The Wonders of Bermondsey

I’m standing under an overcast sky outside the Fashion and Textile Design Museum on Bermondsey Street with 3 eager street wisdom participants all keen to begin. This is a fascinating area, filled with a fusion of old and new buildings combined with a mixture of local residents and tourists alike enjoying the village atmosphere in this now ...

Join our World Wide Wander September 8, 9 & 10

World Wide Wander

This autumn, we're bringing together our community from the four corners of the earth in one big weekend of wandering and wondering, Street Wisdom-style. The inaugural World Wide Wander is happening over three exciting days - the 8th, 9th and 10th of September. Join us as a participant or take the opportunity to run an ...

Mindfulness at Walk – the sequel

The first event with our collaborators, friends and mindful allies Mindfulness at Work was so exciting we just couldn't leave it there.   Not least because, the more you practise Street Wisdom, the more your learn.   This time we joined MaW's growing community of Mindfulness coaches among the Halva and Hookahs on London's ...

How to fall back in love with your city

It wasn’t until this event that I had the city itself as an additional participant in Streetwisdom. Which is an odd thing to say, given the city and its streets are the stage upon which we play, quest and find answers to questions. Except this time the questions tackled were about Lisbon itself – and how to ...

New Leaves

Street Wisdom is going to be featured in an excellent new book - Creative Super Powers It was dreamed up by Creative Social's Daniele Fiandaca, co-edited by Street Wisdom’s Scott Morrison and the chapter itself was written by our founder, David Pearl. Published by Unbound, the book has been entirely crowdfunded by the creatively curious and this week ...

A trunkful of insights

What I know now is that it is very nearly as energising to facilitate a Street Wisdom event as it is to participate in one. Yesterday I met with seven willing participants in beautiful Leamington Spa for my first experience as a volunteer Street Star. The group were amazing - one of my biggest takeaways from ...

Nairobi’s 1st Street Wisdom!

On Sunday 5th June 2017, 6 of us met in downtown Nairobi for the first ever Street Wisdom in Kenya (possibly even Africa??). As it wasn't possible to attend a Street Wisdom event first before running one (for the simple reason there aren't any going on here!), I had to dive right in, read ...

Sunny Afternoon at Granary Fountains

Granary Fountains

After a very mixed week weather-wise I woke up Sunday morning to blue skies and sunshine!  My immediate reaction was one of  total gratitude that we had the promise of a beautiful day ahead but then this was quickly followed by a severe attack of jittery nerves as the realisation hit me that today was ...

What is it like to be a Street Star?

Chichester

On Sunday 14th May I facilitated my first ever Street Wisdom event. It was a blast. The sun was beaming down on us, the market stalls were buzzing and 11 strangers embarked on a Chichester quest to find answers to some of the most important questions they hold. Some of you reading may be wondering about running your own Street ...

Seeking answers from the street

palace-garden-doodles

A friend suggested attending a Street Wisdom event being facilitated by an ex-colleague of hers, I was in the area, so I signed up and went along. It seemed fitting at the end of mental health awareness week to get involved in an event which, while it doesn’t explicitly say so, is grounded in mindfulness ...

Snow & Synchronicity in Stockholm

Stockholm

When we started working with our friends Ogilvy & Mather in Stockholm, we didn't expect snow (in April) nor did we realise the location was so significant. Take a look at what we discovered and why we are proud to have played our small part in World Peace! And if you were taking part in ...

Mindfulness in Munich

Munich April 2017 by susanne taylor

True to Spring in southern Germany, we had a day of warm sunshine and cool shade. Seven street adventurers from all over the Europe (Armenia, Sweden, Italy, Germany and France) gathered under the Bavarian Maypole. We even could have done the event in French, as everyone spoke French – too bad it’s one language I haven’t ...

St Anna Platz – Time to Wake Up

Street Wisdom collage st anna platz by susanne taylor

As the weather was still cool, we decided to keep this a somewhat shorter version of Street Wisdom with a quick round of introductions and two perception tuning exercises before heading off on our individual quests. We seemed to be a group of people of diverse backgrounds (cultural and professional) with one thing in common – ...

Home from Home in Haryana

I was expecting Street Wisdom in a village outside Delhi to be extraordinary. But I am a stranger, looking at India though an outsider’s eyes. It’s hard not see even the most mundane Indian street as cinematic and exotic. But what about the wonderful group of professional coaches and facilitators I was introducing to the ...

A Joy To Be Involved. A Joy To Help Out.

RSA Street Wisdom March17

There is something very special about taking part in a Street Wisdom and it is even more pleasurable to have the privilege to lead an event. It never fails to have an impact in some way on everyone involved and sometimes that impact can be profound. It is incredibly rewarding to have the opportunity to ...

What you need to know about ‘Transformative Travel’

Transformative-Tourism

The story of Street Wisdom’s success captures for me the challenge and opportunity for tourism seeking to become truly transformative. It is not about looking to design products that enable travellers to see even more beautiful, remote, pristine spaces. Nor is it about creating those that provide access to distant peoples and their cultures. It ...

Mindfulness at Walk

Mindfulness at Work are one of the pioneering companies bringing Mindfulness into the workplace in a way that everyone can easily connect with and learn from. Louise Cox Chester, MAW's irrepressibly passionate founder and CEO has been a fan of Street Wisdom from the very start.  In fact, I think she was the first person ...

It’s a cold day for a hot chocolate!

Covent Garden

Whilst waiting for the brave group of street explorers to arrive, I began noticing all the brightly coloured clothing being worn by Londoners and tourists alike, to frighten off the crisp cold of a Winters day! As I stood scanning the streets for my fellow ...