Festival Talks 2018  * Booking Essential

Dates: 6.30 for 6.45pm; Sat 28th April, Fri 11th May, Sat 12th May

Venue : The Old Threshing Barn, White House Farm IP17 1LS
Entry : By pre-booked ticket only
Tickets : £15.00 pp; to include welcome drink and light supper after the talk.
Bookings : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 

The 2018 Festival Talks explore themes from the Spring Festival Programme. They are held in the main Threshing Barn at White House Farm. Hot drinks, refreshments served on arrival; a light supper of soup and bread are served around the fire after the talk. The barn is heated, but open to the evening air, Please bring blankets / warm clothes.


Festival Talk No 1 : Sat 28th April
CLAUDIUS : Portraiture & the Spring Festival Exhibition

Maggi Hambling, in conversation with Jason Gathorne-Hardy [Festival Director]
£15.00 pp includes hot drinks on arrival and light supper of soup and bread after the talk.
BYO beer /wine.

To book a place :  enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


Festival Talk No 2 : Fri 11th May
The Life & Works of Harry Becker

Simon Loftus in conversation with Jason Gathorne-Hardy [Festival Director]
£15.00 pp includes hot drinks on arrival and light supper of soup and bread after the talk.
BYO beer /wine.

To book a place :  enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk



Festival Talk No 3 : Sat 12th May
Lettering : Charlotte Howarth

A talk about letter carving by Charlotte Howarth - former apprentice of Richard Kindersley, founder of Making Marks [ www.makingmarks.com ] a master letter carver for the Memorial Arts Training Scheme, and a Trustee for the Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust.

£15.00 pp includes hot drinks on arrival and light supper of soup and bread after the talk.
BYO beer /wine.
To book a place :  enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

 

 

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    by Juliet Simpson for sale.



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  • 'Hefted' :

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    Sean Hewitt, Melissa Harrison, Tim Richardson, Louise Gray.




  • New works on show by Maggi Hambling and Jason Gathorne-Hardy.


  • The Suffolk Chair Collection :

    An exhibition of over 50 antique and contemporary Suffolk Chairs. Details >

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  • Pesta Nukenen :

    An exhibition of basketry from our sister festival in Borneo



  • Farm Suppers on Thursday evenings :

    30th Sept, 27th Sept & 4th October. Details >

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  • Meet the Makers!

    Open studios at weekends 10am - 6pm - Details >



 
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

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Places to Stay

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