2020VISION in The National Forest
The stunning 2020VISION street gallery exhibition has arrived in Swadlincote, after months of planning. It is a privilege to have worked with all our partners to bring it here. South Derbyshire District Council, the National Trust at Calke Abbey and our local sponsor H K Wentworth Limited have all worked enthusiastically with us to make this most of this brilliant opportunity.
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Alistair McGowan Top of the Bill for Comedy Wood
Headline act comedian and actor Alistair McGowan planted the first tree in Comedy Wood, a new woodland in The National Forest, outside Ashby de la Zouch in Leicestershire, this week.
Dave's Leicester Comedy Festival has worked with the National Forest Company to raise funds to create this new woodland....
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Alice Oswald's 'Memorial', war and the modernity of the rural
It's often implied, in our multi-riven country, that to live in a town or a city is 'modern' and to live elsewhere, isn't. Quite what's meant by this isn't always clear to me, but away from the urban, life is apparently traditional, a refuge from the hustle and bustle; it's not where innovation is expected to happen, that's for sure.
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"A warren of twisting stairs and surprising angles" - BBC Antiques Roadshow's Lars Tharp talks about Stoneywell, the National Trust's new acquisition, here in The National Forest.
Read the latest newsletter and find out more about the Trust's plans for opening this unique Arts and Crafts 'adventure house'.
Wednesday, 3rd September 2008
In a challenging year for planting new woodlands, the National Forest Company (NFC) attracted more funds than ever before to enable people to enjoy and experience the Forest, according to the Company’s latest Annual Report for the year to March 2008. “Adversity stimulated inventiveness and innovation,” said Dinah Nichols, NFC Chair. “And through our funding of a wide range of partnership projects the Company levered in over £1.2 million from external public and private sources – the highest ever.”
Thursday, 28th August 2008
Record crowds delighted exhibitors and organisers at the National Forest Wood Fair on Bank Holiday Monday. Over 3,300 people from all over the Midlands flocked to this, the fourth annual Wood Fair, and enjoyed a fine day to celebrate trees, timber and woodland, in the spectacular National Forest setting of Beacon Hill Country Park in Leicestershire.
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