Alde Valley Spring Festival Residencies

A residency programme was started at White House Farm in February 2014 in association with the Alde Valley Spring Festival. The purpose of the programme is to give artists, writers, makers and musicians time off from their daily or weekly routines to rest, reflect and start new work.

2017 Residencies

Drawing: TBC.
Painting:
Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Tessa Newcomb, Roger Hardy.
Sculpture: Kabir Hussain, Freddy Morris.
Writing: Jasper Winn.
Sound / Music: Nathaniel Mann & the Dead Rat Orchestra [The No 4 Sound Residency]
Hedge Hut Residencies: Tessa Newcomb.
Land & Food: TBC
Wildwood Residency: Synnove Fredericks.
Woodland Residency: Jelly Green, Jennifer Hall.
Workshop Residencies: Jim Parsons; Dan Hussey, Jennifer Hall, Boris Aldridge, Ian Sedge, Sharon McMullin, Sarah Butters, Tobias Ford, Otis Luxton, Jon Warnes, Nienke Jongsma.
“Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies : Alistair Carr; Aljos Farjon; Tessa Allingham; Jack Cooke.
Cill Rialaig Poetry Residency Exchange : Paddy Bushe.
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting : TBC
Song of the Howgills : Tessa Newcomb, Sarah Butters.
George Crabbe Writing Residency : TBC

Note : The Alde Valley Spring Festival sponsors the annual George Crabbe Poetry Prize.


2016 Residencies

Painting: Melanie Comber, Richard Elliott, Ruth Stage, Tessa Newcomb.
Hedge Hut Painting Residencies: Jelly Green, Emma Green.
Sound / Music: Mira Calix [The No 2 Sound Residency]
Writing: Helen Jukes [Blakenham Garden Residency].
Woodland Residency : Freddy Morris.
Workshop Residencies : Jim Parsons; Owen McClatchey; Jonny Briggs; Raymond Hopkins; Otis Luxton; Tobias Ford; Stewart Goldie-Morrison; Dan Hussey.
Writing at Great Glemham” Residencies: Hugh Thomson; Richard Mabey; Ed Posnett; Paddy Bushe.
Cill Rialaig Poetry Residency Exchange: Paddy Bushe, Lavinia Greenlaw.
Fidelity Cranbrook Residency Award for Painting: George Farrow Hawkins & Ramsay Gibb.




2015 Residencies


Drawing: George Farrow Hawkins
Painting: Roger Hardy, Tessa Newcomb.
Sound / Music: Gwendolen Chatfield.
Writing: Chosil Kil; Hugh Thomson & Jasper Winn [Cumbria].
Research: Synnove Fredericks, Fran Crowe.
Poetry: Lois Williams and Melinda Appleby.



2014 Residencies

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



Information

For more information about the residency programme and artists’ work please email : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk


 
  • Thank you to our sponsors

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



  • Pop Up “Hedgerow Tea Rooms”

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

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  • Try out local pubs :

    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.

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  • 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.

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  • New for 2016 :

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

  • Farm Suppers with Peter Harrison:

    Each Thursday evening during the Festival - £35.50 per person – three courses served at the farmhouse refectory tables by candlelight. BYO beer / wine.

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  • New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~

    New for 2017 : Festival Exhibition Quercus & Co ~ Celebrating the English Oak, Woodland and Widlife – including paintings and drawings by Jelly Green of trees and woodlands from around the UK.

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  • Pop Up “Hedge Quarters Tea Rooms:

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

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  • 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.

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  • New for 2017 : bronzes from Maggi Hambling:

    Bronzes from Maggi Hambling’s Aftermath series on show in the Farmyard barns.



  • 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 2017 : To the Moon and Back:

    A new life size bronze by Craig Hudson of Marley the dog on display in the fields.



  •  Meet the Artists:

    Informal guided talks on Sunday afternoons during the Festival from 3-4.30pm.



  •  New for 2017 : “Handmade”

    A series of over ten Workshop Residencies and Open Studios showcasing local crafts and heritage skills – inc chair making, knife making, wood turning. Open at weekends and Bank Holidays.

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  •  New for 2017 : ‘Writing at Great Glemham”:

    A series of Writing Residencies linked to Farm Suppers each Thursday and Festival Talks each Friday with guests Alistair Carr, Aljos Farjon and Jack Cooke.

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  •  The Big Spring Picnic Saturday 20th May:

    The Big Spring Picnic takes place on Saturday 20th May. BYO picnic sourced from local shops in Framlingham, Saxmundham, Leiston, Snape, Aldeburgh & Orford ! Booking essential – limited places.

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  •  Spring Festival launches on 22nd April:

    This year’s Spring Festival launches on 22nd April for 4 weeks with a rich programme of Farm Suppers, Festival Talks, Open Studios and Meet the Artists sessions.

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  • 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.

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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.
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Places to Stay

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