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Wild Longings


Wild Longings by Curious. Photo by Hugo Glendinning.

This event has been rearranged to 14-15 September. If you have already purchased tickets, a full refund has been issued to the card used to make payment.

We are working with the City of London to reschedule the performances and we will contact ticket bookers when new dates are confirmed. For the latest information, please sign up to our newsletter.

We are contacting all bookers to process refunds.

How can we sustain and nurture the things we hold dear?

“Wild Longings is a really special piece of theatre… It really makes you stop and think about what we are leaving for the future generations” Desperately Seeking Something…

“This collection of horticultural musings and quiet cabaret is a delight” Eastern Daily Press

Join artists Curious on a luscious garden tour sown with stories of transformation, conservation tips and songs, and rooted with a desire to provide succour to each other and the environment. Wild Longings invites you to unearth your passions in a sensuous horticultural journey that celebrates inclusivity, interconnectivity and survival.

Encounter the enchanting tour-guide Helen Paris and her passionate ode to the transgender Fortingall Yew, get hands-on conservation tips from raconteur gardener Leslie Hill and let chanteuse Claudia Barton beguile you with a fantasia of song inspired by botanical delights.

St Dunstan in the East is claimed to be the most beautiful public garden in the City. After the Church of St Dunstan was bombed in the Blitz of 1941, the ruins, and the unscathed church tower and steeple designed by Sir Christopher Wren, were turned into an enchanting public garden.

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Wild Longings is commissioned by Norfolk and Norwich Festival, funded by the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and subsidised by an Arts Council England Project Fund. Wild Longings at 2 Degrees Festival 2019 is supported by the City of London Corporation. Produced by Artsadmin.

We have an allocation of tickets for this event for those that would like to attend but are unable to pay the full ticket price. Please email in advance to request one of these.

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This event takes place outside.

The venue has assisted access for wheelchair users. There is one blue badge holder parking space next to the venue, on St. Dunstan’s Hill on the South West side of the gardens. There is also unrestricted free parking on single yellow lines around the venue in the City of London from 11am on Saturday or all day Sunday.

Wild Longings uses over-ear headsets compatible with most in-ear and smaller over-ear hearing aids. A hearing impaired person (e.g. tinnitus) may find this performance challenging as visible lip reading is not always possible.

Please get in touch for more information about any of the above.

You can let us know your access requirements ahead of time by emailing

Date and time

1–2 June 2019

Please note
This is now a past event.


St Dunstan in the East
St Dunstan's Hill