Tag: Creativity


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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Giant Spider’s join the Insect Gathering at Forest ’17
12 Jun 2017

Giant Spider’s join the Insect Gathering at Forest ’17

British illustrator, Jessica Palmer will create a fantastical, giant Spider Mama for Forest of Imagination 2017. The giant arachnid will preside in splendour within the rich meadowland landscape at Bushey Norwood, providing Forest visitors with a unique spectacle and an exclusive seating area: directly under her enormous body. Palmer, renowned for her beautiful and unusual paper art installations, is one of a host of local, national and...

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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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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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Forest of Imagination 2017 in Beautiful Bushey Norwood…
22 May 2017

Forest of Imagination 2017 in Beautiful Bushey Norwood…

Forest of Imagination 2017 is to take place at Bushey Norwood, the National Trust-owned huge, glorious meadow grassland area and Iron Age landscape, that makes up part of the historic Bath Skyline. Taking place from 29th June until 2nd July, the Forest of Imagination is partnering with the National Trust this year, to transform this beautiful natural landscape on the edge of the city into a kaleidoscope of playful installations,...

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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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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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The House of Fairy Tales is coming back…
18 May 2016

The House of Fairy Tales is coming back…

Providing imaginative spaces to learn and play is not just about creating happy children but happy families, healthier communities and a thriving society too, says, The House Of Fairy Tales, the national children’s arts charity that engages with young people of all ages from any socio-economic or cultural background. Last year, The House of Fairy Tales bought The Curiovan, a mobile gallery and museum showcasing the natural world...

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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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Creative Companies take root in the Forest
12 May 2016

Creative Companies take root in the Forest

So you think you run a creative business? How would you like to put your creativity to the test and build us a beautiful tree? Your tree will stand proud and creative nutrient rich alongside trees made by local school children and local artists. It would be really wonderful to see local businesses, getting behind the Forest – restoring creativity to the heart of their thinking and...

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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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