5x5x5=creativity invites you to a pop up House of Imagination, a studio space for children and young people to make art alongside artists Helen Lawrence, Catharine Naylor, Clare Day and Edwina Bridgeman.

No need to book as this is a drop in workshop, all welcome.

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October 2017, 10am–5pm

Gardener’s Lodge, Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB

The House of Imagination will open up its doors to children and their families to explore the world of the imagination…

This event is part of the city wide ‘Hot Springs of Art and Design’ celebrating 160 years of art and design teaching in Bath.

View PDF flyer here


Forest of Imagination 2017

Forest of Imagination (FOI) 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.

Please visit the FOI website for more details

To make a donation towards the event, please visit our Local Giving page.

View details of our Re-Imagining Childhood event

Re-imagining Childhood

A focus on the importance and future of childhood & creativity

The Re-imagining Childhood event brings together a wonderful group of leading thinkers and creative professionals to explore the possibility of a different kind of childhood for our children, one that values the power of the imagination. The event aims to engage everyone in a meaningful debate about contemporary childhood and the impact of this on our society by asking big questions about children’s lives, such as ‘What kind of people do we want young children to grow up to be?’ and ‘How can we learn in and through the arts?’

We hope everyone will want to get involved and help re-imagine a more compassionate world for children with the arts at the heart of our lives.

With inspiring talks, creative workshops and presentations, the Re-imagining Childhood event is aligned with Bath’s free annual Forest of Imagination contemporary arts event and core festival partners include Bath Festivals, The National Trust, the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and the Crafts Council.


View programme here


Learning Everywhere

Launch, Network, Workshops, TeachMeet

Free event to celebrate the collaboration between heritage, cultural and creative learning settings in Bath and North East Somerset. Connecting people from schools, museums and other learning spaces, collaborating on projects to help change the way children and young people experience the world. 

During the event we’ll be updating on the wonderful progress of School without Walls in Bath. If you’d like to share something or have something you’d like to discuss or perhaps you’d like to find out how you can be more involved – please come along. Teachers, creatives, museum professionals we’d love to see you there. 

This event is free but booking is essential so please contact to let us know you’ll be coming along. 

Wednesday 24th May, 16:00 – 18:00 (16:30 start)

The Holburne Museum, BA2 4DB



​International Festival of Childhood 2017

29 June – 2 July 2017, City of Bath

 What does modern childhood look like? What rights should young children have? How are we protecting child and family health and wellbeing? How can we share and celebrate the vital importance of early nurture, playfulness and creativity, movement and exploration, connection with nature, wonder and awe?

An internationally important conference, embedded with a city-wide profusion of creative activities, the first ever International Festival of Childhood is taking place in Bath in the summer of 2017 and everyone is invited to come.

About IFC2017

The first of its kind in the world, the Festival consists of a 4 day seminar, bringing together some of the leading thinkers to share their thoughts , concerns and ideas about modern childhood, surrounded by an extravaganza of playful events and activities. As part of their commitment to becoming a UNICEF Child Friendly City,  the City of Bath is hosting  the event and (although the seminar tickets will be limited)  everyone is invited to join in the fun.

The Festival is the result of a collaboration between The Save Childhood Movement and the Bath-based cultural organisation 5x5x5=creativity.  It will be aligned with Bath’s annual Forest of Imagination contemporary arts event and core festival partners include Bath Festivals, The National Trust and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). 

City of Bath and The Edge, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AY

Book your tickets via Eventbrite.

Contact IFC2017 for more information or email: 


​In conversation with François Matarasso: Evaluation

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

Book via Eventbrite.

For more information please email:

Learning Everywhere

Launch, Network, Workshops, TeachMeet

Free event to celebrate the collaboration between heritage, cultural and creative learning settings in Bath and North East Somerset. Learning Everywhere is simply a framework that brings everyone together. We believe that learning in the right space both enhances experiences and deepens understanding. In order to do this better, we seek to better connect people from different sectors to collaborate and change the way children and young people experience the world.


19th October, 16:00 – 18:00 (16:30 start)

American Museum, BA2 TBD

Free, but booking is essential, email:

Booking will close at 16:00 on Thursday 13th October.


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:

Forest of Imagination 3–6 June 2016.OPENING NIGHT3

Feeling creative? Why not make a tree for the event… 

For more information, please visit: