Is there a place that has been special to you during lockdown? A place that got you through? Below is my love letter to West Ham Park, the place that made all the difference to me over the last few months. Take a moment to write your own lockdown special place love letter. Let me … Dear West Ham ParkRead More »
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A ‘topos (locus) of Return’ is a place that becomes persistent in one’s memory and body. How is the need for return connected to walking? How is the walking body transformed by return?
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(photograph courtesy of Google Streetview; I forgot my camera this afternoon) I’m taking a writing course this week through the Sage Hill Writing Experience. Every day we are given things to read and exercises to do. Today’s exercise was to read Erica Violet Lee’s “In Defence of the Wastelands: A Survival Guide,” and then to […]
In what has become a monthly lockdown tradition I once again joined The Loiterers Resistance Movement (remotely) for July's First Sunday stroll. For reports on previous month's walks see here and here. This month's outing took the form of a "metaphysical treasure hunt" with participants receiving walking instructions to their phones via WhatsApp or Twitter. […]
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Originally posted on The Wombwell Rainbow: The flower meadows at RSPB OLd Moor -Paul Brookes ? Six Acre Meadow I It was just ‘the field the other side of the second bridge’ which led to nowhere but, here, looking across the river, you knew the manor house was there, you could hardly see it through…
Back in January I was honoured to be invited by Poets for the Planet to run two workshops at their launch event at the Society Of Authors in London. “Poets for the Planet is a community of kindred poets, performers, artists and creative activists raising their voices to engage with climate and ecological emergency through … Continue reading Verse Aid : Poems for the Earth →
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Geographers have used lockdown to map a network of routes across Britain – joining urban areas via forgotten pathways Source: How the Slow Ways network could change walking in Britain | Walking holidays | The Guardian
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Dear friends It’s first Sunday, This Sunday and so time for some creative walking experiments and psychogeography in action. You can join in anywhere, anytime, from 2pm BST on Sunday 5th July when we will revisit an old favourite by...