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Collaboration is Key
30 Aug 2018

Collaboration is Key

Key to the ongoing success, strength and growth of Forest of Imagination is the continued interest and support given by a myriad of people from charities, artists, architect practices, musicians, foodies, writers, makers, independent businesses, councillors – encouraging the wellbeing and acceptance that providing the city of Bath with a free immersive, creative event is to the benefit of everyone. This year with many of our...

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Forest 2018 Partners with Bath Children’s Literature Festival
21 Aug 2018

Forest 2018 Partners with Bath Children’s Literature Festival

Forest of Imagination will unveil its creative workshops, installations and immersive creative experiences on the very same day as the brilliant Bath Children’s Literature Festival – Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival. Together, these two annual Bath-based festivals, celebrate creativity, diversity, design, collaboration, words and the power of imagination – providing the community of Bath and visitors to the city with the opportunity to be inspired by  a...

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Aerocene Flies at Forest of Imagination 2017
19 Sep 2017

Aerocene Flies at Forest of Imagination 2017

The schools of art, architecture and science collided when Forest of Imagination launched the spectacular floating Aerocene sculpture during Forest of Imagination 2017. The sculpture flew high above Bushey Norwood, using wind currents and the heat of the sun, this incredible air-fuelled sculpture reached up to eight metres in size and was completely emission free. To see a video of Aerocene at Forest of Imagination 2017 click here. The Aerocene Project, is...

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‘School interrupts the natural appetite of learning’, Forest of Imagination Reignites It
17 Jul 2017

‘School interrupts the natural appetite of learning’, Forest of Imagination Reignites It

Children today spend less time outside than maximum security prisoners, according to research carried out by Unilever in conjunction with Sir Ken Robinson. International guidelines for maximum security prisoners state that inmates should spend at least two hours outside a day, while, research undertaken by Unilever and Sir Ken Robinson, which surveyed more than 12,00 families worldwide, asked parents: ‘how much time their children spent outside...

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Forest of Imagination 2017 attracts thousands of visitors!
12 Jul 2017

Forest of Imagination 2017 attracts thousands of visitors!

Forest of Imagination 2017 attracts thousands of visitors to meadows of Bushey Norwood, part of Bath’s Skyline Walk, to experience its fantastical forests, art trails and innovative sculptures. The free, pop-up contemporary arts event took place 29th June – 2nd July 2017 and saw The National Trust-owned meadow at Bushey Norwood transformed into a colourful tapestry of creative workshops and immersive artworks. Highlights of the...

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Giant Acorns from The Circus Re-locate to Bushey Norwood
29 Jun 2017

Giant Acorns from The Circus Re-locate to Bushey Norwood

Back in 1754 the, now famous, architect John Wood the Elder had the extraordinary vision to design and build something groundbreaking in the City of Bath. With inspiration taken from amphitheatres, prehistoric stone circles and grand squares, Wood designed The Circus, a terrace of houses curving around a central circular space. Then topping each house with large, imposing, Bath Stone Acorns, with 108 altogether placed around the roofs of The Circus. Many...

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Collaboration = Creativity
26 Jun 2017

Collaboration = Creativity

A forest is one of the best classrooms. Children, playing outdoors, learn through first-hand experiences and in cooperation with others. They play with ideas, thoughts and materials in a safe environment. To help the Forest of Imagination to create these outdoor classrooms and workshop spaces we supported a range of collaborations, partnerships and teamwork between disciplines and industries to support and offer new perspective in...

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Forest Fosters Democratic Learning between Industry, Students & Disciplines
26 Jun 2017

Forest Fosters Democratic Learning between Industry, Students & Disciplines

Forest of Imagination believes that learning and education should be participatory, empowering and democratic, which is why collaboration is encouraged and propagated between different industries, businesses, students, schools, leaders, pupils and artists. The BookyBall is a structure that has been designed and built by a collaboration between students from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath, alongside architects from Bath-based, architectural and urban design...

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Explore: The Hideaway a House of Imagination
26 Jun 2017

Explore: The Hideaway a House of Imagination

Students from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath have collaborated, alongside architects from Bath-based, architectural and urban design practice, FCB Studios, engineering consultants and specialists, Buro Happold and Bath University Teaching Fellow, Toby Lewis BSC MA RIBA to create a series of unique bespoke installations. The Hideaway is a House of Imagination for artists, storytellers, musicians and dancers. It takes the form of...

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Bath Uni Students, FCB Studios & Buro Happold Collaborate to Create a Cocoon Sculpture
26 Jun 2017

Bath Uni Students, FCB Studios & Buro Happold Collaborate to Create a Cocoon Sculpture

The bedrock of the Forest of Imagination is collaboration. This year, students from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at the University of Bath worked alongside architects from Bath-based, architectural and urban design practice, FCB Studios, engineering consultants and specialists, Buro Happold and Bath University Teaching Fellow, Toby Lewis BSC MA RIBA to create installations. The brief was to create a series of unique, bespoke installations, Houses of Imagination,...

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SAMSUNG CSC
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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