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We’re Pleased to Announce…

The new and improved Labyrinthos website is now up and running! Jeff has been working for some months on a total revamp, with updated photos, information and navigation, including over 40 downloadable pdf’s of articles from past editions of Caerdroia and a selection of introductions and studies pertaining to specific labyrinth types and locations. Still very [Read More]

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Our Lady and the Labyrinth at Guingamp

As part of our Labyrinthos website redesign, we’ve been sorting through stacks of old photographs and remembering past travels and visits – so many labyrinths, so many memories! This lovely labyrinth in Guingamp, France, is one of our favourites although we have only seen it one time, way back in our early travels together, circa 2001. We [Read More]

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Delightful Itchen Stoke

After seeing some discussion on the TLS Facebook page this week, we thought it might be nice to share a bit of information about the delightful little church of St. Mary’s in the English village of Itchen Stoke, along with some photos of the labyrinth that Jeff took a few years ago when the altar [Read More]

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A Prisoner’s Labyrinth

Our house (which we lovingly refer to as Labyrinthos HQ) is home to an amazing assortment of mazes, labyrinths and related ephemera that have been collected from round the world over the past 40 years or so. This beautiful locking writing box was probably made in Scotland early in the 1800’s, by a French prisoner of war, [Read More]

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Threading the Maze

December is flying by, and we have been out and about, travelling to Spain and Italy to both broaden our research and deepen our connections with friends and fellow labyrinth enthusiasts. But despite being physically out in the world, I am feeling particularly quiet and pulled-in this year. 2016 has been a year of extremes [Read More]

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Honouring the Artist

With all the focus on creative mazes in Saffron Walden last weekend, it seemed only right to make a small pilgrimage to nearby Hadstock to visit the grave of Michael Ayrton, a non-conformist 20th-century artist who lived in North Essex. A sculptor, painter, author, filmmaker, and maze designer, Ayrton’s life was changed forever when he visited Crete [Read More]

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Mandala Maze

It started out as a great idea and a spiral drawn in chalk: and then magic happened! Sculptor Tessa Hawkes invited people attending the 2016 Saffron Walden Maze Festival to co-create a a unique snail shell mandala maze in her garden, and even she was amazed by what evolved. Out on the Common, people were [Read More]

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A-maze-ing Saffron Walden, part 2

The Saffron Walden Common was pulsing with activity this weekend as creative mazemakers delighted the crowds with opportunities to lose and find themselves both literally and metaphorically. On the historic turf maze, modern competitors followed century-old rules to race each other to the centre on Sunday afternoon. The proud winner, with a time of 6 minutes [Read More]

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A-Maze-ing Saffron Walden!

Every few years, the Minotaur comes to Saffron Walden, home of the wonderful 17th century turf maze. He came, in many forms, as part of the 2016 Saffron Walden Maze Festival, which was a rousing success. Every three years, the town celebrates its maze-y history, as enthusiasts and creatives gather together to chat, walk, make, and play with labyrinths and [Read More]