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By Perry Harris
24 May 2024

Forest of Imagination – Opening Night

26 June 6-8pm, Forest of Imagination at the Holburne Museum and Gardens Biodiversity Ring: A Million Small Acts is the theme of this year’s Forest of Imagination, being held at The Holburne Museum in Bath. During this opening event, you will have the opportunity to explore our immersive installations and meet the artists and creatives behind it. Bookings via Eventbrite >


RSA Bath: world environment day – a pre-event with Forest of Imagination
24 May 2024

RSA Bath: world environment day – a pre-event with Forest of Imagination

5 Jun 2024, 6–8pm BST at Locksbrook Campus, Bath Spa University, BA1 2EL This year Forest of Imagination 2024 | Biodiversity Ring: a million small acts will be at the Holburne Museum and Gardens from 26-30 June addressing the theme of biodiversity. You are invited to a pre-event with Bath RSA and What Next? at the beautiful Locksbrook Campus, Bath Spa University overlooking the River Avon.  More info and booking details >


Around the community kitchen table
24 May 2024

Around the community kitchen table

30 May 6-7.30pm | Bath Community Kitchen at Locksbrook Campus, Bath Spa University Bath Community Kitchen (BCK) will share their work using communal meals and cookery workshops to improve people’s physical and mental wellbeing in Bath and surrounding areas. BCK believe that cooking and sharing food are powerful therapeutic and educational tools to improve people’s lives and that good food should be available to all.   Bookings and...

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FOI 2023 Evaluation report
27 Sep 2023

FOI 2023 Evaluation report

In 2023, We were inspired by the opportunity to link art, nature, and the social life of the city into an experience that takes full advantage of the grand internal rooms and the distinctive outdoor spaces in The Bath Assembly Rooms. The Assembly Rooms has recently returned to the management of The National Trust and they are working to develop a new Georgian experience, currently...

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Forest of Imagination 2023 event guide is live!
08 Jun 2023

Forest of Imagination 2023 event guide is live!

Bookings are open!    Please use our FOI 2023 event guide PDF and click the “book” buttons, you can also visit our Eventbrite page for a full listing of our FOI 2023 events and workshops.         Bookable events listed elsewhere are as follows: RSA George Monbiot in conversation with Andrew Grant – Thursday 15 June, 6-7pm, Online via Zoom Rob Hopkins – Thursday 22 June, 6-7pm, Bath Assembly Rooms...

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Creative Learning Invitation 2023
11 May 2023

Creative Learning Invitation 2023

‘If you were a tree, what would you be?’ This first invitation focuses on exploration of this question from a global perspective. Linking to this year’s Forest of Imagination, it provides the opportunity for children to link art and nature, and to respond to the themes of beauty, biodiversity, personal and community. It shines a light on the importance of forests across the world, what...

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My First Year with Forest of Imagination
23 Jan 2023

My First Year with Forest of Imagination

Elisha Westmore, Creative Producer for House of Imagination, reflects on her first year working with the charity   In my fourth and final year studying Creative Writing at  Bath Spa University, I undertook a Professional Placement Year as a Content Creator with The Studio in Bath: The university’s creative technology co-working hub and research centre. Throughout my placement, I was lucky enough to be able...

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Forest of Imagination festival wins national award
09 Dec 2022

Forest of Imagination festival wins national award

A contemporary arts and architecture project for all ages, co-curated by a leading academic at Bath Spa University, has won a prestigious national award. The annual Bath-based pop-up arts festival, Forest of Imagination, brought ‘Living Tree Mirror Maze’ to the city in 2022, and it was one of just four projects from around the country to be shortlisted in the ‘one off activity – children’ category...

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We need your support
26 May 2022

We need your support

We’re fundraising for FOI 2022 and we need your help! Berlin-based artist Andrew Amondson shares some ways you can support this year’s Forest of Imagination… Please help us achieve our goal Please view our crowdfunding page here. We have some fab rewards to thank everyone who donates, whatever the amount you might give. Check them out! All rewards can be collected from the forest between 17 June...

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Creative Learning Invitation – Forest of Imagination 2021
06 Dec 2021

Creative Learning Invitation – Forest of Imagination 2021

Forest of Imagination 2021 included Travelling Forest pop-events and installations along the theme of ‘Gathering Perspectives on the Landscape City’ and in response to the climate emergency. The locations were: Bath Spa University’s Locksbrook Campus, Bath City Farm, Batheaston’s Secret Garden, Beckford’s Tower, American Museum and Gardens and the Holburne Museum.  These learning invitations are designed to support the co-enquiries of children, educators and families,...

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The Living Tree at the egg | Forest of Imagination 2021
29 Nov 2021

The Living Tree at the egg | Forest of Imagination 2021

The Living Tree installation was co-designed with artist and film-maker Andrew Amondson and architect Sasha Mballa-Ekobena, who work with Olafur Eliasson’s Studio in Berlin. Andrew and Sasha worked closely with design students at Bath Spa University and the Forest of Imagination team to realise a forest in the egg. The event included an integrated creative learning programme, creative research, public engagement and knowledge exchange. Please...

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