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Lore of the Wild – Artist led walk

Listening to Lore of the Wild in Lesnes Abbey Woods

Lore of the Wild is a series of 12 pre-recorded stories accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack. They were co-created by Bernadette Russell and Sophie Austin.

Join us on our last walk of the year and after each story, we will invite moments to reflect and celebrate as we gather in this ancient woodland to hear the stories and consider our relationship with our ancestors as we journey into winter.

As you walk, you’ll hear stories from Crow, Squirrel, Ant, Fox, Fungi, Pond, Chalk and even the Wind herself, as they weave together tales which connect the woods to the whole world and beyond. Look out for the faces in the trees, dance with the mighty Oaks, gain wisdom from the Green Man, walk to the beat of Lesnes’s ancient secret buried heart and rediscover your own true wildness.

Lore of the Wild was created by Bernadette Russell & Sophie Austin with sound design by Hannah Marshall and illustration / design by Melanie Smith

Cast: Charlie Folorunsho, Harriet Kershaw, Natasha Magigi, Bernadette Russell, Thierry Spall

Commissioned through a partnership between Metal and London Borough of Bexley for Estuary 2021.

Please share your experience with us after the walk!:Instagram – @lore_ofthe_wild #loreofthewild

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2023-10-21 10:00
2023-10-21 10:00

Lesnes Abbey Lodge, Abbey, New Rd, London, UK

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corpse road

Also known as corpse way, coffin route, coffin road, coffin path, churchway path, bier road, burial road, lyke-way or lych-way. “Now is the time of night, That the graves all gaping wide, Every one lets forth his sprite, In the church-way paths to glide” – Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream. A path used in medieval times to take the dead from a remote parish to the ‘mother’ church for burial. Coffin rests or wayside crosses lined the route of many where the procession would stop for a while to sing a hymn or say a prayer. There was a strong belief that once a body was taken over a field or fell that route would forever be a public footpath which may explain why so many corpse roads survive today as public footpaths. They are known through the UK.

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