Forests play a vital role locally and globally, and a new festival taking place this summer in the UK will creatively explore this by bringing together forests, arts, ideas and music. The Ecologist will be there, and ELIZABETH WAINWRIGHT explains how you could win a family weekend ticket to be there too!
The organisers of this year’s Colourfest promise a “calm and uplifting ambience” inspired by yoga for those looking to kick back, switch off and reconnect. But this festival will have no drink and drugs. CATHERINE HARTE looks at what’s on offer
Get outside and into the music this summer with performances from Westlife, Keane, Blondie, Simply Red and Doves at one of the Forestry Commission’s Forest Concerts, which are seeking to promote responsible forest enjoyment