Sweet Waters Walks @Bath Fringe Festival; led by Richard White, BSU PhD candidate and Heritage Lecturer

Our PhD student Richard White is leading a number of interactive walks within the Bath Fringe Festival programme.

These are part of  the Sweet Waters project.

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Two of the events are:

June 10th:  Bath’s Last Legal Slave Owners  

A walk through the City centre stopping outside the addresses from which slave-owners claimed compensation for releasing the people they owned.
The walk ends at Beckfords Tower.

Details here

June 13th: Gathering a Virtual Cargo (1)

Sweet Waters: short and longer creative performative walks along the River Avon between Bath and Bristol sensing the legacies of slave-ownership. Wayfaring in obscured histories, reflecting on flow, cycle and memory; alert for sounds, voices, tears, sweat and blood suspended in the water.

From Keynsham to Bristol.

Details here 


See more about Sweet Waters, inc other walks here

Author: Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities. I also write songs and help stage a range of live music with others. I am Chair and Programmer for Priston Festival.

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