Great Glemham: Seasonal celebration opens at farm

Opening of The Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham

Opening of The Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Artists, designers and purveyors of local foods helped launch an annual spring celebration on a Suffolk farm.

Opening of The Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham

Opening of The Alde Valley Spring Festival at Alde Valley Farm, Great Glemham - Credit: Lucy Taylor

Painter and sculptor Maggi Hambling declared the Alde Valley Spring Festival open for 2014.

She will be exhibiting some of her own work, alongside that of other artists, over the coming weeks in Great Glemham.

The opening was followed by a lunch of Alde Valley lamb, from Great Glemham Farms, and local vegetables cooked by Peter Harrison.

The festival will feature farm suppers, artist talks and a ‘pop-up’ patisserie.

Jason Gathorne-Hardy will be welcoming visitors to White House Farm, in the Upper Alde Valley, for the celebration of food, farming and the arts, with a festival service to be held on Sunday, April 27 at All Saints Church.

For full festival details, visit aldevalleyspringfestival.co.uk.