I walk a lot of miles in October. I mean Roath isn’t actually that big a place. I mean yes there is a lot of streets and a somewhat large park in the middle of the place but compared to other places its quite small (saying that tho compared to something else most things are quite small, Earth for example is tiny compared to Jupiter which in turn is tiny compared to the planet OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb [catchy title Nasa] which is 13 times bigger than Jupiter).
Thankfully tho Roath isn’t as big as OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb, if it was I’d still be walking down the OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb Albany road (okay that’s the last time I’ll mention OGLE-2016-BLG-1190Lb). So as I was saying before becoming obsessed with mentioning OGLE-2016-BL…..umm …. that large planet. Roath isn’t that big but in contrast Made in Roath is now pretty big.
This year we had over 200 different artists taking part in around 100 different venues ranging from Roath park, to houses on city road, to Spit and Sawdust skate park. There was a lot going on and to get round everywhere the only thing to do is to walk (so you know, good and comfy shoes are important).
This year I walked to and fro upon the earth of Roath looking at all the art. I like walking, there’s something universal and easy about walking. Its something we all learn to do as babies. It’s something which is free to do. It’s one of the only sporting activities which doesn’t require any training or equipment. All it requires is to put one step in front of the other and repeat the process untill you get to where you want to go.
If time isn’t a concern then you can walk anywhere. From one end of Roath to another, from one end of Cardiff to another, to London, Lands end, you could even if you could get there walk all the way to OGLE-2016-BL…. umm …. I mean that large planet. I like walking to different Made in Roath venues, it gives you time to think and consider what you just saw. Time is important with art, you need time to see it but also time to consider it.
Walking gives you that perfect time.