The artist Mark Scott-Wood has been commissioned by the Woodbridge Art and Music Event to make a new work for the festival. As someone with connections to Suffolk, having grown up in Woodbridge and the surrounding area, he has chosen to create a work with local relevance. His work often hints at aspects of myth, legend and folklore and he also has an interest in more recent occurrences and mysteries. On this occasion, he has chosen to produce a work inspired by the Rendlesham Forest Incident of 1980. The incident has become one of the most famous UFO events to have happened in Britain, ranking amongst the best-known UFO events worldwide.
With hours to go before we launch the inaugural Woodbridge Art and Music event, we'd like to thank all the amazing people that have supported us in our first year. And we're delighted that even at this late stage there are new artist and partners to announce.
W'e're very pleased to announce that ADNAMS is supporting this weekend's events, especially as we're rather partial to their crafted ales. And we are very pleased to announce that Mark Scott Wood, Jesse Quinn and Monika Celis form Canada have joined the line up..
The Fire Station (sister cafe to the Award winning Best British Bakery, The Cake Shop) is becoming a Beat generation acoustic only night with poetry and acoustic performance throughout the night.
Keane’s Jess Quinn will be spinning late night platters inside The Table's bar, after the live acts have finished there. One of those acts will be the throughly enchanting young Canadian songstress, Monika Celis. who's in the midst of her first UK tour and, having just returned from a triumphant debut in Edinburgh, comes to play Woodbridge the day before her London debut.
On the Art front, Suffolk born, London Based artist, Mark Scott Wood, is doing something little short of amazing.
Having grown up around Rendlesham forest, Mark has often been inspired by the famous UFO incident there. For Woodbridge Art and Music's first ART commission, he is recreating the East Gate of the US Airforce base where the UFO's were first sited. The twist is he is creating it out of cloth and installing it in Woodbridge Library. A soft East Gate. Both sureal and sic fi.
He’s still sewing it as we speak and will be installing it on Saturday morning.
Finally Lillac Thyme is holding a private view tonight for the works of artist Mary Piece, who has painted a suitably floral collection. The exhibition will be on display for the next two weeks.
And finally, DJ Ben Osborne will be playing some house music tonight at the East Coast Diner.
Make sure you've got your advance tickets for Elmhurst Park and other venues - as ever, the cheapest ones are available in person at the Riverside.
Elmhurst Park 2pm-8pm
Roof of the Riverside Cinema (7:45pm-8pm), Community Hall (8pm-Midnight) The Anchor (8:30pm-11pm), The Riverside (10.30pm - Midnight), East Coast Diner (9pm - Midnight), The Fire Station (8pm-close), The Table (8:45pm - close).
Art in the Library by Mark Scott Wood - see Library opening times throughout weekend.
If you haven't got a Ticket yet there are also some available here http://www.seetickets.com/event/woodbridge-art-and-music-event-2014/woodbridge/809887
Deben Events, of Vintage and Modern makers market fame in Snape and Woodbridge, has gathered together a remarkably high quality line-up of stalls for events in Elmhurst Park.
The music will be start at 2pm, but people with tickets will be able to come to enjoy the food and stalls from soon after 1pm.
The local produce festival food fair will feature:
Green Olive Deli's wonderful Picnic Platters of fine cheeses and cold meats
The Table's incredible burrito street food cafe
Flying Chips with Dips; the artisan Citroen chip van
Whipp and Flipp Crepe's and homemade lemonade served from an artisan Citroen crepe van
Wendy's Fudge with her mouth watering homemade, um, fudge!
The vintage and makers market presents
Tim Clover's Jamboree Bag of rare, quality vintage fashion and clothing, with hats and sunglasses and more in a veritable trove of treasures.
Planet Patrol - beautiful pop-up art gallery
Easy Tiger fine vintage clothing for the feminine figure.
Abbes Aattic fabulous artisan and festival jewellery.
Debbie Anderson's curious world of hand-made steampunk design and jewellery.
The first Woodbridge Art and Music Event will begin on Saturday 9 August. There will be some things going on on Friday 8 August if you're already in town. But here's Saturday's line-up:
Monika Cefis (Canada) & Kevin Pearce taster set
Thomas J Speight
The Intermission Project
Bird Radio (Aldeburgh Music) on the roof of the Riverside Cinema
8pm - close
Kevin Peace (full set)
Monika Cefis (full set)
and more to come
Line up subject to change as a festival line-up.