Pop Up Artisan Residency Studios

Opening Times : Weekends 10am - 6pm from 17th September – 2nd October.

Free Entry. Family & children welcome – no dogs please.
For more Info about Artisan Makers : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 

As part of a pilot project started in autumn 2015, a range of specialist makers and artisans have been selected to take part in the two week ! Cornucopia ! 2016 programme.

The aim of the Artisan Residency Studios is to help support and promote a range of traditional arts and heritage skills in the Alde Valley area of East Suffolk and the Suffolk Coast.

Recipients of residency studios are offered 4 weeks use of farm workshops and sheds at no cost in order help develop their businesses and reach a wider audience. The residency studios are open to visitors from 10am – 6pm on the weekends of 17th/18th Sept, 25th/27th Sept and 1st/2nd Oct.


List of Makers / Artisan Studios for ! Cornucopia ! 2016

Sharon McMullin ~ Stained Glass
Ian Sedge ~ Signwriting
Gerard King ~ Craft Butcher
Raymond Hopkins ~ Refectory Tables & Hedge Chairs
Sarah Butters ~ Feltmaking
Tobias Ford ~ Knifemaking
Jon Warnes ~ Spoon Carving (17th &18th Sept and 1st & 2nd Oct)



Static Displays

Jonny Briggs ~ Green Oak Timber Construction
Drywood Ltd ~ Mobile Saw Milling
George Crane ~ Tree Surgery & Woodland Management
Saul Hunt ~ Aerial Tree Surgery & Tree Felling



Please Note. The artisan residency studios are open to visitors on the following weekends : 17th / 18th Sept ; 25th / 26th Sept ; 1st 2nd Oct. They are not open for subsequent weekends in October.

For more information about makers : enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk 



 
  • Thank you to our sponsors

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



  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

For more information....
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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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