Friday, 30 September 2016

News and an invitation to join a walk on October 8th .

To the Garden: A Walk and Talk Through Time and the Seasons with TS Eliot

“To be conscious is not to be in time
But only in time can the moment in the rose-garden,    
The moment in the arbour where the rain beat,
The moment in the draughty church at smokefall
Be remembered; involved with past and future.
Only through time time is conquered.”

  - T.S. Eliot, Burnt Norton

I am organising a walk  in collaboration with local artists,  members of the "A Journey with The Waste Land Forum", and local community organisations on Saturday 8th October.

We will walk from Turner Contemporary to the Garden Gatestarting at 12pm, following the coastal perimeter then heading up to and finishing at the garden at 1.30pm, where there will be various art & craft activities and food and drink, as a part of the "Falling Leaves Art Festival" . The Garden is on the Thanet loop route with buses which run to Margate Centre every 10 - 15 minutes. 

Through a number of sited readings from TS Eliot's poem 'Burnt Norton' and documentary activity, the walk will openly and collaboratively reflect on notions of time and timelessness, consciousness, memory and rhythm in relation to the seasons and gardens.

Also considering the potentialities of the 'walk and talk' format, there will be an opportunity to interact along the way with several "walking books" - practitioners engaged in different areas of local cultural and community activity who will each have different narratives and connections to share. You will be able to sign up for a ten minute slot of conversation with at least one walking book of your choice - further details and available time slots will be shared nearer the time.

The walks are not open to the general public and are by invitation only.If you would like to join us, please contact me: elspethpenfold@yahooo.co.uk

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