Paradise Lost – film premiere

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For the past several years I've been working on a feature-length essay-film about Birmingham Central Library and the death of Modernism. The film is called Paradise Lost, History in the Unmaking and it could be described as a psychogeographical detective story in which I investigate the ruins of yesterday's future in an effort to understand […]

The Walk

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I recently had the privilege of walking in the company of the omni-talented Kate Thompson around their new South Birmingham stomping ground. We talked nostalgia, creativity and mental health, and made many friends and enemies along the way. Kate reports below.

Crimbo Limbo lake visit

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I have a map of Birmingham on my bedroom wall that I consult when looking for places to explore. At some point towards the end of the year I noticed something that caught my attention: a blue blob inside a green blob. The blue blob was labelled "Edgbaston Pool". It appeared that there was a […]

A Walk and Talk With Nyla Naseer (Video)

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On Christmas Eve I met up with local podcaster and author of At Walking Pace, Nyla Naseer for a walk around Highbury Park. Nyla captured some of the walk and conversation on video for her walking-themed YouTube channel. Part interview, part impromptu tour of some of the park's curios (including an "Angry Wall" and a […]

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 Originally made for the 4th World Congress of Psychogeography for which I only managed to […]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 […]

Drawing Attention Re-run!

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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 […]

Drawing Attention: A Walking Drawing Workshop

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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. […]

A metaphysical treasure hunt

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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' social distancing walking project

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Lucy Parris is looking for people to take part in her socially distanced walking project on June 20th. We included Lucy in our recent round-up of West Midlands walking artists and we look forward to seeing how this turns out. Says Lucy: I would like you to join me in a ‘socially distanced walk’ (this […]