Night-time walk from city to countryside set for Leeds
The ‘You Are Here: Leaving the City’ event will be hosted by Leeds Beckett Senior Lecturers, Dr Casey Orr, Dr Lynne Hibberd and Dr Zoë Thompson, who are interested in the relationship between media and place and whose work involves discovering how we all make sense of the world around us.
Dr Casey Orr explained: “We want to know how people articulate who they are and what they are about; how we express ourselves, move around areas, and connect with people and create things. This can be through regional identities, daily habits, homemaking practices, music choices or gardening preferences.”
Dr Lynne Hibberd said: “Through our ‘You Are Here’ walk, we are inviting the public to leave the city with us on foot; to experience the night as darkness advances and also recedes; and to understand the relationship of city to countryside and how this can enhance the affinity between internal and external landscapes.”
The walk will begin at 6pm, setting off from the University’s Broadcasting Place on Woodhouse Lane. The meeting point with be a You Are Here tent, where walkers can stock up on flapjack and tea in preparation for the 13 mile journey.
Dr Zoë Thompson added: “We leave from Broadcasting Place, out of the city and into the night, walking North through the suburbs and woods of Meanwood Park, following the river into farmland and past Eccup Reservoir. The walk will finish in the early morning light on Almscliffe Crag where we’ll climb the rocks and watch the sun come up.”
A hot breakfast will be served on arrival at Almscliffe Crag. The event is free however spaces are limited so walkers are asked to book a place at: http://bit.ly/LeavingTheCity.
For more information about events held by the Media and Place team at Leeds Beckett, please go to: http://mediaplaceresearch.co.uk/.