Create a life of simplicity and ease
Did you know inspirare means inhale in Latin? Think about it. You live in a city addicted to speed. You’re always busy. You probably spend more time online than sleeping. It’s no wonder you feel frazzled and uninspired. If you feel you never have enough time to think, play, or create, then an Urban Curiosity Walkshop will help.
Having a social media meltdown? A digital burnout? One antidote is the series of Urban Curiosity Walkshops. Hit the streets with pen and paper and, most importantly, your attention span – Time Out London
It’s a two-hour part creativity session, part digital detox – on foot in London (or anywhere really). Each one is designed to help you engage with your surroundings and to boost your creative confidence. This is your invitation to unplug, slow down and spark ideas. Words, concepts, pitches, travel plans, art, mind maps, arguments and ideas – any of these may follow. Are you in?
TAKE A WALKSHOP
Buy an Urban Curiosity Walkshop kit and explore your town or somewhere new. This beautiful lino-printed guide plus notebook and pencil will help you learn how to focus on the right things and capture creative inspiration as it strikes. You can buy it as a gift for a loved one here.
Book me to lead your group, school, team or community in an existing walkshop route eg Bermondsey, Marylebone, Victoria, Bloomsbury and more. Email: email@example.com
Partner with me on a bespoke experience for your brand, company or organisation. Past clients include: Savse and Bugaboo. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I’m Clare Barry. I’m a Londoner and writer. Once-upon-a-time I was frazzled and burned out; my creativity had melted into a puddle at the bottom of the career ladder and I had a chronic back problem.
In 2014, I had spinal surgery and my rockstar surgeon discharged with minimal pain relief and instructions to take a daily walk. This small habit changed my life. Each tentative step hurt, yet the slower pace allowed urban vignettes to unfold before me. Inspiration was everywhere when I slowed down long enough to breathe.
I ambled home as fast as I could (ie very slowly!) and the Urban Curiosity Walkshop emerged soon after. I no longer lead public walkshops. I work with teams and brands to help their people embrace the creative impact of a bespoke walkshop or lunchtime talk. I work with individuals via the Perspective programme. Find out more about me here.
The Urban Curiosity founder was far from the tie-dyed, dread-locked ‘I spent one week in an Ashram’ mindfulness leader I had been expecting. She was an everyday Londoner, someone who had been there, done that and could talk to us without being condescending. The tips she gave us were easily applicable and relatable to everyday life – Design My Night