Birmingham Dazzle Walk

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A silent walk through an observed city Every journey starts with a single step. In 2016 mine was finally getting around to sorting out my crappy online passwords. I took a short cybersecurity course and decided to pay it forward by offering help sessions in a local café. This grew into The Interrogang – a monthly […]

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 […]

A full moon night hike in the snow

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There is something about walking at night. The experience of it is so different from walking in the daytime. There is pleasant disorientation even in familiar terrain. The known becomes unknown and new. The darkness, and the cold of winter, keep others away bringing a stillness and communion with things that are bigger than the […]

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, […]

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, […]