Woodland Lumiere – November 2023

A gentle walk through twinkling woods at twilight with world class art, film, music, poetry and magic.

The Woodland Lumiere returned for it’s second year in 2022 and is a project which has been made possible by Creative Odyssey CIC (Community Interest Company) who develop arts projects in nature to inspire and soothe the soul. It is an idea visualised and curated by Sarah Cannell with an invited group of artists, musicians and performers. 

Walk through 3 acres of wild garden at twilight and encounter: Glowing tree trunks cast in latex by Emily Diamond. ‘Night Rills’ an immersive sound installation by Mike Challis. Daisy Black’s incredible ‘Feral’ series of films showing on our new woodland screen combining circus/performance/film/music/prose and fine art. Sculptural works by Cindy Lee Wright, Spadge Hopkins, Nick Ball, Fern Spray and Kally Davidson. New poetry by Polly Wright. Sprite and dragonfly creatures created by Terry Wright, Georgina Johnson, Jan Hughes and Di McKenna. A meditative spiral maze created by Lizzie Lawrence. Projections on the house featuring Laura Cannell and Kate Ellis from their epic 2021 year long project ‘These Feral Lands: A year documented in sound and art’. 

Open Wednesday – Sunday, 6-10pm from Friday 25th February to Saturday 26th March 2022. Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, NR14 6NU, 10 miles south of Norwich.

Tickets for Woodland Lumiere 2022 will be available at www.raveninghamsculpturetrail.com and through Eventbrite from 1st February 2022. To visit the Woodland Lumiere please book one non-refundable timeslot. You may then visit the Lumiere within a group of up to 6 people, paying for additional adults when you arrive. Adults £6 each, under 18s free. Please ensure you follow social distancing rules when walking around the Lumiere. The Ravenous Cafe will be opening during the evening 6 – 9pm for hot drinks, soup and light snacks with outdoor seating. Well behaved dogs on leads welcome. Free parking. Accessible toilets.

Please be aware that the ground is uneven in places and this is a night time walk. The paths have been raked and lit but you should wear suitable sturdy footwear and warm clothing. This walk is not suitable for anyone who may find walking over uneven ground difficult, it takes approx. 30 mins to walk the loop. There is a mobility scooter available to make the Lumiere accessible, please email Liz at cinnamongallery@gmail.com to book it in advance for free.

The Raveningham Centre, Beccles Road, Raveningham, Norfolk, NR14 6NU. 

During the pandemic the Raveningham Sculpture Trail has supported it’s community and artists and managed to open the gates during challenging times. We feel proud to be able to create a space for artists to regularly show and share their work safely with thousands of visitors. 2022 will feature our 2nd Woodland Lumiere and our 6th Raveningham Sculpture Trail.Please check the website www.raveninghamsculpturetrail.com for more information or sign up to our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss out on forthcoming events. Follow us on Instagram @raveninghamsculpturetrail

ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND ARTWORKS 2022 – All works were created over the past 18 months with support from Creative Odyssey CIC. Click on the artist’s name to view more of their work.

Spiral Walking Meditation Maze with twinkling lights – conceived by Sarah Cannell, realised by Lizzie Lawrence.

Feral – the full year’s cycle of films and artwork by performer Daisy Black feat. original music by Laura Cannell, Polly Wright and Jason Wick.

Night Rills – Sound installation by Mike Challis recreating an underground waterfall in the cherry tree.

Glowing Tree Trunks – Emily Diamond creates latex casts of beautiful bark.

Stained glass sculptural works – Fern Spray created works with 1000s of pieces of cut glass.

Mushroom Installation – Kally Davidson – With a small grant for materials Kally was able to experiment with UV reactive wools and UV light in her recent crocheted mushrooms for the installation in the cherry orchard.

Music Soundscape – Laura Cannell – All of the music at this year’s Lumiere has been created by Laura who draws inspiration from nature to create complex compositions for fiddle and recorder. She recorded deer barking and the dawn chorus at Raveningham to create the soundscape at the beginning of the Woodland Lumiere.

Marsh Ponies – Rachael Long / Andy Jarrett / Sarah Cannell – The 3 Marsh Ponies are fire sculptures which were created collaboratively specifically for the Woodland Lumiere.

Pom Pom Tree – Created by Laura Cannell with additional creative support from Kate Ross, Liz Cannell and Bella Brown. Between them they created over 1000 pompoms for Laura’s installation Sing As The Crow Flies for Raveningham Sculpture Trail 2019. Laura has kindly loaned the pom poms to the Woodland Lumiere this year.

Poetry – Mal Cannell created the first poetry album of his selection of favourites during the first lockdown in April 2020. The album is available here and was funded by Creative Odyssey CIC with money from sales going back into Arts Projects at Raveningham.

Tree with creatures – Cindy Lee Wright The tree and creatures created from illustrations by Cindy which have been laser cut to create these magical creatures.

Ship of Light – The Ship is a fire sculpture which was created collaboratively by Sarah Cannell, Rachael Long and Andy Jarrett in January 2020.

Boat Lanterns -Lizzie Lawrence – Created by Lizzie at Raveningham during lockdown the boats create a bobbing, glowing harbour around the Ship of Light.

Poetry – Polly Wright – Polly’s poetry evokes a dark yet familiar East Anglian landscape steeped in folklore, history and passion.

Magical Dragonflies – Di McKenna, Georgina Johnson, Jan Hughes, Terry Wright all created moths during lockdown 2021 working with a variety of materials and taking inspiration from indigenous Norfolk moths.

Pan – Spadge Hopkins, laser cut spirits of Pan.

Flaming Pony Projection – Laura Cannell / Kate Ellis / Sarah Cannell / Rachael Long / Andy Jarrett – The first Marsh Pony was created on 3rd December 2020 by Rachael, Sarah and Andy. Sarah filmed the first burning of the pony which then had a soundtrack featuring Laura and Kate added to it. The film projection onto the front

Woodland Lumiere 2021 A3 Poster

All sales of Woodland Lumiere Posters will enable more Creative Odyssey CIC events to happen. Thank you for supporting us 🙂 Incl. P&P to UK.


We started experimenting with artworks for the Woodland Lumiere at night and twilight in 2019/2020.

Annie Fenton – warp threads with UV light and laser pen – 2020
Kally Davidson – crochet with UV thread and light – 2020