When The Oak Spoke is a socially engaged art commission led by visual artist Beccy McCray for Wadhurst Culture, opening on June 22nd in the Jardin d’Aubers. Fringe events before the opening are:

Woodland: History, Fables and Facts

Walk conducted by Martin Turner from the Woodland Trust exploring the heritage woodland on the banks of Bewl Reservoir.

• Saturday 8th June 11.00-1.00pm. Free but pre-booking essential. 


Forest Bathing

Experience the ancient Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku with artists Clare Whistler and Deborah Kelly – a gentle walk beneath the canopy of trees enjoying the therapeutic qualities of being in beautiful woodland. 

• Tuesday 11th June 10.30-12.30pm. £5, pre-booking essential. 

‘Oak and Ash and Thorn’ 

A talk by author Peter Fiennes – winner of Guardian Best Nature book of the Year – at Barnett’s Books Literary Lounge 

• Tuesday 18th June 7:30-9:00pm. Tickets online, £10 

• Follow When the Oak Spoke on social media https://whentheoakspoke.tumblr.com

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