Forest Of Imagination Festival, Bath, UK
Forest of Imagination is a four-day participatory, contemporary arts event and creative learning programme delivered by a collaborative team of local creative organisations in Bath. The event transforms a familiar public place into an inclusive space for contemporary creativity and intuitive play, offering an immersive experience for participants through interactive installations, artworks and workshops. Forest of Imagination is free and open to all.
Forest of Imagination 2016 featured a number of installations and activities highlighting the relationship of Bath to the local and global environment. The theme, ‘Eyes of the Forest’, promotes new ways of feeling and thinking about our urban spaces and showcases the creative spirit of the city.
Commissioned by 5x5x5=Creativity for Forest Of Imagination Festival, TreeHive grew from sustainability roots. Workshop participants are invited to make a live-able hive home for solitary bees, made from recycled wood to then be hung or attached to a surface outside, providing a home for solitary wild bees.
TreeHive involved activities that ignited inspiration and conversation about our urban world and the sustainability within in. Small hives were constructed by participants creating a live-able home for solitary bees!