New Film: A Suburban Exploration

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I made a film looking back at my experience of walking during the pandemic. From the isolated strolls of lockdown, through the gradual stages of easing, and on to the tentative re-emergence of collective walking; this is my suburban exploration. Originally made for the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography for which I only managed to […]

People we found at 4WCOP

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Inspiration Posts

Last month we "went" to the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography. We've already posted about our own contribution to this virtual gathering but here we want to give a mention to some of the other West Midlanders we came across while "there". Helen Garbett and Bill Laybourne One of the highlights of the Friday film […]

Drawing Attention Re-run!

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Following the success of our first Drawing Attention workshop in August we're delighted to be teaming up with Hipkiss & Graney once more for another go. Save the date: 19 September, 1pm Using our digitised map of Stirchley curios we'll be questing through the streets and stopping to draw objects, buildings, flora, fauna and landscapes. Such exciting […]

Drawing Attention: A Walking Drawing Workshop

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THIS EVENT IS BACK! The new date is August 23rd, 1pm. We are delighted to be teaming up with visual arts duo Hipkiss and Graney for Drawing Attention: A Walking Drawing Workshop! Using our digitised map of Stirchley curios we'll be questing through the streets and stopping to draw objects, buildings, flora, fauna and landscapes. […]

A metaphysical treasure hunt

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Walk Reports

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' social distancing walking project

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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 […]

Reading the streets

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Walk Reports

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. […]

Resources for vicarious walking

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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 […]

A walk around the block

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Walk Reports

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 […]

Walking in lockdown

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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 […]