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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.

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bridgetminamore:

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!