Published: Thu 23 May, 2019
National, international and local artists will give us a new take on the landscape of the National Forest, and inspirational ways for us all to reconnect to nature and make the most of the forest on our doorstep.
Local residents living in the National Forest area are eligible for a 25% discount on tickests - book your tickets now at the Timber website.
Lost in Translation will present a thrilling circus show devised just for Timber. Based on Italo Calvino’s novel, The Baron in the Trees, the show includes amazing acrobatics, slapstick, juggling and aerial stunts.
Leicester Comedy Festival adds riotous humour to the outdoor vibe with appearances by Alex Hylton; Carly Smallman; and Chris Washington (nominated for lastminute.com Edinburgh Comedy Award for Best Newcomer 2017, sell out show at Leicester Comedy Festival).
Timber offers incredible immersive experiences throughout the weekend: stand under Dan Fox’s Shimmer, a freestanding installation providing 12 branches of sound and light; dance the evening away at the iconic Eyrie stage, with the best in live music and spoken word, including BBC Radio 6Music’s Elizabeth Alker and late night woodland DJ’s.
Local singing group, The Coal Tits, fuse traditional ballads with their own interpretations of local characters, places, histories and traditions of the heart of the Forest.
RootsCommunity Choir present acapella renditions of English folk songs and vocal world music. At Timber they’ll create rich vocal arrangements inspired by the Noon Columns found close to the festival site.
CircularityRise is a group of young performers based in Burton upon Trent. They’ll be running an open mic showcase for young people at Timber to develop their performance skills, hosted by Kirby, of The Voice fame.
Seams, a new piece created for Timber 2019, will take the audience on a journey inspired by the evocative names and diagrams of the coal seams that surround Feanedock. Don your miner’s helmet and venture as if below ground, for a sound and light installation through dark stony bind, and nether coal, before emerging into a brave new world, viewing the festival site in a whole new light.
Locally-sourced food and drink, inspiring health and well-being activities, engaging woodland crafts and games all feature in a packed programme that will help bring Timber festival-goers closer to trees and nature.