Welcome to Youth Landscapers!

We’re a group of young people from Donisthorpe and Moira researching and mapping The Heart of the Forest as part of Black to Green, a project supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

You Are Here! is our current project. We’re making a playful sound walk with artists Jo Wheeler and Rebecca Lee for the National Forests’ Timber Festival – a 3-day arts and woodland culture event this summer.  We’ll be exploring and sharing the stories of significant buildings that have witnessed and adapted to this area’s landscape change, such as TG Green pottery, Moira Replan, Bretby Art Pottery, Wellesley Chapel, Moira Furnace and Gresley Old Hall. Join us on Saturday 7th July.


In 2016/17 we worked with artist Jo Wheeler and filmmaker Ian Nesbitt and gathered the natural, industrial and social history of the people and places for an exhibition at Moira Furnace Museum and then created a short film, ‘Under The Trees The Coal And The Clay’, which explores our landscape history and the pits, potteries and pipe yards of the past. You can view it here on the Black to Green website. In March 17 we hosted a celebratory event at Moira Village Hall screening our film alongside local archives.


Share Your Landscape Stories With Us! 

We’re keen to collect thoughts and memories from local people for our new projects. To get in touch please email us at: youthlandscapers@gmail.com or leave your details and a comment on our ‘contact’ page.