A Mis-Guided Wander in Llandudno +Psychogeography talk with Phil Smith and Lindsey Colbourne

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Date(s) - 22/11/2017
11:00 am - 4:00 pm

10 Vaughan Street


A Mis-Guided Wander in Llandudno +Psychogeography talk with Phil Smith and Lindsey Colbourne

When: Wednesday 22nd of November

Time: 11am – 4pm

Where: 11am Mostyn on Vaughan St, 2pm Tabernacle Chapel, Upper Mostyn St

Join Lindsey Colbourne for the closing event of her artist in residency project O Fa’ma i Fa’ma: A People’s Map of Llandudno.  Lindsey has invited professor Phil Smith to lead a geographical psychology walk which will start outside the Mostyn Gallery on Vaughan Street.

Walk:‘A Mis-Guided Wander in Llandudno’ Phil Smith, known for creating performance walks from Kensington Gardens to rocky North Devon promontories, from long Cornish beaches to Ipswich’s suburbia via Sussex re-wilding sites, will be creating an instant mis-guided tour of a few streets in Llandudno, looking at the secret history of apparently innocent signage, the mysterious journeys of materials and the way that myths are waiting to give meaning to even the most ordinary of places.

The day will break for lunch which will be provided for you at Tabernacle Chapel to warm you from your walk. Followed with a talk from Phil Smith and Lindsey Colbourne about her residency, research and geographical psychology.

Talk/discussion: ‘Pilgrimages in Everyday Places’: Phil Smith will describe his work over the last 20 years as a walking artist and researcher: his transformation from playwright to a wanderer researching the narratives and dynamics of place and space, making performances about walking. Phil will describe how the idea of ‘mythogeography’ slowly emerged out of site-specific theatre to become a means to searching for the wonderful in the ordinary, a mental and physical discipline with relevance to dance, pilgrimage and geography.
Lindsey will share the results of her residency, O Fa’ma I Fa’ma: A People’s Map of Llandudno, and there will be lots of opportunity for discussion and interaction.

Phil Smith is a performance-maker, writer and ambulatory researcher, specialising in creating performances related to walking, site-specificity, and counter-tourism. He is a core member of site-based arts collective Wrights & Sites, presently working on a new publication: ‘The Architect-Walker’. He is also developing a ‘common dance for threatened subjectivities’ with choreographer Melanie Kloetzel (Calgary University) and is working as a Site Artist for Tracing the Pathway’s ‘Groundwork’ project in Milton Keynes.Phil’s publications include ‘Anywhere’ (2017), ‘On Walking’ and ‘Enchanted Things’ (2014), ‘Counter-Tourism: The Handbook’ (2012) and ‘Mythogeography’ (2010). He is an Associate Professor (Reader) at Plymouth University.

It will be a eventful and innovative day, a event not to be missed.

Due to the nature of the event warm clothing and suitable footwear is requested.

More info please visit

Lindsey’s residency website: www.mapllandudno.org


This event is fully booked.

This post is also available in: Welsh

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