Choreographer, performer and Trinity Laban teacher, Lizzi Kew Ross will lead a new London walk, Walking and Talking Books, on Sunday 1 March.
A key feature of The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) Winter Walking Weekend (28 Feb-2 Mar); the walk is part of the research for Reading with Bach, the brand new work from Lizzi Kew Ross & Co, which will premiere at the Laban Theatre on 23 April.
TCCE's Winter Walking Weekend involves a range of highly diverse and eclectic walks, led by academics from across TCCE's partner universities, and will take place over the weekend in neighbourhoods such as King's Cross, Whitechapel, Shoreditch, Mile End, Farringdon and the City. Other themes include the lost theatres of Shakespeare and Jewish immigrant life in London's East End.
Evelyn Wilson, Director, The Culture Capital Exchange, said: "Walking is an activity that so many of us enjoy and there is always so much to discover about our city, its history and how we inhabit it today. Our research communities are continually at the forefront of revealing new and compelling stories about so many facets of our city, past and present, so curating the Winter Walking Weekend feels like a timely opportunity to bring to wider public attention some of the outstanding work taking place in our universities."
In Walking and Talking Books, participants will discuss one of a series of books while walking through a number of interconnected routes in the City of London. Inspired by Reading with Bach, which is inspired by observing people reading as they walk and read through the city. The books and their subjects that will form the starting points for these conversations include Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (on Thomas Cromwell); Hare with the Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal (on the collection of objects) and Edgelands:Journeys into England's True Wildness by Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts (on the contrasts of urban space and our ideas of wilderness).
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