Friday, 1 April 2011


For those of you who have not yet discovered BEYOND's meditative tour throughout the central lanes of Brighton, you have three weeks left to do so. The audio visual trail has been open for three weeks already and the unique experience has left various participants with fresh new visions of the city they walk around regularly.

The journey is approximately a one hour walk through the lanes, using silent disco technology to provide site-specific ambient sounds with spoken word to reflect on. There are five locations on the route of visual interest and the accompanying sounds have been designed specifically for each one, on themes surrounding Lent and Easter. Some who have completed the journey have found encouraging new perspectives of a spiritual nature through seemingly mundane every-day features of Brighton. It has also been recommended, if possible, to make the meditative walk at sunset, since the route goes down onto the seafront and has been graced with some astounding views to compliment the experience. Other feedback we've had is of the sense one feels when walking around town with headphones on, as though starring in a special movie of one's own making. Yet others have merely appreciated the time taken out of busy every-day life to simply slow dow, breathe, listen, reflect and enjoy doing something out of the ordinary.

The walk begins at The Brighthelm Centre where you can pick up your headset and a map for a fully refundable £20 cash deposit.

Opening times are as follows:

Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm except Weds to 10pm

Sundays 10am-4pm

On Sunday 17th April at 7pm BEYOND will also run a special guided tour from Brighthelm.

Whether or not you've taken/given something up for lent, make sure you find the time to engage with the real event of Easter. After BEYOND's audio visual tour, perhaps you'll consider things from a varying number of perspectives!

1 comment:

Johnny said...

Spent some time in The Lanes yesterday, and was chatting with my wife about "wouldn't this a great place to be Church?"

I guess you guys are it!

What a great place to be walking the Way of Jesus

Grace & peace