The Alde Valley Spring Festival

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 Р6pm.

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.