Laurie Lee Centenary Walk: Slad Brook from Source to Confluence
(As featured in the Site Festival 2104 Programme)
‘Without the Slad Brook there would have been no cloth trade in the local valleys around Slad. Without the cloth trade there would have been no riots in Slad and Stroud in 1825. Join us on a walk from the source of the brook to its confluence with the Frome in Stroud. Help us recreate the past along the partially culverted brook with psycho-geographical musings, notes on flora and fauna, together with performance.’
We’ll probably meet at Bulls Cross, rather than the Camp – will confirm – but it will definitely be on Thursday May 1st at 2pm.
The Site Festival Guide also says about the whole Laurie Lee Centenary Walks:
‘… All the walks are led by writers, poets, artists and historians… Walk leaders will each offer their own unique approach…’
We will have Kel Portman from Walking the Land leading us; John Bassett from Spaniel in the Works performing; I will do the historical contextualization bits.