24 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-24 18:46:00

“Sumak Kawsay” * A photo diary with a few words about our walk for Terminalia.  VaraThis walk is now recorded through knotted ropes attached to a Vara. It's title: ‘Sumak Kawsay’.A Walk for Terminalia on Saturday February 23rd with Threa...

24 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-24 18:46:00

“Sumak Kawsay” * A photo diary with a few words about our walk for Terminalia.  VaraThis walk is now recorded through knotted ropes attached to a Vara. It's title: ‘Sumak Kawsay’.A Walk for Terminalia on Saturday February 23rd with Threa...

24 Feb 2019 | cloakanddagger-music

Premiere At Theatre Rotterdam

On Friday, our new dance piece, 'Notes On Synchrony' premiered at Theatre Rotterdam as part of the Moving Futures Festival: "In this living laboratory of brain and movement research, the public witnesses the clash between two very different disciplines exploring the phenomenon of brain synchronisation."We've been examining the ways in which art and science can address the same problem from different angles - in a complimentary fashion. I was lucky enough to be asked to compose the music for this

21 Feb 2019 | Reading and Walking

25. Tim Cresswell, Place: An Introduction

  It took me a long time to finish reading Tim Cresswell’s little introduction to the concept of place. It wasn’t because it’s a difficult book—it isn’t—but because it’s the middle of the semester and I’m tired and distracted. I have to start studying for my Cree midterm today, so I won’t get back to […]

21 Feb 2019 | writethemap

Walking the Gallery

Words at The Black Swan, Peter Hayes Exhibition. The opening of each new exhibition at Frome’s Black Swan Arts Centre is followed by Words in the Gallery, bringing writers together to explore the work and respond in writing. This month’s workshop was  inspired by Clare Hind and Clare Qualmann’s Ways to Wander the Gallery, a project hosted […]

21 Feb 2019 | Talking Walking

George Fort talking walking

Walking along London’s Regent’s canal in Hackney with George Fort who has been developing a digital platform called “Placecloud”. Placecloud is all about animating the places through which we walk with place-specific recordings (‘placecasts’) written by writers, artists, scholars and everyday people. George maintains it is not a collection of audio tours, recorded in a […]

21 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-21 08:52:00

A Walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word. 23/02/2019 (for more about this walk please see previous blog postings.)‘sumak kawsay’*This photo taken at Reculver , during a walk on Wednesday. A PlaylistWoody Guthrie - Waiting at the Gate : yout...

21 Feb 2019 | Elspeth Penfold

Elspeth Penfold 2019-02-21 08:52:00

A Walk for Terminalia with Thread and Word. 23/02/2019 (for more about this walk please see previous blog postings.)‘sumak kawsay’*This photo taken at Reculver , during a walk on Wednesday. A PlaylistWoody Guthrie - Waiting at the Gate : yout...

20 Feb 2019 | Mindy Goose

Creative Writing exercise

I recently attended a creative writing workshop taster session at Swarthmore Education Centre in Leeds, as part of an Arts and Minds Network event. This is the result of one of the exercises of free writing that we did. Based on the letter written by R...

20 Feb 2019 | Walk Coach Learn

Developing UX Teams: It’s a Walk in the Park

I do this. I take teams and individuals for coaching walks in green urban areas, aka parks. I do this to help teams think clearly, bond, feel good but mostly to help them manage the change they’re experiencing.  UX teams are great to work with. They are often not only undergoing constant changes in their work, they … Developing UX Teams: It’s a Walk in the ParkRead More »

20 Feb 2019 | Walk Coach Learn

Resilience. What is it and why would we want it?

Resilience is one of those terms that is often used and something we’re urged to have. But what is it actually? We may associate it with mental toughness or grit, bouncing back or the ability to just keep going. Resilience Engine describes resilience as our capacity to change. It’s a positive state that is resourceful, adaptable and … Resilience. What is it and why would we want it?Read More »

19 Feb 2019 | exercises in being here

Alice in Wonderland

It is very possible in this city that you walk home hungry in the light of a supermoon and you pass a tray with small chocolate croissants leaning on a garbage bin asking to be eaten. And you try one and although it isn't as fresh as it was this mor...

19 Feb 2019 | exercises in being here

Alice in Wonderland

It is very possible in this city that you walk home hungry in the light of a supermoon and you pass a tray with small chocolate croissants leaning on a garbage bin asking to be eaten. And you try one and although it isn't as fresh as it was this mor...