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We have a basketful of entertaining walks and a flash writing competition to give you a creative spurt in October

The artwork presented here is created by Alban Low with whom we have been working since interviewing him for Talking Walking back in February.  This striking image will be the cover art for an anthology chapbook of flash stories of 250 words and under - why not put pen to paper this month and see if you become one of our winning authors?  Want some encouragement and  tips before you get started? Join our Autumn Colours creative writing walkshop with writing tutor Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone - further details below. 

Come rustle some leaves with two fabulous walks led by Museum Co-creators,
Dr Peter Coles and Paul Wood.

Book now to bag our Early Bird discounted tickets.
Stalking Trees with Dr Peter Coles - Beating the Bounds of Golders Hill Park and Hampstead Heath
10.30am - 12.30pm Sunday 20 October Start (& finish) Golders Green tube station, NW11 7RN 

Before the tube created the suburb of Golders Green, this part of London was fairly rural: boundaries were marked by hedgerows and oak trees. Although barely visible today, join keen-eyed urban nature photographer and writer, Dr Peter Coles, to go stalking boundary trees in Golders Green and Hampstead Heath.  
Read more & book early bird tickets by 13 October
 
Exploring the Urban Forest with Paul Wood: Walthamstow - awesome trees in E17
10.30am-12.30pm Sunday 27 October.
Start Walthamstow Central tube station E17 7LP 
finish Wood Street station E17 3NZ


Join Paul Wood to see a surprising diversity of trees, both young and old including unusual maples, a swathe of birches, hazels, foxglove, Indian bean trees and a Great Tree of London.  
Read more & book early bird tickets by 20 October
Art Explorations: Victoria - with Gail Astbury
6.00pm-7.30pm Wednesday 23 October Start at Little Ben, Wilton Road, SW1V 1AN

For our final evening walk of 2019 we are delighted to welcome artist Gail Astbury, to lead a walk around Victoria exploring art visible to the public.  Discover works by Tom PhillipsYinka ShonibareGrayson PerryPatrick HeronEdwin Russell and others all on public display as well as a potpourri of building fascias and facades.

For hundreds of years, London has been a glittering showcase for public art and communal expression. As the city continues to evolve, so too do the commissions and opportunities for contemporary artists from all walks of life to make work for both public and private urban developments. Each artwork along these routes form part of a puzzle that reveal the lives of the people and places who make up London’s network of villages. These guided walking tours weave through and tell the oft untold stories of London’s richer and poorer communities.  Read more & book early bird tickets by 17 October.

Creative writing walkshop with Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone
10.00am-1.30pm Saturday 26 October
Start: Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

A creative writing walkshop for novice or experienced writers who want to learn more about ‘flash fiction’ an exciting short form of story telling which is growing in popularity.  Led by Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone an accomplished writer and acclaimed writing tutor, you will be invited to draw inspiration from Autumn Colours as revealed through gardens, parks and streets in the City of London. Read more and book early bird tickets by 19 October

Enter the Autumn Colours flash writing competition here
 
An event from our Museum of Walking community:  Soundwalk Saturday: Walk with Jane on the Cambridge Road Estate, KT1 listen to the sounds of a neighbourhood from talking heads to it’s wildlife. Lucy Furlong will read  her poems including one at the foot of  a great poplar. 10.30 am 19.10.19 Free but book here alison.fure@blueyonder.co.uk for joining instructions, which will arrive when the weather forecast is available. Nearest rail station is Norbiton and it is on the  131 bus route
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