20 Feb 2020 | Museum of Walking

And nobler cares than listless summer knew

The final line of a sonnet written by William Wordsworth depicting the coming of Autumn, could provide the preface to Autumn Colours, our latest chapbook anthology of seasonal flash stories, published in conjunction with Sampson Low and similar to other chapbooks, beautifully illustrated by Alban Low and edited by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone. This year sees the […]

10 Feb 2020 | Talking Walking

Jack Cornish talking walking

Jack Cornish is a programme manager for the “Don’t Lose Your Way” campaign at Ramblers, the UK charity promoting walking and defending rights of way. That’s the ‘day job’, but there is much more walking in Jack than just from 9 to 5. He has walked the entire length of the British Isles and is […]

05 Feb 2020 | Curated News

Walking with GPS, Personal Cartographies and Digital Place

What can we say with satellite navigation and what can the technology say about us? Artist Jeremy Wood will present new work and almost twenty years of experience with GPS drawing and map making. We remember Jeremy from Sideways2012 - delighted to see he is still making great work! Event on February 12. Link for tickets

27 Jan 2020 | Museum of Walking

When did you last count on your fingers?

In this age of screen scrolling, push button and voice activated digital technology, can you remember when you last counted on your fingers? You may have grabbed a pen and totted up the prices on a scrap of paper, but have you used your fingers to count? Go on, take your hand away from the […]

21 Jan 2020 | Museum of Walking

Criss-crossing boundaries

Next weekend it is our first Seasonal Slow marathon length walk around the boundary of the Royal Borough of Greenwich.  Or at least that’s what we are laying claim to accomplish on our Winter Slow.  However, we think we need to iron out a few discrepancies and with the help of at least a dozen […]

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 […]