A Figure Walks – the Rea in October

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A Figure Walks is the title of Megan Henebury's walking art-practice. During October, Megan will be walking the course of the River Rea from its source at Waseley Hills though the city of Birmingham to its confluence with the Tame under the M6 motorway. Rather than strictly following the disjointed walkways and roads of the […]

Randonautica Walkshop

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Walkspace is teaming up with live artist Sebastian H-W for some experimental walking and we need some test subjects.

Q&A with durational walker Paul Taylor

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Why do we walk and what do individuals get out of walking? In our first interview, Paul Taylor from Burntwood talks about his durational walking challenges in the Midlands and beyond. Hello! Who are you? Hi, I'm Paul Taylor and in February 2020 I walked one million steps as part of The Prince's Trust's Future […]

Walkspace at the 4WCOP

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This weekend (Sept 4-6) is the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography. Usually it's held in Huddersfield but due to you-know-what it's happening online for 2020. Pete, Fiona and Andy submitted a talk about the Mapping Stirchley which takes the form of a video essay. There are a number of talks, essays and short films going […]

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 […]