Walking Conversations in Sheffield and Robin Hood’s Bay – Maxwell Ayamba and Maggie O’Neill

On Thursday 27th May, Maxwell Ayamba (Sheffield Environment Movement, Associate Partner, Walking Publics / Walking Arts) and Maggie O’Neill (UCC and Walking Publics / Walking Arts) met to go for a walk at 11am. We walked in two different places and landscapes for an hour and a half using Whatsapp video to connect with and… Continue reading Walking Conversations in Sheffield and Robin Hood’s Bay – Maxwell Ayamba and Maggie O’Neill

News Round Up – June 2021

© Martin Shields

Since our launch on April 21 we have been busy sharing word far and wide about our audience and artists surveys, to which we had a fantastic response – thank you! This has led to some coverage across blogs and press alike by members of our team, which you can find out more about at… Continue reading News Round Up – June 2021

Walking on Lindisfarne: tuning into the sonic environment – Maggie O’Neill

This blog was written on the tidal island of Lindisfarne during the week of Beltane, the Gaelic May Day festival in 2021 (back home and with WiFi I am now able to post this). Beltane (Lá Bealtaine in Irish and Là Bealltainn in Scots Gaelic) is situated around half-way between the spring equinox and summer solstice and marks… Continue reading Walking on Lindisfarne: tuning into the sonic environment – Maggie O’Neill

I found my city through walking – Morag Rose

I used to hate walking. I’ve got vivid memories of me as a child, struggling, falling, sometimes being mocked because I’ve got an unusual gait. As a teenager walking was a chore, a way of saving bus fare or being with friends when we didn’t have anywhere particular to go. Never an activity of choice.… Continue reading I found my city through walking – Morag Rose

Finding the Connection – Harry Wilson

Mine and Poppy's chalk drawings on the pavement

The year before The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic I was in residence at the National Theatre of Scotland as their ‘Digital Thinker’ – a post-doc artistic research residency funded through the AHRC’s Innovation Placements. As part of this residency I was mapping theatre and performance practices that incorporated innovative and emerging digital technologies: performances… Continue reading Finding the Connection – Harry Wilson

Itching to Walk – Dee Heddon

It is brilliant to arrive at the launch day for our research project Walking Publics/Walking Arts: walking, wellbeing and community during COVID-19.  Of course, launch day isn’t where a project starts. This one perhaps began on the 30 April 2020 when, out of the blue and rather desperately, I emailed two peers, Clare Qualmann and Morag Rose.   That itch was “Walking during COVID-19” and the… Continue reading Itching to Walk – Dee Heddon