The Nor­folk and Nor­wich Fes­ti­val will soon be upon us, and I love the buzz it brings.

One event that caught my eye is called Re­verse. It’s a city tour with a dif­fer­ence – you walk back­wards, lis­ten­ing to a sound­track. The fes­ti­val direc­tor told me it’s ex­tra­or­di­nary how dif­fer­ent your view is when you go back­wards. (He also stressed that health and safety was very im­por­tant, and he wasn’t ex­pect­ing to find peo­ple sprawled on pave­ments after trip­ping over kerbs!)

I think this could be a metaphor for life. After a tur­bu­lent and di­vi­sive few years in Bri­tain, maybe we all need to ‘walk back­wards’ for a bit, to get a fresh per­spec­tive? It beats over­dos­ing on Twit­ter any­way!

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