Forest of Imagination


Discover a Cocoon Workshop Under a Beech Tree
26 Jun 2017

Discover a Cocoon Workshop Under a Beech Tree

Bath textile artist Alison Harper, is returning to the Forest of Imagination this year and will be running a Cocoon Workshop and Cocoonery situated underneath a beautiful and enormous Beech Tree in Bushey Norwood. Forest visitors will have the pleasure of visiting Alison in her Cocconery to make their very own Cocoons and discover what creatures sleep in and create Cocoons. The lower leaves of the...

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23 Jun 2017

Dame Helen Ghosh Supports Forest of Imagination

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General at the National Trust has personally pledged her support of the Forest of Imagination, stating: “We want to make sure children and their families can enjoy exciting and memorable outdoor experiences and be inspired to protect the environment. This is why we are so pleased to support the Forest of Imagination and we are sure it will be a great success.”...

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Re-imagining Childhood – A focus on the importance of childhood & creativity
22 Jun 2017

Re-imagining Childhood – A focus on the importance of childhood & creativity

This is a particularly exciting year for Forest as, charity 5x5x5=Creativity, an arts-based action research organisation, launches: Re-imagining Childhood event, in conjunction with Forest of Imagination. Re-imagining Childhood brings together a wonderful group of leading thinkers and creative professionals to explore the possibility of a different kind of childhood for our children, one that values the power of the imagination, focusing on the importance of childhood, debating child rights, human...

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© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2017
21 Jun 2017

Spectacular Aerocene Sculpture to Fly at Forest

The schools of art, architecture and science collide with the spectacular floating Aerocene sculptures that will fly high above Bushey Norwood exclusively for the Forest of Imagination this year from 30th June until 2nd July. Harnessing wind currents and the heat of the sun, these incredible air-fuelled sculptures reach up to eight metres in size and are completely emission free. The Aerocene Project, is a remarkable exploration into navigation, architecture,...

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The Giant Tiny Ant Quest: Discover AR at Forest
19 Jun 2017

The Giant Tiny Ant Quest: Discover AR at Forest

An exciting and exhilarating adventure will take place everyday at Forest of Imagination: The Giant Tiny Ant Quest, will see small forest explorers taken on a quest to discover a Queen Ant, a wonderful ants nest and an augmented reality view of life inside an ant colony. The Tiny Giant Ant Quest is a brilliant collaboration between Anthony Head, Bristol Zoo Gardens, The House of Fairy Tales and...

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Create a Fantastical Forest Map
19 Jun 2017

Create a Fantastical Forest Map

Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination are joining Forest of Imagination this year, on a mission to inspire children and adults to develop their own curiosity and imagination! The organisation will run a workshop at Forest developing a fantastical map of Forest of Imagination, bringing together real and imaginary journeys and stories. The workshop, which will be run by CCI artists, will be structured into a series of games, inviting you...

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Immerse yourself in sound and discover: I am an Insect!
13 Jun 2017

Immerse yourself in sound and discover: I am an Insect!

This year, Forest of Imagination are delighted that Martyn Ware, now a Trustee of Forest of Imagination, is back. Martyn, and his son, Gabriel Ware have composed and created a unique, playful and immersive sound experience for Forest of Imagination, which will be hidden in a forest dell in the ancient meadowland of Bushey Norwood.  Martyn Ware found fame at the height of the new wave, electronic and synthpop music era...

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Bristol Zoo are Back!
05 Jun 2017

Bristol Zoo are Back!

Bristol Zoo Gardens are once again partnering with Forest of Imagination to help shine a light on the importance of conservation and protecting our environment. This year Forest will create an engaging and thought provoking series of experiences for all ages but with an emphasis on children and their connection with the natural environment. The project reinforces a renewed interest in the countryside around the city...

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The National Trust Partners Forest 2017
25 May 2017

The National Trust Partners Forest 2017

The wonderful National Trust are partnering with the Forest of Imagination this year. Together we share the understanding of the profound importance of enjoying wild spaces; we know the positive effect being outdoors can have on our personal well being, to be surrounded by nature and space, to protect our environment and teach ourselves and our children about the landscape that surrounds us and how essential it is...

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24 May 2017

Forest on the Edge … where we feel at home

  Where do you feel at home? For many lying on the sofa – cup of tea to hand, is where you feel most at home, for others – lying under an oak tree, or walking through a meadow of wild flowers. Perhaps, like a 9 year old or a bird, you are happiest when perched on the branch of a tree looking down at...

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Be part of Forest of Imagination 2017!
23 May 2017

Be part of Forest of Imagination 2017!

Forest of Imagination is made possible thanks to the diverse group of individuals who voluntarily give up their time to help the project. Thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers, who work alongside our team of architects, artists, teachers, researchers, musicians and performers, including international architecture firms Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, arts-based action research organisation 5x5x5=creativity, national children’s arts charity The House Of Fairy Tales, ...

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