Low Line to Shoreline
Thursday 16 September 2021, 12–2pm
You will also get to learn about planning, writing, recording, editing, adding special effects or ambient recordings, and locating a sound walk of your very own, as well as contributing them to the project’s web-based Shoreline’s facility.
We will provide some background information to the area, but also include written compositions and recordings made during the on-the-ground walkshop.
What you need to bring:
An open mind, a pen and paper, a smartphone and little else. To contribute to the project you will need to register on walk . listen . create - it is free - register here
What will take place:
Tips on creative writing for prose and poetry, sound walk composition, the score and framework of a sound walk (similar to a story arc), from where to record and where to geo-locate or design for people to hear their recorded piece, drawing on examples from the WalkListenCreate archive of 250+ sound walks and soundscapes.
The on-line workshop will be recorded.
We value places as much by their location, the amenities around them, the comfort they bring, and their seasonal nature, as we do the narratives that are associated with them. Can you help us to create those narratives, that capture the essence of a place?
The Thames has been a thoroughfare for goods for a couple of thousand years, the railway for a couple of hundred, while London Bridge was for centuries the only road crossing. As an area, the southern riverside between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, has been the focus for goods travel and food production, as well as for theatre and leisure. These days it’s a lot more cleaner and a little quieter, but just as popular.
Whether you are in London or not, you can join this exciting sound walk project to create poems and stories inspired by layers of history, and share your writing with hundreds of others. We invite you to a creative writing and sound walk walkshop from the riverside shoreline of the Thames to the Low Line that runs adjacent to the railway to the south. You will discover the Low Line and Shoreline and will be encouraged to write poems and stories, and to create audio recordings to be geo-located on a sound walk through the area.