Bath Union Workhouse: a walk for the living with the route of the dead

Be the first to favourite this.
Bath, UK

Walking piece details

Costfree

A sound walk using Echoes xyz.
A meander through a series of tragedies towards hope and responsibility.

The walk uses sounds gathered during the two year Walking the Names project. A slow walking and reading of the names of those who died of poverty in the Bath Union Workhouse. Walkers researched into those names and some of their stories are to be found here as well as creative and spontaneous contributions. In September 2020 the walkers were met by the Bath City Jubillee Waits who played songs for the wakes those buried never had, you will hear the music as you walk.

Walking the Names kept going throughout the lockdowns, the process became a reflection and our contribution to memorialising those who died of the virus in underfunnded care homes.

Richard White

Richard White

Freelance walking and multimedia artist/researcher Richard White devises, curates and hosts walks involving listening, sensing, making and asking questions. His participatory performative practice, Walknow, explores accountability and seeks to develop res...

Near Bath, UK

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Richard White: walking/me...
Their only crime was poverty

18 Jun, 2021

Walking Piece
New
SWS22
TrailOff

Swim Pony and the PA Environmental Council

A storytelling app that puts YOU in the center of the drama! Let a 360° world swirl around you as you literally step into the shoes of characters as they run from monsters, uncover clues to mysteries or adventure into unknown secrets from the past.

Walking Piece
New
SWS22
Unlocking Touch

Lisa May Thomas and Carey Jewitt

Unlocking Touch is a participatory binaural (audio) experience, designed for listeners to encounter in their own homes. The piece journeys through Mary's story and experience of lockdown which centres around different aspects of touch.

Walking Piece
New
Growth

Soundwave and Gray Area

San Francisco, CA, USA

Growth is a series of guided meditations in the urban landscape of the Mission neighborhood in San Francisco. Participants are invited to slow down, listen, reflect on the past, and contemplate our collective responsibility to future generations.

Free
Walking Event
Walking the Names

2020-10-04 09:00

Wellsway, Bath, UK

Walking Event
Sara’s Last Steps (Postponed due to Covid-19)

Richard White and Lorna Brunstein

2020-05-17 00:00

Windermere, UK. (further details on registration)

Richard White: walking/me...
Sara’s Last Steps

30 May, 2020

Walking Piece
Carnival Trail Companion

Richard White, Ali Pretty, & Adam Jansch

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom

Walking Event SWS20
Walking the Names

2020-09-06 09:00

Bath, UK

Walking Piece
The Wiltshire Ridgeway Walk

Richard White

Marlborough SN8 1PA, UK

Walking Piece
White Horse walks

Richard White

Westbury, UK

Richard White: walking/me...
Their only crime was poverty

18 Jun, 2021