If you go down to the woods today, you might hear the lively sound of clarinets on the breeze – at least, if you're in some woods sold by Woodlands.co.uk somewhere near Bristol Airport... The Concord Clarinets are a group of musicians who meet to play for fun and to perform at events. Here, we are treated to a performance in the woods of Clare Hayes, of the timeless classic Teddybear's Picnic.
With thanks to The Concord Clarinets
A film for WoodlandsTV by Jemma Cholawo
How to make a Kuksa with woodlandsTV and Andy Morton.
A kuksa is a traditional Scandinavian drinking bowl or cup, and in the dappled sunlight of Sallerton Wood in West Devon, Andy Morton shows us how to make one!
Thanks to Andy Morton at Sallerton Wood: www.sallertonwood.org.uk
Film by Jemma Cholawo: www.jemmacholawo.com
East Devon artist and musician Matt Calder turns sculptural forms using spalted beech and sycamore, inspired by his experience of Japanese ceramics. Matt has a particular passion for "things inside things inside things..." originally inspired by his wife's pregnancy, and in this film he makes an egg form.
A film by Jemma Cholawo with music by Matt Calder.
www.jemmacholawo.com & www.calderart.co.uk
Earlier in the year WoodlandsTV attended the Hutter's Rally in Dundee, a day of celebration from Reforesting Scotland, the organisation that were the origins of the hutter's movement. The day celebrated all things hutting related, axes to build your own hut with, real life hutter's stories and how to get into it and own your own hut.
To learn more please visit https://reforestingscotland.org/who-we-are/
With thanks to the Hutter's Rally and Reforesting Scotland
WoodlandsTV made a visit to the Ancient Technology Centre, an Outdoor Education Centre operated by Dorset Council providing authentic historical experiences. This film explores how the centre began, how the land is kept today and the importance of learning through nature.
In this video woodlands.co.uk are back at the Ancient Technology Centre filming how to prepare a pheasant in the wild. You will be shown how to remove the head, skin and feathers. you can roast and cook in anyway that you like. You can even save the feathers to make a feather duster.
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In this video we follow Steve Sangster into his woodland to show us how to build the perfect home for a hedgehog. Building shelters like this is a great way to encourage wildlife into your woodland as well as a super fun activity for the family. You can use materials found in your woodlands like logs, leaves and old bricks are great too. With thanks to Steve Sangster and his family.
A film by Steve Sangster
Here Steve takes us out into his woodland to show us how to collect and prepare sap from a birch tree. This is a great way for the whole family to get out into the woods and reap the rewards of nature. Birch sap is highly nutritious and a great source of vitamins such as vitamin C, Iron, potassium and more.
With thanks to Steve Sangster for sharing this video, check out his other videos and one on his ancient woodland restoration in Kent at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWHO95HX5KJ-4Dc44UJqrLg
In this video woodlandsTV talk to Ben Orford the well known tool maker with over 17 years in the field. All they sell is handmade by both Ben and his wife Lois, Ben works with the metal to create the blades and Lois does the leather work, an unstoppable duo! Their huge range goes from small detail knives for spoon carving, to tang knives to larger bushcraft knives.
A film for woodlandsTV by Josef Pitura-Riley
Kael Atterton shows us how to safely forage Yarrow, a flowering plant also known as Achillea millefolium. He gives us information about it’s uses, it's folklore, where and when they grow and how to prepare yarrow for a herbal infusion.
A film for WoodlandsTV by Emily George and Rose Dunster.
With thanks to Kael Atterton and Red Squirrel Ancestral Skills