Autumn Residencies ~ 2016 

A small residency programme was started at White House Farm in February 2014 in association with the Alde Valley Spring Festival. The purpose of the residencies is to give artists, writers, musicians and other guests working in the arts time off from their daily or weekly routines - to rest, reflect and start new work. The Autumn Residencies offer time for recipients to explore the local landscape, wildlife and rural life through their various practices.

! Cornucopia ! Residencies for 2016

Jelly Green ~ Woodland Painting Residency.
Tessa Newcomb ~ Hedge Hut Painting Residency.
Synnove Fredericks ~ Wildwood Residency.

Lily Hunter Green ~ No 4 Sound Residency – Extracts from Bee Composed Live.

Poetry at Great Glemham 2016

Suffolk Poetry Society - Writing from Art & Found Objects

Helen Ivory & Martin Figura.
2nd George Crabbe Writing Residency :

2016 Spring Residencies

The following artists received residencies in Spring 2015.

Drawing : 

Painting : Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Tessa Newcomb.

Sound / Music : Mira Calix.

Gardening / Writing Residency : Helen Jukes.

Hedge Hut / Woodland Painting Residencies : Tessa Newcomb, Jelly Green.

Workshop Residencies : Tobias Ford, Jim Parsons, Otis Luxton, Stewart Goldie-Morrison, Dan Hussey, Raymond Hopkins.

Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : George Farrow Hawkins, Ramsay Gibb.

Writing at Great Glemham 2016

This new writing residency programme was launched in April / May 2016 to coincide with the annual Alde Valley Spring Festival.

The four inaugural Writers in Residence were :

Hugh Thomson, Richard Mabey, Edward Posnett, Paddy Bushe.

2015 Spring Residencies

The following artists received residencies in Spring 2015.

Drawing : George Farrow-Hawkins.

Painting : Roger Hardy, Tessa Newcomb.

Sound / Music : -

Gardening / Writing Residency : Sam Starke.

Workshop Residencies : Tobias Ford, Freddy Morris, Alice-Andrea Ewing, Meryem Siemmonds.

Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : Emma Green.

2015 Autumn Residencies

Suffolk Poetry Society : A Road Less Trod
Lois Williams and Melinda Appleby.

Flipside Festival Writing Residency : 27th Sept – 2nd October
Fabio Sombra.

1st George Crabbe Writing Residency : 24th October - 13th November
Lavinia Greenlaw.

* This residency was part of an exchange project with Cill Rialaig Arts Centre in Kerry, Eire.

Writing Residency : Chosil Kil.

Music Residency : Gwendolen Chatfield.

Autumn Residency : Synnove Fredericks.

London / Thames Residency : Fran Crowe.

2014 Spring Residencies

The following artists received residencies in Spring 2014.

Drawing : Clara Drummond.

Painting : Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Tessa Newcomb.

Sound / Music : Lily Hunter Green [The No 1 Sound Residency].

Workshop Residencies : Alex Johnson; The Artists and Bronze Casters from Butley Mills Studios [Alice-Andrea Ewing, Craig Hudson, Freddy Morris, Sarah Pirkis, Cat Vitebsky].

Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : Jelly Green.


For more information about the residency programme and artists’ work
please email : 


  • Spring Festival 2016

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 23rd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions....

  • A talk by Maggi Hambling :

    6pm for 6.30pm start. Saturday 7th May in the barns at the farm. Email the Festival for ticket sales.

  • Thank you to our sponsors

    Aspall Cyder and Suffolk Coast for supporting this year’s Alde Valley Spring Festival !

  • New for 2016 :

    A sound installation of a nightingale singing by Emma Green; “The Carrier” by Laurence Edwards; “Rite of Spring” by Maggi Hambling and over 200 curated works on show in the barns....

  • New for 2015/16:

    A poetry residency link between the Spring Festival and Cill Rialaig in Kerry, Eire.

  • The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 14th May.

    BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places....

  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

    Open at Weekends serving cakes and pastries supplied especially for the Festival by chef Peter Harrison.


  • Try out local pubs :

    The Crown Inn, Great Glemham; White Horse, Sweffling; White Horse, Rendham; The Crown and Golden Key at Snape; The Ship Inn, Blaxhall are all within 4 miles.


  • Come and visit the farm on foot or by bike:

    Free parking for cars – share journeys if you can. Children and families welcome – no dogs please.


  • New for 2016 :

    “Meet the Artists” informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.

  • New for 2016 :

    ‘Writing at Great Glemham” – a series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers and Festival Talks.

  • Don’t forget local market days :

    Mondays at Campsea Ashe auction rooms [with tea room]; Tuesdays at Framlingham; Wednesdays in Saxmundham – and Snape Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.


Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
Artisan Products

Stocking a range of unusual cards, books, walking sticks and other handmade items made on the farm & by local artisans. Details >
The Suffolk Chair Collection

The Collection of original early – mid nineteenth century Ball Backs has been set up as a design reference collection. Details >

Icon Painting in the Alde Valley

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Food Adventures

We have listed some of the Alde Valleys outstanding food businesses.
Places to Stay

The Alde Valley and East Suffolk are full of good homestays, holiday cottages, B&Bs and hotels.
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