am off to the saffron walden maze festival.Can’t wait to see my bit of knitting in the maze.will be posting pictures live from there today.
h Aug All day Knitted Maze. Knitters of all ages from all over the world have come together to celebrate mazes and knitting. The Common
From 10am Night Vision Goggle Maze. Try your skills with special night vision goggles and a dark maze from Carver Barracks. Numbers will be limited. Town Hall
From 10am Inflatable laser maze and caterpillar tunnel. Zap your friends as you hunt them down in the tunnels of the laser maze or, for younger children, explore the inside of a hungry caterpillar. The Common
10am-4pm Walk the Chartres Labyrinth. Trained labyrinth facilitators Dr Jan Sellers and Dr Debbie Holley will introduce labyrinth walking using a beautiful, hand-painted canvas labyrinth laid out on the floor. Drop in for a brief talk and a labyrinth walk, every hour on the hour. Friends Meeting House, High Street
11am-5pm ‘Michael Ayrton, Maze and Minotaur.’ This compact exhibition, including a bronze of Icarus, Sun Maze, presents some of Ayrton’s most powerful and disturbing images on classical themes. Fry Gallery, off Castle Street
6pm Jeff Saward, keynote talk: ‘The Saffron Walden Mazes – An Amazing History’. Jeff Saward is widely considered the authority on the history and development of mazes and labyrinths around the world (www.labyrinthos.net). Discover how Walden’s Mazes are part of a fasinating tradition stretching back thousands of years. Suitable for all ages and levels of interest. To ensure a place please book with Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre. Town Hall
8pm Joglaresa: ‘Love’s Labyrinth’. A concert of French mediaeval song, including the anonymous C14th song celebrating the work of the arch labyrinth maker himself – Daedalus. Tickets: £12 in advance, £15 at door, £10 conc. (under 18, 60+, unwaged) available from Saffron Walden Tourist Information Centre or http://www.saffronwaldenearlymusic.org.uk St Mary’s Church