Forest of Imagination

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Forest of Imagination

A free city-wide celebration of creativity, community and the natural world

NEW DATE

Sunday 28th November at Wandlebury Country Park, 10am - 3pm

Our exhibition at Wandlebury will now be held on Sunday 28th November due to the very high winds forecast for Saturday.

Sunday 5th December on Christ's Pieces (Cambridge), 10am - 3pm

Forest of Imagination celebrates the natural world at a time when there is mounting evidence about the vital importance of the outdoors to our mental wellbeing. The Forest contains 50 beautiful gauze hangings creative from work made by nearly 400 children and young people from across our region.

CCI artists will be inviting visitors to contribute to a unique artwork they will be creating collaboratively on both days. Visitors can also link to a specially created soundscape about the forest to enjoy as they wander amongst the work and read a new poem commissioned to mark these events from Cambridge Poet Kaddy Benyon. Explore below to experience these now and read more about the project.

A partnership with the council’s Cambridge Canopy Project and the conservation organisation Cambridge Past, Present and Future.

These two large-scale immersive events or ‘forests’, bookend National Tree Week (27 November – 5 December 2021).

A total joy. The most memorable public art installation for me of the last decade.
Lewis Herbert, Leader of Cambridge City Council, November 2020.

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Preview event for Forest 2021 hosted by Kiss Communications at Cambridge University Press’ Pitt Building, November 2021
Preview event for Forest 2021 hosted by Kiss Communications at Cambridge University Press’ Pitt Building, November 2021

With thanks to Software Acumen, South Cambs District Council and Education Services 2010 for their generous sponsorship of the Forest.

Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination's Forest of Imagination shares roots and values with Forest of Imagination, held in the City of Bath each year since 2013. Our links began in 2003 when our cities hosted The Hundred Languages of Children Exhibition and we've worked together since to campaign for these spaces that celebrate creativity and community.