Solem Expectans - An Alchemical Walk // Ana Cordeiro Reis
Sun 18 Sept | 3pm | 150 mins | £5
Meet: Pelican Works, on the corner of Great Hampton Street and Hockley Street B3 1UE
Ana leads a journey of fabulous discovery through the streets of the Jewellery Quarter, city centre and Digbeth, interpreting symbols, their multiplicity of forms and meanings, and how they interconnect to form an alchemical blueprint within the city of Birmingham. Be prepared for an epic afternoon’s walk, in search of the Philosopher’s stone. Ana will also connect the locations and themes to an alchemical story set in Birmingham that she is currently writing.
'From Jewellery Quarter to Digbeth, we find different spots and landmarks where history left its traces but also its hidden meanings. Those hidden meanings we lift and analyse at the light of Alchemical language and, why not, a poetic approach, which permits to bring an extra sense (or the fifth essence?) to our journey. To bring the Soul of the city back to its life and glory'.
Composer / Improviser / Filmmaker.
Self-taught student and researcher in Religion History and Theology, mainly, pre-Christian religions, "paganism", Goddess centered spirituality, cult of the ancestors, animism and shamanism.
Profound fondness for the Alchemical, initiated in childhood and retaken
later in life. A poetical-philosophical perspective to life and the world.
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Comfortable footwear and weather-appropriate clothing essential. This is a long urban walk and we will take a rest stop on reaching city centre.