A festival weaving together the forest with arts and ideas, will take place this weekend in the heart of the National Forest in Derbyshire.
Visitors to the Timber festival will be able to experience the transformative impact of forests with artists, musicians, scientists and thinkers.
Timber aims to encourage us to explore what woodlands can mean to us and to re-imagine our relationship with our environment.
Music will play an important part in the festival, promising an adventure into sound that will be rooted in the forest across bespoke wooden stages (including the enchanting Eyrie Stage, raised between the trees) and around the campfire. It will offer visitors the chance to see live music in an intimate woodland setting. Artists will include Stealing Sheep, Jessica Hoop and Gwenno.
An eclectic line-up of theatre and circus will include The Baron in the Trees circus show, a theatrical feast from B Arts, and dance performances from some eccentric tea ladies.
There will be talks and discussion from the likes of Extinction Rebellion, eco-priest Peter Owen-Jones’ and the Rewilding Panel. There will also be an after dark performance installation, forest meditation, laughing yoga and a woodland library.
Other activities include greenwood craft, a timber sound quiz, Maypole dancing, archery, a giant mable run and a willow maze. Finally, guests can help make a cardboard world and join in with the Cardboardia procession.
When: 5th – 7th July 2019
Where: The National Forest, Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6DQ
£: Tickets cost £8 – £37.10
More info: timberfestival.org.uk