Past Creative Walks

Nurturing connection, creative thinking and mental wellbeing through a combination of time outdoors, gentle exercise and social interaction.

An experience for creatives and the general public. The routes were relatively short, the emphasis being on the journey taken rather than the destination. A process of looking, listening, responding individually and collectively and sharing time together, uniquely designed and guided by a local creative.

Sunday 1st August

This event has now passed

we met at 11am at the big oak tree across from the Crown Inn in Coalway

it lasted about an hour and a half

but it wasn’t about distance

you were invited to bring a picnic to share afterwards

as we sat and swapped glimpses and moments

there was drawing, story telling, map making and a swing

A walk designed and guided by Roger Drury. Roger is a community arts worker and a member of the Canopy steering committee. Based and working in The Forest of Dean and environs since 1986. He develops creative activity, engaging with communities, working with all ages and abilities. Projects have included setting up Coleford festival of WordsForest of Dean Community radio, Incomplete Histories, Oh Crumbs spoken word live events, Last Thursday live performances and Glos Writers Network. He is a writer/performer member of Custard Ceili Band & the Pukes.

www.thecolefordhub.info

Sunday 22nd August

we met 11am at Parkend Railway station, Parkend

it lasted about an hour and a half

but it wasn’t about distance

as we sat and swapped glimpses and moments

there was drawing, story telling, map making and time to ponder

Lunch was at the Cycle Centre Parkend where we reflected on our journey

A walk designed and guided by Sara Rickard. Sara has lived in the FoD for over 20 years, is a textile artist and educator and a member of the Canopy steering committee. A member of farOpen and the Embroiderers’ Guild Sara’s own work focusses on stitch, both by hand and machine and is greatly inspired by the beauty of the forest.

http://www.sarajoyrickard.com

Thank you to everyone who attended our August 2021 walks. We are arranging new dates for walks in November 2021, please subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates. 

These were Forest of Dean Canopy supported events

leading toward a Fun Palace event in and around Bream on Saturday 2nd October

Fun Palaces take place all over the map exploring all sorts of arts and creative things to watch, share, take part in…

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