Sheffield tree lovers are gearing up for a double celebration at the Merlin Theatre on Saturday 29th September.
Not only is that the date of the city’s first ever street tree festival – it’s also when the internationally renowned writer Robert Macfarlane will unveil a brand new poem composed especially for Sheffield trees.
Liz Ballard, Chief Executive of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust will also be presenting four crowdfunded copies of The Lost Words – a book Macfarlane wrote with illustrator Jackie Morris – to representatives of Sheffield primary schools.
We’ll also have a stall at the event providing information about our work, plus some fun activities in the grounds themed around the day to inspire and entertain children.
The event is free and takes place on Saturday 29th September, starting with various walks around the Nether Edge area from 9.30am until 12.00pm, then from 12.30pm at the Merlin Theatre, Meadow Bank Road, Sheffield, S11 9AH.
Find out more on the event website: https://sheffieldstreettreefestival.wordpress.com/programme/