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Gog, Magog and The Guardians of London (Opening Event)

Treemoot International Storytelling Festival

Saturday April 27, 11:30- 16:00

Treemoot Camp, The Fort, London SE21 7LH (FREE EVENT)

On this opening session of the festival, you will hear from amazing storytellers about the extraordinary story of Gog and Magog. We will explore this foundational myth of Britain, the tree giants that are believed to be the Guardians of London, and contemporary retellings of the old myth. We will explore themes of memory, environment and the future of this land, all as part of our proposed parliament of trees, and in celebration of The Great North Wood in SE London.


There will be food, stories, foraging and acorn cofee making activities, drinks and great company.

This ticket includes a booking for the opening of the festival to be held on Saturday April 27, 2024.


11:30-11:45 The Parliament of Trees, opening with Nic Salazar

11:45-12:30 Gogmagog and the Guardians of London with Janet Dowling

12:45-13:30 Me, The Tree with Dermot Daly


15:00-16:00 Woodland foraging and acorn coffee-making with Chris and Nadean Foster

This events is for all ages, and accessible to all. Food and drinks are available at the festival camp, and camping sites are available in case you want to stay overnight.

Dermot Daly

​Dermot is a British theatre director, film-maker and storyteller based in Leeds, Creative Associate of the Geraldine Connor Foundation and former Artistic Director of Freedom Studios.


Janet Dowling

​Janet is an award winning storyteller and author, psychiatric social worker and family therapist, as well as Morris dance practitioner, based in Devon.

Chris and Nadean Foster

Sustainable living campaigners based in Kent, specialising in foraging, fair trade campaigning, food activism, and wellbeing.

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