Thanks to our AHRC research networks funding we have been able to support some participation in the Sideways festival in Belgium this summer (http://www.sideways2012.be/).
The first element of this was support for volunteer librarians to help carry Misha Myers and Dee Heddon’s walking library, which will accompany the festival for the entire 4 week duration. Read more about their project here: http://www.tragewegen.be/nl/myers-heddon-gb-en
Agnieszka Gratza, Amanda Young, Louise Douse, Lucy Frears and Monique Besten received travel bursaries and will each send a field report from the festival.
The first of these, an account by Agnieszka Gratza of the day she spent tied to Russian artist Yana K.M. (whilst walking 11.2 km), is now available on the network website at: http://walkingartistsnetwork.org/wan-sideways/agnieszka-gratzas-report-from-sideways/
All best, and more to follow,
Clare Qualmann FHEA
Institute for Performing Arts Development
University of East London
Docklands Campus, EB1.12