a dream-walk in wirksworth


One Sunday afternoon two walkers arrive in town in search of a rest and a well earned print.  They soon realise something is up: things look different – cars, shop-front, people’s clothes.  And what are these small boxes everyone is talking into? Yes, Graeme and Neil set out to walk the High Peak Trail on the 18 September 1973 and now find they may have taken the wrong turning off the old railway track.  So, begins a time-travelling performance-walk that takes you through the streets of Wirksworth.  Following the performers and listening to a specially written text and soundscore through earpieces, you will explore the many layers of history that are under your feet and etched in the buildings around you.  Bodies in Flight have performed their audio-walk in Nottingham, Bristol and Singapore to great acclaim, and now bring their unique focus to Wirksworth – inviting us to see the everyday afresh. 

Dream-Walk, by Bodies in Flight

Sunday 18th September 2011

Walks will start at 11:00, 12:00, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm;

Meet at the Parish Rooms, Wirksworth, Derbyshire

Link to Wirksworth Festival Site and Box Office Info.


One Response to “a dream-walk in wirksworth”

  1. Here’s a Video round-up of the Festival, featuring glimpses of Dream/Walk and yours truly participating in the ancient ritual of the Clypping, in which attendants complete a circle around Wirksworth church http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IURrJHB0zXg

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