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Transition Woodbridge’s Harvest Fair


Oct 7

2023-10-07 2023-10-07 Transition Woodbridge’s Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair 2023

Transition Woodbridge and Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music have joined forces to present Harvest Fair, a celebration of local food producers and an uplifting welcome to all things autumn.

  • Saturday 7 October 2023
  • 10am-4pm
  • Whisstocks Place, Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • Free Entry

Music: JS & The Lockerbillies, Maella (Prague), Chloe Lupton, East Of The Sun and host DJ Ben Osborne.

Art: Workshops include Clay modelling, Dry Point Etching,Screen Printing and Badge Making and Anchors Aweigh! Art Trail

Stalls: Local food producers and Environmental Organisations.

The event takes place by the River Deben, next to the town’s iconic Tide Mill, Museum and Longshed, and will feature a full day of activities, local food producers, live music, themed make and do workshops, Anchors Aweigh Arts trail and a market-place of local ecological and environmental stalls.

With a range of food producers setting up in the square, as well as the square’s regular food outlets, such as the Boathouse and Woodyard, the event promises to be taste-sensational, as well as educational. A full day out for people of all ages and backgrounds.

About the Music

Leading local rockin’ band, JS & The Lockerbillies, apply a distinctive twist to cult classics; both updating the golden age of jive and pre-dating R&B standards. Their sets can turn everything, from Johnny Cash to Fleetwood Mac, into hollering Tennessee thunder.

Maella grew-up in Prague’s jazz clubs, but went through a sonic reinvention when she ran away to London, aged 20, to discover her dark, alt-pop side. After gaining airplay on BBC London radio, presenter Jess Iszatt confessed she was ‘falling in love’ with her music. By October 2022 Maella had been made an ambassador for Spotify Equals, with her image being projected onto sky scrapers around New York’s Times Square. She returns to Woodbridge having wowed the crowds at 2023’s Summer’s festival.

Local singer Chloe Lupton is a 22 year old, classically trained vocalist. She studied music, acting and dance from the age of 15 and her inspiration is drawn from soul, jazz and R&B. Chosen as a newcomer for the New Dawn Stage at this year’s First Light, she made her Woodbridge debut at this summer’s Woodbridge Festival in Elmhurst Park; where she was filmed by ITV Anglia News.

East Of The Sun are a four-piece band based in Woodbridge. Formed in 2018, their sound is inspired by Sixties pop, Motown soul, jazz and blues.

Ben Osborne is the founder of Noise of Art and Woodbridge Festival of Art and Music. He DJs internationally, curates music and art events for festivals, galleries and venues, and writes about music for DJ Magazine and other music titles. He’s the author of the Arctic Monkey’s biography (Omnibus) and other publications.

About the Art Workshops

Free family drop-in art eco themed workshops at the Longshed. Suitable for all ages and experience.

Clay modelling: Jo Chapman is an established site-specific artist working in the public realm on large scale sculptural commissions. Come create local fruit and veg with Jo, using clay modelling techniques.

Saori Weaving : Claire Hardaker is a practicing artist specialising in the Japanese art of Saori weaving. Experience using a loom with Claire and explore textiles from nature.

Dry Point Etching: Holly Scholfield is an experienced artist and printmaker. Explore traditional dry point etching with Holly using recycled Tetrapak and a traditional printing press.

Screen Printing and Badge Making: Alice Stallard is Woodbridge Festival's arts co-ordinator and a practising artist and collaborative maker. Come along and explore protest slogans through multiples.

Anchors Aweigh! Art trail: Take part in a unique one day Anchors Aweigh! art trail exploring the historic riverside venues and views. Look out for the twelve anchors, trail activity sheets and unscramble the anagram.

About The Local Food and Environmental Stalls

Local food stalls and exhibitors taking part include Oak Tree, Community Farm, High House Fruit Farm, Hullabaloo vegan bakery, The Tide Mill woking tide mill, Clare Rizzo’s honey and bee products, Woodbridge Country Market, Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Suffolk Bird Group, Ipswich Wildlife Group, Churches Together with Fairtrade and Transition Woodbridge themselves.

Harvest Fair

Event Details
7 Oct 2023
10:00 AM To 04:00 PM
 Whisstock's Place, Tide Mill Way, IP12 1FP Whisstock's Place, Tide Mill Way, IP12 1FP - Map Directions