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Dame Helen Ghosh Supports Forest of Imagination

Dame Helen Ghosh, Director-General at the National Trust has personally pledged her support of the Forest of Imagination, stating: “We want to make sure children and their families can enjoy exciting and memorable outdoor experiences and be inspired to protect the environment. This is why we are so pleased to support the Forest of Imagination and we are sure it will be a great success.”...

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23 Jun 2017
Re-imagining Childhood – A focus on the importance of childhood & creativity
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Re-imagining Childhood – A focus on the importance of childhood & creativity

This is a particularly exciting year for Forest as, charity 5x5x5=Creativity, an arts-based action research organisation, launches: Re-imagining Childhood event, in conjunction with Forest of Imagination. Re-imagining Childhood brings together a wonderful group of leading thinkers and creative professionals to explore the possibility of a different kind of childhood for our children, one that values the power of the imagination, focusing on the importance of childhood, debating child rights, human...

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22 Jun 2017
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2017
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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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21 Jun 2017
The Giant Tiny Ant Quest: Discover AR at Forest
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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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19 Jun 2017
Create a Fantastical Forest Map
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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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19 Jun 2017
© Photography by Studio Tomás Saraceno, 2017
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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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15 Jun 2017
Explore the Sound Nest at Forest of Imagination
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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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14 Jun 2017
Immerse yourself in sound and discover: I am an Insect!
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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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13 Jun 2017
Giant Spider’s join the Insect Gathering at Forest ’17
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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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12 Jun 2017
Bristol Zoo are Back!
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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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05 Jun 2017
The National Trust Partners Forest 2017
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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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25 May 2017
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Forest on the Edge … where we feel at home

  Where do you feel at home? For many lying on the sofa – cup of tea to hand, is where you feel most at home, for others – lying under an oak tree, or walking through a meadow of wild flowers. Perhaps, like a 9 year old or a bird, you are happiest when perched on the branch of a tree looking down at...

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24 May 2017
Be part of Forest of Imagination 2017!
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Be part of Forest of Imagination 2017!

Forest of Imagination is made possible thanks to the diverse group of individuals who voluntarily give up their time to help the project. Thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers, who work alongside our team of architects, artists, teachers, researchers, musicians and performers, including international architecture firms Grant Associates and Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, arts-based action research organisation 5x5x5=creativity, national children’s arts charity The House Of Fairy Tales, ...

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23 May 2017
Forest of Imagination 2017 in Beautiful Bushey Norwood…
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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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22 May 2017
Eyes of the Forest – Seeing Things Differently
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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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12 Aug 2016
10,000 Touched by Playful, Creative Forest
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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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16 Jun 2016
Collaboration Breeds Creativity
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Collaboration Breeds Creativity

The bedrock of the Forest of Imagination is collaboration. Many people contribute, create and bring the Forest of Imagination alive – be they teachers, artists, scientists, children, architects, environmentalists, carpenters, painters, gardeners, botanists, designers or free-thinkers – each discipline and new spark of an idea provides a unique element to the fundamental belief that creativity and freedom in creativity is at the heart of learning, discovery and potential. The...

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13 Jun 2016