As part of Stroud Festival Fortnight 2010, Walking the Land invite you to:
Lunch | ArtWalk
The Prince Albert
Sunday, September 5th 2010
Where: Rodborough Hill, Stroud GL5 3SS
Lunch: from 12pm
Art exhibition: from 6pm
The opening of an exhibition of artwork produced on local walks over the last year combined with the start of the Prince Albert’s locally sourced Sunday lunchtime, Autumn menu.
There will also be an afternoon walk around Rodborough inviting you to make your own drawings and take your own photographs with guidance from local artist collective, Walking the Land. Bring your own camera, drawing pad, pencils, pens etc. Dress appropriately for the weather at the time.
as part of the Stroud Walking Festival, we’re pleased to be offering another First Friday Walk
Date: Friday 3rd September 2010
Starting location: The Old Passage at Arlingham
• please click here for more details
‘upstairs at the GEORGE’
Newnham on Severn
August 27th – October 9th
an exhibition that examines aspects of the River Severn and includes work by Walking the Land artists Richard Keating and Kel Portman, artists Suze Adams, Carolyn Black, Andrew Darke and poet Alice Jolly, with essays by Stuart Ballardand Owain Jones.
Various events are on offer including walks, talks and performances
Please look on our ‘events’ page for walks information
Walking the Land’s ‘site10′ exhibitions and events | June 2010
Stroud’s site10 visual arts festival included exhibitions of curated works and WalkWorks
The Old Passage, Arlingham.
1st – 30th June
Invited artists, using various media and disciplines respond to the space between the two shores of The Severn.
• click here to view the exhibition catalogue
‘River Severn ArtWalks’
Tom Keating | ‘River’
A series of guided, creative walks with ‘Walking the Land’
dates: Friday 11th June & Saturday 19th June
time: 9:00 – 12:45
place: The Old Passage, Arlingham, Gloucestershire. GL2 7JR
cost: £7.50 Booking essential
t: 01452 812224 & 01453 756064
Landscape, walks and journeys are Walking the Land’s source of inspiration and the subject for their artworks and installations. Britain’s longest river provides the subject for these walks, as it flows through Gloucestershire and close to ‘The Old Passage’ on it’s 354 km journey to the sea.
The Severn’s ferocious reputation, it’s famous Bore and the second largest tidal range in the world, has long been held in awe by navigators, naturalists and artists.With plans for a huge barrage project to harness the River’s power now at an advanced stage, the state of the River could be changed permanently.
These morning ArtWalks of around 5 Km alongside the River starts from The Old Passage Inn at Arlingham. Participants will be invited to make their own artwork and examine ‘the walk’ and the River as their subject, perhaps reflecting on it’s fragility. During the walk, you will be guided by photographers, artists and lecturers; Tom Keating, Richard Keating and Kel Portman, who will offer creative guidance, help and advice about subject choice, technique and process.
A selection of the resulting artworks will form an exhibition on our Walking the Land eGallery.
You’ll be back just in time for lunch, so book a table at The Old Passage
29th May and 3rd June
Kel Portman | ‘division 6′
a walk between the visual arts festivals of Stroud and Bath with members of the Global Bee Project.
Together we will be gathering scientific and artistic pollen whilst walking the Cotswold Way between Stroud, the very first Bee Guardian Town, and Bath between 29th May and 3rd June. This work and the resulting presentations will focus on the threats posed to our native bee population and the possible impact on the environment.
We’d love you to join us in the Octagon, Milsom Street, Bath on the evening of Thursday 3rd June for a presentation of our findings.
Planning their route to Bath
Members of the Global Bee Project & Walking the Land
• check our route
Stroud Festival of Nature
June 5th 2010
Stratford Park, Stroud
10:00 – 17:00
The Stroud Festival of Nature 2010 has been organized with the support of BBC Breathing Places as a Springwatch Wild Day Out. The BBC will be publicizing the event on tv, radio and the web and are providing a host of promotional goodies on the day.
Saturday 5th June is also World Environment Day. 2010 just happens to be theInternational Year of Biodiversity. Be a part of just one of the many events taking place around the world.
Stroud Food and Drink and Stroud Walking Festival | September 2010
This two-week event is scheduled for September 3rd – 19th, 2010
Walking the Land will be leading walks and curating an exhibition of local walks.
BBC taken for a Walk | January 2010
Snow and ice didn’t deter the BBC’s Ramblings’ team from coming to Stroud and to be taken out across the Cotswold Hills by local artist collective Walking the Land.
Clare Balding, the well known broadcaster and face of TV sports programmes, along with her colleague Producer Lucy Lunt joined lead artists Tom Keating, Richard Keating and Kel Portman on a walk that took them through the woods and open spaces of Rodborough, to draw, record and photograph the landscape.
The popular and long running Radio 4 Programme paints an evocative word picture of walking in the countryside with Clare Balding’s easy going and lively style informed by conversation and sounds.
As they walked, Clare Balding’s personal and descriptive observations of the beautiful snow covered countryside were enhanced by discussions with the artists about their influences, the local landscape and environment, it’s history and wildlife.
Clare, a keen photographer also took the opportunity to make frequent stops to photograph the area and was given creative insights by the Walking the Land team. Despite not considering herself an artist, Clare was persuaded to launch into several sketches of the snow laden trees and woodland.
Accompanying the group were other local artists: Suze Adams, Lucy Guenot, Penny Prince, writer and artist Martin Large, photographer Ian Peters and well known novelist Alice Jolly.
The Programme is due for broadcast on Saturday 13th Feb 06:07 & Thursday 18th Feb 15:00
• click here to link to ‘Ramblings’ pages on the BBC
Broadcaster Clare Balding records her thoughts for ‘Ramblings’ with producer Lucy Lunt, while being given silly things to do by artist’s collective Walking the Land
Clare Balding along with Walking the Land artists, engaged in drawing the trees in the snowy woods below Rodborough
Clare Balding interviewing artists Tom and Richard Keating from Walking the Land
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