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Proposal for a Nature and Art Discovery Centre in Bath
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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
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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
Enchanted Forest – Week Six – Alison Harper
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Enchanted Forest – Week Six – Alison Harper

Textile artist, Alison Harper works with the theme of reimagining materials, her work often focuses on recycling, reusing and reimagining. This year, for the #VirtualForest2020, Alison has taken the theme of #enchanted to inform her work; finding the beauty and unexpected in everyday things, waste materials and in little corners of the world we often do not  notice. She explains more here: “Enchanted is a digital project...

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24 Jun 2020
Edible Forest – Helen Lawrence – Week Five
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Edible Forest – Helen Lawrence – Week Five

Artist and chef, Helen Lawrence works and owns Bath institution Demuths, a vegan cookery school, this will inform her art work. Helen has plans to create an edible Forest, using medicinal herbs, seasonal and plant-based food, found and foraged in the forests and fields around Bath. Helen is also planning to collaborate with Castle Farm, to forage for edibles to inspire her creative cooking. Helen shares her work...

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13 Jun 2020
Wild Meadow Grass Vine
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Virtual Vines – Matthew Leece – Week Four

Week Four at Virtual Forest 2020 has seen designer and sculptor Matthew Leece take over the Forest social media platforms. Matt has worked with Forest of Imagination since day one and he always brings his unique, startling and imaginative creative concepts into the Forest. Past workshops have included, the giant drawing machines, how bees see and this year, virtual vines. Virtual Vines, invites you to contribute...

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12 Jun 2020
Gifted Forest – Clare Day – Week Three
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Gifted Forest – Clare Day – Week Three

Week Three of Virtual Forest of Imagination 2020 and we showcase the working installation of artist Clare Day. Clare, who works in clay and print, and also on socially engaged projects, has worked with the Forest of Imagination since it began seven years ago, her Clay Forest has been an inspiration to thousands of members of the public who have visited Forest of Imagination over the...

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02 Jun 2020
WryWords Workshop – Jo Backhouse – Week Two
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WryWords Workshop – Jo Backhouse – Week Two

Jo Backhouse is a writer, artist and workshop-practitioner and has run workshops with Key Stage 3 students in Somerset for several years. She explains: “My aim is always to put the joy (often lost in the transition from primary to secondary education) back into writing. I start, almost always, with a blank page. From there we can see words as friendly tools, something to gather, sort out,...

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29 May 2020
Woodland Understory – Jessica Palmer – Week One
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Woodland Understory – Jessica Palmer – Week One

British artist, Jessica Palmer, launched the Virtual Forest of Imagination 2o20 with her beautiful paper artwork, Woodland Understory series, a discipline which involves collage, paper sculpture, paper cutting, digital drawing and painting. Jessica has been part of Forest since the beginning and this year has been inspired by the community farm, Bath City Farm, and her own forays into nature during the Covid 19 crisis. As part...

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29 May 2020
Forest collaborates with The Big Draw
in A Climate of Change, Forest of Imagination

Forest collaborates with The Big Draw

Forest of Imagination and The Big Green Draw Join Forces Forest of Imagination and The Big Green Draw join forces during the pandemic to shine a light on the importance of nature and creativity in our wellbeing. Harnessing the power of their collective message, and to promote the importance of creativity and collaboration; Forest of Imagination will work alongside The Big Green Draw, supporting a...

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28 May 2020
The Healing Power of Nature
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The Healing Power of Nature

Having access to even the smallest of green space has become a symbol of hope for most during lockdown, when lives have suddenly been reduced to our immediate environment. As the leaves have unfurled and the swallows have returned, Spring has become, for the many who enjoy the advantage of being able to see, touch, smell and connect with nature, a major part of our...

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21 May 2020
Thousands Enjoy Forest 2019
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Thousands Enjoy Forest 2019

Thousands of Bath residents and visitors enjoyed a magical weekend of creativity when pop-up contemporary arts event Forest of Imagination was hosted at The Holburne Museum. The award-winning arts event returned to the city on 20-24 June 2019 with a multi-sensory array of outdoor and participatory art installations, workshops and sculptures in the museum grounds and Sydney Gardens. Running for its sixth consecutive year, 2019’s...

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01 Jul 2019
Forest Beacon
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Forest Beacon

The architect Piers Taylor from the agency Invisible Studio will work with Carpenter Oak and Momentum Engineering to create a tall landmark structure from forest thinnings to define the axis of the Life Line. The structure will act as a portal between the Holburne Museum and Sydney Gardens or locating it with Sydney Gardens. The structure will be approximately 10m high and will include an inner...

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12 Jun 2019
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The Egg of the Giant Ogulon

This year the House of Fairy Tales invites Forest visitors to help them to study and incubate the gigantic and mysterious egg of the Ogulon, feeding it with our hopes for the future and our love of the natural world. Visitors will discover the story through a short self-led trail and then take part in workshops inside our marvellous laboratory and in beautiful tented structures...

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10 Jun 2019
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Schools Day

Forest of Imagination works across the city with primary and secondary schools inviting them to take part in the Forest. Two school days, running this year on Friday 21st June and Monday 24th June, will see schools participating in the Forest for free. The two schools days will include a wide range of workshops run by artists, architects, musicians, teachers, volunteers – these workshops will allow the students to...

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05 Jun 2019
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Peter Clegg suports creativity in professionals & children

Peter Clegg, founder and senior partner at architectural practice FCB Studios has spoken to The Bath Magazine about how important it is for the architects at his practice to support and be involved in events like Forest of Imagination: “Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB) support the Forest of Imagination, partly because, as architects, school design forms an important and enjoyable part of our workload, and partly...

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03 Jun 2019
Pippa Pixley – Bee Lines & Story Lines
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Pippa Pixley – Bee Lines & Story Lines

Pippa Pixley will be giving the fantastic opportunity of allowing children and adults to take part in a printing workshop which will explore line and shapes in nature. By being inspired by nature for example the stripes on bees or the rings on trees, you will then have the opportunity to turn your created prints into your own stories or poems. Website: www.pippapixley.co.uk Instagram: pippapixley

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01 Jun 2019
Architecture Is – Green City Building
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Architecture Is – Green City Building

We are delighted to announce that for this years Forest of Imagination, Architecture Is will be carrying out a series of workshops that are looking to redesign the city of Bath. The principles for this work shop are to look at sustainable design which will include buildings, transport and energy. The work shops will be led by two architects and will include drawings and model...

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01 Jun 2019
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Creative Workshops for every child

We run free school workshops every year at Forest of Imagination working with students from schools across the city of Bath. The school days provide Forest with an opportunity to invite schools and students to get involved with artists both local and international to create, make, inspire, enthuse and play. Workshops are run by organisations and artists and this year include: The House of Fairy Tales,...

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22 May 2019