20 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

It came upon a midnight clear, That glorious song of old, When angels bent down to the earth, And changed machine guns into harps, And turned leaden bullets into golden carols That drifted across no man’s land, And choirs of soldiers joined the a...

16 Dec 2017 | Radical Stroud

North and South

There, on the one hand, St. Pancras and Paris; And there, on the other, Kings Cross: Gateway to the LNER, And night mails crossing the border, And gateway to a world we have lost: Pit heads and winding gear, tram-roads and collieries, And curling...

14 Dec 2017 | Talking Walking

Terence Bendixson talking walking

Terence Bendixson, journalist and author, is probably the longest serving campaigner for pedestrians  throughout the world, and is now the President of Living Streets in the UK, the charity formerly known as the Pedestrian’s Association.  He was recruited to the cause in the 1960s by Tom Foley, the Association’s co-founder, after an article he had […]

13 Dec 2017 | open walk

Counting with Sandra Agustin

I approached  Sandy with an idea for a small walking experiment.  Simply put, we would each silently count our steps as we walked together.  The experiment relates to an interest in ways of being present in a place,  I wondered if counting steps would make us more or less aware of place.    The process, […]

12 Dec 2017 | Everyone's Blog Posts - Making Routes

Under the Surface of Knepp

Under the Surface of Knepp (This was written as a response to the Performing Wild Geographies event which took place at Knepp Estate on the 2-4th October 2017). An arch of ghostly manta rays Entrance to a wild place Petrified and stacked Bleached brown coral reef Signalling death and end Palimpsests of lasts  …