01 Apr 2019 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Confluence: interconnectivity and interdependency

Confluence exhibition Stroud. I am exhibiting work here alongside Walking the Land artists and offering a short textual intervention with the Space, Place, Practice research group. We give the idea of enchantment 'a good frisk' according to one writer. The exhibition takes place at the Museum in the Park, private view Wednesday 17 April and other workshops through the run [...]

27 Jun 2018 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Walking with trees and empire in Cheltenham

A (dis)enchantment in Cheltenham walking in Pittville park with Cheltenham Tree Officer Chris Chavasse, a Speculative Art School...speculation...  Walking slowly and at times without talking (the most difficult bit) considering the multilayered stories folded into this place and our entangled presence there. Huge trees from the original planting propped up and surviving. Old.Rattling notions of time and place and queering where is here...the stone itself. The pumproom built o [...]

18 Jan 2018 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Forced Walks: Honouring Esther. Bristol 25 Jan

Screening and artists talk Thursday 25 January City Hall Bristol. 7.30-9.00 pmWorking and walking with survivor testimony as it fades from living memoryPresentation on the Forced Walks project: Honouring Esther. Bringing a story of resistance and hope out of persecution and hate. Short films and sounds from the walks in Somerset and Germany retracing the route of a Nazi Death march. Survivor testimony and contemporary resonance.Working with co artist Lorna Brunstein I hosted the Forced Walks pr [...]

23 Nov 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Bath Anti-Mapper: a co creation research tactic

Exploring co-creativity back in September we went in search of antimapper, walking and sensing the silences, gaps and distortions in the official version of the City. Joined by co-creationists from Europe and South America I hosted a counter-mapping walk across the city. Beginning with 6 city sites..... Co hosted with Katie O'Brien from 44AD and Christina Horvath from University of Bath we walked talked, listened, tasted the walls, touched the stones and told stories of other places. [...]

26 Oct 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Journey to Justice Bristol

Hands Across the City Sunday 29th OctoberCastle Park by the Bristol Bridge entrance, BS1 3XDTime 12:30 – 16:00The culmination of the month-long celebration of Journey to Justice Bristol, this historical walk starts at Bristol Bridge. It proceeds to Pero’s Bridge where we shall hold hands to make a human bridge affirming the city’s solidarity with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities. We shall end at City Hall with a celebration event. Everyone is encourag [...]

09 Sep 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Workhouse Walks, return to the Workhouse. Gatherings at the Burial Ground 20 Sept

The current phase of the project comes to completion on Wednesday 20 September with the walk back from the Museum of Bath at Work to the former Workhouse and its Burial Ground. We will complete the last section of the 1856 route as we cross the golf course and make our way through the University of Bath car parks. A route littered with ironies!This is an all day walk starting with a 10.00 briefing at the Museum of Bath at Work.Join us at 16.30 or 18.00 at the Burial Ground on WellswayWe aim to b [...]

18 Jun 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

An Invitation to be Present

Monday to Wednesday the last three walks in the Sweet Waters cycle.Over two days, Monday and Tuesday, we walk to Bristol gathering a virtual cargo and Wednesday we walk back to Bath starting at midsummer sunrise on the Avonmouth Bridge.Register for the walks here, plenty of places lefthttp://www.walknowtracks.co.uk/register-for-a-walk.htmlFollow the walk liveOn Wednesday you might like to follow the walk live, follow it here:http://www.shareyouradventure.com/map/72506/walknowlive/Sweet-Wa [...]

14 Jun 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Sweet Waters Walks

The first walk of the cycle, Bath's Last Legal Slaveowners, outside the residencies of Bath's Last Legal Slaveowners, those who hung on to the bitter end to claim their share of the £20 million payout. I performed the court judgment angry perhaps for my own white skinned and gendered euro centric collusion, perhaps for the way that They always get away with it. Bear witness at least we can all do that. My sense-ing began playful, turns angry and by the end as we taste sugar and I read Dabydeen [...]

13 May 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Workhouse Walks: health, punishment or performance?

On 23 July 1856, around 60 boys from the Bath Workhouse, led by their schoolmaster Mr William Winkworth, completed a 16 mile walk from the Workhouse in Odd Down around the northern fringes of Bath. Sons of the city's poor, orphans, or whose parents were also Workhouse residents, through the summer of 2017 we will be retracing their steps. The walks have been devised by Richard White and writer/historian John Payne. The walks are free and in retracing this epic walk we invite walkers on fo [...]

18 Apr 2017 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Cut Flowers…

image courtesy Beaumont GalleryLast few days for exhibit at Beaumont Galley featuring work produced for the Forced Walks:Honouring Esther exhibition. Paintings by Andrew Walworth responding to places and people devastated by war are juxtaposed with Lorna Brunstein's personal perspective on the inherited trauma of the Holocaust. Richard White's images and soundscapes using documentation and field footage from the Honouring Esther walking project contribute to  a thought-provoking and challen [...]

02 Dec 2016 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

Walking in the week Trump was elected

,To Keynsham from BathWalking the river bank, scoping Sweet Waters. From Salford to Keynsham one cold clear frosty November morning I walked from home down the  linear park to  the river. Linear walk nonlinear thoughts was the watchword for a week in which I had planned to do this 18 mile loop to the Chocolate factory and back, to visit a monastery and read a slave traders log, take part in a movement workshop and spend an hour with a serious economic historian researching the s [...]

30 Oct 2016 | Richard White. Walking. Social Media. Heritage - Blog

The Plaqued and the Unplaqued

Two walks feature in an upcoming micro published book and exhibition in Bath. Find another Bath  44AD November 15 -20. The Plaqued and the unPlaqued was a wayfaring experience in the enchanted city discovering who got tagged in Bath's late Victorian plaquing frenzy. We shared knowledge and quizzed passers by as to who these people were and what they did and why there were in Bath. We also exp [...]