Artist, writer, public speaker and only living resident of Stroud Cemetery. Interested in remembering what history forgot.
Rural and urban flâneur. Psychogeographer & photographer.
Jon Seagrave aka Jonny Fluffypunk
Who are we and what do we do and how can you contact us?
We run Radical Stroud as a collective, with walks on the third Friday of each month. We encourage contributions and responses to the landscape in a variety of forms – although we do have some form of guiding principles. Such as:
Thoughts derived from a reading of
Creating Memorials Building Identities The Politics of Memory in the Black Atlantic
(Alan Price Liverpool University Press 2012)
Doors of No Return
Historic, documented, liminal places,
Not gone with the wind, but both visible and invisible,
Spaces and places in the Stroudwater hills and valleys
With messages and mementoes from a riotous past,
Open doors to the truth –
“A performative counter-narrative … a ‘guerrilla memory’”,
“Lieux de memoire, sites of history, torn away from the moment of history”
Memorialisation that moves beyond the empirical,
The documented, the evidenced and the historical,
To a counter-heritage, a counter-memorialisation…
For further reinterpretations,
As we move art and monument
From object to process,
And from ‘noun to verb’,
As we create new museums of the past, present and future,
As we traverse the hedgerows of Psychogeography …
Or in a nutshell:
Performative Walking: Counter-Heritage
Beyond the Empirical:
Beyond the Documented:
My name is Stuart Butler: ‘Poet, Performer, Writer, Walker, Teacher & Historian’.
Photographer, designer and curator.
Poet, ambling antiquarian, writer, jam maker and explorer of England’s Anglo Saxon, Roman, Prehistoric and medieval past. He invokes the names of pagan deities to help his vegetables grow.