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[…]

Minotaur Mania

Mazes and minotaurs go together; clearly you can’t have a Maze Festival without a fair few minotaurs showing up… So what do you do with them? Well, you could start by tossing rings onto the[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Ariadne Returns!

I never intended for Ariadne to stay away so long! Those of us who follow the labyrinth’s path know how meandering happens. You commit to the path, and then you follow it. Ariadne’s Thread has never been[…]

Hearts of Gratitude

I have had an amazing and grace-filled life, and in the lead-up to this, my 60th, birthday, I have become more and more aware of the wonderful people who have been part of it and who[…]