For six weeks from 4 November, artists Jonathan Baldock, Edwin Burdis, Emma Hart and Jess Flood-Paddock, alongside musician Luke Abbott, will be resident at Wysing’s rural site near Cambridge, developing new art works that explore the future, nature and transformation in response to the metaphor of The Forest. Artists will be present during the events.

The Forest events programme

We have invited people living and working close to our rural centre in Bourn, Cambridgeshire, to take part in public talks and events programme during the six week residency period to offer different tangents on the theme.

Saturday 10 November 1.30-4pm
In the Window Room: throughout the afternoon, writers Jessica Penrose and Clare Crossman invite families to look, draw, collect ideas and write poetry based on the hidden world of the forest.
In the Gallery: a presentation by pagan author Anna Franklin, followed by an in-conversation with Nigel Pennick. Then Nigel is joined by musicians Frances Collinson and Jon Ward for some live music on the theme of the wild wood.


Wednesday 21 November 6.30-8pm
Dr Thomas Mathews, Medical Director at Bourn Hall Clinic, the world’s first IVF clinic, talks about the themes of nature and transformation in relation to the personal journeys of people undergoing fertility treatment.

Saturday 1 December 6-8pm
Live performance by musician in residence Luke Abbott plus special guests.

Wednesday 5 December 6.30-8pm
Rachel Blunstone, Assistant Editor of interior design company Stylus, talks about trend forecasting and why the forest has emerged as a current fashion trend.