Stories


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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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 Breeds Creativity
13 Jun 2016

Collaboration Breeds Creativity

The bedrock of the Forest of Imagination is collaboration. Many people contribute, create and bring the Forest of Imagination alive – be they teachers, artists, scientists, children, architects, environmentalists, carpenters, painters, gardeners, botanists, designers or free-thinkers – each discipline and new spark of an idea provides a unique element to the fundamental belief that creativity and freedom in creativity is at the heart of learning, discovery and potential. The...

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Madagascar Conservation project
02 Jun 2016

Madagascar Conservation project

As part of the theme for this year’s Forest of Imagination we have teamed up with Bristol Zoo. Bristol Zoo’s Madagascar Conservation project has served as the basis for the narrative of this activity. In addition we have used the Madagascar Forests as our reference for the Global Forest aspect of this year’s Forest of Imagination. The hope is that we can capture people’s imagination and consideration for...

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Forest Eyes App – AR transforms Bath Abbey
26 May 2016

Forest Eyes App – AR transforms Bath Abbey

Exploding into the Forest of Imagination this year is Augmented Reality (AR) a new technology which is taking the world by storm and will transform the city streets and Bath Abbey right before your eyes. The Forest Eyes App will allow you to transform and re-design urban landscapes using your phone. A series of hidden forests and portals can be discovered using the App, which will create an...

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Martyn Ware to Create an Immersive Soundscape in Bath Abbey
28 Apr 2016

Martyn Ware to Create an Immersive Soundscape in Bath Abbey

Martyn Ware found fame at the height of the new wave, electronic and synthpop music era at a time when immense shoulder pads and brick-sized mobile phones went hand-in-hand: the mid-1980’s. Born in Sheffield, he was a founding member of two of the most respected groups at that time; The Human League and Heaven 17. This year, Forest of Imagination are utterly thrilled to have Martyn...

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