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...

11 Oct 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Walking Movements

Walking is not just a pastime or mode of transport in London – it’s a whole way of being, looking at and interacting with the city.  As a walking enthusiast and advocate, I’ve had the pleasure of connecting up with some fantastic movements and groups that have the art, science or wonder of urban walking … Walking MovementsRead More »

04 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-04 15:06:00

In The Winter Gardens, MargateA Walk with Shrines'The Hoarder'by Jess KiddHere a final blog on our authors. Last but by no means the least, we responded with offerings to Jess Kidd's  book  published in America as, 'Mr Flood's Last Resort, an...

03 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-03 10:44:00

A Walk with ShrinesA photo Diary of Ofrendas made by artists/makers for 'Madonna of the Mountains' by Elise Valmorbida Photography by Anastasia MillerWork in progress Sharon RoweThe work made by Sharon Rowe was completed and is included in &n...

02 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-02 11:55:00

 photography, with thanks, Anastasia MillerA Walk with Shrines with The Margate BookieA Walk with Shrines was part of Margate Festival 2018:Now, which was funded by Turner Contemporary, Dreamland and Kent County Council.'Ofrendas' made by artists/...

01 Oct 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

Self-Boss Networking Walk – Letting Go

The sun shone for our final Self-Boss Networking Walk.  It was a moving, bonding and uplifting experience.  We enjoyed the park at its colourful, green, blue skied, creative finest.  Conversation traversed cycling, walking art, Brexit, secondary schools, the National Park City movement and all manner of subjects, but was held together by a core exploration … Self-Boss Networking Walk – Letting GoRead More »

01 Oct 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-10-01 07:25:00

A Walk with Shrines - Owen Lowery, Transitions PoetryHere images of four 'Ofrendas' made by artists/makers/authors in response to #OWLOWERY 's Transitions Poetry Margate Bookie.Our film 'Ofrendas' made with support from  Arts Counci...

26 Sep 2018 | LucyFurLeaps

The Moon Over Tolworth

In the mundane modern semi-detached suburbs slippers, gravel, teatime tables GCSE revision the Moon guides me home welcomes me to this season with its golden corona moonflower harvest sky   The Moon ~O~   I speed down the A3 toward Tolworth Tower follow the curve of the road there it is again on the right … Continue reading The Moon Over Tolworth →

23 Sep 2018 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2018-09-23 13:32:00

A  Filming day for  "Ofrendas" 'Ofrendas' is a short film which will be shown before  A Walk with Shrines at The Margate Bookie on Saturday September 29th at 10.30 a.m. at Turner Contemporary, as a part of The Margate Bookie.A Walk ...

17 Sep 2018 | Walk Coach Learn

A Year of Self-Boss Networking Walks

We walked in all weathers and all seasons.  We walked with people engaged in all sorts of businesses and explored many routes through the Olympic Park.  Above all, we connected with each other.  We networked in an uplifting, different way and took time out to reflect on our work and how we work.  This has … A Year of Self-Boss Networking WalksRead More »

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 →