House of Imagination pop up event
3–8 April 2017, 10am–6pm
44AD artspace, 4 Abbey St, Bath BA1 1NN
The House of Imagination will open up its doors to children and their families, young people, artists and educators to explore the world of the imagination. We will be exploring ideas for the Forest of Imagination 2017 using the theme Where do we feel at home?
View the programme of activity here
To discuss the meanings of monitoring, evaluation, research and communication within 5x5x5=creativity in order to clarify what we are doing and why, with the ultimate aim of understanding the nature and value of our work from an internal and external viewpoint.
Tuesday 22 November 2016, 2–4:30pm
American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor, Claverton, Bath BA2 7BD
£25, £15 concessions
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Forest of Imagination, 3–6 June 2016
Spaces around and inside Bath Abbey, Bath BA1 1LT
On 3–6 June 2016 Forest of Imagination takes root in Bath for its third year. Come and immerse yourself in a playful programme of sensory installations, artworks, outdoor theatre and participatory creative activities at this four-day contemporary arts event. Free and designed for all ages.
Join us as we highlight the inherent creativity of Bath and connect people with nature by reinventing spaces in the city to inspire intuitive play, unleash imagination and encourage exploration…
See the opening night invitation here:
Feeling creative? Why not make a tree for the event…
For more information, please visit: www.forestofimagination.org.uk
House of Imagination pop up event, 11-23 April 2016
44AD artspace, 4 Abbey St, Bath BA1 1NN
5x5x5=creativity is inviting artists and creative professionals along with children, young people and adults to explore and test ideas for House of Imagination, Forest of Imagination and City of Imagination.
Free admission but booking essential for schools. For further information please contact email@example.com
View House of Imagination programme here
Towards a Unicef Child Friendly City
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Come and hear the progress of our project to get Bath accredited as a Unicef Child Friendly City and show your support with ideas of how you and your organisation would benefit.
5.45 – 6pm Guests arrive
6.00 – 6.10pm Welcome & Introduction
6.10 – 6.20pm The story so far and next steps
6.20 – 7.10pm
Presentations from young people with questions from the audience:
Mentoring Plus Manifesto
Learn to Lead
School without walls
Got Ya Back
7.10 – 7.20pm Response from Professor Slade, Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University
7.20 – 7.50pm
Intergenerational Cafe: Ideas into action. Pledges for supporting B&NES as a child friendly city and community
7.50 – 8pm Review pledges and thanks
Free admission but booking essential – book tickets here
Child Friendly City and Community: The World’s Largest Lesson
Join 5x5x5=creativity and partners for an hour of inspirational talks and films about children’s right to arts, creativity and culture as part of the launch weekend for the United Nations Global Goals.
Friday 25 September, 3.30 – 4.30pm at the egg theatre – Free Admission
Spaces are limited so please BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE
1. Welcome from Kate Cross, Director of the egg theatre
2. Passion Statements
The Magic of Children’s Literature
Gill McLay, Artistic Director, Bath Children’s Literature Festival
Children’s Rights to the Arts, Creativity and Culture
Penny Hay, Director of Research 5x5x5=creativity, Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Bath Spa University
3. Thought Piece: David Almond: Children’s Imagination will Save the World
4. A film by Aardman: Sir Ken Robinson, the World’s Largest Lesson: an Aardman film
5. ecl foundation presentations from South Africa, Namibia and Netherlands: how can we release the inherent creativity and desire to learn of children and young people around the world?
6. Pledges: What are our pledges for Bath as a Child Friendly City and Community? What are your ideas for a Child Friendly City and Community that match the Global Goals?
www.project-everyone.org | www.5x5x5creativity.org.uk | www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment
The Forest of Imagination will once again be inviting your imagination to run wild in the city. The location is still top secret, watch out for the clues as they are revealed!
Visit www.forestofimagination.org.uk for more information and we look forward to welcoming you to the forest.
Glow: An exhibition illuminating 15 years of creative and democratic practice with 5x5x5=creativity, Tuesday 10 – Saturday 21 March 2015
Glow was an exhibition of 5x5x5=creativity’s research with children, young people, educators, artists and cultural centres. The material in this exhibition emerged from 15 years of collaborative action research. Each image and piece of text represents a powerful experience in the work of 5x5x5=creativity, a ‘glow moment’ that distils the essence of our work.
Each ‘glow moment’ has emerged from deep, critical reflection on powerful and transformational experiences within the work of 5x5x5=creativity. They are the moments through which our own practices, values, and ways of engaging with the world of education and beyond have changed. These glow moments have made us reflect on the powerful creative thought and action of young people and have affected a positive shift in the work that we do. Sometimes these ‘glow moments’ present themselves vividly and intensely as they happen, other times they emerge slowly through close and sensitive reflection, starting as a gut feeling … a tingle down the spine.
Each ‘glow moment’ has developed through collaborative discussion, recollection and debate. They are a product of multiple perspectives, brought together in a process of crystallisation through which we come to see that there is more than one way in which to see the world. Through this collaborative reflection and evaluation of our work we come to recognise those moments that are truly transformational in the work that we do. We come to see those moments that ‘glow’, that lead us to new and deeper understandings.
The deeply reflective process of identifying and producing the ‘glow moments’ in this exhibition has allowed us to engage in a democratic and ethically attentive evaluation of our work that is, in itself, productive of new knowledge and deeper understandings of our own practices.
Thank you to all those who have supported the exhibition and contributed their ‘glow moments’. We would like to thank all the contributors to this exhibition and 5x5x5=creativity’s research over the past 15 years.
View/download our Glow booklet here. We hope you enjoy the moments we have shared with you.