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iVisit.... Timber, the International Forest Festival

  • Timber, the International Forest Festival Rawdon Rd, Moira, Swadlincote Swadlincote DE12 6DQ U.K. (map)
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Timber, the International Forest Festival is a joint venture between the National Forest Company, the creation of England’s first new forest in a thousand years and Wild Rumpus, who take people on creative adventures outdoors to change the way they look at the world around them, both have come together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of forests.

Timber has the format of a weekend music festival, a programme akin to a literature or outdoor arts festival, but more than that it will be in and of the forest. It will be thought provoking and inspire questions about the future.

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Timber will be looking outwards to forests around the world to bring the best of arts and culture to Feanedock (an incredible exploratory new woodland in the making) as well as celebrating what’s happening in the local communities.

An ambitious adventure into sound and music, rooted in the forest. Join the music around the campfire and on the three main stages for live music. Venture into the woods to be immersed in compelling sound installations, storytelling, soundscapes and DJ sets, Including Jane Weaver, This Is The Kit and Hope & Social who are headlining. 

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Plus a joyous exploration of food and drink, from farmers’ market stalls to food trucks, foraging workshops to picnics and banquets. Programming will include creative play with food, incredible performance along culinary lines, young chefs creating exciting menus from our hedgerows and woodlands.

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To help us see the forest in a new light, there are torch light processions, light projections, fire gardens and luminous installations. Expect incredible international performance as dusk falls each night, and discover the unexpected as into the night the forest will be transformed by spectacular light installations like the Fire Garden created by artists, sculptures and designers.

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Timber promises to be a really unique and extraordinary experience and is a must for any one who loves the arts while immersing themselves in nature.

6/7/8 July 2018, Feanedock, the National Forest. (adult day tickets are from £40; weekend camping tickets £120)