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Walking With Artists is a series of podcasts and activities that focus on art in the landscape.

 

We’ll be going for walks, discovering inspiring artworks and chatting with the people involved in their creation.

Come along for the journey...

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We loved chatting to James Tunnard, creator of Radius. His stunning design for this sculptural seat left us breathless and not just because we had walked up a hill to get there!

 

Made from locally sourced oak, Radius invites you to sit and relax within its undulating curves and look out into the surrounding hills.

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Radius

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Visit Surrey Hills Arts for more information on Radius and other inspiring artworks

Once you make one home you'll get the 'bug' and want to design a whole miniature village of habitats to welcome visitors from near and far.

If you've been inspired by the views on your walks you might like to add your own poems to your sculptural masterpieces.

We really enjoyed making ours, we hope you have fun too.

Download the step by step instructions and start creating.

                     Fun for all ages! 

A visit to Radius gives you the opportunity to drink in the stunning views across Denbies Wine Estate, Dorking, Box Hill and beyond.

We met with Chris White,
CEO of Denbies, to tell us
about the wine that they
produce and why being
part of the Inspiring
Views
programme is an
important element of
the estate's work.

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Mole Valley Poets meet monthly to celebrate different aspects of poetry and encourage members with their own writing.

Members were invited to create Haikus inspired by the natural surroundings. These were engraved onto Radius along with inscriptions from members of the public.

To find out more visit molevalleypoets.co.uk

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Chris White

Stunning Views

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Sue Beckwith 

mist caught in the vines
 

shimmers in the valley

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Andy Wright

We also spoke to Andy, who knows everything that you need to know about accessing the countryside and what to look out for when you visit. 

We think he looks super stylish in his hat too!
 

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Mark Boor

At best we are just a breath,

 

breathe deeply

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Jacky Power

Let nature be your nectar, 

Drink her in,

Imbibe

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Surrey Hills Arts is a partnership between Surrey Arts, Surrey County Council and the Surrey Hills AONB.

James Tunnard was commissioned to create Radius and the project is co-financed by the European Union.

Radius is part of The Inspiring Views project that restores hidden viewpoints across the Surrey Hills, improving access and celebrating these views through innovative, sculptural seating.

surreyhillsarts.org/permanent-works/radius/

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TINY HOMES for MINI BEASTS

Having listened to the podcast and to all the great people that we met on our walk, why not get involved in making something creative.

This activity is a wonderful way to embrace nature and make a place for important bugs and insects in your garden or other outdoor space.

Surrey Hills Arts have created walking routes that take you past Radius, the perfect location to rest, admire the sculptural seat and the surrounding landscape.

Self-guided walks

Posing with Radius!

Share your makes on Instagram and tag @whistlestoparts

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Watch a video of how to make it.

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Radius

at Denbies, Dorking

Radius - Photograph by John Miller

Radius - Photograph by John Miller