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Forest of Imagination returns 26–30 June 2024 at the Holburne Museum Gardens, Bath

Forest of Imagination 2024’s theme is Biodiversity Ring: A Million Small Acts 

Our ‘Biodiversity Ring’ captures the Holburne Museum in a vibrant circle of biodiversity stories, immersive installations and creative interventions. Its physical presence reinforces the green setting of the Museum and takes advantage of the diverse landscapes and habitats that wrap around the core buildings and lead out into Sydney gardens and the wider city landscapes. This ‘ring of life’ is created from multiple interventions. Some large, some small but all inspiring little steps to make it easier to address the climate and ecological emergencies.


By Perry Harris


Our theme for 2023 was “Assemble in the Forest”

Forest of Imagination is free to all. 

‘Assemble in the Forest’FOI 2023.event guide.thmb150 was an invitation to come together at a festival full of adventure, to enjoy culture, to celebrate beauty and biodiversity and to showcase the imagination of our community. As the world struggles with a climate emergency, COVID aftermath, injustice – this is the time to collectively and creatively imagine how things can be different. View the film here.

The spectacular Bath Assembly Rooms was the venue for the 2023 Forest of Imagination where we celebrated 10 years as a contemporary arts event in Bath. For 2023, the National Trust invited Forest of Imagination to the Bath Assembly Rooms while the charity uncovers the history of the building, tests and finalises plans for the future and undertakes building work ahead of opening a Georgian experience in 2026.

Forest of Imagination 2024 will continue to embed Forest into the longer term identity of the city.

 
Our ambition is to establish Forest of Imagination as a showcase for the creativity of the city, whilst inviting internationally significant artists and designers to help raise the international profile of Forest and Bath as a city of creativity.
 
Forest of Imagination is free to all.
 

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We believe that creativity can enhance wellbeing and transform lives, communities, cities and economies.

The natural world is a powerful generator of childhood curiosity and those early sparks of imagination are often at the heart of our life-long creativity.

Andrew Grant (Grant Associates) and Penny Hay (House of Imagination, formerly 5x5x5=creativity, and Bath Spa University) - #

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