Join Amanda Randall on this guided walking tour around the local area. We’ll start at Burngate and take a stroll through the local area of Acton, gaining an appreciation of Purbeck geology and spotting evidence of historical quarry working.
What will I achieve?
An appreciation of the quarrying and geology within the local Purbeck landscape around Burngate.
We’ll look for evidence of historical quarry workings and discuss the role that quarrying has played on Purbeck culture over the years.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This walk is pitched at a totally introductory level, though it will also be suitable for those with some prior knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
We’ll start at Burngate and go on a guided walk around the local area of Acton and Langton Matravers. We’ll be a small group, so there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to prepare in advance or bring?
No additional costs. Bring sensible clothing and robust footwear. Clothing for hot or wet conditions. Paths can be muddy and uneven. The walk is approximately 2 mile loop. The terrain is mainly flat, but there will be stiles to cross. We’ll take it at a gentle pace.
|Maximum 20 people
|Adults and children under 16 accompanied by a participating adult.
Carving | Sculpture
Amanda makes abstract stone sculptures inspired by plants and fungi. She loves carving in the company of others and celebrates nature, community and care for the environment through her work. She is a qualified teacher, has taught on an Art Foundation course, and has years of experience teaching children and adults from beginners to university level. Amanda has an honours degree in Fine Art – Sculpture and a Masters in Art and Architecture and is a passionate advocate of the benefits of art and making for wellbeing.
Amanda recently received Arts Council funding to support her development of teaching on-site/mobile stone carving. She has completed numerous public art commissions including large carvings for the Forestry Commission, carved stone musical instruments for a city square in Southampton and sculptures celebrating the local distinctiveness of villages in Kent. She has recently completed a sculpture and drawing project celebrating biodiversity in ancient woodlands.