Drifting and striding, in Hollywood and elsewhere, with Geoff Nicholson - author of The Lost Art of Walking, and Walking in Ruins withcholson, author of Toff Nidrifting and stomping withcholson, author of The Lost Art of Walking, considers the narrower and wider shores of obsessive pedestrianism.
Showing posts with label talkingwalking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label talkingwalking. Show all posts

Thursday, October 24, 2013


Want to hear me talking about the "future of walking"  Well, I mean, it's possible, people have wanted starnger things.  If so you can find me on Andrew Stuck's talkingwalking website, which looks like this:

Geoff Nicholson – walking 5 years from now

Geoff Nicholson
Best selling author of some dozen and more novels including “Bleeding London” in which one character walks every street in London. In 2008 Geoff turned his hand to writing about his life long passion of walking, publishing the acclaimed “Lost Art of Walking“.  Earlier this month a companion volume, “Walking in Ruins”, treats us to Geoff’s reflections on what makes a ruin and what makes them so attractive to him. “Walking in Ruins” makes beguiling reading.  Sheffield-born and bred, Geoff now lives in Los Angeles, California one of the places where you are least likely to see a pedestrian, but this hasn’t discouraged him from daily walks in and around his local neighbourhood. Geoff’s forecast offers an insight into Californian life and comes with a sting in the tail.
Find more information on Geoff_Nicholson  and listen to an interview with him here.
If you have a prediction for walking in the next 5 years, and you want to have it heard then why not call this number +44 20 8144 9554 and tell us your forecast.

And a link to the website homepage is here:


Sunday, August 19, 2012


Here’s something my fellow pedestrians might be interested in - the Sideways Festival, in Belgium.  According to the organizers, others who might also be interested include “peripatetics - roamers - wildcrafters - nightwalkers - lay and experimental geographers - earthworkers - environmental activists - ramblers - sci-art practitioners - urban and rural explorers - asphalt botanizers - trespassers - adventurous kids - psychogeographers - local historians - site-specific performers - travelers - bike messengers - hauntologists – horse riders - anarchitects - heterotopia enactors - naturalists - pedestrians - critical massers - shepherds - pilgrims - traffic transformers - fieldworkers - new topographers - carbusters - romantic geographers - outdoors people - roadside picnicers - public domain campaigners - geomancers - disruptive innovators - joggers - locative media subverters - ecocity visionaries - hikers - trekkers - mythogeographers - soundwalkers - bicycle assemblers - field recorders - shoe repairers - journeyers - liquid urbanists - sightseers - peregrinators - critical cartographers - wanderers - and everybody going out for a stroll once in a while…”  I believe I am quite a few (though by no means all) of those things.

The festival is essentially a four week walk across Belgium from east to west, and it certainly isn’t too late to hop over there and participate in at least some of the events, which include workshops and walkshops, symposia, sound mapping sessions, performance art, and whatnot.

The Sideways website can probably explain it all much better than I can - that's where the photographs in this post come from:

 I know about Sideways because of Andrew Stuck, the begetter of talkingwalking.net and he’s arranged for participants to listen to inspiring podcasts from talkingwalking participants, including one from me (though you'll have to go to Belgium if you want to hear that):

The talking walking website is here: