Events, music and arts

An aerial view of the Forest Live stage at Thetford Forest
Lee Blanchflower

Celebrate live music, art and cinema in the forest

Look forward to exciting events in the forest 

Experience top music artists at Forest Live concerts or discover international art exhibitions such as Earth Photo and contemporary sculpture with Forestry England Arts.  

Need inspiration? View our favourite events.

Forest Live stage surrounded by trees and showing a large crowd.

Experience an epic summer of live music in the nation's forests.

With acts including Sting, Anne-Marie, Becky Hill, Bryan Adams, Nile Rodgers & CHIC and more already confirmed for the series, you are bound to find something you'll enjoy! Check out the line-up and book your tickets from the Forest Live website.
People walking under colourful trees

Christmas at Westonbirt is a brand-new illuminated trail for this festive season

We’ve teamed up with the award-winning, internationally acclaimed light trail producers behind Christmas at Kew, Christmas at Bedgebury and Christmas at Blenheim to bring you a light trail never-before-seen at Westonbirt.
View from above of red pepper pickers

Art in the forest

Discover sculpture trails, award winning art exhibitions and artists in residence. Plan your next cultural tour and be inspired.

Our favourite events...

A family holding hands looking at the colourful trees
Friday 15 November 2024 to Wednesday 1 January 2025
Timeslots vary by date
Bedgebury, National Pinetum and Forest

Take an after-dark stroll through our world-leading collection of conifers on a magical festive trail filled with new lights for 2024!

On the left is a photo of The Charlatans stood in front of a city at night, on the right is Johnny Marr dressed in a black shirt stood against a white textured background

Get excited for the ultimate indie double bill at Forest Live Cannock Chase Forest, near Stafford this summer.

Gregory Porter in a green suit and hat stood in front of trees blurred in the background.

UK’s favourite contemporary American jazz artist performs at the National Arboretum.

Wooden carved sculpture set on large rocks

Enjoy these impressive works inspired by the forest. The trail take you through majestic oaks and towering Scots pine trees.