Woodland Tales - our arts project Warley Woods Community Trust is excited to be launching Woodland Tales, a new art project with Hipkiss & Graney. Throughout Spring and Summer 2021 they will work with local young people, families and community groups to create a new 'folk tale' using Warley Woods as its inspiration. Woodland Tales pays tribute to the woods' natural processes and explores the park's role as a place for communities to connect and heal as we emerge from a year of restrictions and lock-downs. Hipkiss & Graney will facilitate a number of creative workshops that will create and form the mystical characters of Woodland Tales. These collaborative workshops will explore Warley Woods by connecting participants to nature in creative ways while exploring themes of biodiversity, ecology, geology, tree lore and mythological environments. Watch as mysterious sculptures emerge from the landscape as you visit throughout the seasons. A late summer woodland performance featuring an interactive procession with live music and storytelling, allowing audiences to encounter the narratives, costumes and props made during the creative workshops throughout the project. Woodland Tales will culminate in an exhibition comprising items made by Hipkiss & Graney, their collaborators and workshop participants throughout the project, alongside a newly commissioned film. To find out more about Hipkiss & Graney visit their website on https://www.hipkissandgraney.com or read their introductory blog here. For up to date information on how to get involved with the project or attend one of the workshops, on 10, 17 or 24 July please follow our project pages on Instagram or follow the booking links on the individual events pages. Other events pages will be added once details are confirmed or bookings open. Woodland Tales is funded by Sandwell Council Town Grants and Arts Council England.