Venue: The Idler Academy, on Friday.

In a quest to find himself, former music journalist Will Ashon turned to Epping Forest in North East London. En route, he encountered a band of punks, poets and outlaws who, like him, found solace in the forest. Join Ashon for a fascinating talk on the green men of Epping Forest. Born in Leicester in 1969, Ashon founded the record label Big Dada Recordings in 1996, which he ran for over fifteen years, signing acts like Roots Manuva, Wiley, Diplo, Kate Tempest and Young Fathers and, in the process, winning the Mercury Music Prize twice. He is also the author of the novels Clear Water and The Heritage. He lives in Walthamstow, North East London.