From Babes in the Wood to Blair Witch Project, artists and storytellers have used forests as settings for mystery, magic and murder. This special event explores the shifting role of forests in folklore, urban legend and gothic literature. How do the stories we tell about forests affect our willingness to conserve them - and how will their meaning change as they become more scarce?
- Peter Fiennes, author of Oak and Ash and Thorn ("Dazzling, passionate nature writing", The Guardian)
- Amy Cutler, artist/curator of Every Forest a Reframing
- Luke Turner, author of Out of the Woods (forthcoming, Weidenfeld & Nicolson) and co-founder The Quietus
- Private view of Gayle Chong Kwan’s exhibition, The People’s Forest
- Luke Turner DJ set