Old Paradise Yard is an example of inspiring modern architecture and creative use of space in South London. Find out about its presence and past as well as what its residents think of the place and where else they recommend to go in the area.
In today’s post David Tootill, director and founder of Southbank Mosaics, social enterprise that works with young people in trouble with the law, shares about the walk in the footsteps of William Blake, English poet, painter, and printmaker, who lived in Lambeth. Southbank Mosaics has turned some of his works into mosaics that you can see in South London.
Are you wonder what artist in residence on Courtenay Street may be doing? Read the interview with Deborah Mason, artist living on Courtenay Street, who engaged with local community to get to know it better and produced some art works specifically about the street.
Short walk before or after work? A different place to take your friends on a weekend walk? Courtenay Street in Kennington is your answer. It attracts because of its distinctive architecture and atmosphere. Located near Vauxhall and Waterloo stations is also place to see for those visiting London.
This Vauxhall walk will surprise you with interesting architecture. Don’t be misled by strange name, because the route along Kennington Lane makes for an inspiring short walk.
On my first London walks I felt like a conqueror in unknown lands. My walks remained that to me – ways to discover things and places to myself. Even though they’ve got a bit more ‘sophisticated’ over the years it’s the joy of walking that remained. By sharing my walking story with you I want to encourage you to walk more and enjoy it to the fullest. Read on.
First guided walk from Walk & Talk is now history! On Sunday 16th October I was joined by seven urban walkers. Together we set off on a journey through Reading’s past, presence and the future walking from Palmer Park Library to town centre. Read all about it!
16th October is going to be a BIG day. On that Sunday I’m inviting all those passionate about walking, urban walking, story telling and Reading to join me on a walk. Not just a walk but walk & talk – we’ll venture the streets of Reading, find out hidden stories and history and have fun. We’ll meet at Palmer Park Library at 12noon and walk through the side streets from London Road down to town centre. We’ll finish nowhere else but at Harvest Feast Artisan Food Market, organised by Laura from Pop-Up Reading at Milk Bar. There’s going to be a lot going on!
I spoke to Rebekah Brettle, founder and executive director of Neighbourhood Prayer Network, about the prayer walk project ‘A mile with Jesus’, her walks and prayers as well as about other things that NPN does. Read the interview and get inspired as I did during our conversation.
Reading has more to offer than the Oracle and shopping in town centre. If you only walk few minutes away from the town centre you’ll find fantastic walking routes. Those urban trails wil show you different side of Reading.