Epping Forest’s Artist-in-Residence, composer/violinist Ellie Wilson, creates new pieces inspired by human impact on Epping Forest.
She says: “I grew up near Epping Forest and it’s been a part of my life for as long as I can remember – I learned to ride my bike at Connaught Water, went on school trips to Suntrap, and hung out there with my teenage friends. Now it’s a place I go to escape the speed of the city for a few hours and enjoy nature. My work takes a journey through centuries of our incredible local history, from the Iron-Age Loughton Camp, the story of Thomas Willingale (my 5 x Great Uncle!), and WWII bomb craters that are now ponds”.
‘Echoes: Unearthing Stories of the Forest’ will be available in the autumn as an album, and as a public installation at The View visitor centre.
Echoes: Unearthing Stories of the Forest is part of The People's Forest season - a series of events exploring our relationship with Epping Forest, interrogating the deep bond we have with forests and woodland, and how this relationship is culturally determined.