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Wild Longings


Wild Longings by Curious, Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Photo by Mary Doggett.

11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm. £10/£8.

Getting there:
• The nearest tube station is Monument or Tower Hill and the nearest step-free station is London Bridge rail station.
• The Box Office is at the main entrance to the garden on St Dunstans Hill.
• If you are having trouble finding the garden, you can call our box office phone on 07502 026 147.

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.

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 is supported by the City of London Corporation. Produced by Artsadmin. 

This event takes place outside.

The 11.30am performance on 15 September will be BSL interpreted.

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

14–15 September 2019

Please note
This is now a past event.


St Dunstan in the East
St Dunstan's Hill
United Kingdom