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5th Jun 2017

Meadows of Bath’s Skyline to host Forest of Imagination 2017

Bath-based contemporary arts event Forest of Imagination is to sprout up again on Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017 – connecting people to nature in all kinds of imaginative ways.

This year’s event is being held at Bushey Norwood, the National Trust-owned ancient meadows behind the University of Bath that make up part of Bath’s hugely popular Skyline Walk.

Organisers are working in partnership with The National Trust to transform the Iron Age landscape of Bushey Norwood into a kaleidoscope of playful installations, art trails and workshops with a special emphasis on activities for children and young people.

Centred round the core theme of ‘Forest on the Edge’, Forest of Imagination 2017 will offer a trail of fantastical and sensory artworks that link Bushey Norwood’s ancient landscape to the fringes of urban Bath. Open from 10am to 6pm each day, Forest of Imagination is free to all.

Highlights at this year’s event will include Aerocene, an air-fuelled sculpture by the globally acclaimed Argentinian artist Tomas Saraceno; soundscapes by musician Martyn Ware of Illustrious and the hit band Heaven 17; and an augmented reality ‘Giant Ant’ experience created by artist Anthony Head with Bristol Zoo and House of Fairytales.