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Arts Wales: Following (slowly) in the drovers' tracks; CULTURE: Artists walk to London.

ACCOMPANIED by a dog and a goose, artists Simon Whitehead and Peter Bodenham will undertake a mammoth walk retracing the Drovers' Roads of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Taking them from Clynfyw Organic Farm in West Wales to London's Smithfield Market, the duo will map their journey through text messages, photographs, drawings, video and sound.

Artefacts will be posted on the web daily and presented at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on September 29, as part of the Nightwalking Festival, and at Chapter, Cardiff, in October.

This symbolic drove explores the rapidly changing topography of Wales and England at a walking pace.

The aim of the project is to reveal and record the artists' creative process, explore their perceptions of the landscape and, through engaging with the various communities along the way, document the 21st Century relationship between trade and cultural exchange.

The drovers of Wales and England played an important economic and cultural role within the social order of their time.

u Two Miles An Hour can be seen at Chapter Arts Centre on October 4.

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Comment:Arts Wales: Following (slowly) in the drovers' tracks; CULTURE: Artists walk to London.(Features)
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Aug 29, 2002
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