Your guide to the best events in East Anglia, including cultural and artistic events, plus festivals, fairs and shows from around the region.


April 8 – August 20 2017 Paul Nash: Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts

Organised by Tate Britain, Paul Nash, the official war artist in both the First and Second World Wars, is one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century and a key figure of Modern Art in Britain.

October 14 – February 11 2018 The Russian Season: Sainsbury Centre for the Visual Arts

Two major exhibitions mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution; contrasting art, life and culture in Russia before and after the 1917 Revolution.

October 21 – January 7 2018 Rembrandt: Lightening the Darkness at Norwich Castle

The exhibition will focus on aspects of Rembrandt’s uses of light and shade. Perhaps the most revered artist of the European tradition, Rembrandt was a supreme communicator and this exhibition will highlight the extraordinary collection of 93 etchings by him held by the castle, combined with a select group of related oil paintings and drawings on loan.

November 17 – 19 Lavenham Literary Festival

2017 will see the fifth Lavenham Literary Festival, one of the highlights in this year’s schedule will be the return of Tracy Borman, speaking about her latest book, ‘The Private Lives of the Tudors’.

November 23 – 26 Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre

The tremendously popular Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fayre is returningon Thursday 23rd November until Sunday 26th November 2016. The Fayre will feature over 300 stalls selling a variety of gifts, crafts, food, seasonal produce extend from the historic Angel Hill and Abbey Gardens to the modern Arc shopping Centre and The Apex.