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Forest of Imagination


Workshop: Life in a Square with Artist Lydia Halcrow (FACE) 
25 Jun 2021

Workshop: Life in a Square with Artist Lydia Halcrow (FACE) 

Saturday 26 June, 10am-4pm Beckford’s Tower Join artist Lydia Halcrow (Families Acting on Climate Emergency – FACE) to explore the biodiversity (insect, flora, fauna) through the lens of one place in Bath, that will gradually form part of a map of biodiversity across and around the city that we can revisit to see how insect and wild flower species are doing each year to encourage and...

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Workshop: Sense of Belonging with Artists Jono Burgess and Grace Swordy
25 Jun 2021

Workshop: Sense of Belonging with Artists Jono Burgess and Grace Swordy

Saturday 26 June, 10am-4pm Beckford’s Tower SENSE OF BELONGING  A Sense of Belonging is a playful exploration of your sense of self in the environment around you. Take yourself on a journey and explore with what makes you you, what is your imprint on the land and what do you want to leave  behind? This is a self led workshop with a series of written invitations...

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The Therapeutic City: People not Cars, reclaiming Milsom Street
24 Jun 2021

The Therapeutic City: People not Cars, reclaiming Milsom Street

This Photography exhibition on the blank windows of no. 24 Milsom Street (former Loch Fyne restaurant) depicts images from the Therapeutic City Festival of 2019 when Milsom Street was closed to traffic for one weekend. It reminds us of the vibrancy possible in public spaces when people are placed before cars and life spills out into the spaces in between buildings. Project by Architecture Is…...

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Volunteers needed
10 Jun 2021

Volunteers needed

Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Forest of Imagination 2021 We are really grateful for your support as we rely on our team of volunteers to help make the event a truly extraordinary experience for all our visitors! Forest of Imagination is open to all ages, but we do ask for volunteers who are over the age of 18. The information in this pack...

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Creative Activities & Ideas for the summer
03 Aug 2020

Creative Activities & Ideas for the summer

As the summer holidays unfold, we have asked the artists we work with and other independent collaborators to share their ideas for creative activities. Please see the list below and get involved. We would love to see your work and ideas as well. Do share your work with us on our social media accounts on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook. Creative Writing Ideas Events of Wonder...

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Rocks Roots Rhythm
20 Jul 2020

Rocks Roots Rhythm

For the Earth And all that is holding us From the wilds of Dartmoor And the heart of Zimbabwe Our truth calls to us Simple and clear That we are this Earth That we are each other And our gratitude is a balm That can heal A film by Denise Rowe With Denise Rowe & Kennedy Chinyere Camera by Pete McCowen Supported by Forest of...

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Proposal for a Nature and Art Discovery Centre in Bath
02 Jul 2020

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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Wild Meadow Grass Vine
12 Jun 2020

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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Forest collaborates with The Big Draw
28 May 2020

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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The Healing Power of Nature
21 May 2020

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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Thousands Enjoy Forest 2019
01 Jul 2019

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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