Walking the Menopause

Walking the Menopause

Spring 2022-2024, Cumbria, Lancashire & Yorkshire

Walking the Menopause is a new body of work that is in development. 

Over recent months, I have been leading one-to-one and small group menopause mapping-walks in different sites across the Lakeland Fells and the Yorkshire Dales.

These walks explore a different menopause experiences, including, menopause due to chemotherapy or endometriosis, Premature Ovarian Insufficiency or early menopause and surgical menopause (following a hysterectomy) as well as menopause as experienced by someone who has transitioned gender.

My aim (funding allowing) is to design an artist/guidebook containing a series of walks for a range of sites and themes that can be used people affected, directly or indirectly, by this major, and often challeingin, life transition.

My next Walking the Menopause mapping-walk is taking place at Kendal Castle on 11 November 2023.

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A REVISED DATE.

Starting out from Abbot Hall in Kendal we will walk to Kendal Castle where, each participant, will explore the site through the lens of peri/menopause by noticing and absorbing its walls, views, dungeons and paths in relation your own experiences. 

Whatever your relationship to the menopause – you might be peri, in the middle of, or postmenopausal, or you might be the friend, partner or colleague of someone else who is – you will be invited to make site-specific connects that are unique to you.

After spending approximately an hour at the castle we will walk to The Bakery at No.4 in Kendal where, paper and pens will be provided for you to draw a 'menopause-map' – using words, symbols, colours, shapes and line – of the castle and your reflections and discoveries.

For more information and to book a ticket please follow this link.