This is the first guest post from Nikki Sheth – to join her on a guided walk see the end of this post. I'm sound artist Nikki Sheth and I've created a soundwalk of Stirchley for the Ten Acres of Sound Festival. The walk encourages a deeper connection with the natural environment and a new […]
Walkspace is teaming up with live artist Sebastian H-W for some experimental walking and we need some test subjects.
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 […]
In our first guest post, Laura Babb guides us on a Mindful Walk that you can take part in wherever you are.
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Back in January, our local Stirchley Co-op supermarket closed forever; a Coop had been on that particular site for 106 years and in the Stirchley, Birmingham, area for 145 years. Several Walkspace members planned a processional last walk up and down the aisles to say goodbye properly, and also see what lay behind the layers […]
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 is documenting her current walking practice, which throws up images which become prints, on her blog. These prints were in response to boundaries. I have been thinking a lot recently about visible and invisible boundaries. I chose the walk as I knew it would involve boundaries, I have begun walking the perimeter of […]