Of Walking on Thin Ice

04aug(aug 4)2:00 pm28(aug 28)3:00 pmOf Walking on Thin IceScreening of documentary following the story of climate activist walkers as they travel to attend the world climate summit in November 2021 OrganiserA+ESt Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW2:00 pm - 3:00 pm (28)(GMT+00:00) Event TypeCultural, Arts & SocialThemeCommunication & Storytelling

Event Details

Of Walking on Thin Ice (Camino to COP26) is a 55 minute B&W 16mm film documentary by artist filmmaker Benjamin Wigley (ART DOCS). It follows the story of climate activist walkers (including the Coat of Hopes) as they travel across England and Scotland to attend the world climate summit, held in Glasgow, in November 2021. This is an immersive and poetic film memory of the Camino, capturing footage of landscapes, the slow and quick movements of flag-waving, and the ethereal sound of unseen voices sharing reflections.

Ben walked with the pilgrims; rigging himself with binaural microphones and shooting on 16mm film on his Bolex camera, which he then developed, by hand. Following its residency at the Cathedral, the film will then be made available for community screenings across Scotland as part of Take One Action’s Community Film Clubs Initiative. More information about the film can be found here.


Of Walking on Thin Ice will screen 2pm-3pm Monday-Saturday between 4th and 28th August 2023, in the Chapter House of the Cathedral.


A + E is a key partner organisations in our work to create a Cathedral which is fully engaged with the climate crisis, braiding the terms accident and emergency, art and ecology, art and education.  Curated by Jonathan Baxter, A+E asks: how might the Cathedral become an ecological commons for the city and how might that shape a social and ecological art practice?  To that end, it is working collaboratively with a wide range of partners including artists, peer-educators, environmentalists, and the Cathedral’s eco-congregation group.

Part of the A+E Summer Programme, Of Voices/Pathways.


Free entry by donation



4 (Friday) 2:00 pm - 28 (Monday) 3:00 pm(GMT+00:00)