Timber Festival

The new festival exploring the impact of forests has started to reveal its programme of artists, performers and areas ahead of its opening in July. 

Timber is a new annual festival located at Feanedock, Derbyshire, a 70-acre woodland site at the heart of the National Forest. It will take place from 6th- 8th July.

Timber is described as ‘an extraordinary new festival where music, art, philosophy and sustainability will weave together into an exhilarating weekend in the heart of the National Forest’. Created by the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus, visitors will experience the transformative impact of forests with artists, musicians, scientists and philosophers.

Highlights include some keynote speeches, the English festival premiere of Jony Easterby's new interactive performance Tree and Wood, and the greenfield festival premiere of Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon.

What else will the festival entail?

Visitors will be invited to explore what woodlands can mean to us and how we can re-imagine our relationship with our environment. 

The programme includes broadcaster, writer and president of the Ramblers, Stuart Maconie, as well as nature writer and Oxford University professor Fiona Stafford, delivering talks on various topics.

There will also be a virtual reality experience to see what it's like to be an animal living in the forest.

Groups heading to the festival will also get to enjoy a series of workshops, guided walks, discussions, torch light processions, light projections and illuminous installations. There will also be a masked ball and aerial acrobatics in the trees, and a woodland library, too.

The festival will also involve an exploration of food and drink, from farmer's market stalls to food trucks, as well as foraging workshops, picnics and banquets.

Group organisers can contact hello@timberfestival.org.uk for more details on ticket rates.

For more for information, visit timberfestival.org.uk