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Wood Festival 2011: a special preview interview with founder Robin Bennett

The wonderful Wood Festival was founded by the brothers Bennett, the fabulous family behind Truck Festival and Truck Store. I decided to get the downlow from Robin in advance of this year's Wood Festival at Braziers Park.

Written by Amelia Gregory

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Wood Festival is mere weeks away, so what better opportunity to catch up with one of the founders? I asked Robin what inspired him to create this fabulous boutique festival, and why being sustainable is so very important to him.

Wood Festival tent

What initially inspired you to start Wood Festival and what were your goals in putting it together?
I have a life-long interest in environmental issues, and the relationship of these to festivals was brought home when freak floods caused the postponement of Truck Festival in July 2007, flooding the village of Steventon and my parents' house too. While these floods may or may not be to do with global warming, it did make us think. We also thought that if we ran some more events we'd be less susceptible to such 'acts of God', and for our first new event, Wood, we thought it would be good to make it an example, even the greenest event in the country (though there are some other very fine contenders for that crown).

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