A short and thoughtful walk traversing Sydney Gardens and beyond, considering people, plants and placenames, sensing lives and tracing presences. Exploring aspects of the reluctant heritage of slave-ownership and empire manifested in this verdant corner of a World Heritage City.

The walk will be a creative experience building on the contributions of all those who join the walk, walkers are invited to share thoughts and knowledge, draw, take photographs and respond to interventions and questions from the host, walking artist, Richard White. This is a slow paced walk inviting walkers to think with their bodies to sense the mesh of time and space. It is not a guided official history walk, we will draw on all the expertise walkers choose to contribute on the day. It will be a unique live experience that we will share online.

Walkers are invited to bring notebooks, mobile phones/cameras to document and share the experience.

More about Richard here.

Start Date Sunday 15th September 2019
Start Time 09:30
Duration 2.5 hours
Distance 2 miles
Places Available 20
Meeting Point In front of Holburne Museum, BA2 4DB


Start / Finish

Circular route from front of Holburne Museum


Flat, mainly pavement and hard surfaced path. Some walking on park lawns. Two short flights of stairs


Accessible toilets in the park (20p) and in the Holburne Museum (free)
Café at the Holburne Museum if you want to start with a drink or snack


This is a walking talking questioning walk in a spirit of open-mindedness and respect. Be prepared to discover another side of Bath


Richard White

Meeting Point

In front of Holburne Museum, BA2 4DB