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
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  • Local Places to Stay :

    Good places to stay within 1 mile of the Festival and farm : Crown Cottages, Great Glemham; Stable Cottage, The Grove; Alde Garden, Sweffling Details>


  • Festival Exhibition opening times :

    Festival open every weekday except non-Bank Holiday Mondays. If you are coming in the middle of the day there are good local pubs in Great Glemham and Rendham.


  • Free Entry & Parking :

    Free parking and free entry to Festival Exhibition and Open Studios [@ weekends] – come by foot, bike or car share !

  • Harry Becker Exhibition :

    Archive Exhibition about Harry Becker in the Farmyard Classroom with works for sale in the barns.

  • The Festival Exhibition theme for 2018 : Claudius ~ Suffolk’s Roman Emperor!

    Celebration of portraiture, life drawing and the figure in the landscape

  • New works:

    New works by over 20 artists and makers in the Festival Exhibition.

  • Festival Talks:

    Festival Talks with Maggi Hambling, Simon Loftus and Charlotte Howarth.

  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison each Thursday evening in the farmhouse Dining Rooms from Thurs 26th April – 17th May. Book early to reserve places.


  •  Eat on the Wild Side :

    Cakes, pastries and pies made with foods from the farm’s market gardens, hedgerows, pastures and woodland. Served and on sale at weekends in Hedge Quarters’ Tea Rooms.


  •  NEW for 2018 :

    More pop up exhibition spaces in the barns for The Spring Festival Exhibition.

  •  NEW for 2018 :

    New Workshop Residency spaces – open at weekends from 21st April – 20th May.

  •  Spring Festival launches 21st April:

    The 2018 Alde Valley Spring Festival launches on Saturday 21st April and runs until Sunday 20th May – come and visit us !


  •  NEW for 2018:

    Open Studios showcasing some of the best makers in Suffolk and UK : leather work, letter carving, chair-making, knife-forging, jewellery, tile-making


Works for Sale

We have some wonderful works by artists that exhibit at the festival currently for sale. Details >
The Festival Shop

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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