Following the recent online publication of the Longbarrow anthology Outports (available to read / download here), we’ve created another digital supplement. Night Walks tightens the focus, retracing a winter’s journey along the River Don as it passes through north Sheffield, drawing on poems by Angelina D’Roza, Pete Green, Chris Jones and Fay Musselwhite, photos by Emma Bolland, and an essay by Brian Lewis. You can read and download the PDF here.
‘The mural runs out before it can turn the corner. The hum of the substation is quieter than I remember, I can barely hear it above the birdsong, am I listening too hard. The footpath to Herries Road is closed and the graffitied gates of Cooper Car Spares are closed. The line of the river is a vanishing point into the south.’ On the first morning of the UK-wide COVID-19 lockdown, Brian Lewis took the first in a series of short, local walks, documenting the impact of these new constraints on the experience of public space. These daily entries are gathered as ‘Lockdown Walks’, a two-part post on the Longbarrow Blog. Click here to read part one (24–30 March); click here to read part two (31 March–6 April).
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