Sound Walk for people aged 55+: Southwell Workhouse

Date of event: 9 Nov 2020 Event start time: 1:15pm - Event end time: 3:00pm

Venue Address: Southwell Workhouse, Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT

Artist records sound of crossing a bridge

Join artist Isabel Jones a ‘sound walk’ in Southwell Workhouse. These walks are for people aged 55+.

What is a sound walk?

Sound Walks open up a new way of discovering sounds. Walkers wear headphones and artist Isabel Jones will operate a radio transmitter, allowing you to listen to and record sounds as you walk.

The guided walks will combine the use of voice, stories and audio recordings. They will inspire conversation and listening.

Please wear suitable clothing. Bring a waterproof for rainy weather and comfortable shoes for walking.

This event is one of a series. The walks will take place in a mixture of urban and rural settings.


The government advice is:

To protect yourself and others, when you leave home you must:

  • wash hands – keep washing your hands regularly
  • cover face – wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in enclosed spaces
  • make space – stay at least a metre away from people not in your household

If you are feeling unwell, get a test and do not leave home for at least 10 days.

To ensure people’s safety City Arts will:

  • limit participant numbers to 5 at a time
  • ensure social distancing
  • have hand sanitiser available
  • sanitise all equipment before and in-between uses

Please bring your own face make if you wish to wear one. If you have your own (over the ear) headphones, feel free to bring these along.

Getting to the start point

We are asking people to make their own way to the walk starting point. Use the Google Map link below for accurate directions. We will meet at the entrance to Southwell Workhouse.

Traveling by car: There is free parking at the venue. Please note, some services such as Google Maps will not send you to the front entrance. To help, please look for The Workhouse on ‘Upton Road, NG25 0PT’. 
Traveling by bus: Catch the no. 26 from King St, Nottingham.
Traveling by train: Travel from Nottingham to Lowdham. A five minute walk to catch the Number 26 Bus from Lowdham, War Memorial to Southwell, Park Terrace.

About the artist

Isabel Jones’ company Salamanda Tandem supports people to making new connections through the arts. It works across the fields of alternative health, education, philosophy, psychology, social care and yoga.