Archive for May, 2014

May 5th, 2014

Angels in the Rafters

As in previous years, the Festival Exhibition includes a small collection of icons by Marchela Dimitrova. The theme for this year was Angels. Working from her family home in Plovdiv, Marchela has sent over a beautiful series if new icons that include several of Archangels St Michael and St Gabriel. Most of the pieces are small […]

May 5th, 2014

New Paintings by Maggi Hambling

This year’s Festival Exhibition includes a beautiful series of new sea paintings by Maggi Hambling. Seven of them, titled “Wave Crashing” I to VII, have the colours of the deep Atlantic ocean in them. Other larger pieces are softer and have the colour of sand within then – a reminder of the shallowness of our […]

May 5th, 2014

The Farmyard Barns

For 4 weeks each April and May the farmyard barns are home to the Spring Festival Exhibition. The photos above give a glimpse of the farm and the buildings as they appear each Spring. As the cow parsley comes into flower, the buildings fill up with paintings, sculptures, chairs and pottery for sale – together […]

May 5th, 2014

New Timber arrives at the Farm

A number of dead oak trees were felled during the winter at White House Farm. Some of these have been brought back to the farmyard for milling by Drywood Ltd. The best wood – quarter sawn with a good clear grain and maybe some colouring from beef steak fungus – is kept for furniture making. […]

May 5th, 2014

Bronze Casting comes to the Festival !

A small range of residency projects was launched in February 2o14 as part of development plans for the Spring Festival. Recipients have included Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Alex Johnson, Lily Hunter Green, Clara Drummond and Jelly Green [who received the first Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting]. The largest residency project has been […]

May 5th, 2014

The Festival Chair 2014 ~ Glemham I

Over the past few months Alex Johnson – recipient of the first farm residency award in January 2014 – has been working on a magnificent oak chair. Carved from a single large oak stump, the chair is now a centrepiece in the farm’s old Threshing Barn. Given the name Glemham I by Alex, it stands at […]

May 5th, 2014

Henrietta’s Pop Up Patisserie

Each weekend at the farm and Festival seems like Easter, with an amazing selection of cakes and pastries arriving for Henrietta Inman’s fantastic Pop-up Pâtisserie. For the launch weekend, the farm’s tea rooms were laden with Simnel Cakes, brownies, layer cakes, tea cakes, scones and victoria sponges. Since then, Henrietta has introduced a variety of […]

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