Forest of Imagination

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beech avenue of Wandlelbury County Park

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

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. This creative project brings together a diverse range of voices from right across the city and beyond.

Working in collaboration with the council’s Cambridge Canopy Project and the conservation organisation Cambridge Past, Present and Future, the Forest offers rich creative experiences through artist-led workshops with groups ranging from schools and community organisations to conservationists and faith groups.

Each group will produce original artwork that will then be used to create beautiful gauze hangings to be exhibited in two large-scale immersive events or ‘forests’, bookending National Tree Week (27 November – 5 December 2021).

The project builds on the work we began in 2020 to celebrate Tree Charter Day, when we loved hearing why trees are important for us all. Gathered on this page are some of the stories people shared.

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

If you’d like to participate in any way, please contact us.

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Forest of Imagination