A programme of completely free tree-inspired art and culture events
National Tree Week has celebrated the start of every tree planting season since 1975, planting millions of trees around the UK. However, this year, coronavirus measures will mean many events must be cancelled to keep everyone safe (read our update on tree planting in light of the current English lockdown.)
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Events include a very special conversation between bestselling writer duo Tracy Chevalier (Girl With a Pearl Earring) and Jonathan Drori (Around the World in 80 Trees). Other enticements include live, tree-inspired, musical offerings, a panel discussion on art and trees featuring leading practitioners and much, much more.
Sessions are free, but a kind donation would help us and the trees to thrive if you can. Take a look below and join us for one or more of these fantastic sessions.
More events are being confirmed all the time, so check back regularly to see what else we have planned!
Calendar of events
Trees and Art: a conversation
We were joined by a fantastic panel of contemporary artists, chaired by Charles Watkins, to discuss the importance of trees in art.
Tree Portraits: a workshop with photographer Adrian Houston
Renowned photographer Adrian Houston shares the secrets of tree portraiture, as well as the journey behind own stunning tree photography.
Date: Friday 4 December 2020
Time: 18:00 – 19:00, on Zoom
Trees in Literature: William Boyd & Victoria Schwab in conversation
Literary superstars William Boyd and Victoria Schwab discuss their work and their connections with trees and the natural world.
English Pastoral: an audience with James Rebanks
The shepherd, writer and environmentalist talks about his latest book, English Pastoral: An Inheritance, and why trees matter to him. Chaired by acclaimed presenter & writer Matthew Stadlen.
Date: Sunday 6 December 2020
Time: 19:00-19:45, on Zoom
On the sofa with Tracy Chevalier and Jonathan Drori
From their sofa, bestselling author duo Chevalier and Drori explore the world of trees together, and read a little from their work.
Date: Saturday 5 December
Time: 19:00-20:00, on Zoom
The Music of Trees: a live musical experience with classical guitarist Geoff Robb
Guitarist Geoff Robb will perform his show ‘The Music of Trees’ live – blending virtuoso guitar music inspired by nature with tree stories and folklore. Watch out for the uplifting lime trees!
Time: 14:30-15:30, on Zoom