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A walking dialogue with the past, towards a vision for the future. Led by Vertigo Sea writer-in-residence Cleo Lake.

To mark the closure of Vertigo Sea, dance artist, activist and writer-in-residence Cleo Lake, along with fellow artists and friends, invites you to join them for a walk that will feature dance, spoken word, readings, song and creative expressions.

Taking in green spaces, community assets and historical spaces, we will journey along the River Frome and the River Avon to the harbourside, where we will conduct a short healing ceremony by Pero’s bridge.

Join the Moving Words Facebook event page or follow the hashtag #MovingWordsBristol on Twitter for extra information about the walk.



1pm: Meet at The Malcolm X Centre carpark to join the walk or join us at the following points at the times estimated:

1:15pm: Alfred Fagon Statue, Grosvenor Green.

1:30pm: St Agnes Lodge, St Agnes Park.

1:45pm: River Frome at Baptist Mills by the subways to walk towards Broad Plain Boys’ Club.

2pm: Quakers Hall, River Street / Champion Square, St Judes.

2:30pm: Castle Park next to the river opposite church ruin and new Finzels Reach development.

2:45pm: The Seven Stars Pub Thomas street / monument by Civil Courts.

3pm: Outside All Saints Church, Corn Street.

3:15pm: Bristol Cathedral / College Green.

3:30pm: Anchor Road to Peros Bridge.

If you would like to offer a short performance for inclusion on the walk then please get in touch by 31 March by emailing

Suggested themes are: The Good Samaritan, bronze chrysanthemums, migration, Colston, brass, Baptist Mills, tobacco, the refugee crisis, sugar, rivers, ecocide, dolphins, healing, spirituality, unity, capitalism, colonialism, neo-colonialism.