A Figure Walks – the grand old face of the plateau

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Transcript of a talk given by Megan Henebury about her walking project, A Figure Walks, on November 24th 2020. A Figure Walks: the Rea, and other rivers you can’t see, is an ongoing project applying my walking practice to a psychogeographical investigation of Birmingham's River Rea. The expected results are an essay, a short film, […]

Take a walk on the wild side

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We last wrote about Birmingham-based artist Kruse in February – Wayfaring with Kruse – and then something must have happened that got in the way of all that beautiful creativity… Happily she is now back after a nine-month hiatus, writing on her walk blog and taking cues from climate change and autonomous things and women walking. […]

Walk with Craig across Japan

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Are you up for a vicarious walk across Japan starting tonight? Craig Mod – writer of Roden and Ridgeline newsletters – is inviting people to join him on his durational walk 500km from Tokyo to Kyoto. It starts when he turns 40 at midnight tonight and he will walk daily until the end of November. […]

A Figure Walks – day 4

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During October we're documenting Megan Henebury's walk along the route of the River Rea, walking in the river itself as much as possible. Pete is following her with a camera and Megan will be producing a film in the new year. All Walkspace posts on this project are here. For the fourth stretch along the Rea, […]

Walk your neighbourhood skull this Halloween

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We wanted to do an informal rule-of-six compliant Halloween walk, so Fiona grabbed a scary looking skull of the internet and laid it on top of a map of Stirchley to see how it might fit. We'll be following the red outline as best we can on Saturday and then retiring to our garden for […]

A Figure Walks – days 2 and 3

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During October we're documenting Megan Henebury's walk along the route of the River Rea, walking in the river itself as much as possible. Pete is following her with a camera and Megan will be producing a film in the new year. All Walkspace posts on this project are here. Day two of Megan's intra-river walk started […]

A Figure Walks – day one

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During October we're documenting Megan Henebury's walk along the route of the River Rea, walking in the river itself as much as possible. Pete is following her with a camera and Megan will be producing a film in the new year. All Walkspace posts on this project are here. Megan started her walk on Sunday, […]

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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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 […]

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 […]