Art & books


Renowned Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling owns 15 of his oil paintings, and now other art enthusiasts have had the opportunity to buy the work of Chris Newson.

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's journey to global stardom is explored in a new Made in Suffolk exhibition at Christchurch Mansion. We take a look at the vast array of memorablia on display

An exhibition called 'Pests' has opened in Felixtowe and the vegan artist behind it hopes it will help people think about the damage they are doing to animals.

An exhibition of Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran's life is to open in Ipswich just days before his big shows in the borough.

The success of David Attenborough's Life series and Chris Packham's enthusiastic Springwatch and Autumnwatch programmes means that youngsters have become increasingly well versed with the world around them. Now a new writing competition aims to boost their imaginations still further

The British sex comedies of the 1970s have long been regarded as the low point of the British film industry but Suffolk writer Alan Stafford has found comic inspiration in their tackiness and has penned a new novel based on a tragic half-finished film

An exhibition showcasing the best of East Anglian art will be held at Bury St Edmunds' iconic cathedral later this month.

Thomas Gainsborough was a master of English art but he wasn't the only one. A new exhibition at Gainborough's House allows him to shine in the company of other English greats

Suffolk Craft Society's summer show is an important fixture in the county's creative calendar. This year's exhibition is more dazzling than ever with an influx of new talent sharing a new perspective

Relive the childhood classic by seeing Punch artist John Tenniel's stunning pictures at Moyse's Hall Museum.

Carnival revellers will be turning back the clock - as they celebrate the last century at the town's biggest annual event.

The call for applications has gone out from one of the biggest contemporary art fairs outside of London, which is set to return to Norwich later this year.

The death of a new mother in 1930 is the subject of a new book - penned by her Bures-based granddaughter.

Her nude paintings celebrating the natural differences between women may have 'caused a stir' in Felixstowe but that has not put artist Brittany Van Wezel off plans for a second exhibition.

A street in Ipswich has been transformed by a massive community art project, with a stunning mural created to celebrate the town's diversity.

A strong sense of community lies at the heart of the Ipswich Waterfront where a new family-friendly event which blends art, music and good food will take place this autumn.

Review: Grantchester author James Runcie at the Felixstowe Book Festival, Hotel Elizabeth, Saturday, June 29

An art sale will give budding artists a chance to exhibit their work and raise funds for an important village project.

Being a member of the Freud family comes with a lot of baggage and a certain amount of expectation. How hard is it then to be yourself? Rachel Sloane talks to Esther and Annie Freud before their appearance this weekend's Felixstowe Book Festival

The life stories of 18 men listed on First and Second World War memorials in a Suffolk village are being told for the first time in a new book.

Despite only having arrived in the streets of Ipswich on Saturday, the elephants of Elmers Big Parade are already causing a stir in the town.

An 11-year-old girl and her family, who were some of the first to complete the Pigs Gone Wild trail, look set to have repeated their effort by visiting all 55 Elmers on the trail's first day.

We've collected some of our favourite photos of you enjoying the Ipswich sunshine to welcome Elmer to the town.

After years of preparation Elmers of all designs and colours are set to descend on Ipswich today.

In just a few hours time the brightly painted Elmer sculptures will begin arriving on the streets of Ipswich ready for Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk.

As the final countdown to Elmer's Big Parade Suffolk begins, Ipswich is gearing up for a colour explosion.

Art for Cure, the art exhibition that raises money for cancer charities, has quickly become a cultural institution. This year the show is shining the spotlight on two very different artists

Visitor numbers at Christchurch Mansion soared by 46% as a result of Rodin's Kiss sculpture, latest data has revealed.

A Suffolk artist has unveiled her take on the county's superstar Ed Sheeran ahead of a new exhibition.

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