Woodland Culture

After the event! The evaluation…

Timber was a beautiful glorious weekend, bathed in summer sunshine. You can watch the film to see it in all its glory. But then the serious stuff, the evaluation! Did it do what you wanted it to? Hopefully…

Volunteers Extraordinaire!

We really couldn’t manage to put our events on without the support of a hard working team of volunteers. When we first started putting on festivals, we mostly thought about how volunteers could help us to staff our…

Working with the press

Working with the press helps to tell your story and share your ideas and ethos with the world. It helps raise awareness, build relationships and help to spark conversations with audiences. Although the diversification (and amount) of media…

Making it accessible

At Wild Rumpus we work in the woods. We build festivals and events in natural landscapes. We create spectacles for people to engage with together. And we do these things with the idea that if people want to…

Money, money, money.

Very early on in the planning process for an event we draft a budget for the expected activity, this will be a fairly detailed breakdown of the income and expenditure (although at this point lots of it will…

To do lists!

Team Wild Rumpus embrace the spectrum of to do lists! From Sarah’s neatly pencilled notebook, to the messy blackboard in the design barn, we’re always trying, and often failing, to keep our spiralling lists in order. As Timber…

Gather at Timber Festival

Programming 101

The exciting bit – the festival programme! Here we’re looking at how to present a stimulating programme that delivers on the vision of your event. Wild Rumpus programmes outdoor family arts events, but we think that it’s probably…

Dot the i’s and cross the t’s

OK, here goes, we’re going to talk about all the sexy stuff in event planning – the health & safety, event management plans, policies, procedures, licences, permits, permissions, authorisations, surveys, risk assessments, method statements, evacuation procedures, site plans,…

Timber - festival site

A Blank Slate

A brand new festival, we knew from the start, would mean finding a brand new site. How exciting, but also daunting. We always knew that finding the right site for Timber would be vital. The festival is so…

Sustainability Timber festival

Sustainability Matters

Hmmm, we want to run an event that celebrates woodlands and the benefits they bring us, including their contribution to reducing climate change impacts, and yet the very nature of the event, the travel and power requirements involved in bringing people together will have a negative impact… Hopefully…

Timber festival marketing

Marketing planning

Ensuring that an event is successful is down to a lot of factors but making sure that people know about it – and decide to attend – is all about getting the marketing right. There’s lots to think…

Timelines

Setting up an event whether large or small needs to follow a plan. Key tasks need completing – how far before the event depends on the scale, format, kind of event and number of people involved. The starting…

Woodland Culture blog - Timber Festival

Woodland Culture

Welcome to our new blog which hopes to explore how we can use the arts to animate woodland spaces with a view to connecting people more intrinsically with nature and the natural world. We’re going to use a…