Epping Forest is a sprawling ancient woodland with many legends and folktales attached, but it also has a legacy of providing people with a safe place, of sanctuary and escape. This is the third in a series of blogs exploring the history of Epping Forest.
Excited to be part of this epic project, composed and realised by James Bulley and Daniel Jones. You can hear it in Epping Forest 20-28 July as part of Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture programme, The People’s Forest.
The story of how Epping Forest was saved is a complex campaign involving ancient laws and modern politicians, well-connected socialists, corporations, early conservationists and working-class activism.
An exploration of Waltham Forest's rich history of community action and protest, including a panel discussion with me talking about the threat of enclosure during the C19th, and the people who helped save the forest, including my ancestor Thomas Willingale.
The first in a series of blogs exploring the history of Epping Forest. This one is all about the Iron Age hillfort, Loughton Camp.
I can now excitedly announce that I’ve been invited by City of London Epping Forest to be its Artist in Residence in 2019 - a whole year let loose in the forest to explore nature, local history and sound. Find out more …