A wilderness of tranquility, the lungs of the city, a home, a refuge, a playground. Woodlands evoke senses, memories and emotions for all of us.

Sylvia Rimat takes us on a playful, thought-provoking and deeply human audio-walk through Leigh Woods, exploring our connectivity with the woodland around us. Equipped with audio devices and headphones, you will be guided through Leigh Woods to experience the woodland through all your senses.

Some People Climb Up is also an encounter with the metaphorical forest in our brain. It draws on neuroscience, the intricate fungal networks between trees, plant signalling, symbology and our own personal stories related to the woods to create an original performance with a pinch of the surreal.

Based on an original concept created with Cat Jones.


Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund. Further support by Forestry England, We The Curious and Residence.

Photo credits: Laura Montag


The forty-five minutes of calm instilled by Sylvia Rimat’s gentle and immersive woodland audio-walk is potentially so restorative it should be part of every school’s extramural plans and feature on everyone’s to do list.
Simon Bishop, Stage Talk Magazine
It was a joy. Well thought out, balanced and enlightening. Best experience I have had in a long time.
Audience member, Leigh Woods
It was such a beautiful, mediative, connective and moving piece. I felt waves of all sorts of emotions as we walked through the woods - joy, wonder, grief, sadness, hope - and this was inspired by the careful curation of sound and voice along with the surroundings. I was so fully immersed at times, and felt more connected and part of the world around me than I have in a long time.
Audience member, Leigh Woods