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Dark Moon Walking

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 and pleasant, traversing parks, canal paths and verdant walkways. By night we shall discover how different it all looks and feels when the path is not lit, the trees loom large and all colour disappears? Will there be fear or excitement, a feeling of power or of vulnerability? 

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.

Vincent Van Gogh

This one-hour night walk offers the chance to venture into the unlit borderlands of Bournville, Stirchley and Lifford wards in the safety of a group. To blend into the darkness and embrace the power of our invisibility. To explore our inner fears as well as a sense of awe and wonder. By walking together, we aim to reclaim the everyday urban spaces that become off-limits after dark. 

There will be short breaks along the way to contemplate the darkness or just to blend into the shadows, become invisible and think.

Spaces are limited so booking is essential. More details on the booking page or contact Fiona with any questions.

I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars.

Stephenie Meyer
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Photo Walks in March

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 the location. Bournville looks at the history of this garden suburb, built by the Cadbury family in the style of an English village. It's undeniably beautiful but what was involved in maintaining this idyl?

The Jewellery Quarter walk looks at attempts to preserve the industrial heritage of the district in the face of rapid regeneration, but who's heritage is being saved and what is being forgotten in the process?

Details of all Pete's photography walks are here.