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Traversing Sydney Gardens and beyond, making the return

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Sydney Gardens

Sydney Place

Bath

BA2 4DB

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A thoughtful walk traversing Sydney Gardens and beyond, considering people, plants and placenames, sensing lives and tracing presences.

About this Event

This walk, led by walking artist Richard White, explores aspects of the reluctant heritage of slave-ownership and empire manifested in this verdant corner of a World Heritage City.

It will be a creative experience building on the contributions of all those who join the walk; walkers are invited to share thoughts and knowledge, draw, take photographs and respond to interventions and questions from the host, Richard White.

This is a slow paced walk inviting walkers to think with their bodies to sense the mesh of time and space. It is not a guided official history walk - we will draw on all the expertise walkers choose to contribute on the day. It will be a unique live experience that we will share online.

Walkers are invited to bring notebooks, mobile phones/cameras to document and share the experience.

More about Richard White's walks here.

Start / Finish

Circular route from front of Holburne Museum

Terrain

Flat, mainly pavement and hard surfaced path. Some walking on park lawns. Two short flights of stairs. Please contact the organiser if you need any further information.

Distance:

2 miles

Duration:

2.5 hours

Facilities

Accessible toilets in the park (20p) and in the Holburne Museum (free)

Café at the Holburne Museum will be open if you want to start with a drink or snack

Notes

This is a walking talking questioning walk in a spirit of open-mindedness and respect. Be prepared to discover another side of Bath

Leader

Richard White

Getting to the park:

You can walk to Sydney Gardens from the City Centre in around 15 minutes.

There are bus stops near the park:

Routes, 11, 64, 94, D1. Also the 734, D3 run near the park

Stops: Holburne Museum, Forester Road, Darlington Road

Parking:

Free parking is available around the edge of the park on Sydney Road (some bays are restricted to 2 hours, some are 4 hours between 8am to 6pm). They are often full, so leave plenty of time to find somewhere to park.

This free event is part of the activities programme for the Sydney Gardens Project, a National Lottery Heritage Funded Project to restore the park.

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Sydney Place

Bath

BA2 4DB

United Kingdom

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