Up to Nature

The Festival

Woodchester Park, Gloucestershire

29 June – 1 July

Leave the city behind & enter the world of the forest.

Situated in field & forest, Up to Nature is a weekender of performance, talks, walks, dancing and bonfires.

Watch LED fireflies gather around a glade, witness a man transform into a deer, or follow a walk deep into the night accompanied by a hidden choir. Climb high in the tree canopy, spend time with a man piecing back together a tree, or concoct a potion that reveals your hidden fears and desires. 14 artists from the UK and Europe present unique premieres or bespoke new commissions to entice you to leave the city behind and enter the world of the forest.

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UK Premieres and new commissions by: Fiksdal/Langgård/Becker (Oslo, Norway), FrenchMottershead (London, UK), Nic Green with Beth Hamer (Glasgow, UK), Johanna Kirsch (Vienna, Austria), Antti Laitinen (Somero, Finnland), and Martin Nachbar (Berlin, Germany).

IBT UK commissions: Action Hero and Sten House, Emma Bennett, Alex Bradley with Scott Smith, Ella Good & Nicki Kent, Dee Heddon, Kathy Hinde, Tom Marshman, and Zierle & Carter.

Music: Spiro, DJs and Wilderness Disco

For more information, check out our Featured Artists



Where next? Fresh from the outskirts of Vienna (15 – 17 June), Up to Nature arrives in Gloucestershire, Bristol (29 June – 1 July) before continuing onto the forests of Oslo, Norway (24 – 26 August) and Kuopio, Finland (28 – 30 September).

Up to Nature is a co-production of ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival – KuopioBlack Box Teater – Oslo, brut wien – Vienna, Maska – Ljubljana and In Between Time – Bristol. With the kind support of Arts Council England, the European Commission, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, University of Bristol and the National Trust.





Plan Your Visit, find out more information about The Site, peruse the Festival Schedule and buy your Tickets!



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