Sauntering, shuffling, ambling, rambling. Wandering, striding, strolling, hiking, dawdling, pacing, strutting, stalking. We have so many words to express moving around on two feet. Each suggests a different sense of occasion, of place, of a moment and point in time, of leisure or labour, and of being in or out of control. Whether it be to exercise the mind, the body or our human rights, walking, in all its many forms, has engaged artists, philosophers, campaigners, explorers and travellers alike for thousands of years. While the location may be rural, urban, or even fictional, walking continues to satisfy our urge to navigate, investigate, visit and explore other places, as well as coming to know more about ourselves.
Roam, A Weekend of Walking brought to Loughborough six artists who invited participants to come walking with them to investigate the town afresh.