Feed your inspiration and unravel your blocks on an experimental tour of the creative process. Along the way we’ll take in a magic shop, a temple to genius, a blind alley, an imaginary cathedral and several intriguing detours.
We’ll begin by following in the footsteps of those who've had world-changing inspiration while walking London's streets, from the poet Yeats to the engineer Bazalgette. We uncover why their revelation struck when it did and dismantle the myths about genius.
Next we’ll tread carefully through the more mysterious, darker parts of the creative process, learning how to navigate failure better and improve our judgement, with tips from JMW Turner and Friedrich Schiller.
We’ll learn from those who walked to free their imaginations and gather research, including Virginia Woolf and Georges Perec, and cultivate our own creative thinking styles. We’ll go sleuthing too for ideas and clues in the landscape, and make discoveries and experiments of our own.
This two-hour trip will give you fresh ways of looking at London, and leave you with renewed creative confidence.
Nights Out is a series of Summer evening adventures exploring how we can open our minds and senses to get more creative inspiration from everyday life.
Others in the series:
Sonic Experiments - 3 April 2013
Urban Birding - 7 August 2013
ABOUT TOURS & WEEKENDS
We invite writers, artists, designers, philosophers, psychologists, futurologists, economists and scientists to create extraordinary experiences designed to inspire personal journeys. Whether you want to learn a new skill, step outside ordinary life or address a particular concept in more depth, our tours & weekends provide the opportunity for stimulating reflection and sociable exploration.
These sessions are limited to 20 people and usually take place at a number of off-site locations. Participants will be sent a full schedule in advance.