Suzanne Heath

Suzanne Heath / Events / Sat 19 to Sun 20 Sep 2015 (2 days)

Baltic Wharf Mis-Guide with Phil Smith

Baltic Wharf Mis-Guide with Phil Smith

Join writer, performer and ambulatory researcher Phil Smith on a performance walk exploring Baltic Wharf and its surroundings.

Around Baltic Wharf and its neighbouring paths, Phil Smith will set in motion a multitude of journeys: butterfly flittings, cargoes of timber trading, circling buzzards, the magnetic attraction of mines, leaps, launches and the spongey walk of Scandinavian sailors. Phil, a pioneer of mythogeography noted for his mis-guided tours and books on walking, will illuminate the mottled history of a small part of the Western bank of the Dart with accidental land art, zig zags, bullets in joists, tales from Gdansk and migrant oaks. In the shadow of the new housing development, walls will rise and windows open all around.
Phil Smith has numerous publications to his name, including 'On Walking', 'Enchanted Things', 'Counter-Tourism: The Handbook', 'Mythogeography' and the novel 'Alice's Dérives in Devonshire'. He is an Associate Professor (Reader) at the University of Plymouth, and a member of Wrights & Sites, a group of artists whose research is focused on their relationships to places, cities, landscapes and walking. Find out more at

Walks are suitable for children aged 10+ and all children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear - walks will go ahead whatever the weather.

The walks will take place at 10am & 2pm on the 19th and 20th Sept.

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A limited number of free tickets are available for students and those on benefits. Please call 07843 417474 or email if you would like to reserve one of these.

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Event Location

Baltic Wharf

St Peter's Quay

Telephone: 07843 417 474