Open Ramble East | A walk with Ian Giles & James McDermott
4 May 2019 2pm
Open Ramble East are organising walks with and for LGBTQI+ people across the East of England in April and May 2019.
The rambling walks will move from urban centres out in to more rural spaces. They are an opportunity for LGBTQI+ individuals to socialise and collectively claim space. After each walk there will be a social event with food and music.
When researching walking Ian has been meeting with members of the Gay Outdoor Club, a membership led walking group founded in the 1970s. He has also been exploring queer sites and histories across the East Anglia.
Open Ramble East is a free, inclusive and versatile group of people working with artist Ian Giles to organise walks, as part of the New Geographies commissions. Join Ian Giles and James McDermott for a moderate walk around Colchester.
Walks are social, they get us out of the house and away from screens for a little while. Walks are a chance to chat, look around, see new places and notice our surroundings.
Open Ramble East likes how simple going on a walk can be – we can be together by just walking somewhere.
New Geographies is a three-year project, funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, remapping the East of England based on local reflections and stories of unexplored or overlooked places, rather than on historic or economical centres. Through 10 new public art commissions, New Geographies hopes to draw attention to overlooked or forgotten places, stories and histories.