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Imagine-Better: Welly Walks

Audio walk

  • 20-24 September 2023
  • Bere Regis

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Welly Walks is part of a creative research project that aims to engage people in new narratives about the British weather.

You are invited to wear a pair of weather sensing audio wellies and immerse yourself in a journey that provokes new thoughts about the weather. The wellies are equipped with a speaker, a microcontroller and a sensor that detects weather conditions. They play specific pre-recorded eco-poetry that relates to the weather.

The project aims to engage people with alternative weather narratives. Feel inspired to have a deeper connection with the natural world. By combining wearable technology and eco-poetry, Welly Walks invites you to explore your relationship with the weather within the broader context of the climate emergency.

The project has been created by PhD candidate and designer-researcher, Alice Stevens. It has been developed in collaboration with writer and storyteller, Zakiya McKenzie, and creative technologist, Mark Benson.


The festival location has some uneven paved areas but mostly consists of undulating grassland, fields and rough tracks.

On Saturday 23 September there will be Audio Desciption, tactile tours and a BSL interpreter for performances of Songs for a Shifting Soil and Five Seasons. Please meet at the main information desk thirty minutes before the performance for more information.

Volunteers will also be available to provide help and information.

Plan Your Visit

Wild Woodbury, Dorset Wildlife Trust’s rewilding site, Bere Regis, BH20 7LL.
Once on Southbrook Road, the entrance to Wild Woodbury is along a track opposite Elder Road.

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