Travel into Epping Forest for an extraordinary theatrical concert, as oak trees are transformed and branches become the stage for a performance unlike any other.
Premiering new tree song Epping written by Robert Macfarlane with music by Oliver Weeks, a chorus of children, guest soloists, London Forest Choir and Tottenham Community Choir 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 a ‘climbing concert’ devised by Arts and Gardens to connect children and audiences with arboriculture.
Concert tickets on sale from September.
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 treetops at one hour taster Climbing and Music Sessions on Sunday 15 and Sunday 29 September. You can register now for a session.