Way Through the Wood, 2016
‘Midway through the journey of my life, I found myself in a dark wood, and the way was not clear. ‘
Dante: The Divine Comedy. Canto 1
In frozen Winter, we began walking and talking in Meanwood Park with people from the local community along well worn paths and hidden tracks. Together, we produced a book ‘Ways Through the Wood’ a kind of ‘choose your own adventure story’ that collects pieces of creative writing, historical stories and suggestions for ways to explore the area.
As Spring has moved into Summer, a particularly potent story emerges; one of family grief for a son lost in a war; of an ornamental garden that would have been his inheritance, then gifted to the city of Leeds in his memory. The family’s loss is the city’s gain. Lost and Found
Now we are preparing to invite people on a walk that is rooted in the history of the area, in respect for the past and hope for the future.
We invite you to walk with us, way through a dark wood…
And we hope, to find the way clear.
The journey will take you over uneven ground and different terrains, please wear appropriate footwear and dress for the weather.
This Pay What You Decide performance ran from 28 June – 2 July 2016.
To see more of Lizzie Coombes fantastic images from Way Through The Wood click here.