The dates for the Alde Valley Spring Festival are from the 21st April to the 20th May. As usual there will be a great range of art on display and also local makers showcasing their work. The workshops will be open at weekends from 10am – 6pm.
There have been some exciting developments with the building of a dedicated space to run craft workshops and a redevelopment of the woodworking shop to provide two workshop spaces. The renowned Suffolk chair maker, Jim Parsons, will be moving in to his new workshop very soon.
A full programme of courses will be launched shortly, including willow work, spoon carving, rustic chairmaking, introduction to green woodwork and a new course, building a shed. This course is suitable for complete beginners and will introduce basic hand skills, design and sourcing and choosing materials. Keep an eye on the website for further details.