It started out as a grey drizzly day yesterday, so instead of our habitual Sunday walk on the coast, we went to !Cornucopia!, a three week seasonal event celebrating fine art, food, farming, heritage crafts and landscape at White House Farm, Great Glemham in the beautiful Upper Alde Valley.
The event, managed by The Alde Valley Spring Festival and White House Farm. has a focus on painting, sculpture, drawing, poetry and Open Studios for local artisans and makers. We were particularly impressed with Roger Hardy’s Time and Tide solo exhibition. The threshing barn provided the perfect backdrop for these simple, almost pagan like but bewitching series of sculptures and constructions made with wood and metal that Roger gathered from parts of the Alde Estuary near the coast. We also marvelled at Alice-Andrea Ewing’s bronzes cast from unusual fruits and vegetables grown in the Great Glemham house garden. After a potter around the Open Studios where we saw artisans’ crafts ranging from sheepskin rugs and wooden carvings to felt making and stained glass followed by coffee and delicious cake, the skies cleared and we went for a circular walk on marked paths through fields and woodland in this most beautiful rural landscape.
A very enjoyable half day out and less than 15 minutes away.