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Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks
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Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks

Saturday 3 July, 10am-4pm The Holburne Museum  Join Oliver Lark of Patchlarks and discover a great adventure in the miniature worlds of moss and lichen. Combining joyful storytelling, self-directed explorations, and meditative investigations we’ll complete tasks and challenges, uncover scientific secrets and build our mossy mythology entangled in the little things that grow all around. “You may know what the mini-beasts are but have you heard of...

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01 Jul 2021
Workshop: Doodle Chatter with Artist Beth Archard
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Workshop: Doodle Chatter with Artist Beth Archard

Saturday 3 July, 10am-4pm The Holburne Museum  Discover the benefits of the doodle! With pen and paper and easy conversation participants might be given the headspace for reflection, tools for relaxation, and a pathway for reconnection with one another. Beth’s interest in the psychology of the everyday stirs a curiosity to know how the combination of verbal and non-verbal communication, and the expression of a personal...

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01 Jul 2021
Printmaking Workshop: Nature’s Fingerprints with Artist Pippa Pixley
in Forest of Imagination, Workshop

Printmaking Workshop: Nature’s Fingerprints with Artist Pippa Pixley

Saturday 3 July, 10am-4pm The Holburne Museum  Join Pippa in a Nature’s Fingerprints Printmaking Workshop to learn how to make your own water-floated concentric monoprints using natural & sustainable materials. In this exciting monoprinting workshop we will be floating naturally derived inks on a bath of water: a mesmerizing process that creates swishing and swirling shapes and patterns reminiscent of the concentric rings that form within...

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28 Jun 2021
Workshop: Illustrated Tree Map of Bath with Artist, Jessica Palmer
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Workshop: Illustrated Tree Map of Bath with Artist, Jessica Palmer

Friday 2 July, 10am-4pm Batheaston’s Secret Garden Jessica will seek offerings of favourite and beloved trees, photos, drawings, collages, silhouettes etc and ask for these to be drawn, cut out and attached to the map. Visitors can take away a small envelope of papery materials with which to make their own tree.  These interactions are designed with minimal contact.

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28 Jun 2021
Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks
in Forest of Imagination, Workshop

Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks

Friday 2 July, 10am-4pm Batheaston Secret Garden  Join Oliver Lark of Patchlarks and discover a great adventure in the miniature worlds of moss and lichen. Combining joyful storytelling, self-directed explorations, and meditative investigations we’ll complete tasks and challenges, uncover scientific secrets and build our mossy mythology entangled in the little things that grow all around. “You may know what the mini-beasts are but have you heard...

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28 Jun 2021
Spaces for Liberated Learning
in Forest of Imagination

Spaces for Liberated Learning

Wednesday 30 June, 6-7pm (online) Join us to talk about the spaces in our lives where creative learning can flourish, hosted by CCI and Forest of Imagination. Where does creative learning flourish? Forest of Imagination has worked with arts and well-being charity Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination for many years celebrating how creative learning with children can happen everywhere in our cities – from grand museums to...

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27 Jun 2021
Workshop: Life in a Square with Artist Lydia Halcrow (FACE) 
in Forest of Imagination, Workshop

Workshop: Life in a Square with Artist Lydia Halcrow (FACE) 

Saturday 26 June, 10am-4pm Beckford’s Tower Join artist Lydia Halcrow (Families Acting on Climate Emergency – FACE) to explore the biodiversity (insect, flora, fauna) through the lens of one place in Bath, that will gradually form part of a map of biodiversity across and around the city that we can revisit to see how insect and wild flower species are doing each year to encourage and...

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25 Jun 2021
Workshop: Sense of Belonging with Artists Jono Burgess and Grace Swordy
in Forest of Imagination, Workshop

Workshop: Sense of Belonging with Artists Jono Burgess and Grace Swordy

Saturday 26 June, 10am-4pm Beckford’s Tower SENSE OF BELONGING  A Sense of Belonging is a playful exploration of your sense of self in the environment around you. Take yourself on a journey and explore with what makes you you, what is your imprint on the land and what do you want to leave  behind? This is a self led workshop with a series of written invitations...

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25 Jun 2021
The Therapeutic City: People not Cars, reclaiming Milsom Street
in Architects, Forest of Imagination

The Therapeutic City: People not Cars, reclaiming Milsom Street

This Photography exhibition on the blank windows of no. 24 Milsom Street (former Loch Fyne restaurant) depicts images from the Therapeutic City Festival of 2019 when Milsom Street was closed to traffic for one weekend. It reminds us of the vibrancy possible in public spaces when people are placed before cars and life spills out into the spaces in between buildings. Project by Architecture Is…...

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24 Jun 2021
Volunteers needed
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Volunteers needed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Forest of Imagination 2021 We are really grateful for your support as we rely on our team of volunteers to help make the event a truly extraordinary experience for all our visitors! Forest of Imagination is open to all ages, but we do ask for volunteers who are over the age of 18. The information in this pack...

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10 Jun 2021
We are all Artists
in A Climate of Change, Artists, News

We are all Artists

Everyone is an Artist says Dr Penny Hay I am an artist, educator and researcher and on a daily basis aim to make creativity visible in experimental sites for learning in our House of Imagination. During lockdown we have been working with the Forest of Imagination and The Big Draw teams to co-design VirtualForest 2020. Being actively creative has become a lifeline – together we have...

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14 Oct 2020
Creative Activities & Ideas for the summer
in A Climate of Change, Forest of Imagination, News

Creative Activities & Ideas for the summer

As the summer holidays unfold, we have asked the artists we work with and other independent collaborators to share their ideas for creative activities. Please see the list below and get involved. We would love to see your work and ideas as well. Do share your work with us on our social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Creative Writing Ideas Events of Wonder...

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03 Aug 2020
Imagination is a Unique Human Capacity
in A Climate of Change

Imagination is a Unique Human Capacity

“Our imagination is the unique human capacity to bring into our minds things that aren’t present. We daydream; imagination is everywhere; it invites potential and possibility. Children’s imaginations are powerful, they inhabit their imagination; exploring their ideas, feelings, senses, the light and the dark, always learning. Imagination has the power to release us from boundaries encountered in the adult world.” Co-Founder of Forest of Imagination...

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01 Aug 2020
Rocks Roots Rhythm
in A Climate of Change, Artists, Forest of Imagination, Virtual Forest

Rocks Roots Rhythm

For the Earth And all that is holding us From the wilds of Dartmoor And the heart of Zimbabwe Our truth calls to us Simple and clear That we are this Earth That we are each other And our gratitude is a balm That can heal A film by Denise Rowe With Denise Rowe & Kennedy Chinyere Camera by Pete McCowen Supported by Forest of...

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20 Jul 2020
Proposal for a Nature and Art Discovery Centre in Bath
in A Climate of Change, Alignment, Forest of Imagination, News, Partners

Proposal for a Nature and Art Discovery Centre in Bath

Avon Wildlife Trust and Forest of Imagination to submit a joint proposal for a Nature and Art Discovery Centre at the Entry Hill golf course in Bath   In collaboration with Forest of Imagination, Avon Wildlife Trust will submit a business proposal to BANES Council to reimagine the 10-hectare (ha) Entry Hill golf course into an intergenerational sustainable, wildlife-rich, inspiring and playful nature park, enriched...

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02 Jul 2020
Virtual Forest – Week Seven – Perry Harris
in A Climate of Change, Virtual Forest

Virtual Forest – Week Seven – Perry Harris

 Illustrator Perry Harris has supported Forest of Imagination for many years, supporting the event with brilliant images, illustrations, cartoons and drawings depicting his vision of how Forest is represented in the city of Bath. Perry is a prolific artist who is not only constantly sketching, but he also works with watercolours, landscapes and video, his work can be found on his Pinterest page. This year...

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24 Jun 2020