Brumicana

The 2012 Still Walking festival drew to a close on Sunday the 1st of April with Jon Bounds’ and Danny Smith’s Brumicana – Urban Myths and Memes. (My Flickr set is here.)

Starting from ‘the carpet salesmen’ statue, outside the House of Sport on Broad Street, Brumicana took us under the skin of the big, alive, people-eating monster; showing us the sorts of things you need to know in order to get to grips with a city. To survive it.

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

In fine fettle, Jon and Danny led us through statue confessions and favourite carparks to interesting rear-views of a couple of landmarks: the new library and a silent clocktower (we waited to hear the bongs, but none came).

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

We walked through narrow, bin-lined passages and heard tales of generosity before gathering atop the Queensway. Here I got distracted by a Rushmore-esque line-up of Danny, Jon, Ben and Ian-from-Flatpack. This seemed to be a fitting image with which to wrap up the programme:

Brumicana — Urban Myths and Memes

We urge you all to tame the concrete and the glass. Don’t just survive the city, but make it yours and thrive on it!

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