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Friends of Clayfield Copse
Saturday, 17th June 2017
Clayfield Copse, Caversham ~ Oakfest

A family event in celebrating Clayfield's oak trees with music, storytelling and crafts.

"With one of the Clayfield Copse oaks as its focal point, this is a celebration and a reminder of our relationship with the natural world through music, poetry, stories and myths. Everyone is invited to respond either in words or pictures by way of a 'message tree'. There will be information about the trees together with walks and talks, as well as tree related crafts for all. Children are welcome and encouraged to join in the activities and experience the peace this beautiful tree can bring. Please bring a picnic and enjoy."

"Everything conspired to make it a rather pleasant afternoon. Sun shone. The tree looked beautiful and must be feeling loved. Just over 200 people, some passed through, others stayed to picnic or just listen. Home made hobby horses raced around the tree. There was a whole gang of musicians from Readifolk, the ukuleles did their stuff, other solo singers, accordion players, etc.. John thought it too hot for tree walk but Anne told her stories in the yurt and under the tree. Everyone spoken to said what a lovely event and lovely site."

The "green spirit" making a wreath for the tree

The ukulele section of Readifolk

Readifolk at OakFest - YouTube video

Anne telling a tale

The triplets with their hobby horses

Created: Monday, 19th June 2017
Photographs: Rachel Paton