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

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!

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.

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.

View the 2023 FOI event guide >

Updated FOI 2023 event guide from Saturday 24 June

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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Trusting the child – François Matarasso

Please read the beautiful and generous thought piece written by François Matarasso. Here is an excerpt: “…the House of Imagination shows just what can be achieved by adapting flexibly to changing conditions when you have a diamond-sharp vision of what you want to achieve.” Read here >  

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Forest of Imagination 2023 event guide is live!
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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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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) - #