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GIANT Climbing Concerts

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GIANT Climbing Concert

Step into the forest...

Bring your picnic blanket for a magical event for the whole family, where Epping Forest plays host to an exhilarating theatrical concert, as oak trees are transformed and branches become the stage for a performance unlike any other.


Premiering new tree song Epping by Robert Macfarlane with music composed by Oliver Weeks. Witness a chorus of children, guest soloists, London Forest Choir and Tottenham Community Choir singing to the grand giants of the forest, with works by John Clare, Grace Nichols, Benjamin Zephaniah and Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant.


Sung from the canopies of mature trees, GIANT is the first in a series of 'climbing concerts'; devised by Arts and Gardens to connect children and young people with arboriculture.


Please bring your own picnic blanket or low back seating. There is no parking onsite so we strongly encourage travelling by public transport. Chingford Rail Station is a 7-10 minute walk to the site.


Accessible toilets and a limited number of Blue Badge parking spaces are available near to the performance site as well as a viewing area for wheelchair users close to the performance space. If you have access needs you'd like to discuss in advance of booking, please contact info@artsandgardens.org


As part of the project, children aged 8+ and adults are invited to experience what it’s like to be the cast of GIANT and sing from the canopy at GIANT Climbing and Music Sessions in September.


Creative Producer: Arts and Gardens

Director: David Antrobus

New tree song 'Epping' by Robert Macfarlane

Composer: Oliver Weeks

Music Director: Tom Appleton

Designer: Samantha Dowson

Movement direction: Beatrice Perini

Soprano: Sohini Alam

Soprano: Elenor Bowers-Jolley

Children from Selwyn Primary School, Longshaw Primary School, Mission Grove Primary School, St. Mary's C of E Primary School, St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

London Forest Choir

Tottenham Community Choir

Ambitious, touching, mesmerizing, challenging. About time we have excellent work that’s produced just for children. – Ian Read, Hull Culture Capital

I learnt the name of the trees that we climbed and to trust the tree. – Samuella, singer, 9 years old

The most obscure thing I have seen all year; the children are brilliant. – William, audience

Commissioned by Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019. Supported by Arts Council England.

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