Walk a labyrinth in York city centre – 8 to 20 June 2021

York Unitarian Janet Eldred and two colleagues are creating a temporary labyrinth at King’s Manor as part of York’s Festival of Ideas 2021.

The labyrinth will be in situ 8-20 June.

The use of a turf labyrinth in villages across medieval Britain often shaped mid-summer festivities associated with the summer solstice and the Feast of St John the Baptist.

The King’s Manor temporary, sawdust labyrinth is based upon the Shepherds Ring, a medieval labyrinth that occupied the village green of Broughton, near Northampton.

It was established in response to the three-day Midsummer Fair granted by Edward III in 1353 and was enjoyed by children and adult revellers at the festival.

Details are on the Labyrinths for Wellbeing webpage. Daily announcements leading up to the event are on the Labyrinths for Wellbeing Facebook page.

If you can’t visit in person, the webpage tells how to use a finger labyrinth wherever you are, whenever you like.

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