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Artist-led walks

The Returns project is returning to Stoke-on-Trent as the Re-Turning exhibition at Airspace Gallery, including artefacts and associated stories created by groups of refugees and asylum seekers, participants in a series of workshops in Stoke and Nottingham during Summer 2018. Also part of the show is a soundwalk OpenCity Stoke, available as an artist-led walk on the night of the opening (30 November) or as a downloadable app (details to follow).


Independent walks

The sound files for the following walks are available for download together with maps so they can be experienced independently

OpenCity Nine Elms

Photo credit: Mickey Lee for Nine Elms on the South Bank

A soundwalk commissioned by curator Rosie Hermon, part of the Winter Trails: Remapping Nine Elms festival http://nineelmslondon.com/events/winter-trails-remapping-nine-elms/opencity-nine-elms. Participants will be led together on an accessible and immersive soundwalk through the area undergoing massive redevelopment. Within the augmented reality of the soundwalk opportunities are created for personal speculation on place, time and the processes of change. Download tracks at https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/sets/opencity-nine-elms

Pentrich Rising

To mark the bicentenary of the ill-fated Pentrich revolt sound artist Andrew Brown composed three soundwalks, each a creative response to the events of June 1817. Fellow artists collaborating on the project include Leigh Toro, Agnes Williams, Benedik Williams, Alasdair Thurston-Ambrose and Harry Freestone. https://soundcloud.com/beechbuchanan/south-wingfield-1

Oblique Cartographies, Wirksworth

An app-based soundwalk collaboration with visual artist, Geoff Diego Litherland and photographer George Miles for the Wirksworth Festival 2016, commissioned by D-Lab, a digital art project bringing the best new media artists and artworks to a live audience.
http://www.wirksworthfestival.co.uk/events/oblique-cartographies-wirksworth

The 'Oblique Cartographies', app through which the Summer Lane walk and others around the town can be accessed is available via the App store