The Treaty of Finsbury Park is an immersive fiction that looks at what it would be like if other species were to rise up and demand equal rights with humans. What that means is you, as a human, can come and take part in the fiction only by playing for and as another species (so, like, NOT as a human ok?!). The project started in 2020 and it will run until 2025 when the Treaty itself will have been created and signed by all the species communities of Finsbury Park.

If colonial systems of dominance and control over living beings continue we all face an apocalypse.

With a planetary health check revealing over a million species on earth at risk of extinction because of humans, we decided to explore new ways of developing mutual care and respect on earth. We believe that by treating other life forms as resources to be managed and exploited for profit, rather than lived with and learned from, humans are condemned to lonely self-destruction. Biodiversity is crucial in mitigating the effects of climate change. As cities now hold some of the world’s greatest biodiversity can’t help but wonder if they also hold the greatest potential for positive impact. It's time to spark new ways of being, feeling and acting together locally, nationally, transnationally…

How to Join the Interspecies Festival of Finsbury Park 2023

A massive immersive role-play event for park lovers. Explore the park as another species, with new eyes, ears and totally new priorities. The Interspecies Festival welcomes ALL human people over the age of 9

The Interspecies Festival Needs You!

Dates: Sat 3 or Sat 10 or Sun 11 June 12.30-5.00., Finsbury Park

Join us for an afternoon of immersive role-play, exploring the park in fantastical new ways as one of the Mentor Species of Finsbury Park: the dogs, the stag beetles, the bees, the Canada geese, the grass, the squirrels and the London plane tree….

Transform into another species with a totally different sense of what is important and explore three biodiversity habitats: the old forest, the new forest and the wildflower meadow.

The Interspecies Festival welcomes ALL human people over the age of 9.

Revel in games and other activities celebrating the cultures and talents of all Finsbury Park’s species…

Multisensory Mystery Tour: see, hear and smell the old forest through the sensory superpowers of squirrels, trees, and dogs…
Multispecies Choir: squeak, squawk, howl and honk “songs” of lament, celebration and protest…
Help shape the first-ever interspecies treaty of cooperation for bountiful biodiversity…

All festival activities were devised by players of the 2021-22 Interspecies Assembly Games.

These events are Free but require prior registration. Book your tickets here!

Decide Together


It’s urgent that we act now to love and care for the webs of life around us.

So as the songs of lament, celebration and protest finish their last chorus it will be time to decide together with our new Mentor Species what should go into the Interspecies Treaty of Finsbury Park.

Everyone will be invited to choose from a set of proposed Treaty obligations and share their priorities and feelings.

Later in the year this collaboratively drafted Treaty will be on display (along with Festival highlights) for feedback, and for anyone and everyone to pledge action to serve the bountiful biodiversity of the park.