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 ...

Creative Hoxton

creativesocial

“I can't remember the last time that I walked without having a destination in mind” says James Kirk one of the leaders of Creative Social, a collective of the world’s most pioneering, creatives/business owners.  He and CS co-founder Daniele Fiandaca had been wanting to organize an event with Street Wisdom for ages.   And last ...

Fathers’ Day, NYC

"My father used to work in the city”. Long Island born musician, Ross was reflecting on what the city had meant to him and meant now, with so much of the city changing.   "It’s always felt to me like the real place.  Yet it’s always changing.  When people complain about the development I remind them it’s always been ...

Wanderful Copenhagen

"It’s not rain – it’s nature reminding us we’re alive!”.  That was my own personal breakthrough moment leading a Street Wisdom in wonderful, wanderful Copenhagen.  Our 12 adventurers had started their Tune Up in bright sunshine. An hour later, just as we started the Quest, the skies opened.  It turned out to be perfect weather ...

Walk on Water

  The RSA is on a mission.  A big one.  21st Century Enlightenment.   So we’re delighted and honoured that they are partnering with Street Wisdom.  On Dec 3, while David Attenborough was giving his vision for tackling climate change upstairs, we were out in the streets, seeing how we could bring the local environment alive ...

Peace Wisdom

  Every day we hear disturbing news from conflict regions.  But what can we do about it? That’s a question often asked by the 15 entrepreneurial young peacemakers from places such as Israel, Palestine and Pakistan who were chosen to be the first ever GATHER Fellows. GATHER, which focuses on supporting those taking practical action, is the brainchild of <a ...

Sunny Wanderings, Wisdom and Wizards in the beating heart of London

Street Wisdom London July 2015 © stephen cotterell photography 13112

Blessed by gorgeous weather, 30 seekers of wisdom met on a luminous Sunday afternoon just around the corner from one of London's most famous byways: Carnaby Street. Street Wisdom co-founder David Pearl and Street Wizard alumni Scott Morrison gathered us all together on the ancient cobblestones and gave us a taste of the experience that would unfold over the ...

Tel Avivid

We started in Tel Aviv's groovily grungy Carmel Market.  First, discovery?  Nine o’clock in the morning is an unusually early start for this laid back town.  But after half an hour of coffees and introductions, a band of artists, seekers, old friends, new acquaintances and even a surprise bystander - were off.   It’s hard ...

Covent Garden, 6th May, ‘Train or Try?’

Covent Garden

How about both? With hundreds of people wanting to either attend or lead events up and down the country, we came up with a day when people could do either - or both. 30 or so would-be Street Wizards gathered in the Covent Garden piazza - braving the ...

‘Art Market’ with Jersey Arts Trust, May 2015

Art Market Street Wisdom in Jersey

Jersey’s first Street Wisdom was also the first one we know of anywhere in the world where all the participants were artists thanks to the Jersey Arts Trust who hosted the event as part of the Skipton Arts Series Most people associate Jersey with bankers and potatoes. But ...

Soho London April 23rd

Be at one

Saw things about this street (Greek St) that I hadn't seen before. Opened up very quickly to the innate beauty that is always present but often hidden. Amazing to see myself and others "slow down" so quickly amongst the bustle of Soho and begin to tap into our own wisdom. For me I was suprised that ...

Piccadilly Circuitous…

Bet you thought the statue in Piccadilly Circus was called Eros.  But you'd be wrong. That's just one of the many, many surprises uncovered when a group from the nearby St James' Chuch set out for some serious wandering on their first Street Wisdom.   I understand most churches celebrate Lent in a traditional, rather sombre way. ...

Street Wisdøm!

I have pretzels and box wine. Take me to your artistic leader.

Friday dawned ominously cloudy and cold in Stockholm.  We thought we were in for Sleet Wisdom.  But by the time we gathered at the ultra hip Urban Deli at 1330 the sun was pushing through the clouds and as we started the Tune Up, church bells (synchronistically) started ringing. <img class="alignnone wp-image-886 size-blog-featured" src="https://www.streetwisdom.org/wp-content/uploads/IMG_0048-700x250.jpg" alt="IMG_0048" width="700" ...

Turkish Delights Jan15

Istanbul Street Wisdom

When most of us hear the name Gezi Park we think back to the Occupy-style protests of 2013 when Istanbul’s citizens took to the streets to defend threatened aspects of their life - including freedom of the press, secularism and the green spaces of the park itself. On Thursday tear gas had given way to tourists ...

Windy City Wisdom

PHOTO - CHICAGO - MERCHANDISE MART - NIGHT - DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS - 1953

What is the future of the workplace? What does it need to be? Does work even have a future? These are the sort of questions The Workplace Conversation #TWPC is asking and on 21st November they mounted a Street Wisdom in Chicago to get fresh inspiration. It was the ...

DIY Street Wisdom

Street Wisdom at the Crouch End Festival

 David Pearl talks to Scott Morrison at the Crouch End Festival DP: Scott, you’ve initiated and led three of your own 'DIY 'Street Wisdoms in the last month. Impressive! What is it that so excites you about this venture? SM: Where do I start David? I summarise Street Wisdom as simple, soulful and life-changing - I don’t ...

Brighton Rocks – 26th April

Street Wisdom Brighton

When Street Wisdom came to Brighton for the first time, we weren’t alone. Our event coincided with a large political march and the town was packed with police and angry protestors. And at one o’clock it was pouring with rain and no-one was quite sure how ...