Provocation

Provocation at Timber Festival
Prepare to be inspired and inspire others in turn

Writers, artists, poets, scientists, philosophers and educators will help us re-imagine what woodlands and trees mean to us, how we live in nature and will examine our relationship with the world around us. Prepare to be inspired and inspire others in turn. Expect a curated programme of talks and discussions exploring the interface between humans and nature, from the impact we have on the environment, to the benefits that woods and forests can have on individuals and communities, and the ways that art, poetry and film reflect the natural world.

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.

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.

Wilderness Tracks

BBC Radio 4’s Geoff Bird is joined by special guests including BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 3 presenter Elizabeth Alker for lively conversation…

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

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 Every 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…