Creativity Matters: A Tribute to Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson devoted his life to the importance of creativity and imagination. Millions of people have watched Ken’s famous TED Talk, ‘Do Schools Killing Creativity?’. In 2008 Ken was awarded the RSA Benjamin Franklin Medal. His acceptance speech Changing Education Paradigms became one of the RSA’s most powerful RSA Animate films, inspiring more than 16 million viewers worldwide and influencing a generation of educators. House of Imagination was lucky to have Sir Ken Robinson as one of our Patrons, actively supporting the work of our charity.

This RSA Fellowship gathering , taking place online 15th of December at 6pm, will bring together figures from education, cultural learning and the creative industries to reflect on Sir Ken’s life’s work and legacy, and share ideas for how we can continue to support and defend his commitment to creativity for all.

Kate Robinson, Director, Nevergrey, office of Sir Ken Robinson
Matthew Taylor, CEO, RSA
Dr Penny Hay, Reader, Bath Spa University, Director of Research, House of Imagination
Professor Sue Rigby Vice Chancellor, Bath Spa University 
Peter Clegg, Senior Partner, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Marcus Davey CEO The Roundhouse 
Chisara Agor, Multi-disciplinary Artist 
Gboyega Odubanjo, Poet 
Sally Bacon, Executive Director, Clore Duffield Foundation
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, Arts and Cultural Consultant
Gareth Binns, CEO Institute of Imagination 
Margaret Heffernan, Author and Entrepreneur, Professor of Practice, University of Bath


A Climate of Change

Forest of Imagination and The Big Draw join forces

Forest of Imagination and The Big Draw join forces during the pandemic to shine a light on the importance of nature and creativity in our wellbeing.

Harnessing the power of their collective message, and to promote the importance of creativity and collaboration; Forest of Imagination will work alongside The Big Draw, supporting a shared vision in response to the climate emergency, endorsing the positive viewpoint that ‘A Climate of Change’ is essential using creativity as a tool for change.

Working Together 

The two arts organisations will reach out to work with artists and organisations, encouraging them to respond to the climate crisis, through at-home re-invention, making, drawing, singing, writing and many other forms of expression. To further distribute their message of ‘A Climate of Change’ by building a radical and creative response together.

Local and international artists will bring a collection of videos, interviews, news and blog posts to support the importance of creativity, drawing and making to a broader audience. These will be shared on our mutual social media platforms and right here on our website.

Dr Penny Hay, co-founder of Forest of Imagination and House of Imagination said: “This is a wonderful and creative collaboration with big themes and key messages in response to the climate emergency – it is an invitation for everyone to get involved in a conversation about our collective imagination and how we can work together to make a difference”.