Monday, 17 October 2011

Take a poetic walk around Lancaster

Lancaster Visitor Information Centre is inviting you to take a poetic walk around Lancaster with Litfest's Walking in Circles.

Walking in Circles is a collection of three poetic walking tours which explore the history and people of the city. The tours were commissioned by Litfest's publishing imprint Flax to accompany a specially designed map to introduce visitors and residents to stories, real and imagined, of the city.

Elizabeth Burns
They've been written by local poets Elizabeth Burns and Rebecca Irvine Bilkau and Cumbrian resident Martyn Halsall.

Rebecca Irvine Bilkau
"I hope the tours will introduce visitors and inhabitants to a different side of Lancaster"to some of our wonderfully talented local poets," says Sarah Hymas of Litfest,  and to encourage us all to see familiar buildings in a new light."

All walks start at the The Storey, where you can pick up a map of all three routes from the visitor information centre at a price of just £1. You can also borrow an MP3 player from the centre with recordings of the poems to listen to as you go (for a refundable deposit of £10).

Walking times range from half an hour to an hour and a half.

Martyn Halsall
• Lancaster Visitor Information Centre at the Storey Creative Industries Centre, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster is open Monday - Saturday from 9.30am - 5pm. 

• Maps and audio of the poems are also available to download from the Flax029 page of the Litfest website -

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