16 Sep 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Ancient Droves and the Tolworth Area Plan

“The poetry of earth is never dead: When all the birds are faint with the hot sun, And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run From hedge to hedge, about the new-mown mead; That is the Grasshopper’s.” On the Grasshopper and Cricket, John Keats In the midst of the summer heatwave and haze, we … Continue reading Ancient Droves and the Tolworth Area Plan →

09 Aug 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Walk the Ancient Droves of Tolworth Court Farm, Sunday 12th August

The latest in our series of Tolworth Treasure and the Hogsmill Hum walks is a walk across Tolworth Court Farm Fields, our local nature reserve. We will meet at the white bridge over the Hogsmill / Bonesgate Stream at 11am and take you on a journey through the ancient fields of Tolworth Court Farm, which … Continue reading Walk the Ancient Droves of Tolworth Court Farm, Sunday 12th August →

15 May 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Walking in Richard Jefferies’ Footsteps, Monday May 7th 2018

  Outside Richard Jefferies’ House, Ewell Road “Jefferies left school at fifteen and at first continued his habits of solitary wanderings about the local countryside. He dressed carelessly and allowed his hair to grow down to his collar. This, with his “bent form and long, rapid stride made him an object of wonder in the … Continue reading Walking in Richard Jefferies’ Footsteps, Monday May 7th 2018 →

29 Mar 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

In the footsteps of Richard Jefferies – Part One

Did you know that one of our most cherished and important nature writers lived in Tolworth? Richard Jefferies (1848-1887) was born in Coate in Wiltshire, but moved to live in Tolworth, at 296 Ewell Road, from 1877 – 1882. During this time he wrote what is acknowledged to be his finest writing, some of which … Continue reading In the footsteps of Richard Jefferies – Part One →

05 Mar 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

The Memory Tree and a Sunday Stroll to the Moated Manor

The Tolworth Memory Tree has taken root at the Court Farm Cafe – Alison Fure has created a tree, and it even has mistletoe! The tree is starting to bloom and sprout memories of Tolworth. We would like it to blossom with as many memories from as many people as possible. The tree will still … Continue reading The Memory Tree and a Sunday Stroll to the Moated Manor →

20 Feb 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Museum of Futures Visual Poetry Exhibition 2018

I am delighted to be performing a new collaboration with Susie Campbell at the opening of the Museum of Futures Visual Poetry exhibition, this Thursday, 22nd February. I am also thrilled to have a piece of work in the show. Last year Susie and I had great fun writing and performing a piece about soil, … Continue reading Museum of Futures Visual Poetry Exhibition 2018 →

19 Feb 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Walking the Tolworth Edgelands

Come and discover some of Tolworth’s ‘edgelands’ – find out what edgelands are and why they are important. This is the second of our ‘Tolworth Treasure and the Hogsmill Hum’ walks of 2018. The walk takes places on Sunday 25th February from 11am-2pm. Facebook event here We will meet outside the Hogsmill Pub (KT4 7PY) … Continue reading Walking the Tolworth Edgelands →

14 Feb 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Walk the Hogsmill (Meeting the Tree)

It was about as wet a day as it is possible to have in January, without it snowing. Persistent, doggedly determined precipitation meant that, understandably, many people who had been in touch to say they would be joining the walk, cancelled when they saw the weather that morning. But twelve intrepid adventurers gathered at the … Continue reading Walk the Hogsmill (Meeting the Tree) →

05 Jan 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

Tolworth Treasure & The Hogsmill Hum

FREE Walks and Workshops for 2018 with Alison Fure and Lucy Furlong Walk the Hogsmill River and explore the green fields of Tolworth. Experience the wildlife, learn about the environment, discover the hidden heritage. Please ‘like’ and follow the facebook page www.facebook.com/tolworthtreasure for more information and updates about events WALK THE HOGSMILL First walk of … Continue reading Tolworth Treasure & The Hogsmill Hum →

15 Nov 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Tolworth Treasure

What kind of Five Year Plan should Tolworth have? I would like to see a commitment to keep and manage its green spaces sensitively – because they are what make Tolworth special. I was shocked to hear Tolworth referred to as a ‘ghetto’ by staff and students at Kingston University while I was studying there. … Continue reading Tolworth Treasure →

19 Jun 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Mapping Memories, Over the Fields, on the Isle of Wight

I am currently preparing for a talk I will be giving this Thursday, 22nd June at Quay Arts, the Isle of Wight’s leading art gallery and venue for live events.  I was thrilled to be invited to speak about my poetry map, Over the Fields, as part of the events and activities taking place around … Continue reading Mapping Memories, Over the Fields, on the Isle of Wight →

15 Apr 2017 | Forced Walks

Cut Flowers

Cut Flowers at the Beaumont Gallery, Mere currently features work from the Forced Walks: Honouring Esther collection. Cut Flowers runs until Sunday April 23. In addition to work from Lorna’s practice exploring inherited trauma, the exhibition includes the Honouring Esther … Continue reading →

15 Oct 2016 | Forced Walks

Honouring Esther: End of Project Exhibition

Richard White and Lorna Brunstein present documentation and new work from two walks hosted by the artists in Germany and England Frome to Bath 2015 on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belsen Ovelgonne to Belsen 2016 on the … Continue reading →

19 Apr 2016 | jademontserratdotcom

Market Prices (edit) 

“Museums are about things not feelings.” JOAN BAKEWELL, The Bronte Business, BBC 1977 http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p027vyvp/the-bronte-business “…a man may carry his own pyre.” W. G. SEBALD, The Rings of Saturn The expansion of the research into Market Prices saw the installation become a stage-like repository at HOARD in Leeds where it was presented as a collection of […]

18 Feb 2016 | Forced Walks

After the Walk: Visiting Esther

notes from Lorna Brunstein: We returned from Germany and even though I was aware I was coming down with a cold and was also completely exhausted by the trip, I  knew I had to visit mum as soon as possible. … Continue reading →

14 Feb 2016 | Forced Walks

Extinct orchids

Last day in Germany we returned to the garden centre on the edge of the slave labour camp, Waldeslust. Somehow seemed appropriate to make the full circle and to buy an orchid grown on the site. It was as if … Continue reading →

06 Feb 2016 | Forced Walks

Walk Day 2: Winsen to Belsen

thoughts and comments from Richard White: Indifference is granular, as we walk deeper into all this, into ourselves, history and the terrain we find fewer explanations and more to make sense of. The heroic carpenter of Winsen who hid the … Continue reading →