Walk With Me
Think you know your city? Think again! Our Walk With Me actor-guided audio tours allow you to experience Coventry neighbourhoods as you’ve never experienced them before!
Your guide is engineer and radio enthusiast Herbert Cleaver, who has invented a device he calls ‘The AudioScoper’ in order to listen into the sounds and stories of the past. Herbert’s device proves his theory that ‘sound waves never die’ – walk with him as he revels in picking up unexpected traces of Spon End’s watery past.
Soundwaves never die. We can’t see them, we can’t touch them, but with the right bit of kit we can tune into them. Luckily, our guide Ruby has her Grandma’s Auditory Imprinter to do just that: walk with her to untangle the crossed wires and dial into the sounds of the people and stories of Stoke’s past – and even sometimes its future…
One minute Annie was working on the farm, the next she heard us gathering in the present (her future) and came to join us (from our past). Time travel is complicated isn’t it? Don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it! The strange device that Annie’s dad picked up from the airfield after the war will help her to tune into the sounds of Willenhall – and give us a few hints about what the future may hold for the area.
>> Naul’s Mill Park & Coventry Canal
Meera’s hacked her dad’s homemade bat detector and invented her own listening device: the Radford Radiophonic Naturescoper! Join her as she tries out the Naturescoper on a walk round Naul’s Mill Park and along Coventry Canal. Listen in close up to the birds, bugs and animals on the route and, as we all know that sound waves never die, you might just hear more than you bargained for! [This walk is currently only available in digital DIY format]
For details of when you can join our actor-guided walking tours, please see the What’s On page, or to download the digital version and walk without us, click here.
Talking Birds’ series of WALK WITH ME walking tours of Coventry neighbourhoods are commissioned as part of Coventry City of Culture’s Great Place project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England.