Walk With Me:
Explore Cornwall in a new way! Walk With Me plays you home-grown stories collected and re-imagined by award winning Cornish theatre company, Kneehigh. Discover the sights, smells and stories of a local area in ‘GPS’ mode: or, listen in the comfort of your own home in ‘Armchair’ mode. Whichever way you play it you will experience funny, magical and often moving stories springing from the streets, cliffs and beaches of this beautiful and distinctive county.
As part of Kneehigh’s Rambles Programme, local poet Anna Maria Murphy, began walking the roads less travelled of Cornwall in 2010, collecting stories and memories from people she met along the way. Anna then interpreted the stories, to make an entertaining, and often moving, living landscape rooted in real people and places. In 2013 we released the Perranporth Rambles, a story walk app that relived the stories collected by Anna in the popular North Coast surfing town.
In 2016 we began a series of Cornish residencies called the Heritage Rambles. Working with a local museum and a group of young people in five different locations (Mevagissey, Newquay, Bodmin, Helston and Redruth), Anna and other guest artists, are working to collect and interpret local stories for residents and visitors to enjoy. This app will include all six story walks as they unfold and will be completed in the summer of 2018.
Kneehigh are from Cornwall and are celebrated internationally as a theatre company committed to creating magical, inventive and entertaining experiences for all. Visit Kneehigh.co.uk for more information.
New walk added: "The Great Flat Lode", near Redruth.
Ratings and Reviews
Great idea for an app! It was great to hear some stories from the local area, and it was great to see Newquay in a different light.
My phone went to sleep halfway through a few of the stories, which needs addressing. It would be great to be able to mute the music in between stories also. Other than that the app works fine, and the issues didn't detract from the overall experience.
Brill stories familiar Kneehigh characteristics
Downloaded the iPhone app and tried to get it to work on the GPS. but don't think I'd activated my GPS so in the end we used armchair mode as we walked from story to story.
Map could be a bit better, we got it a bit wrong on the extended coastal path walk.
Loved the music in between stories and also that the stories were acted out little playlets.
I'll be listening to this again in the comfort of my own armchair too once I get home.
Quality stories in the places they were told
How great to hear an alternative sound map of Perranporth through the stories of those who live, and have lived there.
- Kneehigh Theatre Trust Ltd.
- 113.9 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Kneehigh Theatre Trust Ltd and Anna Maria Murphy
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.