Daffodils, Tea and Sea in the North East (of England) – Harry Wilson

The North Sea

On 11th April I joined Newcastle-based artist Henna Asikainen on her fourth and final walk as part of her #WalkCreate commission. Henna has been working with N.E.S.T (North East Solidarity and Teaching) a student-led charity based at Newcastle University which teaches English as a second language and organises community integration support for people in Newcastle… Continue reading Daffodils, Tea and Sea in the North East (of England) – Harry Wilson

Responding to the #WalkCreate Gallery – Stephanie Springgay

Lockdown Walk Boxes

The following text is a transcript from Stephanie Springgay’s response to the #WalkCreate Gallery from the gallery online launch event on Wednesday 4th November 2021. A full recording of the event can be found here. I am joining you from Tkaronto, the lands of the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River.… Continue reading Responding to the #WalkCreate Gallery – Stephanie Springgay

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

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.   Hello Clare and Morag How are… Continue reading Itching to Walk – Dee Heddon