Experience a weekend of fascinating talks, pulsating rhythms and eclectic headliners at Timber 2022

30th May 2022

It’s not long until the trees of Feanedock will thrill to the excitement of Timber festival again, as it returns to the National Forest, 1st -3rd July 2022. 

Timber 2021


Step into an incredible weekend of pulsating rhythms on the Eyrie Stage, fascinating talks and debate at Field Notes, and eclectic headliners - Penguin Café, The Orielles, Holy Moly and the Crackers - to dance along to at the Nightingale stage. Plus, the Foresters Market, woodland skills and forest bathing, and your chance to Think Like a Tree. 

In addition to national and international artists, Timber is a wonderful showcase for arts projects local to the Forest, some we have supported through this year’s National Forest Art Grants.  

Youth Landscapers Collective invites us to gather in the woods to contemplate the incredible nature of fungi and their intelligent networks hidden beneath our feet. This installation has evolved through collaborations between young people, artists and the Timber site itself. Contribute to the project during the day, then return at night to see The Underneath’s magical night-time visuals. 

Youth Landscapers


‘Symphony for String Quartet and Forest’ is a new composition, the result of Project String Quartet working with five schools across the Forest, drawing upon the role of nature in classical music and poetry from Vivaldi’s Goldfinch to Robert Frost's The Sound of Trees. The symphony will be performed by Kyan Quartet with over 100 young people who will ‘play the Forest’ using natural materials. 

‘Furnace Fables’ is a new performance by storyteller Ian Douglas, puppeteer Jo Douglas and Tom the Tale Teller, shaped by the local community. Together they have been discovering and developing new folklore for the area, which will be shared through Ian’s captivating storytelling around the campfire at Timber. 

Ian Douglas


The Charnwood Forest Geopark presents an extensive programme of activity at The Crossroads showing why Charnwood Forest is so special. Journey through half a billion years of the Forest’s history with expert talks and hands-on, family-friendly arts and crafts workshops, such as willow weaving inspired by fossils or experience the alchemy of natural ink making from materials foraged from the Forest.  

Join campfire sessions to hear young voices of the Forest and how it might be possible to build a positive future together; discuss how we can work to restore resilient ecosystems and mitigate climate change; how we can ensure that everyone has access to the natural world and the wellbeing it offers us; and find out more about community management of the woodlands and volunteering opportunities in the National Forest. 

Don’t forget residents of the National Forest get 25% discount on all tickets! Check out the whole programme and buy your tickets on the Timber website.  We look forward to seeing you there!