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Story Friday Goes Walking

In 2019, we teamed up with Bathscape Walking Festival to create a story walk around the back streets and green spaces of Bath, with regular stops to listen to accomplished local writers read stories inspired by the cityscape around them. These stories spring from the stones beneath their feet. 

For 2020, we filmed the stories and Bathscape Walking Festival put them online. They are now only available below. This is your chance to walk the walk yourself, and take our stories with you!  Please view our films, listen to the stories and let us know what you think!

The films are not currently available to view. 

The stories, the writers, the readers, the locations:

Walcot Chapel:  

Walcot 1975, written by Misha Carder, read by Daisy Douglas 

Hedgemead Park: 

Until the Last Leaves Fall, written and read by Mark Hynes

Museum of Bath at Work: 

Game Set and Match, written and read by Clare Reddaway

Julian Road:

The Bells of St Andrew’s Church, written and read by Oliver Langdon


St James’ Square: 

An Old Curiosity Of A Story, written and read by Doc Watson


Approach Golf Course: 

Up In Flames, written and read by Elaine Miles


Victoria Park: 

The Blackbird and the Worm, written by Petrus Ursem, read by Oliver Langdon


Botanical Gardens: 

We’re All Foragers Now, written and read by Clare Reddaway


If you’d like to read about how the walk went in 2019, have a look at Heidi’s blog here. “Thoroughly entertaining… Insightful, educational, funny and a wealth of inspirational writing talent. Most of all a truly pleasant way to spend an afternoon” [Heidi Laughton]


Note that in 2019, Mark Rutterford wrote and read a story in Victoria Park. Thanks Mark!

Lovely photographs of the day in 2019 – many thanks to photographer Kate from Bathscape.

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