Tag: Seriously playful


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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© 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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The Giant Tiny Ant Quest: Discover AR at Forest
19 Jun 2017

The Giant Tiny Ant Quest: Discover AR at Forest

An exciting and exhilarating adventure will take place everyday at Forest of Imagination: The Giant Tiny Ant Quest, will see small forest explorers taken on a quest to discover a Queen Ant, a wonderful ants nest and an augmented reality view of life inside an ant colony. The Tiny Giant Ant Quest is a brilliant collaboration between Anthony Head, Bristol Zoo Gardens, The House of Fairy Tales and...

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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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Explore the Sound Nest at Forest of Imagination
14 Jun 2017

Explore the Sound Nest at Forest of Imagination

All of the installations at Forest of Imagination are designed to inspire, excite and intrigue and the Seeking Sound Nest will not disappoint. The Copse, a beautiful, wooden nest-like structure, will be created by award winning, traditional and contemporary oak frame craft company Carpenter Oak and Woodland. The Copse like structure will be hand-built by the craftsman at Carpenter Oak and Woodland on site at Bushey Norwood and...

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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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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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