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Here is a very simple idea for a walk suggested by Elspeth Owen

I am thinking of it as a way to extend friendships and ways of being companionable while walking. I am imagining the numbers one, two and three to be on our minds as we wander. 

Hop, Skip, Jump 
I walk to a friend (no more than a day’s walk from me) and stay over, the two of us walk together (no more than a day’s walk) to a third person, (unknown to me), we stay over and then the three of us walk (no more than a day’s walk) to my place. 
It would also be possible to do a version which all happened in one day or two days, according to the time people have.
(For my first version today I am going east to Fulbourn to my friend Abi and we are going on to her friend David in Hinxton and then back to Grantchester on Sunday)
I would be very interested to hear from any of you should you adopt this framework at any time
material woman

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Call for Expressions of Interest in joining.
Sunday 16 June – Sunday 7 July 2013.

Project initiated by Mick Douglas and Beth Weinstein.

A rising awareness of and interest in mobility. A road trip starting and finishing in Tucson, Arizona. Collaborative creative investigation in the space-times of American deserts. Engaging the performing body, the mobile social body, a body of mobile infrastructure, and relations to desert ecologies. Learning from land art. Performance presentations in process and en route, with a finale event in Tucson. Twelve people temporarily collected.

This practice-based performance research project aims to enable collaborative peer-to-peer conditions for a group of creative practitioners and researchers to extend their performative practices and generate new works and working relationships that engage with mobility. The Performance Studies International (PSi) conference is enfolded into the middle of the 3-week journey. For the conference, the project collaborators will present a daily morning praxis event in the grounds of the Stanford campus. The project is intended to inform practices for PSi Fluid States 2015 as a mobile and distributed event process.

PSi conference attendees and lingerers are invited to submit an expression of interest to collaborate. Travel will be via two vehicles, and overnight camping. Estimated on-ground costs to be shared (excluding PSi conference and accommodation costs) will be US$800, plus camp equipment hire if needed. Whilst preference will be given to collaborators wishing to collaborate in the full journey, we are accepting expressions of interest to participate in only the pre-PSi Tucson to Palo Alto passage (June 16 – 26), or the post-PSi Palo Alto to Tucson passage of the project (June 30 – July 7). Selection will be based on contribution to a collaborative and open process.

Expressions of interest due 5pm Friday 29 March 2013. For more info go to:

Queries: info(at)performningmobilities(dot)net

# # Note for walking artists: whilst the project is dependant upon traversing large tracts of land via vehicles, it is intended that a significant aspect of the creative research focus will be toward experience in landscape on foot.

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Saturday, 23 March 2013 from 13:30 to 17:25
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom


Alison Lloyd is walking at the same time as Andrew Brown on the 23rd March 2013, between two methodist chapels in Lincolnshire. Alison will walk North and Andrew will walk South between the chapels in Wellingore and Waddington.

The commission is from the Post Methodists and part of their Broadcaster. Here is a link to the Post Methodists and a link to the walk and booking.


Meet at Wellingore, Reading Room & Chapel, High Street, Wellingore, Lincoln LN5 0HW at 1:30pm and walk NORTH to Waddington, The Methodist Chapel along six miles of the Viking Way, with extensive views out across Lincolnshire by way of Harmston, Coleby, Boothby Graffoe, and Navenby, also known as the ‘Cliff Villages’.


Meet at Waddington, The Methodist Chapel, High Street, Waddington, Lincoln LN5 9RF at 1:30pm and walk SOUTH to Wellingore, Methodist Chapel along six miles of the Viking Way, with extensive views out across Lincolnshire by way of Navenby, Boothby Graffoe, Coleby, and Harmston, also known as the ‘Cliff Villages’.

You will need suitable footwear and clothing for the walk and be prepared to walk the six miles one way. Bring snacks for extra energy, food and drink, and a rucksack to carry it all in. The walks will take place whatever the weather brings on the day.

Buses run between the two villages and to provide an added incentive the respective chapels will provide refreshments at the end of the walk.

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A walk with Amy Sharrocks via mobile phone
Each walk will take approximately 30 minutes

At an agreed time Amy Sharrocks in London calls you on your mobile telephone number. Together you take each other on a 30-minute tour of your respective locations. You collaborate to choose which way to go, describing the places and people you encounter and the surroundings you find yourselves in. Guiding each other’s footsteps, the conversations are as open-ended as the walks are.

‘A walk with Amy’ functions as an urban drift, in which each participant is simultaneously a spectator and traveling companion, tourist and tour operator. The intimacy of an unknown voice can lead to unexpected insights and connections, noticing details we might have overseen, as we share cities across a remote landscape. ‘A walk with Amy’ asks what is worthy of attention – without road names or landmarks, what will function as signposts and how will we make our choices?

PREMIERE on the 4th of AUGUST
Further walks on the 5th of August

Meeting point
in front of the
Linden Museum
Hegelplatz 1
70174 Stuttgart

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Get Out of the Car and Put Yer Boots On
My Last Car and Contemporary Art of Walking
Next walk: Sunday 5th August 2012
From Ryedale Folk Museum.

Alison Lloyd who runs http://www.contemporaryartofwalking.com will explore the landscape and stories of the Lyke Wake Walk that passes close to the museum.  Alison has been commissioned to create two bespoke art walks to which all are invited.

For more information visit:http://www.mylastcar.co.uk/ryedale-walks

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A series of urban performances developed with different members of the Southwark community.

For this project FrenchMottershead chose to work with individuals who showed varying degrees of control or conscious resistance, amidst the urban and socio-economic environments of their lives. Following the participants on their normal walks, FM explored different ways in which they could intervene in to these every day acts and reframe them in to a performance which posed questions about where these people want to go and how they want to get there. These collaborations aim to transform everyday actions into conscious performances, which are personal, poetic, and political and will resonate with most people’s experience of urban life.

Reg’s Calling
Thursday 26th July 2012, 5pm
At the junction of East Street and Walworth Road, London SE17.

Reg, a retired engineer, one-time stand up comic and life-long customer of East Street Market, normally keeps in the loop by cracking jokes and swapping news with every vendor he knows. But today with a piece evoking the decline of the market, Reg takes a slow procession down the street following clean-up crew after a day’s trade, performing the gimmicks of the sellers that have long populated the marketplace.

Melisha’s Pilgrimage
Saturday 21st Aug 2012, 10.00 – 17.00

Dot’s Path
Saturday 4th Aug 2012, 12.00 & 15.00

These walks will be filmed and screened at Tate Modern at the end of August 2012.

Walkways Launch
18.30 – 20.00 Friday 31 August 2012
in the East Room, Tate Modern

Walkways Screening
10.00-18.00 from 22 – 28 August 2012
in the Clore Screening Room, Level 0, Tate Modern

A Tate Modern collaborative commission.

Email: info@frenchmottershead.com
Web: www.frenchmottershead.com
T: +44 (0)20 8525 5340 / M: +44 (0)7951 537012

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And while london burns by Platform

Image and quote courtesy of Platform

“And While London Burns is a compelling collision of thriller, opera and guided walk that dramatically explores London’s Square Mile and its role in climate change. An ‘opera for one’, it takes the audience equipped with an mp3-player on a walking audio adventure through the skyscrapers, streets and alleyways of the City.

The audio tour explores the role of companies including BP, Royal Bank of Scotland and Swiss Re in fueling climate change. Starring recent Olivier Award nominee Douglas Hodge, and produced by award-winning arts company PLATFORM, the track is downloadable for free and can be experienced at any time of the week.”

(Extract from Press Release)

Visit the website to find out more and to download the free mp3 track

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