Activities

Things to read, watch or listen to while you're out and about

Avon Valley Woodlands – Walking with Cameras

audio-slideshow

Another wet day at the end of a wet summer. But the trees and plants were very lush, the river and streams full, everywhere was exotically green. More »

Beside the Sea

Beach exploration and printmaking workshop at Brean with children from Berrow Primary School plus a downloadable book PDF

In July 2011 pupils from Berrow CofE Primary had an exciting morning at Brean. The 11 year olds fished in rock pools and dug in the sand for worms and shellfish. Hundreds of shrimps were caught, some small fish and very fierce crabs. More »

Brean Family Day Out

Audio slideshows of photos and sounds gathered during a morning on the Down and an afternoon on the beach plus a downloadable audio story

On a sunny and breezy day in July 2011 Weston families came on a trip to Brean. They had an absorbing time uncovering the history of Brean Down and a lot of fun creating new stories with storyteller Martin Maudsley. More »

Bristol Docks in detail - photo exploration

Exhibition of photography by 6th form students from St Mary Redcliffe School, Bristol

A vigorous project with talented AS level students produced some remakable photographs, imaginatively presented. More »

Channel Weather Symmetry

A short film with sound and music and GPS guided sound and music walks smartphone app

Sound artist Geraint Ffrancon has collaborated with photographer and filmmaker Nicky Brown to create a short film with music - a portrait of the weather as it rolls up the Bristol Channel from the Spring of 2011 through to the Winter 2012.  More »

Exploring the Underfall Yard, Bristol Docks

photos, poetry and collages by year 6 Hotwells Primary School

On a bright morning in March 2009 year 6 pupils (11yrs) from Hotwells Primary School walked the short distance down the hill from their school to the Floating Harbour. They carried cameras and clipboards and were accompanied by school staff as well as Ralph Hoyte, poet and Peter Milner, photographer, from Local Journeys. More »

Following Colliter's Brook upstream

audio-slideshow

The walk up the Colliter's Brook was with the Three Hearts Walking Group from Hartcliffe was organised in collaboration with Helen Adshead of South Bristol Riverscapes project. More »

Malago Trek '09

audio-slideshow of photos and sounds from 2010 walk to the source of the Malago

For the past few years there has been an annual walk following the Malago and Pigeonhouse Streams to the nominated source of the Malago on Dundry Hill. More »

Music on Mendip

Listen while you walk in the beautiful Mendip Hills – free downloads of music by Duncan Speakman and Churchill School students

The Music on Mendip project brings you the creative results of a collaboration between Duncan Speakman and over 40 GCSE music students and their tutors from Churchill School – new music inspired by Dolebury Warren, one of the most evocative sites in the Mendips. More »

Pill Community Choir at the Pill Orchard

audio-slideshow

In March 2008 the Pill Choir were scheduled to come to Pill Community Orchard on Watchhouse H

Pill Food Journeys

finding and cooking food in the local landscape with Pill schools – project description, audio-slideshow and photosheets

A project with two schools in Pill, North Somerset to explore the local countryside, find out what food is being raised there, discover who's involved, taste some local food and do some cooking. More »

Recording the Streets - Oldbury Court Housing Estate

Young People from From Vale Academy photograph a post-war local authority estate on Bristol's north-eastern fringe

Local Journeys was commissioned by the English Heritage Schools Initiative to work with children at Frome Vale Academy in March 2013 on a photo-investigation of a post-war housing estate. The photographers were aged 7-9 years old, many of whom are residents. This project was very much about 'knowing your place'. More »

Story Journey with Hannah Moore Primary School

Exploring and imagining in Bristol's Floating Harbour

As part of the Floating Harbour 200 celebrations Local Journeys organised three different schools projects. This project with year 6 of Hannah More Primary School took place in February 2010. It was a collaboration with Bristol Ferry Company and Bristol City Museum Education Department. More »

Troopers Hill - Walking with Cameras

audio slideshow made from photos taken by a group of people

In October 2008 a group of people went for a walk on Troopers Hill with their cameras. This was a public event organised by the Arts Development Unit and the Walking for Health Team at South Gloucestershire Council – it combined walking and photography. More »

Warmley Forest Park – Walking with Cameras

audio-slideshow

On a dull, damp Sunday afternoon in November 2008 six people gathered for a photographic exploration of Warmley Forest Park. But it was just the right time of year for delicious autumn colours – not just leaves and berries but also fungus and moulds– and the low light seemed to make the colours glow. More »

World of Small – Crockerne Primary

A journey through local countryside with people who were only a few inches tall. Not everything went as planned.

The World of Small is a broad project that aims to find different ways to engage young people with their local landscapes but also involve them in some nature detective work that draws upon a range of skills and techniques to uncover an astonishing miniature world living and breathing on all our doorsteps. More »