Tag: Bath Abbey


Forest of Imagination teams up with Holburne Museum
10 May 2019

Forest of Imagination teams up with Holburne Museum

Award-winning arts and design pop-up Forest of Imagination returns to Bath on 20-24 June 2019, teaming up with the Holburne Museum to stage a festival of fantastical installations, creative workshops and sculptures designed to spark everyone’s imagination. Taking place for its sixth consecutive year, the free, five-day participatory event will invite people of all ages and from all backgrounds to experience a ‘Life Line’ of...

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Eyes of the Forest – Seeing Things Differently
12 Aug 2016

Eyes of the Forest – Seeing Things Differently

Our vision for the third Forest of Imagination was to highlight the relationship of Bath to the local and global environment. “Shining a light on the importance of global forests, and the capacity of Bath as a creative ecosystem” Andrew Grant RDI. This allowed us to create this ‘pop up’ event combining contemporary, multi-disciplinary installations with a kaleidoscope of events and activities: right in the...

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10,000 Touched by Playful, Creative Forest
16 Jun 2016

10,000 Touched by Playful, Creative Forest

Ten thousand people were touched by – the three giant inflatable Baobabs,  standing sentry in front of Bath Abbey protecting the city and offering a thought provoking conversation about the threat of this incredible tree species. All the creatures that coexist in their environment and how we can help to conserve their unique home in Madagascar. Each of the ten thousand people who passed through the Forest could not help...

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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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The Vision: Bring Creativity to the Streets
17 May 2016

The Vision: Bring Creativity to the Streets

Flourishing in the collaborative heartland of Bath is a collusion of enlightened thinkers who believe creativity, imagination and the environment should be at the heart of thinking, education and our urban landscape. Together they developed a concept to bring this idea to life, to literally usher creativity into the streets, to remind the public that creativity is at the heart of our city and the centre of...

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Volunteers make the Forest
05 May 2016

Volunteers make the Forest

Forest of Imagination could not go ahead with all of its many intricate layers and roots if we did not have a wide and varied team of volunteers from all over the city to help in the creation of what will become a programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities at this four-day event. Forest reverberates in the hearts and minds of...

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Discover The Forest of Imagination 2016
03 May 2016

Discover The Forest of Imagination 2016

Research proves that creativity, imagination and inspiration can literally transform your emotional and physical wellbeing, providing nourishment for the human soul that will positively lift your spirits and enhance your daily physical experience. The Forest of Imagination will provide the city of Bath and all of its residents with this creative injection of curiosity for four days in June. The Forest of imagination is not just for children, but for adults, the...

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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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