Return to Nature festival

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:

  • Eco-weaving
  • Nature inspired headdress-making
  • Insect hotel building
  • Wildlife treasure hunt
  • Eco-fashion creations
  • Sound Bath
  • Forest food growing
  • Eco-brick making
  • Upcycled arts
  • The art of composting
  • Hula-hooping
  • Full-moon meditation
  • Eco-glitter and face-painting
  • ​Talks programme
  • ​Insect life in Birmingham
  • The impact of food waste on the environment
  • Everyday tips for reducing plastic waste
  • Local wildlife conservation in action
  • The power of mindfulness
  • Connecting with plant consciousness

​Further information about the event, including the full programme is available on the Forward! Arts website: