It was a pleasure and a privilege to have the company of Alison Fure of the Walking Artists’ Network join us on Sunday. Here’s a link to her insightful wordsmith weaving:
Alison Fure has spent 22 years working as an ecologist informing land managers of the wildlife interest on their holdings; she enjoys taking the public on wonderful walks from wildlife, wassails and more recently, Soundwalks. Please join her on John Clare’s walk from Epping to Northborough in July 2020. She writes nature blogs and chap books including Kingston’s Apple Story. https://sampsonlow.co/2017/05/26/kingstons-apple-story-alison-fure/
Here’s Alison’s website about the regeneration of her local estate, in Kingston on Thames, designed to let people know about the natural environment
It was fascinating to listen to Alison on the way she is transposing John Clare’s poems on enclosure into a modern context, such as ‘social apartheid’ in play areas and so on, on new estates, and all the horrendous privatisation of public space zeitgeist. We’re looking forward to walking with Alison either on her actual John Clare walk or as an echo down here in Gloucestershire.