This walk coincided with the launch of the Journeys with the Waste Land Exhibition and followed a route around Margate close to the Turner Contemporary Gallery.
The walk involved various stops along the way with readings and interpretations of the poem at sites that were significant.
Keith, a local poet read some of his work and Julia, a local artist introduced us to TS Eliot’s ‘toilets’. This coincided with the erection of the blue plaque which is to be commemorated later in the year.
The group met finally with Mike in the Nayland Rock shelter.
A final meeting and reading on the beach before some of the group wrote their thoughts on postcards.
It was a bitterly cold day but the hardy members of the group turned up for a spot of mud walking using Billie’s quoipu ropes.
The plan was to walk along the beach in search of a special groyne so we came suitably dressed for the cold and in wellys.
When we reached the appointed spot that is where the fun began!
I took one step to find myself falling on my knees and everything ended up covered in mud including the camera 🙁 Not one of my better days especially as the camera was damaged and cost more to repair than it was worth. Still perhaps it is time for an update!
Elspeth invited me to join this walk which was not part of the ‘TSE Walking Group’. It began at the Espacio Gallery, Bethnal Green and finished at Leadenhall Market. Everyone was given a rope to record their journey.
Readings from Cecilia Vicuna’s poem ‘Thread & Word’ were made by members of the group in various locations.
As Elspeth pointed out, we were collaborating to celebrate the threads that bring us together.