A woodland based celebration of the natural world!

Saturday 14th September 2019 | 11.00am - 8.00pm

Holders Woods | Holders Lane | Birmingham | B13 8NW


A free day out for the whole family, this exciting new micro-festival, situated in beautiful ancient woodland, will include an environmental arts trail of immersive installations, live music, performance art, spoken word, story telling, delicious food and inspiring talks. Funded by Arts Council England and Postcode Community Trust, there will be a host of fun and engaging workshops and activities for everyone of all ages to get involved.  

​Combining the brilliance of artists and forward thinkers from Birmingham and wider, we want to motivate everyone to protect the planet and encourage pro-environmental behaviour. We strive to unite different communities of all ages to explore, learn, engage and discover, to come together to provide a sense of place and create positive change.

Workshops & Activities 


There will be an array of free arts, environmental and wellbeing activities and workshops on offer including:


  • Willow weaving

  • Nature inspired headdress-making

  • Insect hotel building

  • Wildlife treasure hunt

  • Eco-fashion creations 

  • Sound Bath

  • Forest food growing

  • Eco-brick making

  • Upcycled Art sculptures

  • The art of composting

  • Hula-hooping

  • Full-moon meditation

  • Eco-glitter and face-painting

Further information about our workshops programme can be viewed here.


Talks programme

  • Insect Life in Birmingham 

  • The impact of food waste on the environment

  • How creativity can inspire positive social action

  • Everyday tips for reducing plastic waste

  • Local wildlife conservation in action

  • Food Forest Growing

  • Connecting with plant consciousness

Further information about our talks programme can be viewed here. 


Our Sponsors & Partners


This free event has been made possible through funding from Arts Council England and the Postcode Community Trust.

Forward! Arts are working with an array of Birmingham based partners including Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, Birmingham City University, The Gap, Artefact, The Wildlife Trust, Birmingham Trees for Life, ecobirmingham, Food Forest Brum, The Real Junk Food Project, Inter Yoga, Hall Green Arts Forum, Arts in the yard, Erdington Arts Forum, Holders Wood Conservation Group, Friends of the Fields, Edan Sound, Let's Grow Together, Listening Sessions, Shanty Town.

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