The Alde Valley Spring Festival usually runs for four weeks each April and May. Based at a small farm in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley on the Suffolk Coast, it celebrates the importance of the visual arts, local foods and contemporary crafts in a working farmed landscape.
Highlights of the 2020 Spring Festival Programme include The Festival Exhibition, Open Studios, Food for Thought, Summer Residencies, Festival Events and seasonal Green Shoots.
We have cancelled all parts of the Festival’s physical programme for 2020 in response to the current circumstances. However, amid the uncertainty, worry and tragedy that is rife in the world at present, the core values of the Spring Festival remain strong : the importance of welcoming people to join together in order to celebrate food, farming, landscape and the arts.
Providing a sense of welcome at the farm where the Festival takes place and managing the Festival with a spirit of compassion, support and understanding are central to how we choose to do business – as is the acceptance of change.
We have decided to adapt to the present circumstances and place as much as possible of the Festival’s 2020 programme online – on this website and also on our Instagram account, which operates in tandem with the website. Please do come and join in !