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Tapping Into The City at Royal Geographical Society Annual Conference

6th June 2018

I'm pleased to announce that my next scheduled Tapping Into The City walk will be part of the Royal Geographical Society's annual conference in August! I'll be there with the Participatory Geographies Research Group, who aim to promote the use of participatory approaches, methods, tools & principles within academic geography & beyond. Glad to be venturing into non-art platforms, as well as getting the opportunity to learn a bit more on the geographical and academic side of things. Very exciting. Info on my event here.

Guest Projects Anniversary Celebrations

24th May 2018

I'm very happy to be part of Guest Projects' 10 year anniversary celebrations this weekend. Guest Projects was set up by Yinka Shonibare to give those of all artistic disciplines the opportunity to have access to free project space to be able to freely develop their practice, it's a great initiative and has been very supportive over the years. There are events over the entire weekend, I'll be with AltMFA from 2-6pm this Saturday, more info here. We'll be chatting and eating - making lunch for all and talking alternative education, plus there'll be clay workshops and tea. Facebook event page here. Come join us!

This Might Be The Future

7th March 2018

Event tomorrow! Over the last year AltMFA have been exploring the theme of The Future - researching and reacting through a core programme of invited artists and speakers made possible thanks to funding from a-n. Join us tomorrow Thursday 8th March from 6-9pm for a celebration and sharing of this past year of looking at the future, featuring printed and live incarnations of what we've learned so far / creative responses to our guest speakers, plus food, drink and partying! I'll be performing a spoken word piece at 7pm. Full info here.

Tapping Into Terminalia Festival

7th February 2018

The first Tapping walk of the year takes place as part of Terminalia - Festival of Psychogeography on Friday 23rd February at 6.30pm. This time we'll be looking at Stratford - one of London's most overtly regenerated areas and centres of privatised-public space (Westfield Stratford City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and East Village are all within walking distance). Book your free spot here and keep up to date with the event page here.

Talking Tapping

2nd December 2017

Sadly Talking Walking Wednesday next week has been cancelled, possibly to be rescheduled in the new year. My walk next Sunday 10th is still going ahead though, please come along! Info here.

Keep Tapping Away!

28th November 2017

A few upcoming Tapping events...

On Wednesday 6th December I'll be doing a performative presentation of the project, as part of Museum of Walking's Talking Walking Wednesday. There'll also be presentations from other artists, activists and professionals. If you'd like to attend please book asap via Eventbrite.

The next group walk is on Sunday 10th December, exploring the 'new' London City Island development - an area that has not yet entered the collective consciousness of the fabric of our city. Full info on the event page.

Art Licks events this weekend + radio thanks!

29th September 2017

An art-packed few days coming up this weekend with AltMFA all as part of Art Licks Weekend.

On Saturday we'll be down on the beach by the Thames in Rotherhithe, for a workshop-style gathering exploring how we can create and interact with each other in this unpredictable environment. Come join us, and bring a problem with you that you'd like to find a solution to! Info here.

As part of the event, I'll be cross-continentally uniting with Marion Tu again to try out some performative walking experimentation. My On The Rocks will meet Marion's Leaving No Stone Unturned...

On The Rocks

The ones that stuck out.

                            walking... scouring and scoring... the beach... fragments of thoughts... ideas... pointers... lives...

                                                                      unite

                                                     gathering together and dispersing, releasing, exposing

notebooks through the years... inscribing the water... into the landscape... transience on permanence... and back again.

Leaving No Stone Unturned

Marion will be walking simultaneously in the streets of Atlanta, GA, USA. Marion is a long-distance member of AltMFA. During the walk, she will be looking for ways to fill the gaps of her absence. She will share photos, words and telepathic thoughts with the audience in an attempt at conjuring the curse of never being there.

 

On Sunday we've been invited to join School Of The Damned for their First 100% Official Unofficial Alternative Education Open-Day. We're on at 1.30pm and will be making a strange salad to explain and collectively transcribe the recipe for an alternative art school!

And finally, just a little thanks to one of my favourite radio presenters, Cerys Matthews, for giving a shout out for my last Tapping Into The City event and the rest of Sound Walk Sunday on her 6music show!

Tapping Into Sound Walk Sunday

24th August 2017

Thanks to Moments Like This for hosting my last Tapping Into The City walk. More about it on their website, including a short video they recorded, take a look here.

The next walk takes place as part of Museum of Walking's Sound Walk Sunday. It's this Sunday, 27th August, focusing on Paddington Waterside - one of the largest areas of regeneration in Central London. Come join in - meet at 2pm at Sheldon Square, full info here.

Tapping walk this Saturday

12th July 2017

The next Tapping Into The City walk takes place this Saturday 15th July in London, as part of Moments Like This. Meet at 11am at Potters Fields Park. Full info here.

Collaborative Walking and Tapping Into Antiuniversity

13th June 2017

Last month's residency at Guest Projects with AltMFA was great - a very fruitful exploration for myself and Marion Tu with our collaborative walking project, Walks-in-Progress. More to come soon! But for now, a little of what we got up to on Marion's site, here - www.mariontu.com/objects-walks-in-progress

My next Tapping Into The City Walk is today! This one's for the Antiuniversity Now festival, and will be exploring the area of the original Antiuniversity, meeting outstide 49 Rivington Street, EC2A 3QB. Info and booking here.

 

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