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The Launch of a Charter for Trees, Woods and People

  • November 6, 2017
  • 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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On the 6th November 2017, the 800th anniversary of the historic Charter of the Forest, the Charter for Trees, Woods and People will be launched at Lincoln Castle.

The launch will be held in Lincoln Castle, the site of one of two remaining original copies of the Charter of the Forest. You can expect food, drink, music, speakers and most importantly an opportunity to sign to show your support for the Tree Charter.

After a gathering on Castle Hill, a lantern procession into Lincoln Castle will unveil the Tree Charter Champion Pole representing the Tree Charter. The pole is carved by artist Simon Clements from Grown in Britain oak, showcasing words by poet Harriet Fraser. Visitors can also view the Charter for Trees, Woods and People, written in oak gall ink by calligrapher Patricia Lovett, alongside the 1217 Charter of the Forest in the Castle's Magna Carta vault.

Following this will be an opportunity to sign the Tree Charter, talks at Speakers’ Corner, live music, woodcrafts, artwork by Assemble, and a historical exhibition of the 1217 Charter of the Forest.

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Times & Prices

Monday 6th November:

  • 5pm: Gather at Castle Hill
  • 5:30pm: Lantern Procession and Unveiling of Champion Pole
  • 5:30pm - 8pm: Activities and Entertainment

Free admission.

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