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. […]
Lucy Parris is looking for people to take part in her socially distanced walking project on June 20th. We included Lucy in our recent round-up of West Midlands walking artists and we look forward to seeing how this turns out. Says Lucy: I would like you to join me in a ‘socially distanced walk’ (this […]
One small consolation for walkers in lockdown is that it's no longer necessary to travel to Manchester to join the Loiterers Resistance Movement for one of their First Sunday strolls. For the past three months the Loiterers have been conducting their group walks remotely meaning that anyone can join in from anywhere in the world. […]
Here's another selection of walking-related media to help you through this time of going nowhere. Audio Eve Phillips and Roxie Collins are co-hosts of Corporeal, a themed music show on Brum Radio. In a different lifetime Eve came on our Full Moon Walk and she told us about the show and in particular an episode […]
Today at 2pm I "joined" Blake Morris and The Loiterers Resistance Movement for a remote but synchronised Sunday stroll. Every first Sunday of the month the Manchester based LRM, lead by Morag Rose get together to walk creatively and engage critically with the city. Their walks are open to everyone but in light of the […]
In this time of lockdown many of us will be doing a lot of our walking vicariously through books, films, podcasts etc. so we thought we'd offer some suggestions for ambulatory entertainment to help scratch the walking itch. First up is the new film by "wandering artist" Andrew Kötting, The Whalebone Box, released today on […]
On the day the Government ordered total lockdown I went for a stroll in the leafy parks of South Birmingham looking for signs of the Apocalypse.
I've just launched a YouTube channel called Footnotes as an outlet for my walking related videos. Having spent several years working on a ridiculously massive film project about the Central Library (coming soon), it will be nice to get back to shorter, more regular output. The first video is an account of the Cross City […]
I organised a dawn group walk on the Winter Solstice starting at the mysterious Bordesley Henge and finishing at Witton Cemetery. I was joined by Jonny, Kerry, Kevin, Phil and Shane. Land in Curiosity invited me to post a photo essay account on their blog.