This year I spoke at Hay Festival for The Woodland Trust.
Both Zaffar and myself were very nervous. I had asked to go first so that I could listen to the other speakers without being nervous. Matt chaired the event so beautifully.
You can download the talk here:
It costs £1. I think it’s worth that, at least. It includes me reading from The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane.
Hay festival is a jewel of a festival, wrapped in ideas, threaded with thought, creative, vibrant.
The festival gives so much to so many.
There are many ways you can help support it. The archive is full of fascinating talks. I will download more to keep me painting, to learn, to laugh, to find new books.
Meanwhile you can find out more about the Tree Charter at the Woodland Trust website.
And if you wish to support Hay Festival then get in touch with them to find out how to become a benefactor.