September 27, 2011

Walking in Circles

Litfest2011 starts very soon, and life in the Litfest office is getting pretty busy in preparation. One of the events I'm really looking forward to is the launch on Sunday 16th October of Flax029: Walking in Circles a collection of three poetic walking tours of Lancaster by Elizabeth Burns, Rebecca Bilkau and Martyn Halsall.

The three walks – all starting at The Storey – take different routes around the city to explore its history and people. For the launch, in the Storey Auditorium, the poets will read poems to create a journey around the city, with projections of photographs (by yours truly) of what you might see en route.

If you’d like to take the walks yourself, a map of all three routes will be available from the Visitor Information Centre – you can even borrow an MP3 player with recordings of the poems to listen to as you go. You can also download the map and audio of the poems from the Flax029 page of the Litfest website after the event. And an ebook (cover image below) of the all three sequences will available from the 16th October.

The photographs which will create a slideshow backdrop for the launch of Walking in Circles were all taken in the course of one afternoon. You can see the full set of images here on Flickr.

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