Botany Empire and Deep Time

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19 September 2021
19 September 2021

Two walks starting in Sydney Gardens with Richard White. Come along for one or both of these walking conversations speculating for truths in reluctant heritage and uncomfortable histories. Curious and open minded walkers of all ages are welcome.

From 10:30am to 1pm, enjoy A Sultan, the Grotto and Sugar, a walk under and out of the western edge of the park sensing legacies of slave ownership and the East India Company.

From 2pm to 4:30pm, go on the Convicts, Circuses and Automata walk, a stroll along the axis of the park and beyond, sensing Sydney and imagining a Black horseman in Bath.

Walkers will be invited to participate actively using notebooks and sketchbooks, taking photos and making instant poetry and other sounds, but you can just listen and walk if you choose! There will be moments to discuss and moments to reflect. Richard will be sharing some of his latest research and testing out sound materials generated from his residency at The Studio, Bath Spa University’s city centre space for artists and creative technologists.

Come for both walks, bring a picnic and continue the discussion in the break.

The intention is for this to be fun and serious, a thought-provoking experience. There may be some surprises and new discoveries, even for Bath residents!

This event is part of Bathscape Walking Festival.