Step into the forest… What story will you discover?
In a magical event for the whole family, travel into Epping Forest for an extraordinary theatrical concert. See oak trees transformed and branches become the stage for a performance unlike any other.
Premiering new poem-songs and music, a chorus of children, guest soloists and choirs will sing to the grand giants of the forest. With works by John Clare and Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant; the story of children banned from playing in a beautiful garden owned by a giant. Without their presence, endless winter befalls the gardens – will it ever bloom again?
Sung from the canopies of mature trees, GIANT is the first in a series of ‘climbing concerts’ created by Arts and Gardens, working to connect children and adults with arboriculture.
As part of the project, participants aged 8 years and older are invited to experience what it’s like to be the cast of GIANT and sing from the canopy at a series of Climbing and Music Sessions in September. Booking details for these workshops will be announced later in the year.