Tree-mendous Community Picnic

Contact: Esme Hodes (Email)

TALES OF THE FOREST LIVE PRESENTS: A Tree-mendous Community Picnic.

Everyone is welcome for a feast of making, music and food!

How can storytelling, art and collaboration form a path to more sustainable and inclusive futures?

This is a free event for all ages.


The Giant Picnic Blanket
Art you can not only touch but sit on! Nestled between the trees you’ll hardly know you’re in the centre of Bristol as you relax on this installation made by art collective Frog & Bone.

Free Family Workshops
Craft workshops run by artists involved in the project, including mask making; clay creatures and willow crowns.

Bring a picnic or something to nibble. Taste some intriguing tree themed snacks made by the tales of the Forest team.

Access to Tales of the Forest Art Exhibition inside the Create Centre. Plus, unique opportunity to meet and chat with emerging artists!

Storytelling & Live Music

Have your say – become part of the book we are making! Help imagine more sustainable futures by sharing, creating and collecting stories about trees, woodlands and forests!


Tales of the Forest is an ecological art project that aims to use imagination to look in new ways at contemporary issues, from sustainability and the natural world, to ageing and loneliness, exploring how these things might be related. The project is about looking at the narratives we live by, understanding them as malleable, and re-imaging them through art, collaboration and experimentation.

This picnic is accompanied by a series of intergenerational workshops in care homes, and an art exhibition at the Create Centre open from the 6th – 27th June.

Tales of the Forest is generously supported by Arts Council England and The Gane Trust.


The Create Centre is a vibrant environmental centre which hosts a range of events and exhibitions and features a purpose-built Ecohome. There will be free parking available on the 22nd of June for the picnic. Create is fully wheelchair accessible. For more details and travel information see the website.

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