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Sense Safari: Follow your nose
Tue 23 May 2017, 11:30 – 13:00 BST
The Museum of Walking is delighted to announce the launch of Sense Safaris with a Follow your nose adventure in association with Greenwich Flower Hut Girl Katie.
We may not have the expertise of cats or dogs in tracking down prey or making us aware of hungry predators, but our noses are on ‘alert’ all the time. On this delightful seasonal walkshop (a walking workshop) you can learn how to discern and capture the scents and smells (fragrant and noxious odours too) of Greenwich, at the same time as discovering secret haunts and the little known history of smell.
We are delighted to be working with two exceptional Kate’s - one the proprietor of Greenwich’s innovative Flower Hut and the other a world-leading authority on Smell walking.
Katie McCorkindale set up the Greenwich Flower Hut in 2011 while Kate McLean, is a researcher at the Royal College of Art into Urban Smellscapes, who has mapped smells in Edinburgh and New York, as well as Singapore.
“Smells form part of our knowing, but are elusive, disappearing before they can be fixed in place.” Kate McLean
Everyone participating on the Follow your nose walkshop will get to contribute to Kate’s smell walking research (come and meet her on at Tuesday’s Sense Safari), and qualify for a discount on flowers bought at the Greenwich Flower Hut.
The walkshop will be facilitated by the Museum of Walking’s founding director, Greenwich resident, and Walking Creative, Andrew Stuck. Sense Safaris will take place each season throughout 2017.