Clifton Story Walks
13th and 14th April 2024
Clare Reddaway's story walks are a popular and innovative way of exploring.
Combining history, facts and fictions written by Clare, walkers find themselves transported, informed and entertained.
'You have a little bit of magic in you' [walker, 2023]
For one weekend in April 2024, Clare is leading all of her three Clifton story walks again – perfect if you missed one first time round, or would like to enjoy one again!
Tickets are £10, available from the Friends of Clifton Library
Stars, Stalin and a Couple of Fine Elephants
Saturday 13th April 11.00 am
On this walk we encounter an overworked waitress and a Golden Age Hollywood star, we get a whiff of the USSR and we savour a view of Clifton Suspension Bridge.
The walk starts at Clifton Library, Princess Victoria Street and loops around the Mall Gardens to Clifton Bridge. The walk takes just under 1 1/2 hours, and is mainly on smooth level ground.
'Superb' 'A tour de force' 'Compelling' (audience responses)
This walk was originally created for Clifton LitFest 2021.
War Memorials, Workshops and a Concrete Cathedral
Saturday 13th April 2.30 pm
This walk is about soldiers and priests, innovators and craftsmen, picnickers and tea.
The walk starts at Clifton Library, Princess Victoria Street. It goes up to Christchurch Green and over to the Catholic Cathedral, passing by Clifton College before returning to the library. The walk lasts 1 3/4 hours. There is a slight slope and uneven ground.
'We loved every moment', 'I was transported', 'You have a magical way of storytelling'
This walk was originally created for Clifton LitFest, 2023.
Rubies and Remembrance
Sunday 14th April 11.00 am
This walk is about jewels and cedar trees, about Major Generals and lady novelists, about conventional and unconventional living.
The walk starts at Clifton Library in Princess Victoria Street, and explores Victorian Clifton - Clifton Arcade, Victoria Square and Birdcage Walk. It lasts about 1 1/2 hours, and is mainly on level ground.
'I was blown away', 'Innovative' 'An absolute joy' (audience responses)
This walk was originally created for Clifton LitFest 2022.