Friday, 6 December 2013

Navigational Tools

We had a lovely turnout for this inspiring event hosted by Old Law Beacons Jo Dacombe, Kate Dyer and Carole Miles who had staged remote walking interventions in Northumberland during Walking North, part of our A4A Marking Our Tracks, Further afield project.

Carle's whippet Charlie was on hand to greet the guests

Jo spent preparation time climbing ladders to create a lovely backdrop with digital silk hangings from the Miles & Dacombe Light Walks For Dark Days installation

The venue was the very lovely Cranford Village Hall which was set out informally so that people could mix, mingle, enjoy the food and watch the presentations on Pilgrimage 


and Timed Interventions, Chillingham Cattle, 
Lindisfarne and Brinkburn Priory. 

Kate during the Hareshaw Linn Timed Remote Intervention

Jo and Carole transmitting instructions for another Remote walk 

The evening was an opportunity for some of the Remote Walkers to see what the Walk Facilitators had recorded during the 4 days of Walking North. They were also able to share their experiences of walking under remote directions and responding via social media. Everyone felt that the evening definitely inspired them to walk further and to look at the landscape through different eyes.

After a break for refreshments guests were invited to answer the following questions

What has inspired you today?
What would you like to see happen next?
What would you like an artist to bring to a walk?
How will you walk differently?

The questions inspired lively discussion and we look forward with interest to see just what the artists response to our feedback will be!

Before we left we noticed a hamper of foraged jams for sale, all proceeds will go to future Old Law Beacon / Beanfield Artists projects.

Many thanks to Kate for the wonderful soup, Carolyn Bantin for her delicious scones and to Amy Dee for being on hand to help with the preparations. Thank you to all who came and most of all, thank you to Jo, Kate and Carole for such a rich and varied evening, we loved taking the walks recalled, virtual and actual, with you. You can see other photos from the evening here. We wonder just where will our boots take us next?