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Sounds of the Forest

Help the National Forest’s Timber Festival create the first ever forest soundmap of the world! Following the postponement of Timber 2020, they are inviting people from across the globe to contribute to a different kind of gathering with the launch of Sounds of the Forest, an exciting new mass participation audio project.
Sounds of the Forest

Thanks to the support of Arts Council England, Timber can continue to connect people with trees this year by collecting the sounds of woodlands and forests from all around the world to create a beautiful soundmap bringing together aural tones and textures from the world’s woodlands. They are inviting people to visit their local forest or woodland and record one minute of the sounds they hear. Full details of how to send in sounds, including technical advice for how to get the best quality recording from a phone, are at timberfestival.org.uk/soundsoftheforest

At the start of July, on the weekend that Timber would have taken place in the National Forest, the forest soundmap will be released. The sounds will form an open source library, to be used by anyone to listen to and create from. Selected artists will be responding to the sounds that are gathered, creating music, audio or artwork, to be presented at Timber 2021.

Fresh from winning Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards, Timber is returning to the National Forest on 2 - 3 - 4 July 2021

Step into an incredible weekend of music, arts, ideas and wellbeing among the trees at Feanedock, near Ashby de la Zouch.

Celebrate woodland culture in all its forms as you unplug and recharge.

With great food and drink and eight festival areas to explore, it will be one unforgettable weekend!

See the Timber Festival webpage for more details and to book your tickets:


Address of festival:
Feanedock, nr Ashby de la Zouch, Rawdon Road, Moira DE12 6DQ

If you would like more information about the local area or places to stay email us on info@goleicestershire.com

Stay overnight for the festival and spend more time in the National Forest