Tag: Creative Freedom


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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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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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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© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2017
15 Jun 2017

The Areocene Explorer Takes Off at Forest

Forest of Imagination are delighted to announce that it will host the extraordinary work of international, contemporary artist, Tomas Saraceno, during the four-day event at Bushey Norwood. An exhibition and performance of the Aerocene Explorer by the Aerocene Foundation, a project founded by artist Tomas Saraceno and his studio will be held, if the weather is appropriate, everyday during the Forest of Imagination. Widely regarded...

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