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On Our Doorsteps: Artist Led Walk

With Zakiya Mackenzie, Tiitu Takalo & Denzil Dean

Sunday 19 May

Norfolk Wildlife Trust - Sweet Briar Marshes

Limited Availability

Tickets: £5.00

Join writer Zakiya Mackenzie, artist Tiitu Takalo and Denzil Dean of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust for a walk around Sweet Briar Marshes Nature Reserve to hunt for the artworks created for On Our Doorsteps, a nationwide project exploring the relationship between urban communities and the green spaces around us. The artworks were created with members of the local community and reveal their stories and experiences of this rich and unique environment. It’s a chance to hear more about the history of the reserve, it’s amazing biodiversity and its relationship with the local community.

Tiitu Takalo is a multi-award-winning feminist Graphic Novelist from Tampere, Finland. Her work connects themes including personal & social history, mental health, community and place. She has published eight graphic novels, which have been translated from Finnish into other languages including English, French, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish and Swedish.

Zakiya McKenzie is a writer and academic based in Bristol, UK. She recently finished a PhD on the history of Black British newsprint. In 2019, Zakiya was writer-in-residence for Forestry England and in 2021, she was artist-in-residence at Studio Voltaire, London. She regularly leads nature, art and writing workshops, including one on Caribbean storytelling for children.


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Important information

Venue: Norfolk Wildlife Trust - Sweet Briar Marshes

Duration: 1 hour

Accessibility: The event is a walk around the Sweet Briar Marshes Nature Reserve. Some sections of the path may be uneven. If you have mobility restrictions, please let us know beforehand and we will do everything possible to make the experience accessible for you.

Paths on the reserve are currently being build, so at this time we can’t guarantee the route will be wheelchair accessible

The artworks that we will be viewing are visual, but the event will be spoken and audio descriptions will be available.


Tickets: £5.00

Essential Companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.

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19 May

01:00 pm



19 May

03:00 pm


Festival presentation supported by the Paul Bassham Charitable Trust.

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