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What is a tree? What are trees for? Can they really talk to each other? How old are they? How do you know when a tree is sad?

On the Kent University campus have you seen the brick buster tree? Or the mossy bench? Or the tree of mystery and protection?

Which are the 3-letter trees? And the 5-letter trees?

Choose a new name for yourself and name a tree.

This unique family experience is for children over 5 and their parents, to join creative ecologist and educator Richard Layzell in a 30-minute walk and workshop of discovery and celebration. 

Please bring a phone or camera + umbrellas if it’s raining.

Max group size 24

This event is part of

bOing! International Family Festival 2022

Sat 27 - Sun 28 August 2022
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Tree Chic – bOing! 2022

Sat 27 - Sun 28 August


ART31 takes its name from Article 31 of the UN Convention on the Rights of a Child, which states that ‘Children have the right to relax and play, and to join in a wide range of cultural, artistic and other recreational activities’.

ART31 is a vision created with, by, and for young people in Kent, championing the belief that all children and young people have an entitlement to access high quality arts and culture, to empower them to achieve their creative potential, and to genuinely engage young people as equal partners in any decision making that affects them.

The ART31 Youth Board is made up of young people from across Kent aged 13-25 who steer its governance, and influence policy and practice across the county and beyond, challenging the creative sector to examine existing ways of working and integrate young people into the core of their practice.

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