Gather round all nature lovers, day dreamers, big thinkers.
Step into an incredible weekend festival of debate, celebration and reflection in the National Forest. Timber invites you to stand up and be counted as we rethink our relationship with trees and forests.
Join new thinkers as they challenge us to re-examine our relationship with the world. Gather with artists, musicians and writers, as they respond and react to the forest in bold and exhilarating ways. Activists and makers will invite to you join them in joyous celebration of nature. The rebels and the unexpected from the worlds of music, art, performance and wellbeing will play, provoke and inspire as we change the world.
So come on in, unplug, walk into the trees and fall under Timber’s spell. Recharge under the leaves. It’s good for the soul.
...stand on a hillock in Feanedock and you are met with a panoramic vista of trees for miles beyond. Squint and you spot an installation of a giant illuminated moon that hangs in the foliage, rumbling strange lunar sounds. Copses are theatrical stage sets. Storytellers sit in logged clearings around campfires. Authors discuss the fearsome mythology of the woodlands. Sound artists mimic the sound of birch and beech trees. This is Timber, an inaugural arts festival in the Midlands that puts the significance – and magnificence – of trees at its heart.
An incredible weekend at an innovative festival
A young astonishing forest that is making its world where once a world like this did not exist…this festival feels to me the start of something that’s going to grow and grow from here.
...we left with willow stars that we'd made that day, nature pendants we'd created the day before, and a sense that the forest, the woods, and trees, really do have the power to transform our moods, our vision for the future, and our lives.