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) →

10 Jan 2018 | writethemap

An invitation to walk creatively…

  We walk for many reasons – utility, leisure, relaxation. Sometimes alone, sometimes with others. Walking is an act of connecting, with ourselves, our thoughts, with the… Read more "An invitation to walk creatively…"

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 →

07 Dec 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

Writers’ Centre Kingtson Event: Hoping

I will be doing a short poetry reading this evening, the last one this year, as part of the Writers’ Centre Kingston literary event on ‘Hoping’. It is FREE and being held at the MINIMA Yacht Club, along Kingston High Street. Reading alongside me are Sarah Dawson and Gale Burns, prelude to the main speakers: … Continue reading Writers’ Centre Kingtson Event: Hoping →

07 Dec 2017 | writethemap

Hefted

by Josie Melia If I’d been a sheep in the North, I could have been hefted. Traditionally, ewes heft their lambs from an early age, teaching them… Read more "Hefted"

27 Nov 2017 | writethemap

What Does Walking Mean To Me?

  Maggie Peake describes her relationship with walking as ambiguous. One wet September morning, walking the South Downs, Maggie decided to ponder on the reasons for this,… Read more "What Does Walking Mean To Me?"

20 Nov 2017 | Tracey M Benson

Journeys to the one water

Saturday was the first time I had seen the Pacific ocean for a while. I always feel a return to centre, a sense of humility and awe when I gaze out on to that immense blue. It was the first body of water that I remember swimming in, though somewhat further north, and over the […]

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 →

14 Nov 2017 | writethemap

Walking, Writing, Connecting

Walking, Connecting and Creating Writing the Map has been exploring the dynamic relationship between place, walking and identity through a series of events and walkshops, focusing on… Read more "Walking, Writing, Connecting"

15 Oct 2017 | Tracey M Benson

Hurtigruten Journey

It is some weeks ago that we travelled along the West Coast of Norway on the Hurtigruten. We started in Bergen and ended up in Tromsø. The journey took five days and it was a very relaxing and enjoyable trip. The landscape is nothing short of spectacular and it was a feast for the eyes. […]

13 Oct 2017 | Tracey M Benson

Making cultural connections with ancient symbols

Most people who read my blog know that I love symbols and ancient knowledge and that I am also quite obsessed by how different kinds of ancient knowledge informs our understanding of the world. Examples of projects include my obsession with the Wyrd symbol as well as collaborative works, in particular Exchanging breath : Way […]

30 Aug 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

#SourcePark Hastings

A week staying in a tiny cottage in Hastings Old Town took on a new significance for my scooter-obsessed son when we discovered, on our second day here, that a 20 minute walk along the promenade would take us to The Source Park – the world’s largest underground skatepark. The Source building was originally the … Continue reading #SourcePark Hastings →

29 Aug 2017 | writethemap

Protocol 5 – The View from the Map

    Baudrillard famously said ‘hence, the map precedes the territory,’ suggesting maps can conceptualise terrains and construct solid topologies, without needing to set a foot on… Read more "Protocol 5 – The View from the Map"

21 Aug 2017 | writethemap

Protocol 4 Mindful Walking

How to pay attention to the walk, to one’s feet, one’s breath, the swish of a jacket against skin, the smell of diesel or elderflower blossom; if… Read more "Protocol 4 Mindful Walking"

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 →

03 Jun 2017 | LucyFurLeaps

this foot learned

this moment is a foot fall of bruises twisted ambition faltering goodwill disappointed     pain missed       steps this moment      is resting              resting recovering returning walking      turned degrees-different path // this foot  learned th...