04 Jul 2020 | LucyFurLeaps

Verse Aid : Poems for the Earth

Back in January I was honoured to be invited by Poets for the Planet to run two workshops at their launch event at the Society Of Authors in London. “Poets for the Planet is a community of kindred poets, performers, artists and creative activists raising their voices to engage with climate and ecological emergency through … Continue reading Verse Aid : Poems for the Earth →

21 May 2020 | Museum of Walking

Canopy – published in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals

We are delighted to announce the publication of Canopy a beautifully illustrated 20 page chapbook anthology of poems and flash stories inspired by acclaimed nature writers and sold in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals. Available from our on-line shop 2020 marks the anniversary of some key poets and writers who have put nature writing […]

01 May 2020 | Museum of Walking

What time did he say he would arrive?

Is the opening line of David Fell‘s flash story “The Meet” that appears in Winter Chill, our latest anthology of flash fiction and non-fiction tales set to chill you to the bone. What lines will you cross to get what you want?  And is the outcome as valuable as the costs you have had to […]

21 Apr 2020 | Museum of Walking

Looking into the Canopy

We are delighted to announce the winners of the first poetry and short story anthology celebrating urban trees – 10 writers have been selected for their engaging pieces that will be published by Sampson Low Publishers in the Urban Tree Festival “Canopy” anthology.  They will be joining authors of stories from our Autumn Colours anthology, […]

13 Mar 2020 | Museum of Walking

Chilling tales

We are delighted to announce the winners of  our most recent flash writing competition called Winter Chill.   We set out to find some chilling stories or creative non-fiction of 250 words or fewer that thrill through mystery, crime or horror and these 9 authors came up with the goods: Andrew Anderson – The Thin Blue […]

01 Mar 2020 | Museum of Walking

Write About Trees

Write About Trees We are delighted to announce our new competition for writers of both poetry and prose to tie in with the forthcoming Urban Tree Festival in May. At last year’s Urban Tree Festival we had five published authors reading their nature writing, this year we wanted to host an event at which novice […]

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 […]

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 […]

04 Jan 2020 | LucyFurLeaps

Sward {skin of the earth}

My new chapbook, Sward {skin of the earth}, published by Sampson Low Ltd, is available for purchase here Sward + post and packing UK £3.50 GBP EU £4.50 GBP Rest of the world £5.00 GBP Sward represents my walks up and down the central reservation of the A240, Kingston Road, from the Tolworth Roundabout to … Continue reading Sward {skin of the earth} →

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 […]

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 […]

04 Sep 2019 | LucyFurLeaps

Walk with Jane on the Cambridge Estate

Alison Fure is leading a Soundwalk as part of her Walks with Jane project, in conjunction with The Museum of Walking, through the Cambridge Estate in Kingston Upon Thames, this Saturday evening, 7th September, 2019. From the Museum of Walking website event page:                       This … Continue reading Walk with Jane on the Cambridge Estate →

29 Aug 2019 | LucyFurLeaps

Sward

Meaning “sod, turf” developed from the notion of the “skin” of the earth (compare Old Norse grassvörðr, Danish grønsvær “greensward”). Walking the central reservation of the A240 Kingston Road, from Tolworth Roundabout to the Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames boundary with the Borough of Epsom and Ewell. The project is called ‘Sward’ after reading … Continue reading Sward →

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 […]

09 Aug 2019 | Mindy Goose

Taking the Outdoors with Me

Dandelion seeds floating through the air like summery snowflakes. Children shouting with excitement as they run, jump, explore, and investigate the outdoors. Muddying knees as they fall, but get up and squeal with delight. Zooming past on scooters and ...