Living Symphonies toured the UK over Summer 2014, appearing for one week at each of the following sites. You can read about selected additional events in the News section.

I. High Lodge, Thetford Forest

Suffolk, IP27 0AF (map)
24 — 30 May 2014
10 — 5pm, free entry

Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeu)

Thetford Forest is part of ‘The Brecks’ – a landscape of tranquil forest, open heathland and agricultural land, and home to many unique or distinctive birds, plants and animals.

II. Top Lodge, Fineshade Woods

Northamptonshire, NN17 3BB (map)
21 — 26 June 2014
10 — 5pm, free entry

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)

Fineshade Woods are an ancient mixed broadleaf and conifer woodland. Part of the wider Rockingham Forest, once a royal hunting ground, the woodland is an important part of the region’s natural and cultural heritage, supporting diverse flora and fauna such as Purple Emperor butterflies and Red Kites. The wood was coppiced for many centuries and was used for charcoal making; there is still evidence of medieval and Roman iron smelting.

III. Birches Valley, Cannock Chase Forest

Staffordshire, WS15 2UQ (map)
26 July — 1 August 2014
10 — 5pm, free entry

Cannock Chase Berry (Vaccinium Intermedium Ruthe)

Cannock Chase is the largest surviving area of lowland heathland in the Midlands and includes extensive areas of forest and woodland. ‘The Chase’ is an important oasis in the urban Midlands – its heathland, woodland and valley wetland habitats are protected as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and are valuable habitats for rare plants and animals.

IV. Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Kent, TN17 2SJ (map)
Please follow signs for the main entrance when using satnav, as this postcode will take you to the forest offices.
26 August — 7 Sept 2014
10 — 5pm, free entry

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

Bedgebury is the finest collection of conifers anywhere in the world. The Pinetum contains over 12,000 trees and shrubs from across five continents, many of them rare and endangered. It plays an internationally important scientific role in conservation and is also a beautiful and tranquil place to explore.