Timber Festival is an immersive and revitalising weekend festival in the heart of the National Forest celebrating our relationship with trees and forests through music, art and ideas. For three days in July, new thinkers, activists, makers, artists, musicians and writers gather to play, provoke and inspire as we explore our complex and rewarding relationship with the natural world. A joyous, reflective festival, Timber gives you the chance to recharge and reconnect with your family, friends, nature and, most importantly, yourself.
Timber Festival Highlights
Why we joined Without Walls
“Timber Festival is thrilled to become part of the Without Walls network, allowing this new and ambitious event to benefit from co-commissioning and collaboration opportunities. We’re looking forward to joining with other festivals to help champion work that provokes conversation and debate around how people can live in harmony with the natural world.”
Sarah Bird and Rowan Cannon, Directors of Wild Rumpus producers of Timber Festival
Timber is a joint venture between the National Forest Company and Wild Rumpus who have come together to create an international festival exploring the transformative impact of forests. The festival takes place at Feanedock, on the Leicestershire/Derbyshire border in the National Forest with artists from the local area and the Midlands and UK as well as international artists.
The National Forest is the UK’s boldest environmentally led regeneration project, spanning 200 square miles of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire. The central part of the Forest covers the former Midlands Coalfield, and the planting of nearly nine million trees over the past three decades has transformed the landscape, lives and the local economy. Working with local communities, businesses and land-owners, it is a national exemplar of imaginative and ambitious sustainable development.