On the hoof and other ramblings…
Posted on August 24, 2015
Shy bairns get nae sweeties is one of my favourite expressions and so it was that a few months back I emailed Radio 4’s Ramblings program to suggest that if Clare Balding hadn’t seen the Kelpies yet they’d be happy to meet Radio royalty!
The Autumn series of Ramblings is about walking with artists and so I am delighted to report that we will indeed be rambling down the canal from the Falkirk Wheel to see Andy Scott’s glorious Kelpies as part of our series of 4 Walking with Words.
I’ll be asking people to snap and natter, tweet and twitter, hike with haiku or create crossword clues to describe their journey down the canal with words and images. Whether you’re a Bairn or a ‘blow-in’ like me, we’ll be looking at Falkirk with fresh eyes – a Kelpie’s eye view.
Black and white Images, transformed by our words will then be combined in a pop-up digital exhibition and poetry reading as part of the Luminate Festival. “On the Hoof” is on October 8th for National Poetry Day in Grangemouth Library. Images and words combined on our walks will be featured on Falkirk Libraries Facebook page and Twitter feed. New poems will also be read in a Kelpies head during Book Week Scotland in November.