Archive for March, 2015

March 24th, 2015

Creating a Big Picnic Table

  Three years ago we started building a big picnic table at the farm in honour of local foods in the Alde Valley, sponsored by Kiwi Fencing at Snape and Drywood Ltd at Kelsale. Plans got bigger, one thing led to another, we felled a few more dead oak trees [a lot had built up […]

March 24th, 2015

Spring Festival Residency Programme ~ Year 2

The Alde Valley Spring Festival residency programme was launched in February 2014. It awards residencies with accommodation for short periods of up to two weeks and longer workshop-based residencies. The residencies apply to Drawing, Painting, Sculpture, Sound / Music Composition and Writing. Residency awards in 2014 were given to : Melanie Comber [Painting], Richard Elliott […]

March 24th, 2015

Preparing the Barns

The ewes and lambs left the southern farm yard last week, leaving room to start milling in the back yard. Meanwhile, in the old dairy and threshing barn, we have been preparing rooms to receive new works of art in a few weeks time. It is very exciting to be able to show a huge […]

March 24th, 2015

Clouds over the Farm ~ Autumn 2014

Cloud formations above the Alde Valley and East Suffolk are usually most dramatic along the coastline. Slaughden just south of Aldeburgh is often a good vantage point – on the edge of the marshes below the molar tooth-like Martello Tower. I think weather fronts must meet here – or maybe it is banks of land air and […]

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