Timber Festival is back for 2019 with an exciting line up
Timber announces enchanting programme line up for 2019 International Forest Festival
If you have not heard of Timber it is a unique, site-specific festival celebrating nature. Located at Feanedock, a 70acre woodland site in the National Forest, Timber returns for a second year from July 5-7 2019 – fresh from winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.
The unique site will host dance, performance, arts and debate, with music from Gwenno, Hannah Peel, Stealing Sheep, You Tell Me, Jesca Hoop and guest curator Elizabeth Alker from BBC Radio 3 and 6Music, to name a few.
Througout the weekend you imagination will have the chance to run wild with evocative performances from the likes Lost in Translation with a thrilling circus show with amazing acrobatics, slapstick, juggling and aerial stunts; Cardboardia, where performers and artists will create a new country, where you can make their own instrument and play in the Cardboardia Woodland Orchestra; Max Calaf pushing the boundaries of what can be performed on a trampoline and many money.
Thought provoking conversations and debates will also take place over the three days. Speakers include keen rambler, writer and broadcaster Stuart Maconie who will be talking about his book The Long Road From Jarrow and BBC Radio 4s Geoff Bird with guests such as comedian, actor and broadcaster Phill Jupitus, journalist and author Laura Barton and English Anglican priest and television presenter Peter Owen-Jones.
Timber is all about engaging with nature and relaxing. There are a number of events and ambient activities across the site that encourage visitors to do just this, including forest bathing, Reiki, massage, laughing yoga and Wonderlandia’s traditional, wood-fired red cedar hot tubs in the Woodland Spa.
The Woodland Library, will be open all weekend offering a selection of fiction and non fiction reading, all inspired by nature offering some great quiet time and the Woodland Cinema will offer an enlightening programme of nature-based films.
There will be chances to get moving with sessions of Bhangra Tots, Bollywood Dancing Workshops, Maypole Dancing and Flat Footing a style of improvised percussive dance from the Appalachian mountains in the South Eastern United States.
Food and drink will also be on the memu with vegetarian fire pit cooking, the chance to discover what summer plants are best to forage and cook with, watch Perfectly Edible, cook up a tasty two course meal made from food that would have otherwise have been sent to landfill.
Children will catered for with The Giant Marble Run suspended in the trees, unique woodland playground, Hammer and Chisel will be under the supervision of forest play experts where young people are invited to come along and create their own world using pallets, ladders and ropes to create dens, secret spaces and walkways.
For more information on the full programme visit Timber’s website here.
Tickets for Timber can be found at timberfestival.org.uk/tickets/
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