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 ...

Spitalfields: Providing Answers and Inspiration

Spitalfields is a diverse market filled with a multitude of colours, fabrics and new ideas for all who visit including those of us in search of wisdom. The simplicity and structure of the street wisdom experience is an opportunity to take some time for yourself, slow down and notice the world around you. I began my Saturday ...

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 ...

A Notting Hill Street Wisdom

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Do you take too many photos at concerts or read your emails while you’re on holiday? Do you busily walk down the street and forget to appreciate all that is beautiful around you? Most of us fall into these little traps and have a deeper knowing that it’s not what we want. When we slow ...

A Portal to Awesomeness

The greatest thing about becoming a certified, bona-fide Street Wizard is the ability to go out into the world and share this incredible tool with other humans. I found myself in Bali over December and January, pursuing a writing project. I had joined a group of brilliant minds and giving ...

New Year’s Revolution

We’re always thinking about how we can give you wonderful people more opportunities to experience the inspiration that’s right there under our feet in the street. So in addition to the Street Wisdom experiences that are springing up all over the world, we came up with ...

A new year adventure in London’s Borough Market

We decided to run a  Street Wisdom Adventure at the end of the first week of January, as we knew this would be a time when people would have some big questions in mind and would be looking for some big answers.  Sandie (@dilgers) my very wonderful co-facilitator and I, met our Twelve Adventurers opposite Monmouth Coffee ...

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 ...

Breda: Cake, love and dancing in the rain

Although I’d been looking forward excitedly to my first Street Wisdom experience, the day began with sadness and a heavy heart. It was 14th November and we'd woken to the news that terrorist attacks in Paris had claimed over a hundred lives the night before. It seemed inevitable that this would cast dark shadows over ...

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 ...

Sofia’s sophists and the virtue in a Vespa

In September, innovation consultant, writer and speaker Georgi Kamov led a Street Wisdom event as part of a conference focused on 'How to achieve quality of life in Sofia.' It was organised by the Wellbeing Sofia project run by the Bagra Foundation in the framework of the Europe Program of the Sofia Municipality.  Sofia was an interesting venue for ...

Hunger for curiosity and support for refugees in Hannover

Martina Amberg recently held a Street Wisdom event to draw attention to a refugee education project in Hannover, Germany. Held at the Katholische Familienbildungsstätte (Catholic Family Education Centre or Fabi ), the project is called 'Wortfinder' and helps refugee children to learn German so they can begin a new life in their adopted country.... "It was the very ...

Brisbane breakthroughs – Street Wisdom Australia

A couple of weeks ago, we held our first ever Street Wisdom event in Australia. A small group gathered in the centre of Brisbane on a Sunday afternoon to seek answers and inspiration on the sunny springtime streets. This is Caitlin's story, one of our intrepid first-time participants, who had a revelation about a question she'd been ...

Wise wanders in the west-country

  My quest was to find an answer to "How can I remind myself to hold my centre and stay in my true nature at times when I notice myself being pulled into gossip and judgement?". On the quest, as I wandered along I noticed a long straight metal groove, a bit like a tram line in ...

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

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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 ...

The Wisdom of Reading

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I just held a wonderful first Street Wisdom walk in Reading. I was privileged to share the experience with people who were open to trying something new and open to what the streets told them. What I saw and heard made me smile, laugh, question myself and think differently about who I might be, how I ...

Right people, right place: Croydon

We meet at Smoothbean! in Croydon. We talk about Streets. Memories of home and childhood float, mixing with the aroma of the unctuous coffee,  caressing my pallet. Smoothing my morning worries. Lithuania, Croydon, Sofia, that place I can’t remember the name. We are gone. We start our journey, paired together and already discussing Big Ideas. She gets them in her ...