More than 400 people enjoyed an array of art and music in a debut event at Suffolk’s last working water mill.
The Art at the Mill fair at Pakenham Water Mill boasted work from 11 local artists and sculptors in the historic kitchens and in marquees.
Some of the sculptures were show-cased in natural surroundings including a metal chameleon in an apple tree and two giant metal birds on a lawn.
There was also a stylised metal swan among the bulrushes.
The soundtrack to the day was provided by Daisy Windsor and a member of her band the Floozies as well as singer/guitarist Daniel Pezaro. Daisy’s young daughter Molly also sang a number in her mother’s arms.
As the event coincided with Rogation Sunday, parishioners from the Pakenham Benefice and their Priest, the Rev Katherine Valentine arrived in a trailer towed by a tractor to bless flower from the mill.
Anna Voynovíc, who organised Art at the Mill, said its success was ‘thanks not only to the artists, the perfect setting and good weather but especially to the support of more than 50 of the mill’s volunteers who worked tirelessly to ensure the event ran smoothly.”
The next event at Pakenham Water Mill will be a food fair on Sunday, May 15 as part of National Mills weekend.