What's New...
New Maps:
Flatpack's '68 Cycling trail for Birmingham Heritage week.
More info here
The work from our first 'Statues' workshop is now live in the app. Download the app to check it out.

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Next Event:
Plant a Poem Highbury Orchard Workshop
Dec 19, 10:30 AM

Details TBC

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Grounding Techniques

These are great for dealing with anxiety as they fix us firmly in a location. So its no surprise then that they can also help us be mindful of the location we might want to write about. At Overhear we've found that being in a place or space with the intention to write about it and feeling calm in a space in general have a large amount of cross over. The more we engage in both the better it is for our writing and for our mental health.
If you want to literally ground yourself you could engage in the art of "Free Seeing" coined by Francis Lowe: facebook.com/freeseeing. These are events where attendees bring role mats, lie on the floor and look at things from the ground up!

Upload your Poem/Writing

This first opportunity is open for all! We are asking for users to add their own poems to our public map during lockdown to capture a time capsule of recordings to be collected after the lock down is lifted.
These can be about, and pinned to places you'd like to visit when you next get the chance or places people can safely go to during their daily exercise. Perhaps pin something to a friend or relatives back garden or local open space for them to collect.
To up load your poem make your recording as an MP3 and follow the instructions here: www.theoverhear.app/upoad

Boundary Way Project have commissioned some pieces for their allotment space. More info here