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Walking, isolation and togetherness
Social isolation, already prevalent for many, has been exacerbated during the pandemic. Author Sonia Overall argues that walking alone can increase togetherness, regardless of absences and physical distance.
Sound Walk City · prelude
10 Sep - 10 Oct, 2021
Cona and walk · listen · create present Sound Walk City · prelude, a festival of sound walks, performances and sound works, coinciding with Sound Walk September 2021.
The rhythm of the streets
Walking lays the rhythm of the streets, archives the voice and the memory of the city. Our feet are an instrument, and they read the sonic composition of urban space. Our listening revitalizes social space. By walking we connect our body with the body of the city, as players and listeners of an urbanophonic orchestra - conversation about how walkers resonate with the city and how the city is sonorically composed by / of its walkers.
Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk workshop (on-line)
Team London Bridge
16 Sep, 2021
Join in a 75-90 minute on-line workshop, in which you try your hand at creative writing, recording your voice and mixing ambient sounds. This workshop is open to anyone, even if you were unable to join the preceding on-the-ground event.
Working towards a platform that democratises storytelling
Henna Wang and Michael Reynolds will discuss what they have learned while developing a mobile app, Gesso, creating audio walks, and building a community in New York, all at once. Working towards their vision of democratising storytelling, they'll also introduce their GPS audio uploader that creators can leverage to publish audio walks.
Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk walkshop (on-the-ground)
Team London Bridge
14 Sep, 2021
Hay's Galleria, Battle Bridge Lane, London, UK
Join us on a 75 minute circular walking route from Hay’s Galleria via the Low Line to the riverside beneath London's Tower Bridge. We will share nuggets of history and give you prompts to compose poems and story fragments, inspired by what we will encounter.
BBC Radio 4 – Desert Island Discs, Robert Macfarlane, writer
21 Jul, 2021
‘Write About Walking’ showcase
The Write About Walking showcase event introduces the shortlisted authors of the walk · listen · create / Sound Walk September writing competition, and includes readings of their poetry and prose.
‘It is treated as a commodity to be conquered’: Can mountain tourism ever be truly sustainable?
21 Jul, 2021
Songs of place and time
To coincide with the publication of 'Songs of place and time', an anthology of contributions from 37 natural historians, we are delighted to have editor, Mike Collier and contributor and bird song recordist Geoff Sample as guests for this café.
To move as a caravan; to walk, live, create, and discover together
Clara Gari, artist, researcher, curator and cultural manager, organises the yearly Grand Tour, a 300 km, 3 week, walking trip that walkers take with artists and activists from all disciplines, sciences and expertises. Discuss, with Clara, the benefits of walking together.
Online meet-up with Soundtrackcity: Creating a DIY home-expedition guide in listening
Renate Zentschnig and Michiel Huijsman, of Soundtrackcity, discuss their history of sound walks, their DIY guide on listening exercises called 'Homing inside out', and the question of how to experience a silenced city.