Low Line to Shoreline – every place tells a story a creative writing and sound walk workshop (on-line)

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Date(s) - 16/09/2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join in a 75-90 minute on-line workshop, in which you try your hand at creative writing, recording your voice and mixing ambient sounds.  This workshop is open to anyone, even if you were unable to join the preceding on-the-ground event.

You will also get to learn about planning, writing, recording, editing, adding special effects or ambient recordings, and locating a sound walk of your very own, as well as contributing them to the project’s web-based Shoreline’s facility.

Led by Andrew Stuck, Founder of the Museum of Walking and co-producer of Sound Walk September, with assistance from sound walk producer and sound artist, Marcin Barski from Krakow in Poland.

We will provide some background information to the area, but also include written compositions and recordings made during the on-the-ground walkshop.

Our suggested platforms for workshop participants all have a free component: Shorelines on the WalkListenCreate website, Audacity sound editing, Echoes geo-located sound walks

Team London Bridge, Museum of Walking and walk . listen . create have teamed up to deliver these events as part of Totally Thames Festival and Sound Walk September.

What you need to bring:

An open mind, a pen and paper, a smartphone and little else. To contribute to the project you will need to register on walk . listen . create – it is free – register here

What will take place:

Tips on creative writing for prose and poetry, sound walk composition, the score and framework of a sound walk (similar to a story arc), from where to record and where to geo-locate or design for people to hear their recorded piece, drawing on examples from the WalkListenCreate archive of 250+ sound walks and soundscapes.

Audience 16+

The background:

We value places as much by their location, the amenities around them, the comfort they bring, and their seasonal nature, as we do the narratives that are associated with them. Can you help us to create those narratives, that capture the essence of a place?

The Thames has been a thoroughfare for goods for a couple of thousand years, the railway for a couple of hundred, while London Bridge was for centuries the only road crossing.  As an area, the southern riverside between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, has been the focus for goods travel and food production, as well as for theatre and leisure.  These days it’s a lot more cleaner and a little quieter, but just as popular.

Whether you are in London or not, you can join this exciting sound walk project to create poems and stories inspired by layers of history, and share your writing with hundreds of others.  We invite you to a creative writing and sound walk walkshop from the riverside shoreline of the Thames to the Low Line that runs adjacent to the railway to the south. You will discover the Low Line and Shoreline and will be encouraged to write poems and stories, and to create audio recordings to be geo-located on a sound walk through the area.

Booking is free  it is essential to book to access the on-line event.  Booking is on Eventbrite managed by Team London Bridge book here

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