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Return to Nature


Return to Nature

Return to Nature
A woodland based celebration of the natural world!

A free day out for the whole family, this new and exciting community focused micro-festival is situated in beautiful ancient woodland.

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.

Return to Nature will include an environmental arts trail of immersive installations, live music, performance art, spoken word, story-telling, delicious food and inspiring talks. There will be a host of fun and engaging workshops and activities for everyone of all ages to get involved. Come and be a part of the magic!

Workshops & Activities

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

• Botanical print making
• Willow weaving
• Nature inspired headdress making
• Insect hotel building
• Bike maintenance
• Wildlife treasure hunt
• Eco-fashion creations
• Sound Bath
• Forest food growing
• Eco-brick making
• Hula-hooping
• Full-moon meditation
• Eco-glitter and face-painting

Tipi Talks programme

• The impact of food waste on the environment
• How creativity can inspire positive environmental action
• Local wildlife conservation in action
• Everyday tips for reducing plastic waste
• The art of composting
• Plant the seeds and help save the bees
• The power of mindfulness
• Connecting with plant consciousness

For more information about the event please visit our website:

The full event programme with timings, will be published on the website at the start of August.

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Our Sponsors & Partners

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

To make Return to Nature particularly special we are working with an array of Birmingham based partners including:

Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, Friends of Holders Wood, Friends of the Fields, Birmingham City University, The Gap, Artefact, The Wildlife Trust, Birmingham Trees for Life, EcoBirmingham, Food Forest Brum, Edan Sound, The Real Junk Food Project, Moseley Yoga, Change Kitchen, Hall Green Arts Forum, Listening Sessions and Shanty Town.

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Map Holders Woods, Holders Lane, B13 8NW, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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