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Woodland festival in Brinscall

Funded on Spacehive 2 April 2023 Delivered 28 May 2023

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Woodland festival in Brinscall

Woodland festival in Brinscall

Wildwood days CIC By Wildwood days CIC

A family friendly woodland festival for the local community with music and craft activities. A series of music workshops will lead up to the festival, which is all about 'the meeting of the birds'.

Brinscall Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 02 Apr 2023!

Wildwood Days will work with Music for All Brinscall and Treley Burch in collaboration with Horse & Bamboo to create a fantastic musical and artistic experience for local families. The festival will be hosted at our magical forest school site in Brinscall woods and involve bird themed music workshops, performances, craft activities and marshmallow toasting around the campfire. The festival is themed around 'The Meeting of the Birds' - Explore the sounds, lives, myths and nests of a range of local birds (wren, robin, swallow & heron) through story, music, song and craft. The activities are aimed at 3 to 7 year olds, but are suitable for the whole family to enjoy together. Discover out what these local birds sound like and how they move, playing with musical instruments to make their calls and represent their flight. The music workshops will be held on Sundays in May, leading up to the grand finale 'meeting of the birds' on the day of the festival - Sunday 28th May.

What we'll deliver:

  • Four 2 hour musical workshops for families in the run up to the festival
  • One woodland festival day full of musical & creative activities
  • Musical instruments & tuition provided by Music For All in the workshops and festival
  • Bird themed story/music/song/craft sessions provided by Treley Burch
  • Refreshments (tea, cake, marshmallows) provided by Wildwood Days
  • Themed forest school crafty activities provided by Wildwood Days

Why it's a great idea:

The workshops and the festival will bring arts activities to local families in an accessible and attractive way. Events like this increase community cohesion and help people feel more connected to their local environment. Collaborating with 3 CICs means we can reach new audiences and hopefully introduce families to the creative arts and/or the benefits of outdoor activities that might not have experienced them before. Local families who may find it hard to travel will be able to access unique music & drama activities on their doorstep.

Steps to get it done:

  • Set dates for workshops and festival and promote event on social media
  • Get people booked on to workshops and festival
  • Deliver 4 music workshops in run up to festival (30 - 40 people per workshop)
  • Deliver community woodland festival (200+ people)

The festival will be as environmentally friendly as possible as all 3 CICs involved are very eco-conscious. Wildwood Days (the site hosting the festival) is off grid, has a composting toilet and reuses & recycles as much as we can.

Location Brinscall

About the space

Wildwood Days forest school site


Chorley Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,706

4 Music workshops from Music For All - £600 (22%)
Music performance/workshop at festival - £400 (15%)
Wildwood Days staff to run activities at festival - £300 (11%)
Music For All workshops at festival - £300 (11%)
Refreshments (tea/coffee/cake) for workshops and festival - £180 (7%)
Wildwood Days staff to host workshops - £160 (6%)
Wildwood Days staff time to promote & coordinate events - £120 (4%)
Travel costs for performers at 45p a mile - £115 (4%)
Materials for activities: cotton, paint, card, etc - £100 (4%)
Hire of musical instruments - £100 (4%)
Other - £331 (12%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

4 Music workshops from Music For All
Music performance/workshop at festival
Wildwood Days staff to run activities at festival
Music For All workshops at festival
Refreshments (tea/coffee/cake) for workshops and festival
Wildwood Days staff to host workshops
Wildwood Days staff time to promote & coordinate events
Travel costs for performers at 45p a mile
Materials for activities: cotton, paint, card, etc
Hire of musical instruments
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Hire of willow bird sculptures
  • Insurance for 5 events
  • Transaction fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Contingency for the project to protect against price fluctuation

Total £2,706

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