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Forest of Imagination


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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A Living Tree and A  Circle of Magical,  Musical Lights
12 Sep 2021

A Living Tree and A Circle of Magical, Musical Lights

In The Egg this September for you to explore 11–18 September The Egg Theatre If a tree falls in the forest… we need to listen. Why are we cutting down trees at a time when we need them most? The balance of nature is in danger, yet we carry on with our traditions while the world burns around us. The trees we fell for our...

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Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks
01 Jul 2021

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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Workshop: Doodle Chatter with Artist Beth Archard
01 Jul 2021

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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Printmaking Workshop: Nature’s Fingerprints with Artist Pippa Pixley
28 Jun 2021

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

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.


Workshop: Mapping the Mini-Forests with Patchlarks
28 Jun 2021

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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Spaces for Liberated Learning
27 Jun 2021

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

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

Friday 25 June, 10am-4pm Bath City Farm 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. 



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