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Local musicians, poets & artists join Treefest at Westonbirt

Treefest 2011

Some of the region's most talented musicians, artists and poets will be at Westonbirt, The National Arboretum over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

The music and creative workshops will join family activities, demonstrations, wood crafts and exhibitors at Treefest, the new signature summer event at Westonbirt Arboretum, managed by the Forestry Commission.

Music, art, storytelling and poetry workshops will take place during the day. The wide variety of activities includes charcoal art, drumming classes and poetry walks.

From 4pm onwards, the music marquee will come alive with local acoustic and folk singers.

Wiltshire based organisation The 4014 Project will support the music at Treefest. In the past few years, The 4014 Project has grown to become a central hub for anybody with a musical talent in the region.

Artists playing at Treefest include Rich Maya, a south-west based guitarist and songwriter; The Bateleurs, an alternative folk group from Swindon; Jim Lockley and the Solemn Sun, a Cheltenham four-piece who have supported Mumford & Sons, Frank Turner and Chris T.T. and Grubby Jack, a Wiltshire based folk and country three-piece.

The musical celebration will finish on Monday 29 August with 90 minutes of open mic. The session will give budding musicians, singers, poets or comedians the chance to showcase their talents in front of The 4014 Project.

Workshops are open to all ages and are free after admission. The Treefest day admission ticket includes evening entry to the music marquee. The full line up of music and workshops can be found at

Treefest's daily programme takes place between 10am - 5pm, with live music continuing into the evening. For more details and to save with advance tickets online, visit Westonbirt's website.

  • Event: Festival of the Tree at Westonbirt Arboretum
  • Date: Friday 26 - Monday 29 August 2011
  • Time: 10am - 5pm. Live entertainment from 6pm - 10pm
  • Tickets: Advance weekend & camping £70 + VAT, concessions £60 + VAT, Friends of Westonbirt £35 + VAT) Day tickets: Adult £10, Conc. £8. Advance evening adult £10. KIDS GO FREE  Click here for more details
  • Where: The National Arboretum, Westonbirt, Tetbury, GL8 8QS


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