Pop Up ! Cornucopia ! Shop

Dates : 16th September ~ 8th October
Opening Times : Weekends 10am – 6pm; Tues – Fri 10am – 6pm
Venue : White House Farm, Great Glemham, Suffolk IP17 1LS

The Pop Up Shop will be open for three weeks from 16th Sept – 8th Oct selling a range of beautiful natural and hand made products from the Alde Valley, Suffolk Coast and other parts of the UK.

During weekdays the Shop will also sell items made by makers taking part in the Workshop Residencies and Open Studios - at weekends visitors will be able to commission and buy works direct from makers in their studios. Shop items include:

• Great Glemham Chopping Boards
• Apple juices from High House Fruit Farm
• Suffolk Poetry Anthologies
• Handmade Pottery
• Cracket Stools by Raymond Hopkins
• Handmade bowls and spoons
• Spoons & Bowls by Jon Warnes
• Beech Bowls made at White House Farm
• Handmade bags by Nienke Jongsma
• Handmade knives by Tobias Ford
• Baskets by Peter Dibble
• Honey from Leiston Beekeepers Association
• British rare breed sheepskin fleeces

Shop items are available all year round via the Spring Festival website. If you would like images and more information about available stock, including cards, books, chopping boards, pottery and bags, please email: enquiries@aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk

The “Great Glemham” Range ~ “GG”

For 2017 we are also launching a new range of bespoke handmade products that are being made at the farm or made on commission for The Alde Valley Spring Festival. These include :

•    GG Beef Boards ~ kitchen chopping boards made with White House Farm beefsteak fungus stained oak;
•    GG Standing Figure Boards ~ kitchen chopping boards made with plain and burr oak from White House Farm;
•    GG Howgill Boards ~ kitchen chopping boards inspired by the Howgill Fells in Cumbria;
•    GG Sycamore Platters ~ large boards made with sycamore grown at White House Farm;
•    GG Barley Bird Boards ~ inspired by a design created by sculptor / painter Roger Hardy and made by hand by Leszek Zielinski using wood from the farm;
•    GG Foraging Bags ~ made to a Festival design by Studio Vandertas;
•    GG Travel Bags ~ sketch / laptop bags and overnight bags made to Festival designs by Studio Vandertas and tested on trips to Borneo in 2015;
•    GG Picnic Shoulder Hold-All ~ made to a Festival design by Studio Vandertas;
•    GG Cracket Stools ~ small elm / oak / ash / yew stools made by Raymond Hopkins;
•    GG Larne Stools ~ large curved elm stools by Raymond Hopkins;
•    GG Dairy Stools ~ made with oak, ash, yew and elm by Raymond Hopkins.
•    GG Kitchen Knives ~ a selection of bespoke Festival designs made by Tobias Ford;
•    GG Dough Scrapers ~ handmade from White House Farm oak.

For more information about the GG Range please contact :

  • The Summer Exhibition :

    The Spirit of '48  +  Here and Now.
    Sat 9th June Sun 1st July Details>


  • 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

For more information....
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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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