3 cheers for walking, writing and listening

This is a BIG shout out for anyone passionate about walking – the joy it brings, its sociability, and how its sparks our creativity.  Half the year gone but so much more to look forward to!

Hip, Hip, Hooray

We have been collaborating with Babak Fakhamzadeh and Geert Vermeire for a few years now, and it is with much delight, after a pandemic-strewn year and being mired in bureaucracy, that we can announce that the walk · listen · create platform is now a not-for-profit social enterprise registered in Belgium (within the E.U.).

We have hardly broken even let alone seen a surplus, but we are now a recognisable entity that can apply for funding and sponsorship. Not resting on our laurels, we are excited about the future and how we can support artists, performers, and writers who use walking as a catalyst for their practice.  If that could be you, then please do register (it’s free) and join our growing community.

Hip, Hip, Hooray

We are launching our first writing competition focused on walking, and linking it to the forthcoming Sound Walk September, by inviting you to put pen to paper on the theme of walking and listening.  We have joined up with illustrator Alban Low of Sampson Low Publishers, recruited our stalwart editor Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, and been supported by four volunteer judges (each with lots of walking experience).  Keep it short, mind you, as we are looking for poems or prose of fewer than 250 words – check out the details and make your submissions here.

Hip, Hip, Hooray

Few of us can get to Prespa in Greece, yet through a web of walkers across the world, this month sees the two week International Walking Arts Encounters, offering scores of free events the theme of Walking as a Question on-line and on-the-ground at various local hubs.  Hosted on the walk · listen · create platform we are able to forge a stronger relationship with the organisers and provide peer-to-peer support to anyone working in the arts and walking.

There’s lots more to discover on the walk · listen · create website and we look forward to welcoming you into the community.

Feature image credit: Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash

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