Provocation

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

Timber is proud to have commissioned the award winning poetand author Karen McCarthy Woolf (Seasonal Disturbances, An Aviary of Small Birds) to create a…

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…

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…

Does 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,…

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…