15:30 Book Launch: “The Language of Trees”
A rare chance to meet the author and look between the leaves of a fascinating new book.
Meet the author, Katie Holten, buy a copy and delve into this stunning international collaboration that reveals how trees make our world, change our minds and rewild our lives – from root to branch to seed.
In this beautifully illustrated collection, artist Katie Holten gifts readers her visual Tree Alphabet and uses it to masterfully translate and illuminate pieces from some of the world’s most exciting writers and artists, activists and ecologists.
Holten guides us on a journey from prehistoric cave paintings and creation myths to the death of a 3,500 year-old cypress tree, from Tree Clocks in Mongolia and forest fragments in the Amazon to the language of fossil poetry. In doing so, she unearths a new way of seeing the natural beauty that surrounds us and creates an urgent reminder of what could happen if we allow it to slip away – 15:30 to 16:30. The Lecture Hall.
Sunday 23rd to Saturday 29th July 2023
Funded by the National Lottery – All events free of charge
In an age when more and more attention is being given to the connection between nature and well being, the need for protecting fragile environments and the growing concern over climate crisis, Fiddler’s Green International Festival 2023 welcomes a return of “In Tune with Nature”, a collaboration of RARE (Rostrevor Action Respecting the Environment) and other local environmental campaign groups and artistes offering a week of art and photographic exhibitions, music, workshops, classes, walks, talks, discussions, film, relaxation and exercise for mind and body, children’s events and pop up performances from visual artistes and musicians.