Footnotes – a YouTube channel

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I've just launched a YouTube channel called Footnotes as an outlet for my walking related videos. Having spent several years working on a ridiculously massive film project about the Central Library (coming soon), it will be nice to get back to shorter, more regular output. The first video is an account of the Cross City […]

Dazzle walks

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Emily Roderick, who splits her art-life between the Midlands and that London, was featured in the Guardian the other week along with the rest of The Dazzle Club, doing walks through the capital with their faces painted with abstract shapes. They're using a technique developed by artist Adam Harvey that he called CV Dazzle in […]

A walk is a tool and a platform

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The latest issue of Craig Mod's Ridgeline, his excellent newsletter about walking to which you should all subscribe, appeared in my inbox with the above title and got me all excited because it would make the perfect manifesto for Walkspace. Walking as tool for creating something new, be it ideas or actualised work. Walking as […]

Exploring micro sovereignties

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I often think about the group slow walk Hamish Futon ran in Birmingham in 2012 for the Ikon and Fierce Festival where he got people to walk lines marked behind Curzon Street Station, some very short, some the length of the site, as slowly as necessary to complete the walk in the time allowed. Here's […]

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 […]

Video: Cross City Walks

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Five years ago Andy and Pete did a series of walks across Birmingham in straight lines, a project they called Cross City Walks. To mark this half-decade anniversary they put their thoughts into a short documentary.

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 […]

A walk underneath Spaghetti Junction

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I went on one of Pete's quarterly walks under the M6 Gravelly Hill Interchange and wrote a report of it on my blog.

A Winter Solstice wander

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I organised a dawn group walk on the Winter Solstice starting at the mysterious Bordesley Henge and finishing at Witton Cemetery. I was joined by Jonny, Kerry, Kevin, Phil and Shane. Land in Curiosity invited me to post a photo essay account on their blog.