Saffron Walden Maze Festival

If you are going to be in the UK 19 – 21 ¬†August, don’t miss the Saffron Walden Maze Festival!

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The Festival will be a whole weekend of celebration of the town’s historic turf labyrinth (known as the maze) on the common, and also of the Victorian hedge maze in Bridge End Gardens. Can you spot the two more modern labyrinths which have been constructed especially for the 2013 and 2016 festivals?

There will be an opportunity to hear Jan Sellers give a key note speech on labyrinths in education. She’ll be launching her new book and signing copies too. Jan is bringing her lovely Chartres style cloth labyrinth for a meditative labyrinth walk prior to the talk on Saturday evening, and I will be facilitating another chance to walk the labyrinth from 10.30 – 12.30 on Sunday morning 21st August. You will find us in the historic ‘Court House’ along with maze puzzles and games, and a display of school work from RA Butler and Dame Bradbury’s primary schools.

There will be food stalls, live music and plays, an amazing collection of community mazes on the common, and even a ‘night vision goggle’ maze. On Friday 19th there will be an evening comedy club on the theme of ‘I got lost’. On Sunday evening there will be a grand finale with fire jugglers. Also don’t miss the candlelit concert of labyrinth-inspired Indian classical music in St Mary’s Church at 9.15 on Saturday evening.

Find out more from the Maze Festival website by following the link below.

Saffron Walden Maze Festival website

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A Suffolk journey into the labyrinth

Rosie AndersenAldeburgh author Rosie Andersen has written a beautiful book, ‘Songs of the Trees’ inspired by the woodlands of her Suffolk home.

Paul Jackson has supplied wonderful, intricate illustrations.

There is a labyrinth to find too!

Do follow the link below and take a look. Described as a ‘modern myth’ Rosie’s story is a treat for inquisitive labyrinth fans young and old.

Thank you Rosie for getting in touch. I’ve ordered myself a copy!

Songs of the trees: Aelfwynn’s journey into the labyrinth