Archive for April, 2012

April 4th, 2012

First Rains

After several weeks without rain, during which soils in the valley had in places almost baked dry, the weather broke earlier this week. Heavy rain fell during one night and was followed in places by hail and further rain storms. Paths and tracks that had been hard and dusty were suddenly soft once again. The […]

April 4th, 2012

New Products for the Festival Pop Up Shop

In 2011 the Festival ran a small Pop Up Shop for four weeks. For 2012, the Pop Up Shop will re-open and stock a range of vintage tools, Great Glemham oak chopping boards and hazel walking sticks, textiles, egg cups, sculptures by Roger Hardy, baskets by Peter Dibble and a selection of beautiful handmade notebooks […]

April 4th, 2012

Comings & Goings

The Festival Cards have arrived. Over 6,000 copies are being distributed to farm shops, shops, delis, pubs, cafes and tourist information centres in the beautiful Alde Valley and East Suffolk – with a few going up to London. As the cards – printed by Leiston Press – go out, some of the first works for […]

April 4th, 2012

Cleaning the Farm Yard Barns

The old lambing rooms, dairy, milk room and lambing office are all getting a lick of paint, with repairs to walls and gutters. Paul Lightfoot has been helping manage the maintenance works. Most of the rooms are now done and the walls are almost ready to receive the first works for the Festival Exhibition. Hanging […]

April 4th, 2012

Preparations for Festival 2012

Work is gathering pace at White House Farm, the Festival venue, to prepare the farm yards and fields for the opening on the 21st April. The last of the ewes and lambs left the farm yard last week. Several days of sun provided the perfect weather for turn-out: the lambs were content to feed and […]

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