to share retrospectives. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a look at a special exhibition being staged at Snape this weekend

Norfolk writer Kevin Crossley-Holland has conjured treasure from the stories which thread through our landscape and light-up childhood and beyond

Chris Reeve’s writing is powered by the passion of his mum, whose love of words pulled her through sleepless nights and the tedium of housework

Dreams CAN come true. Suffolk mum-of-four Jenni Keer clinched a two-book deal with a major publisher. She tells us how it happened

Rodin’s erotic classic The Kiss is making a rare trip out of London and has taken up residence in Christchurch Mansion.

Fine art students from West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds will launch their own exhibition in the town centre this week.

‘Nature champion’ Jules Pretty takes the crown and there’s an honour for the founder of Norfolk Children’s Book Centre

A pair of artisans presented the mayor of Ipswich with a unique stained glass window to mark 25 years of business in Suffolk’s county town.

In Christine Webber’s newly published book, In Honour Bound, the former Anglia TV presenter and psychotherapist draws on all her experience to create a supreme love story. Lynne Mortimer talks to the author.

The Anna Airy Award is one of the most inspiring art exhibitions of the year. Arts editor Andrew Clarke takes a tour of the exhibition and believes that 20 years ago many of the works would have been in a degree show rather than a sixth form exhibition

Suffolk stylist and social media sensation Eileen Lam has launched her third book featuring the “Dolly Treasures” and their adventures around the county - and beyond.

The American artist Kimberly Godfrey describes her flourishing art career as a ‘happy accident’, because none of it was really planned.

Three budding photographers have been presented with prizes after taking part in a housing association’s competition to celebrate East Anglia’s wildlife and landscapes.

This huge image of a horse, spanning more than 200 metres, has appeared in a secluded field on the Norfolk-Suffolk to remember the role that animals played in the First World War.

Rodin’s The Kiss, rare nudes by John Constable along with work by Maggi Hambling and Henry Moore will make Ipswich one of the country’s leading art centres this autumn. Arts editor Andrew Clarke previews a groundbreaking new exhibition

We’ve all seen the harrowing images of London and other big UK cities in the Second World War, and the devastation inflicted by enemy bombing raids.

Dad Lee Harris is concerned – and is doing something about it. (But was Kirstie Allsopp right to smash up her children’s iPads?)

One of Britain’s best loved novelists is coming to the county this autumn to celebrate the release of The Sentence is Death.

All will be revealed − and you can be there!

Stuck for Christmas gift ideas? Here’s a dozen delights for family and friends who might enjoy reading about horses, rural life or food

There’s a lot to enjoy in a new book about ‘Secret Bungay’ − and it’s not all scary...

Children’s book artist also tells of night of deadly 1953 east coast floods

Children’s books illustrator Helen Oxenbury on competing at the All England Club. Plus: Memories of Judy Garland

How Suffolk inspired ‘the look’ - and how Helen Oxenbury created a famous children’s books logo

The words of soldiers have been brought to life at Ipswich Waterfront in an artistic salute to soldiers of the First World War.

Ania Hobson has had a golden year. The artist is celebrating being declared the BP Young Artist of the Year by staging a show of her latest work in her home county. Arts editor Andrew Clarke went along to take a look

A low flying helicopter over the Ipswich waterfront has been causing a stir among passersby this afternoon.

Elisabeth Frink was one of East Anglia’s leading artists, who died in 1993 at the young age of 62. The Sainsbury Centre in Norwich has put together an extensive retrospective of her work. Arts editor Andrew Clarke looks at the work on display.

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