Tag: Global Forest


‘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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© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2017
21 Jun 2017

Spectacular Aerocene Sculpture to Fly at Forest

The schools of art, architecture and science collide with the spectacular floating Aerocene sculptures that will fly high above Bushey Norwood exclusively for the Forest of Imagination this year from 30th June until 2nd July. Harnessing wind currents and the heat of the sun, these incredible air-fuelled sculptures reach up to eight metres in size and are completely emission free. The Aerocene Project, is a remarkable exploration into navigation, architecture,...

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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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Bristol Zoo are Back!
05 Jun 2017

Bristol Zoo are Back!

Bristol Zoo Gardens are once again partnering with Forest of Imagination to help shine a light on the importance of conservation and protecting our environment. This year Forest will create an engaging and thought provoking series of experiences for all ages but with an emphasis on children and their connection with the natural environment. The project reinforces a renewed interest in the countryside around the city...

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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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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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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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