A Walk for Grief: A Permanent Sound Walk for Lancaster 

A Walk for Grief is a sensitive and reflective outdoor artwork that connects with the grief that many of us are experiencing at this time. Wearing headphones, you’ll be guided through the streets of Lancaster. As you go you will experience a gentle conversation with local women, from different backgrounds, on loss, grief and tenderness.

This immersive audio walk is part of arts project A Home For Grief and is made to support people who are grieving for others. 

Lancaster Arts commissioned A Home for Grief in 2018. We have continued to work closely with Fabiola and are delighted her work can now have a permanent presence in the streets of Lancaster through this new Sound Walk.

This is a beautiful experience, and very emotional. The grief I carry is for two miscarriages, so it is for life not lived, and a lost future. There is little ritual around these losses, so thank you for creating a space to hold it’. (audience member, A Home for Grief).  

The walk will be available via the GoJauntly App from 26 June 2021.  You can download the app here.

  • You will need a smartphone, headphones (ideally over-ear) and suitable footwear and clothes for the weather.  
  • If you would like to, bring along a flower, a ribbon and a piece of chalk so you can decorate your walk alongside Fabiola.
  • The walk itself is not fully accessible to wheelchair users and may be tricky for those who have difficulty walking.  You can, however, experience the piece from home as a sound experience only, perched under a tree or seated looking out over the river Lune.  
  • Please take care when moving around the city and remain aware of your surroundings and any hazards when immersed in the work.
  • If you would like to ask any questions about this walk, or think you’ll require more support to access it, please get in touch with producers@lancasterarts.org  

Dates:  From 26th June 2021 onwards  

Created: Fabiola Santana & WilL Dickie
Performed: Fabiola Santana
Dramaturgy & Sound design: WilL Dickie
Design: Hanna Tuulikki
Images: Darren Andrews
Commissioned by Lancaster Arts in association with Unity Theatre and Contact

A special thank you to the contributing speakers for all their wisdom & generosity:  Christine, Nicky, Shaheda, Elham, Gina, Karina, Chell, Nush, Michelle, Debi

Supported using public funding by Arts Council England.

  • Duration: 
  • 1 hour (a slow walk through the city, starting at Lancaster Library in Market Square, heading down by the river and up the steep hill towards The Priory and ending towards where you started).  
  • Tickets:
  • FREE TO ACCESS - book now to be notified when the work goes live
Saturday 26 June
  • Dates
  • 26 Jun - 31 Jul 2022