09 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-09 17:18:00

A walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word.On February 23rd in Seasalter, on the Kent Coast.http://terminaliafestival.org you can check the festival out and find us under events.By way of an explanation, we will be celebrating Terminalia with Thre...

07 Feb 2019 | Walk Coach Learn

9 Steps to Plan a Development Day Your Team Will Actually Look forward To

Team Development Days are valuable.  They are an opportunity to get your team feeling connected, motivated and energised. A chance to step back and review how your team works ready to make improvements and implement new ideas. An ideal way to clarify the team vision and draw up a plan of action. To make this … 9 Steps to Plan a Development Day Your Team Will Actually Look forward ToRead More »

02 Feb 2019 | Janette Kerr: Extreme Seas

Snow walk – Lower Coleford

--> Snow walkBright low sun; dark shadows stretch out crisscrossing the fields.  I’ve walked here many times but the snow brings a freshness to the eye.In snow you walk differently, pushing feet into soft snow, a dulled muffled crunching underneath, dragging up snow to expose fresh grass and earth.  It’s harder work. Today's must be four to five inches deep; deeper where the wind has banked up the snow against hedges in small mounds. Shall I follow other foot-printed paths ...

18 Jan 2019 | Reading and Walking

16. Lee Crust, Richard Keegan, David Piggott, and Christian Swann, “Walking the Walk: A Phenomenological Study of Long Distance Walking”

So, it’s clear that cognitive science isn’t the place to find a language that will help me write about the experience of walking. What else can I try? What about phenomenology? Yesterday, I started reading Sara Ahmed’s Queer Phenomenology, and it seems promising, but a quick Google search turned up a phenomenological study of long […]

17 Jan 2019 | Talking Walking

Riccardo Marini talking walking

Riccardo Marini’s accent belies his Italian upbringing.  When Andrew Stuck met him a dozen years ago, he was Design Lead for the City of Edinburgh and Andrew was a researcher for the Academy of Urbanism. Since then, working first as a director for Jan Gehl Architects and now as founder of Marini Urbanismo, he has […]

28 Dec 2018 | Reading and Walking

Walking to the MacKenzie

Christine pulled me away from my reading this afternoon. “We were supposed to go to the MacKenzie, to see the Punk Orientalism show,” she said. That’s true; we were. So we laced up our boots and went for a walk. It’s overcast and snowing a little, but we enjoyed the soft grey light and the […]

14 Dec 2018 | writethemap

Austerlitz & Beyond

  John Payne in W.G Sebald’s Footsteps…. There is no doubt in my mind that Austerlitz Station in Paris is the key to this rather enigmatic novel which draws a personal and emotional and rather misleading map of Europe, said John, misleading in that the novel appears to be meandering nowhere and the story and […]

29 Oct 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Wonders of Walking Through TED Talks

Do you want a short, lively hit of walking wonder?  These TED talks extol the many virtues of walking from a variety of aspects.  Walking is free, can be done wherever you are and could literally change your life… Do you want to have more energy, better memory, improved mood and increased focus and attention?  … Wonders of Walking Through TED TalksRead More »

21 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-21 15:30:00

THREAD AND WORD - A WALK WITH SHRINES AT THE MARGATE BOOKIE Taking time to reflect with Maggy RoddAn introduction by Elspeth (Billie ) PenfoldI have known Maggy for a number of years through The Turner Contemporary Studio group and the Journe...

21 Oct 2018 | writethemap

The Trouble with Maps…

‘A map can tell me how to find a place I have not seen, but have often imagined. When I get there, following the map faithfully, the place is not the place of my imagination. Maps, growing ever more real, are much less true.’ Jeanette Winterson, Sexing the Cherry A map constitutes relationships and connections, […]

16 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-16 12:51:00

Thread and Word - A Walk with Shrines. Ofrendas responding to The Hoarder by Jess KiddTaking time to reflect with Virginia Fitch Images of Ofrendas (offerings ) made by Virginia Fitch with some words as she reflects on the process."Although I...

15 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-15 07:26:00

Thread and Word - A Walk with Shrines.A film with footage of processional walking and of offerings created to form a liturgy to four books by four authors at The Autumn Bookie in Margate. An introduction by Andreas Loizou , founder and director of...