Our streets all have stories to tell. Finding them is not only a perfect excuse to get out, it's a great way to connect with your local area.
Our digital engagement coordinator, Matthew, has some examples.
Living Streets might be 91 years old, but we are not above getting excited when we see local places on the telly or even at the cinema.
Our project coordinator Danielle recorded this gorgeous podcast with her friend, podcaster and fellow cinephile Laurence (click here for more of his work) about some of the movie locations that she can reach from her home in Edinburgh.
Are there any spots you can identify near where you live?
Famous artists all had to grow up somewhere, live somewhere, work somewhere.
And often these everyday places can not only add to the mythology surrounding not just the authors or painters – or in the case of the tweet thread I am sharing here, musicians – but change the feeling of the streets themselves.
And you really don't have to live in the big cities to find these spots.
Local walks during lockdown have brought home all the musical landmarks near me.— messy heart (@the_no) May 26, 2020
So like a 🤓 I made a 🎞 showing 9, details in thread below ⤵️
1 Toe Rag 2 Bad Manners 3 Marc Bolan 4 Rudimental 5 Throbbing Gristle 6 Marie Lloyd 7 Pirate Radio 8 Creation Records 9 The 4 Aces pic.twitter.com/shlo67Cp7h
Getting to know a neighbourhood's history can be endlessly fascinating. And the more you learn about the streets you think you know well, they never seem the same again.
It could be a generation, a century or a whole millennium old - we are lucky that our towns and cities often have stories that go a long way back.
Have a look at this thread of videos our Vicky tweeted from her home town of Chester-Le-Street in County Durham. How could you not be inspired to go and have a dig around yourself.
John Dales has been noticing some new and interesting things in his local community whilst #walkingfromhome.
Some podcast recommendations for you to enjoy whilst #walkingfromhome