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27 April 2019, 10.30am–3pm

Join us for a morning walk organised by local LGBTQI+ people in collaboration with artists Ian Giles, Paul Kindersley and Rachel Pimm.

Taking a starting point from the under and over ground clubs and societies of Cambridge from the ‘Half Mooners’ to Dot Cotton we will collaboratively create alternative maps of Cambridge during the walk led by artist Paul Kindersley.

Walkers will also be invited by Rachel Pimm to spread wildflower seeds in commemoration of Alan Turing’s work into morphogenesis- the patterns of how things grow; his final work before his untimely death, and loss of quality of life as a result of his criminalised sexuality, which was posthumously pardoned in 2017.

Meet at the information desk at Kettle’s Yard at 10.30am. We recommend arriving a little early.

Free, booking required.
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The walk will take place from 10.30am and is open to those of all fitness levels. The route will likely include uneven pavements and steps which may restrict access for those with reduced mobility.

The circular walk will be followed by a free light lunch of vegetable soup back at Kettle’s Yard for all walkers. Everyone is also invited to bring their contribution to a ‘pot luck’, where you can share your own food and enjoy dishes brought by others.

About Open Ramble East

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 into 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.

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.

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.

About Ian Giles

Ian Giles (b. 1985, UK) recent exhibitions, screenings and performances include: After BUTT, NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, New York; Video Club: Sex Talks, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Three Models for Change, Grand Union, Birmingham; After BUTT, Chelsea Space, London (all 2018). Multiplexing II, Cineworld Cinema, Glasgow with LUX Scotland (2017). IsToAsIsTo, Whitechapel Gallery, London; Connected Works, Harvard University, Cambridge USA (all 2016). m-Health, Cell Project Space, London; Free Time, Poole Museum, Poole (all 2015). 21st Century Screening, Chisenhale Gallery, London; Glasgow International Festival (all 2012) and Whitstable Biennale (2010). Ian is an inaugural winner of the Shannon Michael Cane Award, in memory of the curator of the NY Art Book Fair 2019. He was a LUX Associate Artist 2012/13. Ian completed his MFA in 2012 at Slade School of Fine Art and his BA in Fine Art in 2008 from Chelsea College of Arts, London.

About New Geographies

New Geographies is a three-year partnership between nine arts organisations in the East of England, including Kettle’s Yard. Find out more about Giles’ commission, and the other commissions around the East of England on the New Geographies website.

Photos from the Open Ramble East Cambridge walk

Photos: Wilf Speller