Archive for May, 2011

May 13th, 2011

Literary Events : George Crabbe Walk & Mardle III

Thursday was a day of literary events. In the morning, Graham Fawcett travelled from London to lead the first of two literary walks about George Crabbe and his family. In the evening, White House Farm hosted Mardle III ~ Fenwomen .This took the form of an open conversation between the photographer Justin Partyka and Richard Walker. During […]

May 12th, 2011

Works for Sale by Tessa Newcomb ~ Alde Valley Paintings

A small selection of paintings by Tessa Newcomb of the Alde Valley have been added to the Festival Exhibition for 2011. All the works are oil on board, ranging in price from £685 to £3,200. For more information, please email the Festival enquiries address.

May 12th, 2011

Farm Gardening ~ A Way Forward?

In 2010 The Alde Valley Spring Festival held two small Knowledge Fairs in tribute to the work of the community and E-Bario ICT centre in the Kelabit Highlands of Sarawak, East Malaysia. These meetings suggested that the biggest blocks to the re-balancing of food production are access to land, availability of resources and knowledge of […]

May 12th, 2011

The Festival Reading Room

The Festival Reading Room is one of several new initiatives for 2011. It’s purpose is to provide a quiet room where guests and visitors to the Festival and to White House Farm can rest and relax in peace and quiet with a good book. The Reading Room is equipped with a small library of Suffolk […]

May 12th, 2011

Shepherd’s Tankards by Mercury Hare in the Afternoon Light

Up until three years ago the rooms used seasonally for The Alde Valley Spring Festival Exhibition doubled-up as White House Farm’s lambing rooms and nursery pens. Mercury Hare’s large tankards were first exhibited in tribute to the long nights that go with lambing in February and March – when it is often easier during night […]

May 9th, 2011

New Sea Paintings by Maggi Hambling Arrive

After a sell out of smaller sea paintings a series of new larger wave paintings on canvas have arrived at the farm. These are joining the Festival Exhibition.

May 9th, 2011

Spring is here!

White House Farm – the venue for the Alde Valley Spring Festival – is brightening up with Spring flowers. Daisies, dandelions and cowslips are all up and some already setting seed. The Woodland Nature Walk is suddenly disappearing beneath a mult-layered covering of new leaves. We have left flags up from the Royal Wedding to […]

May 9th, 2011

7th May ~ Wild Food & Woodland Day

Basket maker Peter Dibble [currently also exhibiting at Basketry ~ Making Human Nature at The Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts] travelled to White House Farm for the day to demonstrate some of his basket-making skills in the Festival barns. There was also a demonstration of wood work by bench and stool maker Raymond Hopkins.

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