Simon Cole and Jessica Taggart Rose are Promenade - interactive, co-created, walking and performance pieces that riff off place.
The duo blend psychogeography, poetry and people’s stories to create unique experiences that engage and involve as they evolve.
Our appearances at b-side festival in Portland, Dorset in September 2021 saw the final day selling out and participants returning each day for more. Read about their walks.
"For me the highlight was Promenade and the Opes and Dreams walks, which I went on each day...There was a lovely rhythm about going on a walk at the same time each day and taking in other art works after that. And it dictated where you were in the island and what work you subsequently saw.
Simon and Jess made such a good double act and it was a really good mixture of story-telling and witticisms and poignancy in the poetry and inclusivity in the way the walks were taken with everyone feeling able to contribute to them. A real real time performative collective happening somehow which is quite special. And they were all anchored by talking to someone from Portland in one form or another which further connected you with the island and the subject we were exploring." - b-side visitor