From Blackfriars turn right into Ladybellegate Street walk to the point when it bends left, cross the road then walk diagonally across Longsmith Street into Bull Lane (an alley) at the end of which turn left onto Westgate Street. Walk down Westgate Street to St. Nicholas (you can see the tower in the distance.
Turn right from Archdeacon Street into St. Mary's Square. Walk past St. Mary de Lode toward the Bishop Hooper Memorial then under St. Mary's Gate towards the Cathedral. Enter the Cathedral and head towards the Cloisters where the Chapter House is situated.
With the Cathedral behind you go through the gates out of College Green into College Street at the end opposite Shire Hall turn left and head up Westgate Street. Look out for St. John's Alley on your left (just after McDonald's) and walk to the end to reach the back of St. John's on your right.
Walk around the side of St. John's (to your right) turn right into Northgate Street then, with the church behind you on the your right, walk toward The Cross where you will see St. Michael's Tower standing tall at the centre of the city.
With St. Michael's Tower on your right walk along Eastgate Street. The Guildhall entrance is just after the banks on your left diagonally opposite the entrance to King's Walk shopping arcade.
The map, by Gloucester based illustrator Holly Mae Gooch, displays 8 important historic buildings in the city centre where local musicians, artists, poets, songwriters and singers met for 8 different one off sessions to create, record and film new original songs.
Holly Mae Gooch - illustrator
I know Holly because she works for the Gloucester Guildhall & Blackfriars team. I can't remember when I first noticed her work as an illustrator. It must have been Facebook! I loved her drawings of dogs and keenly appreciated any posts that featured her drawing skills in my feed. This project was the ideal opportunity for me to support a really talented local creative professional. I'm hoping that SPACES gains lots of attention not just for my practice but for everyone else involved and especially Holly's contribution because it is an amazing map and I love the individual illustrations of each building. What she has created is so valuable to my project.
I highly recommend Holly if you need a professional illustrator. Find her here.