What is commonly referred to as The Callanais Standing Stones are a late-neolithic era stone circle and avenue, situated on a low hill above East Loch Roag in the west of the outer Hebridean island of Lewis. However, there are … Continue reading →
(dis)enchantments and perambulations: walking arts and reluctant heritageTwo walks and two events forming a ‘public’ viva for my creative-practice-as-research PhD submission exploring walking/multimedia arts and reluctant heritage. The walks retrace routes from two projects, Sweet Waters and Honouring Esther forming … Continue reading →
We need to fail in order to learn. Failure is part of trying new things and moving forward. But how comfortable do we feel talking about and sharing our failures? We (Professor Susannah Quinsee and I) made this the theme of our SEDA conference walk in November: Walking as a tool for reflective practice. Delegates … Walking to reflect on failureRead More »
A slightly different opportunity to broadcast work with Resonance Extra. ‘Flux’is a monthly radio show (curated by James Davoll) that explores themes of liminal space, temporality and boundaries, whether physical or theoretical. This exploration is carried out through field recording … Continue reading →
I want to walk a distance of 50 km. So I started to draw a circle on the map with a 50km radius. At first I just imagined walking to an attractive place, so I plotted the walk using a walking nav app. Immediately I realized there was quite a gap betwee...
A walk along the Brooklyn Heights Promenade followed by a walk through Brooklyn Bridge Park should be added to your spring strolling repertoire. The two parallel stretches of walkway, one on high ground and the other at water’s edge below, offer unequa...
New Yorkers had a real taste of spring the past couple of days, a much longed-for break from the long winter. The warm weather brought throngs of people to the parks. Central Park looked especially crowded, from all the evidence on social media. In nor...
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) →
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 →
We are a group of self-bosses, winding our way through the blustery Olympic Park connecting and sharing with each other. We all work for ourselves, usually on our own, and enjoy walking and talking. Beyond that we are a diverse group working within a range of businesses and sectors interested in supporting each other, learning, discovering, […]
Notes from walking the four rants I have made a previous post from this – here is my basic set of notes about my conduct of the Rants. Up at 04:30, on site just before 06:00 and walking by about … Continue reading →
I was delighted to have a piece of work selected through peer review for the international Sound+Environment 2017 Conference at the University of Hull as part of Hull’s tenure as UK City of Culture. These are my reflections on the … Continue reading →
Building on the slowly growing series of Cageian pieces I have just completed a set 4 walks based on the Island of Alnham. This mythical island in mid Northumberland is based around a 13th century church and contains a peel … Continue reading →
Rant 4 Step 1 A relatively early start (on February 5th) so that I am at the first site shortly after sunup. A large field of winter wheat and still, cold air. It doesn’t seem to be overlooked by any … Continue reading →
In general this (Friday 27th January) was a cold, still day. On step 2 the temperature rose to 5C but the rest of the time it was 1C. I still have the first recording of the day challenge of sorting … Continue reading →
Today's tour was of the stalwart North London neighbourhood Wood Green in the affable company of Hugh Chapman. I say stalwart because Wood Green is one of those areas that has the character of always being there but never being too obtrusive,...
The South Downs Way is a long-distance walking route that meanders its way over a hilly ridge running across the south of England. It stretches some 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne, or, if you prefer from Eastbourne to Winchester. It seemed to ...
Beagles in the basement, stopped and searched on Bath’s Royal Crescent, an elopement, plaques, parties and hollow pillars. A disenchanted walk across the city, rattling railings. Setting off from the gallery where the red glow room call to our humanity … Continue reading →
Work in progress briefing to members of the Bristol Hannover Association. Open Meeting Thursday April 7 19.30 Rm C117 Commons Bath Spa University. Newton Park Campus A chance to meet the artists and review the walk in Germany, discuss resonances … Continue reading →
Walking into the Commons building at Bath Spa University I was stunned to see the map still showing in satellite view on the MediaWall. It was showing the last day of the walk, live as we had left it. My … Continue reading →