This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Black Gold, LFF2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness. With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.
Hungover Eris – who brings creative mischief and random adventure to our everyday lives – will share her real and imaginary traveller’s tales and inspire you to go and explore your city after watching the film before the 20.35 screening of Walk with Me on Tue 9 Jan.
Eris is the creation of artist Morag Rose, the Founder of The LRM (Loiterers Resistance Movement), a Manchester based collective of artists, activists and wanderers interested in psychogeography and the hidden stories of the city. In 2016 they celebrated our 10th anniversary with an exhibition and programme of events at People’s History Museum that engaged over 20,000 people. Morag is a member of The Walking Artists Network and winner of the 2017 Living Streets Charles Mayer award and has contributed art work and performance walks to a number of shows and festivals. She was awarded a Cornerhouse Micro-Commission to develop her artistic practice and was invited to be part of Poet in The City at HOME last year.