Walking Artists in the West Mids we've recently come across

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We announced ourselves to the venerable Walking Artists Network (WAN) email list this weekend, asking for any people doing walk-work in the West Mids to say hello. And a few did! So this is the first WAITWMWRCA, roundups of people new to use that you might want to check out. Lucy Parris is a printmaker […]

Mapping Stirchley

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Note: This project has been a success and is now ongoing! Please visit Mapping Stirchley for updates. Everyone currently involved in Walkspace lives in the Birmingham suburb of Stirchley and the lockdown has made us keenly aware of our immediate surroundings. Walking the same routes again and again means we're noticing things for the first […]

Fiona's Full Moon write-up

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An astounding 22 people came to last Sunday's Full Moon Walking night walk around the Stirchley / Lifford waterways. It was a walk that featured joint creative input from all Walkspace members and included instructions to 'think like a parrot', a talk under 'the tree of shoes' and a 28-day spell-casting using the lunar-charged moon water. Photos […]

Photos from Full Moon Walking

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Our second Walkspace walk was another night walk, but happening a fortnight after New Moon Walking it was significantly brighter as the moon was now so bright it was casting shadows. We had 22 people on the walk, which was way more than we anticipated so there's certainly an appetite for this sort of thing. […]

Full Moon Walking

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An expedition to explore our local waterways by full moon. The countdown to our second Stirchley moon mission has begun. After the success of Dark Moon Walking, we are running a second Stirchley moon walk on the evening of Sunday 8th March, just ahead of full moon.  For this bewitching – if slightly scary – […]

Fiona's Dark Moon write-up

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Fiona has written up her thoughts about Sunday's Dark Moon Walking night walk through the parks and along the canal in Bournville. She's structured it as a series of questions. 4. Why a night walk? Because walking at night is otherworldly and comes with a sense of the forbidden. Green spaces, such as parks, canals and […]

Hockley Flyover Project

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The Hockley Flyover Project is a community photography project run by Tracy Thorne of Ghost Streets. She's done a number of similar projects in Birmingham including Stirchley High Street Stories, where as locals we naturally got involved. The Hockley Flyover  is an overpass which is part of the A41 in Birmingham that crosses over the […]

Dark Moon Walking

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An expedition into the darkest recesses of Stirchley and Bournville. Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night. Rupert Brooke On Sunday 23rd February, as the New Moon begins, we shall reclaim the night by walking out of the street lights and into the darkest corners of Birmingham B30.  By day our route is green […]

Photo Walks in March

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Pete's Photo Walks continue next month with Bournville on Saturday 7th and Jewellery Quarter on Sunday 29th. They're £10 per person and you can book here. These walks are for photographers of all types, from cameraphones to hefty DSLRs and are geared towards slowing down and looking at our surroundings. They're also themed based on […]