Sunday, 21 February 2016

Thursday 25 February / 7pm / Free

MK Gallery 
900 Midsummer Blvd 
Milton Keynes 
MK9 3QA 

Videostrolls is an archive and series of public screenings, curated by Andy Howlett, Callum Alden and Owen Davey; three filmmakers from Birmingham, Edinburgh and London respectively, who enjoy walking, talking and making walking-talking-films. 

Anti-tourism, psycho-geography, urban wandering, deep topography, flaneur’iness; these are all sorts of important sounding ways to say: journeying for the sake of it.

The films they present, online and at screenings, express these strolls in video; one medium of many which we have chosen simply to simplify. Crucially, it is the journey that comes first, both literally and figuratively. These films, therefore, are about the little discoveries; the unknowable outcome of the journey taking the place of a script., shot-list or, very often, budget. This makes these ‘videostrolls’ inherently more fun to make – and often more fun to watch – than conventionally scripted films. And it’s this simplicity, this doability that we fell make videostrolls an ideal bridge between amateur and professionals, viewers and filmmakers, artists and the great unwashed. 

Monday, 17 August 2015

Walworth Road photography book

Take a look for free, or buy it for your very own.
Photographs taken on the Walworth Road on my bus journey to and from work.
Introduction by Poet Sam Smith
Walworth Road
Walworth Road
By Liberty Rowley
Photo book
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Friday, 1 May 2015


I travel up and down the Walworth Road every day on my way to and from work, I thought I'd try and make it more interesting for myself by having to take a photograph every time I was on the road.
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bradwell Pilgrimage

The Bradwell Pilgrimage takes place every year amongst various branches of Christians in Essex. The walk is only about 2 miles long, but it does end near a very desolate bit of the Essex Coast near to Bradwell Nuclear Power Station. I thought I should try a real Pilgrimage as part of my research in to walking. So, I asked some Church-goers I know to take me along.

I made a sound recording of the event:

I didn't fully understand these chaps protest. I think they were saying that different branches of Christianity believe slightly different things, so they shouldn't mingle.

Inside Bradwell Village Church.

Amplified Salvation Army band.

The Cross we were to follow behind.

School children splashed us all with Holy Water infused with Rosemary.

Some Bishops welcomed us and gave the walking directions.

A Priest from Saffron Waldon had walked with some Christian Teens. It had taken them three whole days to walk less than 50 miles, pretty poor going in my book.
He had bought the shells, a traditional symbol of Pilgrims, off of Ebay. 

We gathered together and sang Hallelujah before setting off up the driveway of the Bradwell Chapel in silence.

The Chapel was founded in the 650s, it was turned into a Barn in the 1750s and back into a Chapel in the 1920s. I can't work out when the Pilgrimage started, it seems to have been 1999.

On arrival at the Chapel (after eating some cake) we were all sent down to the beach to find a shell, the symbol of a Pilgrim. We were meant to bring these back for the Bishops to bless for us, but at this point we found the beach had dead jelly fish and little crabs all over it, so we ran off to play on the muddy coast.