Join the Divergent walkers for a Black Dog Walk Off at Hagley Park as part of our week long Divergence Festival. But don't worry if you don't have a black dog, or even a dog for that matter - we welcome everyone to join us. You might even find one of us walking our imaginary dogs as we join in the fun and connection. We look forward to meeting you and your real or imaginary friends/ pets.

Black Dog Walk Off is key component of Divergence.  It is an opportunity to make visible what is often a hidden community. The use of the Black Dog is in reference to the analogy that is often used by people facing the experience which is commonly known as depression. By walking our Black Dog while connecting with others we are in fact practically displaying some of the Wisdom that comes from Madness.  This ties into this year’s Divergence them of Mad/Divergent Wisdom.


Sunday 31st of March 2019



North Hagley Park 

Meeting point is indicated at the star on the map provided.

Registrations / Tickets

Registration is not required for this event.  We are hoping to have some merchandise available, including Alternative Reality Dogs and some T Shirts.  Please follow us on Facebook, or click interested on the Facebook event or subscribe below for updates. 

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