River Rea Welly Walk
Update: Due to snow and a lack of Spring Iâ€™ve decided to postpone this until falling in the river is a less frightening prospect. It will happen though. I promise.
Iâ€™ve had this idea for a walk and itâ€™s not really to do with photography so Iâ€™m going to do it as an Art-Pete thing, in preparation for some ideas Iâ€™ve been having about walks as performance and stuff. None of them are coherent yet - thatâ€™s kinda the point - but the end goal is hovering in the haze ahead of me.
The walk will be along the River Rea, Birminghamâ€™s main river which, for our purposes, runs from Longbridge to Spaghetti Junction before merging with the Tame.
What makes this different is I intend to walk along the middle of the river in wellingtons. In dry periods this should be eminently possible, though the levels do often rise after a downpour.
The point is to travel the city on foot from a completely unique perspective and see what it looks like from there.
When I mooted this a while back a few people expressed an interest, so this is a slight formalisation of that. If youâ€™d like to join me on an exploratory walk, from Kings Norton park to the Mac, please leave your name, email and mobile number along with the dates youâ€™re free on and Iâ€™ll be in touch.
Needless to say you do this completely at your own risk. I have no idea what itâ€™s like down there and thereâ€™s a very good chance youâ€™ll slip and fall (Yaktrax or similar are recommended). This is an exploratory walk to see if it can be done en masse in the summer. If itâ€™s a success Iâ€™ll test out the Mac through Digbeth.
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