Provocation

Wilderness Tracks :: Robert Macfarlane

Robert Macfarlane, author of The Lost Words, joins BBC Radio 4’s Geoff Bird for lively conversation and eclectic musical choices in Wilderness Tracks as Robert reveals…

Chris Watson

Chris Watson is one of the world’s leading recorders of wildlife and natural phenomena, and for Touch he edits his field recordings into a…

Should money grow on trees?

Should money grow on trees? Take part in a debate on the role of money-making in sustaining Britain’s woodlands with Making Local Woods Work….

Jonathan Drori

Jonathan Drori is a Trustee of The Eden Project, an Ambassador for the WWF and was for nine years a Trustee of the Royal…

Lindsey Chapman

Lindsey Chapman will presenting this years Happily Ever After discussion panel; exploring the undeniable impact that forests have had on literature, theatre and the…

Common Ground: Living With Trees

“The radical and inspirational arts and environmental charity, Common Ground curates a discussion for the Timber Festival, exploring how trees and woods in towns,…

Karen McCarthy Woolf

Award-winning poet and author Karen McCarthy Woolf (Seasonal Disturbances, An Aviary of Small Birds) will be joining the Provocation strand at Timber.

Keynote Session – Stuart Maconie

Having walked the woods and byways of the country for decades, and being fervently engaged with its political, cultural and geographic life, nobody is…

Polarbear

A spoken word workshop from Polarbear (Steven Camden) one of the most versatile and respected spoken word artists in Britain. Having grown up in…

The Archive of Outside

“I took a walk in the woods, and came out taller than the trees” Thoreau Hop aboard our vintage library bus, exploring our relationship…

What the Papers Say

Further explore the interface between humans and nature in What the Papers Say discussions on environmental stories of the moment. The Saturday session will…

From Field to Fork

Join our panel of experts to explore where our food comes from, how it reaches our plates and some amazing stories of what farmers…

Birdlife Panel

From the casual birder to the passionate ornithologist, there’ll be something for everyone as a panel of ardent bird lovers stop to ponder the…

Digital Bird Spotting

  While the worn but trusty bird-spotting guidebook is for many people an indispensable and beloved companion on any walk through the forest, the…

Happily Ever After

From Gawain to Grimm, Shakespeare’s Arden to Boorman’s Deliverance, forests have provided some of the most evocative backdrops in all of literature, art and…

Alun Watkins

Alun has been Executive Director for PEFC UK Ltd (Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification) since January 2010. Prior to his appointment he…