We are a family run business that develops and delivers walking events with a creative twist. Our walks and ‘walkshops’ (walking workshops) are mainly artist led, depending on the event you choose there will be a mix of drawing, learning and making. Our focus is to be creative using walking as the art form. Participants come and explore an area, learn something new and develop skills. Group participation is fun and stimulating and you will be part of a walking performance. ‘The art is in taking part‘ which we call ‘walking creatively‘.
Although UK COVID restrictions have been lifted, we are only delivering a handful of events on the ground during 2023, as we are heavily invested running on-line events on our sister site at walk · listen· create
2023 marks the 15th year of our Talking Walking podcasts – interviews of people from the world of walking, artists, activists and professionals plus those of us who have a passion for taking a walk. You can check our occasional All About Walking blog – as May has been and gone, you can catch up on the Urban Tree Festival.
Join an on-line event on walk · listen · create, or an on the ground event, by clicking on the links below:
CANOPY – Secrets of the Trees – published in support of the Urban Tree Festival:
An anthology of poems and stories for the Urban Tree Festival 2023 based on the theme of “Secrets of the Trees”. A 24 page A6 illustrated chapbook published by Sampson Low Publishers ISBN:978-1-915505-17-0 includes writing by Galia Admoni, Julian Bishop, John Bowen, Adam Elms, Em Gray, Lizzie Gwinnell, Andrew Halsall Smith, Rayna Haralambieva, Cheryl Markosky, Arthur Sparrow, Penny Walker, and Kyra Williams all of whom were shortlisted in the Festival writing competition. Edited by Chris Bestwick and illustrated by Alban Low. All net proceeds support future Urban Tree Festivals. Limited edition of 250. Buy here
If you would like us to develop a walking event tailored to your needs read more here about our pricing, or if you would like to collaborate in developing one, then please read more here and contact us via this form.
Ticket pricing and bookshop purchases: We have installed WP Event manager as our main ticketing platform – this means that you do not pay a booking fee when you purchase a ticket through our website. We absorb the transaction cost. We occasionally use Eventbrite as a ticket booking platform, this takes a commission via a booking fee which is why the final ticket price may appear higher than that we advertise. As these booking fees are dynamic we are unable to establish the fee and publish it. We are charged a banking fee by PayPal for processing all ticket purchases, however, we absorb this cost.
For our sales through the bookshop, if you choose to pay other than by PayPal, we have a Stripe account, and the charges for which we absorb. All shop sales will come with an additional postage and packing charge, which may change depending on quantity of items purchased and the destination to which they will be sent.
This means that paying through WP Event Manager & PayPal for your tickets will be at the price we advertise, and you won’t be charged a booking fee. For further details on Offers, pricing and refunds please see here.
We are building our website, so bear with us as we get our on-line presence ‘ship-shape’.