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The Midnight Run is a walking, arts-filled, night-time cultural journey through a city. It gathers strangers and local artists/activists to explore, play and create whilst the city sleeps.




In the second part of the Bridget’s Brilliant Weekend posts, here are the pictures from Saturday night’s Midnight Run, aka when I spent 12 hours walking around London.

My friend Inua thought up the genius idea of the Midnight Run, and it’s a good ‘un. Basically a group of people walk through the city from 6pm to 6am, stopping off along the way for music, poetry, games, talks and general awesome things. I absolutely loved it. We played basketball and ‘rugball’ (rugby and football’s bastard lovechild), ate Chinese food, made a play, froze in Victoria Station, planted flowers, ate strawberries on a roundabout, watched the sunrise and walked lots and lots and lots. London at night is a whole new experience and I’m so glad I was involved. There might be a mini-Midnight Run in the winter so watch this space!

As a featured artist for the even with my collective, Rubix, I also got the chance to tell some stories and am going to write some poems in response to the event. I even managed to get a few promises from people to come to the RDC session on Tuesday after I read my poem about the Crew - result. I’m actually amassing quite a collection of running poems… and I have no idea what to do with them. Maybe I should start posting them up on here? Hmmm. Then you can all see quite how obsessed I’ve become!