Scotland Outdoors Podcast

The latest edition of the Scotland Outdoors podcast, aired Wednesday 24 November 2021, sees hosts Mark Stephen and Helen Needham accompany Principal Investigator Prof Dee Heddon on a tour around the West End of Glasgow. As they traverse the Botanic Gardens, you can hear more about the Walk / Create project, the Walking Library, and… Continue reading Scotland Outdoors Podcast

#WalkCreate Gallery Launch – Video Uploaded

#WalkCreate Gallery Launch Video

On Wednesday 3 November we were pleased to launch our online #WalkCreate Gallery with an audience including some of our featured artists. We heard from the project team – Dee Heddon, Morag Rose, Maggie O’Neill, Clare Qualmann and Harry Wilson – and their experiences working on various aspects of the project. We were joined by… Continue reading #WalkCreate Gallery Launch – Video Uploaded

#WalkCreate Gallery Online Launch – Weds 3rd November 2021

#WalkCreate Gallery Selection

We warmly invite you to the online launch of the #WalkCreate Gallery, a digital showcase of walking work made by artists across the UK during COVID-19, on Wednesday 3rd November, 7pm-8pm (GMT). The #WalkCreate Gallery is a key part of the research project Walking Publics/Walking Arts.   The #WalkCreate Gallery features the work of 81 artists showcasing over… Continue reading #WalkCreate Gallery Online Launch – Weds 3rd November 2021

Ramblings with Clare Balding

Professor Dee Heddon takes Clare Balding on a walk on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and chats about creative walking during the pandemic. First broadcast 16th September 2021 on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm. Available on catch-up shortly after broadcast https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000zmj6

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New Event – Hear from Dee

Dee Heddon / University of Glasgow Photograph by Martin Shields Tel 07572 457000 www.martinshields.com © Martin Shields

The project’s Principle Investigator, Prof Dee Heddon will be talking about our project as part of Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Curious Programme (Tea & Talk) on August 25th, 11am, free. Book your tickets here: Curious | Walking and creativity during Covid-19 | 25 August 2021 : Curious (rse-curious.com)

Walking in the Media: A Newfound Appreciation – Mati Marek

I started my research placement with the Walking Publics/Walking Arts project in early June. I was tasked with looking at how the UK media talked about walking during the pandemic. Ever since the start of the pandemic, walking became a staple of my everyday life. I try to go for a walk at least once… Continue reading Walking in the Media: A Newfound Appreciation – Mati Marek

A Rain Walk Review – Sam Lange

Sam Lange is undertaking a paid research internship through University of East London’s School of Arts and Creative Industries. He is conducting a review of walking resources and toolkits for the Walking Publics/Walking Arts project, as well as contributing to the Walking Artists Network blog development. Sam has just completed a foundation year studying Fashion… Continue reading A Rain Walk Review – Sam Lange

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

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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