Tuning in with almost divine synchronicity to our thoughts of adventures in the warm, wild outdoors and live music under the stars, the latest festival to check-off all of the above (and more), comes bounding into vision, full of the joys of a woodland spring. The inaugural Timber Festival, set within the National Forest, just 30 minutes from Birmingham promises a truly stellar arts and music line-up. Before any mention of headliners there’s already an arboreal wonderland of offerings complete with an eco spa, tree tents, fire garden, aerial acrobatics, a woodland library, wild playground, masked ball and aerial acrobatics. Add to that their inspired musical line-up including headliners This Is The Kit (whose January Glee club gig sold out toot sweet) and the evergreen Jane Weaver and music and art will mingle atmospherically in between the trees. Other highlights including the epic sized luminosity of Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon and a new interactive performance by Jony Easterby. Creative all-age play will be well catered for by magic making team behind the award-winning Just So festival and yet more wild-style highlights will come in the form of the world premiere of Seek, Find, Speak, an outdoor theatre adaptation of The Lost Words book of ‘spell-poems’ about nature’s role in modern childhood. From secret midnight gigs to guided dawn runs through the forest, be there to witness this dusk to dawn creative woodland wonderland come magically to life.
We have a pair of weekend tickets for Timber worth £240* up for grabs – To be in with a chance of winning simply sign up to our mailing list in the top right hand corner of our homepage and email info [at] birminghamwire [dot] co [dot] uk with your name & Twitter handle (if you have one). The competition closes at midday on Mon 7 May when we will announce the winner.
Fri 6 Jul – Sun 8 Jul at Feanedock, National Forest. DE12 6DQ. Tickets from £35 www.timberfestival.org.uk
*Travel to/from the festival, food/drink, not included. Entrants must be 18+. Prize is non-refundable, non-transferable, non-exchangeable and no cash alternative offered.
Published on: Mon 21 May 2018