When: 15th – 17th May 2015
£: Tickets cost £18 or £15 for over 65s and full-time students. Booking is essential as places are limited (book via www.dotmakertours.eventbrite.co.uk). The walks are for adults (16 years and over).
What is it?
London In Slow Motion invites walkers to slow down and notice the London that ticks to a different beat. The Saturday afternoon tour of the area around the Strand, Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, is led by Rosie Oliver, founder of Dotmaker Tours. Oliver will lead walkers against the flow of the hyperactive city in search of the hidden spaces of calm. Tour goers will explore the liberating and rebellious side to dawdling, as London spins around them, and consider how we might transform our cities by slowing them down. London In Slow Motion takes place on Saturday 16th May 2015 at 2pm from Cleopatra’s Needle.
On The London Ear tour, Oliver will invite walkers to listen their way round the city. The Sunday morning stroll opens with the ringing of St Paul’s Cathedral bells, and ends to the cries of Petticoat Lane market traders. In between, tour goers will find out about the history of the city through sound, make playful listening experiments and consider how London’s soundscape is changing. The London Ear takes place on Sunday 17th May 2015 at 7pm from St Paul’s tube station.
A Genius Tour explores the relationship between walking and having ideas. This after-work walk around the Embankment and Trafalgar Square is devised and led by guest Dotmaker Cathy Haynes, a London-based artist, curator and writer. Haynes will take tour-goers to places where great visionaries have had flashes of insight to find out how inspiration really works. She will guide walkers to look with fresh eyes at the creative triggers to be found in the city’s backstreets and national monuments, and offer strategies to boost creative confidence. A Genius Tour takes place on Friday 15th May 2015 at 7pm from Embankment Gardens.
Each walk lasts around two hours.
Dotmaker Tours was founded in 2012 by Londoner Rosie Oliver. Oliver is also an environmental lawyer and producer for Tickertape Productions. Dotmaker Tours’ other quirky walks include A Rubbish Trip and A Power Walk.
More info: dotmakertours.co.uk