The Forest Project

The Forest Project - Meet at Grizedale Forest Visiting Centre

Fast emerging young company Deer Park is presenting a work in progress showing of their current project in Grizedale Forest, Cumbria. At the end of their two-week residency in the forest, supported by the Forest Commission and Nuffield Theatre, the company will take you on a guided walk through the forest, where you will encounter elements of performance, installation, day-tripping and adventure.

Following on from the company’s latest studio performance 'years, years', Deer Park continue their research into cultural mythologies and representations of the forest. There will be wind in the trees and the noise of animals; we will walk on big paths, small paths and no paths; reflect on the uncanny and the abode, on dog-walking, den-building, fear and enchantment.

The performance will consist of a gentle walk of up to two hours. Bring your walking shoes, and prepare for all weathers. To reserve your place email or text “Forest” and the number of places you require to 07810 082832


From the North: A591 to Ambleside, leave Ambleside on A593 (to Coniston/Langdale), at Clappersgate turn left on to the B5286 to Hawkshead.At Hawkshead follow brown tourist signs to Grizedale, turning right at T-junction and right again as you are leaving the village (you will pass a school and coal merchants on your right, take next right after coal yard). Follow this road for 2 miles up the hill then down the valley to Grizedale.

From the South: Take junction 36 off M6 on to A590 (to Kendal). Take first left along A590 towards Barrow. At Newby Bridge turn right over the bridge (Swan Hotel in front of you). Follow this road to Hawkshead (approx 20 mins). Look out for the Youth Hostel which is on your left about 1 mile before reaching Hawkshead village. Approximately half mile after the Youth Hostel turn left up a hill (if you pass a coal merchants and school you have gone too far). Follow this road for 2 miles up the hill then down the valley to Grizedale.

Saturday 30 September 2006 @ 6.00pm (lasts up to 2 hours) at Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre

Event Details

Deer Park