| A Different Lens is an online event by Thread and Word for the Margate Bookie and Margate NOW 2020 |
It connects to how we overcome challenging events in our lives, through the writing of visually impaired authors. Artists’ responses to the texts form a virtual walk around Margate through an interactive online map which can be accessed on a laptop or mobile phone.
We will be running a series of Sunday #DistanceDrifts between now and October when Margate NOW 2020 ends.
These will be delivered by @SoniaOverall on Twitter. The #DistanceDrift is a walking event on a Sunday at 10 am. Sonia will deliver walking prompts that connect to different storytelling entries on the map. You can follow these wherever you are and the engagement opportunities are suitable for walking inside your house or outside. Each Sunday we will select three entries and gradually take you around the map. These events generally last for one hour, but you can join and leave at any time.
I am hoping everyone has as much fun engaging with the map as we have had making it.
There are further entries going up week by week as the map grows and we will be including them in our Twitter #DistanceDrifts.
If you are in Margate, you can walk the map using your mobile phone. If you do this, you are able to look for secret entries. Entries on the map that are linked to secret entries give you directions headed #DistanceDrift. As you approach the secret entry you will hear the chimes of the Margate clock and when you find it a walking prompt appears on your phone with this image: