'We Deserve Better' campaign founder Dylan Quinn will embark on a 90 mile walk to Stormont in protest of Northern Ireland's current "disruptive" political situation this weekend.

Marking two years since the collapse of the Northern Ireland assembly, the artistic director of Dylan Quinn Dance Theatre will begin his challenging walk from his hometown of Enniskillen on Saturday January 5, planning to arrive at the Stormont Parliament Buildings by Monday January 7.

"I hope to raise the issue again in people's conscience so that the disruptive political situation we have here does not just become our ongoing normality," said Dylan, when asked by the Impartial Reporter what he hopes to achieve by this peaceful protest.

He continued: "We have to remember it is not normal, positive, effective or helpful to have no government. We suffer as a result and they, and we, have allowed it to become some strange sort of normality."

Commenting on the "complicated" politics of Northern Ireland, Dylan said: "We are suffering from issues from the past that have not been dealt with properly and until we deal properly with the past and have healthy discussions about the future, it is not going to change."

He added: "I hope that this and any future actions will help remind people of the power and agency they have to make a difference and that the opportunity for change does not sit with those paid to do, but not doing, their legislative jobs but with us, the people that put them there. I hope therefore in the future we will begin to take braver decisions at the ballot box and ask harder questions of them."

In training for his walk to Stormont, Dylan has been out walking the roads and hills of Fermanagh, as well as doing some yoga and the “odd bit of dancing.”

Talking about his training, he said: “It has been about just preparing myself for the repetitive nature of the movement required really. I have also been preparing myself mentally for how I might feel when walking alone for long periods and also there is always the risk of encountering negativity so just getting myself in the right frame of mind to be able to deal with that.”

Various people have said that they will join Dylan on the walk, including some members of different political parties. Dylan commented: "I am aware that some political parties' members have said they are interested in walking some of the way."

He added: "I hope that those who do will take the 'need for change' message to the heart of our political system and share the frustration that I and many others feel."

When asked what his plan is for when he reaches Stormont, Dylan said: “If I am honest, I am not totally sure what I will do when I get to Stormont, the important bit for me is the journey there. It is the various communities I and we will be passing through on the way and the people we will meet."

He continued: “What happens at Stormont will be defined by the journey along the way and I can only find that out by undertaking it and that is something the main political parties could do with appreciating.”

“If they honestly and openly take part in a journey to create a better society here and not just seek to beat the ‘other’ we can work out what the end destination will be like as we move towards it. We can’t do that if we never openly undertaken the journey in the first place and at the moment they are not prepared or maybe even capable of doing so,” Dylan concluded.