Close to our hearts, The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail is a 4.5 mile long trail in the heart of the Forest of Dean. It launched in 1986 and although a few of the original pieces remain, it has been added to and developed over the years. It’s wonderful and we’ve loved working with the team on a wide range of projects and events. We first worked with The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust who manage the trail in 2015 and have done for many years since.
- Project and campaign management
- Social media management
- Website management
A Sense of Place
Place – also known as The Giant’s Chair – was a much-loved sculpture on the trail, commissioned and installed in 1986. By 2015 it was deemed unsafe and in need of removal. We were brought in to assist with a commemoration project called ‘A Sense of Place’. This film, which we helped put together, features stunning aerial photography of the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, interviews with those involved and some of those it touched, the history of the piece and the plans for its future:
It was finally felled on 20th October 2015, 29 years after it was installed. We also helped with a range of events and marketing after Place was decommissioned including distributing the charcoal made from the burn and the launches of Charcoal Measure and Sentient Forest in 2016.
30th Anniversary Celebrations
Launched in 1986, we helped celebrate the trail’s 30th anniversary in 2016. We supported the team with a range of celebratory events including a 30th anniversary event on the trail itself with some of the original sculptors and organisers and a guided walk to some of the new pieces.
A pop-up art event bringing the colours of the rainbow into the woods, merging sculpture with den making, Rainbow Forest was a huge amount of fun to help organise. We spent two days in the woods painting branches prior to the event and then ran a launch resulting in this lovely film and was also covered by a number of local media:
What they said about working with us:
Alex is a real gem. She went above and beyond what was asked of her, volunteering her time to help the smooth running of events. She works quickly and always delivers. Her fees were always carefully itemised as to how much time she spent working on each task and always reasonably priced. She did a wonderful job in sensitively handling public enquiries, assisted with social media and press communications, created a beautiful webpage for us and her research also contributed to a special film we made.
~ The Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail Trust, Gloucestershire