Free Admission

Brighton CCA

A new centre for
contemporary arts at the
University of Brighton

This event is part of Silt

We invite you to join us on a 1-hour walk starting at Dorset Place, Kemptown, heading along the coastline before looping back, listening to The Last Freedom (2021) conceived by Tilly Shiner. Tilly will lead the walk and there will be refreshments and chat along the way.

The walk will take place twice, once in the morning starting at 10.30am and once in the afternoon starting at 3.30pm. Walkers will be sent a full route in advance and headphone can be provided as necessary.

In The Last Freedom (2021), ‘Marshman’ Flavian Capes meets musician Frank Turner on a guided walk around the salt marshes in Tollesbury, Essex.

Flavian is a self confessed ‘archeology nerd’, local historian, boat builder and wild living enthusiast and has lived on boats for 30 years. His vast knowledge encompasses his personal experiences of foraging local flora and fauna, the extraordinary tidal landscape and landmarks to the local myths, pre-history and traditions of the marshes.

Frank is a punk-folk singer songwriter who has released eight albums and toured worldwide. He is a self confessed ‘history nerd’ and has recently moved to the Essex coast.

As a person with high functioning autism, Flavian uses walking and journeying to map his vast knowledge and relationship to the unique landscape around him. He leads Frank on an idiosyncratic walking guide, covering everything from hunter-gathering, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Kylie Minogue, boat building, birdsong, Popeye, Co-operatives, absinthe, jam, Red Hills, Romans, Samphire, mud walking, deer tracking, hawks, Polynesians, Bonsai, tides, pottery, salt and more.

This project is supported by the Arts Council England.
Audio recorded and mixed by House of Noise.
Graphic design by work-form.
Project conceived by Tilly Shiner.
Thank you to Jo Barratt and Eleanor Von Browne for your help and advice.
© Tilly Shiner 2021

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