Festival goers have a tree-mendous time

PUBLISHED: 16:23 12 September 2008 | UPDATED: 21:34 31 May 2010

Woodfest.
Hatfield Forest.
September 06, 2008.
Photo by Michael Boyton.
Pic shows: Joanna and her band in action.
Names: Joanna Eden; Dan Boutwood on guitar, Ian Newman on bass and Charlie Price on drums.

Woodfest. Hatfield Forest. September 06, 2008. Photo by Michael Boyton. Pic shows: Joanna and her band in action. Names: Joanna Eden; Dan Boutwood on guitar, Ian Newman on bass and Charlie Price on drums.

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Hatfield Forest for an irresistible mix of live music and wood-related fun on Saturday and Sunday September 6 and 7. The National Trust s Claire Graves said: Everyone had a fantastic time at this year s Woodfest - despite th

HUNDREDS of people flocked to Hatfield Forest for an irresistible mix of live music and wood-related fun on Saturday and Sunday September 6 and 7.

The National Trust's Claire Graves said: "Everyone had a fantastic time at this year's Woodfest - despite the wet weather!

"The kids loved making the wooden sculptures and they came up with some great ideas. Timbre sales went really well, as did the sales of arts and crafts.

"Local jazz musician Joanna Eden provided an excellent evening of entertainment. For most people Woodfest was about getting in touch with the forest, having fun and learning about conservation."

Saffron Walden singer songwriter Joanna headlined the Woodfest Gig on Saturday night. Performing as part of a jazz trio, she played a mix of songs including a number of tracks from her new album Moving Shadows.

On Sunday children joined in a procession with hand percussion and drumming which snaked its way through the festival site. There was also Morris dancing with local sides Fiddlers Brook and Baldock Midnight Morris.

For more information about the National Trust's Hatfield Forest visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hatfieldforest.

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