Sunday 25th October 2020, 10am, Twitter

The pandemic has meant that we are taking our day with Riddley Walker online – to request the link to view the events on 24 October 2020, please click here. This will be sent to you shortly before the Sum Poasyum. Sunday’s event takes place on Twitter and wherever you are…

Distance Drift: future archaeology walk

Walk wherever you are, indoors or out, with fellow Riddley fans. Sum Tyms Bitin Sum Tyms Bit joins forces with Festival CHAT 2020, a celebration of contemporary and historical archaeology, to explore the here and now through the lens of Riddley’s world. Follow Sonia Overall @soniaoverall and #DistanceDrift on Twitter to receive playful prompts and connect with other walkers. 

Dr Sonia Overall (CCCU) is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Programme Lead for the MA in Creative Writing. A published novelist and poet, she uses psychogeographical approaches to reading and creating texts. Her public outreach work includes engaging readers with complex texts through creative, performative walks, exploring literary and imagined landscapes. Aside from numerous public walks and workshops, Sonia’s recent related projects include Walking Heritage (2016); ‘Walking with Riddley’ (2017); ‘O what we ben!’ (2017); and ‘R s for Riddley Walker’ (2019) in the CCCU Heritage A-Z. Sonia adapts and performs folk theatre with the Canterbury Hoodeners and has been a writer-performer with the puppet company The Theatre of the Small since 2001.

The pandemic has meant that we are taking our day with Riddley Walker online – to request the link to view the events on 24 October 2020, please click here. This will be sent to you shortly before the Sum Poasyum.

This event is part of Sum Tyms Bytin Sum Tyms Bit – a programme of talks, creative responses and interventions inspired by Russell Hoban’s cult novel Riddley Walker, on the 40th anniversary of publication. 

Riddley Walker, first published in 1980, is the Festival Read for 2020. Set in post-apocalyptic East Kent, written in a futuristic Kentish dialect, and with Canterbury at its heart, where better to host a celebration of Riddley Walker’s legacy?