Conversations with Trees

A new collaboration, curated for Reading Fringe Festival by BBC Radio 3’s Fiona Talkington, with film, music, dance and storytelling taking us Into the Woods.

One of Europe’s most sought after jazz drummers and composers Thomas Strønen from Norway (Food, Time is a Blind Guide) joins singer, clog dancer and accordionist Hannah James (Jigdolls, Lady Maisery) and singer and fiddle player Jackie Oates to uncover stories old and new, and take us on a magical journey of discovery, with additional inspiration and introduction from Helen Jukes author of ‘A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings’.

Pre-Event Film on the 25th of July at MERL

‘Muscle Memory’, was commissioned by MERL as part of their project Making, Using and Enjoying: The Museum of the Intangible, funded by Arts Council England. The film will be shown at MERL on Thursday 25th July at 7.10pm, after the clog dance workshop at 6.30pm book tickets here

For more details about this exciting new music commission click here.
  • Price: £12, concessions £8
  • Tagline: Clog dancing, drums, accordion, fiddle and bees: a magical new collaboration.
  • Run time: 2 hours


  • Venue: Reading Minster
  • Date: Friday, 26th July 2019
  • Start Time: 19:00
  • End Time: 21:00
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