19 Jan 2020 | Curated News

Hamish Fulton walking artist – works on show at Parafin Gallery in London’s Mayfair

"A Decision to Choose only Walking" is the title of the show - show closes 22 February 2020 http://parafin.co.uk/current-exhibition--hamish-fulton.html The exhibition takes as its starting point the important walk the artist made over 47 days in 1973 from Duncansby Head to Land’s End – here presented as a large-scale wall text. After this major walk Fulton made the radical decision to ‘only make art resulting from the experience of individual walks’. Since then Fulton has rigorously maintained this focus, using walking as his medium and stating ‘If I don’t walk, I can’t make art’. Although only Fulton experiences his solitary walks directly, the works he presents in exhibitions and books allow us to engage with them.

16 Jan 2020 | Talking Walking

Mark Reid talking walking

If you are ever going to be caught out in inclement weather on the mountains or hills of northern England, having met Mark Reid, founder of Team Walking, Andrew Stuck can think of no other person he would rather have as his guide. Mark’s passion for the outdoors is only outshone by his desire to […]

13 Jan 2020 | Curated News

Fieldwave event in London – field recordings / deep listening

A deep listening event bringing together a new wave of artists with field recording at the heart of their work, coinciding with the release of Fieldwave on Nonclassical and presented in association with Nature Unwrapped, a year-long series of events from Spiritland neighbours Kings Place. Hosted by Fieldwave curator Nick Luscombe, the event features talks, playbacks and appearances from Kate Carr, Iain Chambers, Dave Bamford, For Now and live performance from Tuulikki Bartosik on accordion. The release – out on cassette and digital – reflects ‘a burgeoning area of sonic creativity that has gone from a very niche area of sonic art to something much more commonplace’. It has been compiled by Nick Luscombe, Nonclassical A&R. Writing about Fieldwave, he says, ‘This rapidly expanding social phenomenon is exciting in that it both democratises the art of composition - with minimal barriers to capturing and creating new work “in the field”- and challenges how we view today’s role of a composer.’ SPIRITLAND KING’S CROSS TICKETS £10, OR £16 WITH A LIMITED EDITION FIELDWAVE CASSETTE  PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH KINGS PLACE

11 Jan 2020 | Museum of Walking

Sit beside me, if you dare

“There’s a lot more to walking than walking“ was the title of a presentation that Danish Architect and Urban Visionary, Jan Gehl used to give at conferences.  One of his key points was how much of walking was about dawdling, dwelling and observing all the activities going on around you.  Who was chatting to whom, […]

06 Jan 2020 | Curated News

Create a sound walk for Stirchley’s Noise Fete

Paid opportunity to create a sound walk as part of "Stirchley's Noise Fete" that runs from Friday 10 April to Sunday 3rd May 2020 - Stirchley is a few miles south of Birmingham in the UK's West Midlands.  Open Call deadline is Friday 24th January 2020. More info here.

31 Dec 2019 | Museum of Walking

Seasonly Slow

This week in 2012 we moved from Dulwich to Greenwich – as one of our American friend joked ‘from one silent W neighbourhood to another’. Soon after moving we won a contract from Greenwich Healthy Living Service, part of the borough council, to create more than 100 walking and cycling routes centred on children and […]

18 Dec 2019 | Curated News

The Unbearable Smugness of Walking

Glorified for its creative benefits, the pastime has become yet another goal-driven pursuit. An American reviewer praises BBC's Duncan Minshull's book on Writers on Walking Source: The Unbearable Smugness of Walking

09 Dec 2019 | Curated News

Solitude and the art of walking | Event | Royal Academy of Arts

Inspired by the night-time walks taken by Léon Spilliaert, our panel, including contemporary photographer Nadav Kander, and author Iain Sinclair explores the importance of solitude and walking in relation to c… Source: Solitude and the art of walking | Event | Royal Academy of Arts

02 Dec 2019 | Museum of Walking

Flash Story Showcase

We had a great turnout at the Plume of Feathers in Greenwich for our inaugural Flash Story Showcase on Wednesday, 20th November.  The Showcase included authors who had written stories that appear in the first three flash story anthologies that we have “packaged’ for publisher SampsonLow: Shipwrecked – stories inspired by Robinson Crusoe; One Small […]

15 Nov 2019 | Museum of Walking

One Small Step

Probably the most well known quote regarding walking in the last fifty years and the key reason why we chose the 20 July 2019, that marked the 50th anniversary of the first Moon Walk, as the perfect day to run a creative writing walkshop with writing tutor and Museum Co-creator Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, to complement our flash […]

03 Nov 2019 | Talking Walking

Satsymph talking walking

On a visit to LISTEN: A Season of Sound Art taking place in Frome in Somerset, in the summer of 2019, Andrew Stuck participates in an immersive geo-located audio piece called ‘Walking Memories’. The piece has been composed by Phill Phelps and Ralph Hoyte, two of three partners who make up creative team Satsymph, who […]

15 Oct 2019 | Museum of Walking

In the footsteps of literary greats

The title of the blog series is All About Walking but this week it’s all about Writing not just putting pen to paper but also reading the work of others, and encouraging people to write their own stories, all wrapped up around walking. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Laurie Lee‘s […]

01 Oct 2019 | Museum of Walking

So that was September

Back in February when we began planning Sound Walk Sunday, (Sunday 1 September) little did we envisage how it would grow in popularity, although we did consider defining the Festival period as a few days either side of Sunday 1 September.  By June, with an invitation from the British Library to run an event on […]

19 Sep 2019 | Museum of Walking

What’s your opinion of a place?

We’ve been working with some great partners and co-creators in the last few weeks to bring together Sound Walk Sunday / September One such partner has been George Fort from Placecloud app –  the app that allows you to record your opinions of a place, building, park, river or even a tree and have your […]

13 Sep 2019 | Museum of Walking

Midamble – midway on our life’s journey

‘Midamble‘ was the title of a long form poem by Peter Jaeger whom we first encountered at Made of Walking at La Romieu, in south west France in 2017.  Made of Walking was the host to a number of live events that launched Sound Walk Sunday 2017.  So it was a delight that we had […]

16 Aug 2019 | Museum of Walking

Marooned on a desert island

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Defoe’s much-loved classic Robinson Crusoe published on the 25 April 1719, and to complement our Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Walkshop, we ran a Crusoe300 flash fiction competition. We are delighted to announce the publication of Shipwrecked, a limited edition chapbook, published by Sampson Low Publishers. Shipwrecked includes the winning stories […]