A GIANT hanging marble run is coming to Derbyshire!

A GIANT hanging marble run is coming to Derbyshire!

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A giant marble run is set to be created and hang from trees in woodland near to Swadlincote!

It will hand-crafted and suspended from branches of trees in the woodland area of Feanedock.

The creation is all part of this year’s Timber Festival which is being hosted in Moira.

Families will be able to help TwistingSpace set up the monumental wooden marble run each day of the festival, which takes place from July 5-7.

The sections are all made out of culled rhododendron, an invasive species which threatens English woodlands.

Want to help setup the marble run? Well you can! Credit: Derbyshire Live

Chris Colvill of TwistingSpace said: “We’ll be bringing lots of boxes of kits of the wooden run that I make.

“Every piece is different as they are made from the twisty branches of rhododendron.

“They are carved and designed so that every piece can connect to every other piece.

“Each day we’ll be building as large a run as we can. At the end of the day everything goes back into the boxes so that we can start anew the next day.”

A spokesman for Timber Festival, which last year was voted the Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2018, said: “Suspended between the trees of Feanedock, come and marvel at the prodigious carved channels as the marbles surge through the woods.”

The marble mayhem is just one of many family activities organised as part of Timber, a site-specific festival celebrating nature, inspired by the landscape of the National Forest, located in tranquil 70 acre woodland site.

Want to read the full event article? You can do so by visiting Derbyshire Live’s article here.

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