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Terminalia has been running since 2011 always on 23 Feb.

2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

2017

11am, Aberystwyth. Terminalia - An Aberystwyth Celebration Walk

There will be a celebration of Terminalia in Aberystwyth. While the walls are no longer visible, their route is easy to trace. The town map is very clear to this day, and various historical sources confirm the course as:
Castle Point, South to Tan Y Cae, Along to Heol Y Bont, Dan Dre, Chalybeate Street, Baker Street, Alfred Place, Crynfryn Row, Marine Terrace, King Street, Y Ro Fawr, Castle Point
There were gates at Heol Y Bont, Great Darkgate Street, Eastgate and Pier Street, which will be noted as part of the tour.

Meet at 11am, Castle Point (at the sea wall). More details about the walk. Organised by Roger Boyle.


11am, London, Vauxhall Bus Station: Exploring Boundaries and Monuments.

We will be walking at 11.00 am from Vauxhall bus station to Waterloo station via Tate Britain, the site of Mark Wallinger's, "State Britain" in 2007.
We will then follow an exploratory walk to Trafalgar Square and on to St Paul’s , ending at Waterloo Station. This should take a couple of hours allowing for a tea or coffee break en route. In recognition of Terminus this walk will focus on exploring the memorials and statues along the trajectory. We will observe how and what we choose to commemorate and celebrate through our public spaces. Each participant in the walk will receive a hand made rope which they can make knots in to record the experience of the walk.

Free. There is a also a follow up walk on 25th Feb in Seasalter, Kent(PDF) to Micks Post. For further details and if you would like to attend please contact Elspeth Penfold elspethpenfold@yahoo.co.uk and have a look at the pdf for this event.


All day, Anywhere: Terminalia Synchronised Walk

Women Who Walk Network members, friends and curious passersby are invited to take a dérive to celebrate the festival of Terminalia. In a tribute to the borderless and liminal, this synchronised walk links to the wider Terminalia Festival. Dérive as you like it – try one of these provocations or just follow your curiosity: 1. Walk with friends, family or colleagues. Seek synchronicity. Discuss your findings. 2. Disobey signage. Defy walls and boundaries. Walk in a straight line as far as you can. 3. Incorporate a catapult. Flip a coin at junctions. Follow your nose, or a noise, or an annoyance.
Then share your experiences with fellow celebrants: For instant sharing, tweet while you walk. Upload thoughts, findings or images to @womenwhowalknet so Sonia can retweet them. Use #terminalia to follow the synchronised walk on Twitter and add your comments. For a more leisurely response, post your walking notes, comments or blog link to the network website.

Curated by Sonia Overall, Women Who Walk Network


12pm Cambridge, Castle Mound: Burn British Psychogeography!CANCELLED (Contemporary british psychogeography lives to fight another day! --ed)

This event has been replaced by a ritual event called Rahmat Ali Chaudhry Urs Mubarak at 5pm in Cambridge. See below for full listing.


12.40pm Leeds, Kirkgate Market: WorkersLunchTime

Prepare for the Beating the Bounds walk by exploring the spatial and temporal limits of a lunchtime at Kirkgate Market, Leeds.
Meet at 12.40 by the M&S clock, in the 1904 hall for a crowd-sourced tour of the largest covered market in Europe. Following our noses for around 25 mins we'll create a spontaneous platter map of vernacular gastronomy and then sit down to destroy it with our teeth and taste buds.

(Funded by the WLT small grants foundation. This tour was first conceived with Katie Etheridge and Simon Persighetti's for their 'Personal Shopper' project, Compass Festival 2016) By: @wkrslunchtime. Event is free but tickets are required.

Tickets / Sign Up


1.30pm Leeds, Kirkgate Market: Threads - a market mis-guide

Inspired by Hayley Alessi's experiences of visits to the market as a small child, and other interactions with markets over the years. The tour explores peoples’ connections to the market and to each other, and shows why markets are an important part of our social history. The walk reimagines the market through Hayley's personal stories and experiences, and invites the participants to share some of their own along the way. To do this she has a ball of thread, which she will unravel as we walk, and tie knots in to remember each story as it unfolds.

Meet at the M & S Clock in the 1904 hall. The walk last approximately 40 mins.
Created by Hayley Alessi for the Personal Shopper Cornucopia! project in association with Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti for Compass Festival 2016. For more info on this piece and other work see: https://hayleyalessi.wordpress.com


5pm, Cambridge Cemetery: عرس مبارک काल, पत्र देश URS MUBARAK Rahmat Ali, Cambridge

A ritual celebration at the shrine of Rahmat Ali Chaudhry in Cambridge.
"Inqalabi Communist InterNatIonal (ICINI), All LaBour Industrial uniON (ALBION), Leave the EU Leave the UK Leave NATO, And join DINIA, Psychogeographical hyper Urs Mubarak, Down with ISIS ISI SIS Down with all destructive workers power over reproductive workers. Towards REproductiVe wOrkers and Labourers indUsTrial unION"
More explanations about this event can be found here: http://destroydocumenta.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/urs-mubarak-rahmat-ali-chaudhry-8pc.html?m=1 with videos of previous Urs rituals here https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfJYrVbh7DIxyBl1vSOv0Bybn01lOAYNk

Meet at Cambridge Cemetery, Newmarket Road. Action by Cambridge Lettrist And Situationist Society


5.55pm Leeds, Central Road: "Centered: Threshold / Hearth"

David Bollinger will spark off the Beating the Bounds walk with a short ritual sacrifice to the other Goddess of Psychogeography: Vesta. Vesta (or Hestia as the Greeks called her) is the goddess of liminal spaces, thresholds and hearths. Her place was the fireplace, the central hearth in every home. As another boundary entity she was responsible for the centre and thresholds, the boundary between spaces (Hermes is the god of travelling across boundaries and you know about Terminus). Sacrifices to this domestic, very early primitive goddess was often seen as being done for no reward, literally "going up in smoke."

Please meet in Central Road, Leeds opposite Little Tokyo. This is a very short event (5 mins).


6pm Leeds, Central Road: Beating the Bounds - Circular walk around medieval boundary of Leeds.

6pm Departure from the midpoint of all the stones in Central Road (opposite Mrs Athas Cafe and Little Tokyo). 2-3 hrs (easy). Bring treats to share, flowers to leave and alcoholic or soft drinks to keep you warm! With events, interventions, and special performances from local artists. Led by Tim Waters

We will be walking widdershins (anti-clockwise) around the city, visiting the ancient boundary markers that defined the medieval boundaries of the city. Traditionally, feasting and dances were performed during Terminalia at boundary markers, and we will do the same with things with cake, flowers and a drink! The boundary markers around Leeds are called bars (gates, possibly that barred off an entrance) and mark the borders where the city ended and the countryside began. Some stone markers still exist.

Beating the Bounds: Interventions and Performances

Simon Bradley will perform a guided tour of his "Pocket Museum of Displacements" at a location along the walk.

Anzir Boodoo will perform a traditional Roman blessing at the city's transport termini. The walk may also visit the new glittering southern entrance to the railway station where an invocation to a Roman river god will be enacted as we stand over the water.

** NEW - Review **

Review of the Terminalia Walk in Leeds by Dr Andy Turner from the University of Leedshttps://particulations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/terminalia-2017-geographers-account.html

Event is free, just turn up. Tickets are not required but help plan for numbers.

Beating the Bounds: Optional Tickets

6.30pm, London, Tapping Into The City: Group Walk - Regent's Place

Tapping Into The City looks at our movements through private-public space in the city, the impact of urban surroundings on us and our relations with each other.
Come and join in this live art piece/group walk through the city, starting at Regent's Place. Nathania will explain the piece and then we'll walk together for an hour or so. Afterwards we can retreat to a warm pub nearby. No need for expertise, to practice or to perform - we will simply explore and respond to our surroundings and each other by moving as one through the city space and listening to its sound and the sound of our feet. Ideally we'll wear shoes with pennies stuck to the soles.

Further info and updates on event page http://www.facebook.com/events/127444644441344. You can just turn up, but if you would like to contact Nathania in advance the email is nathaniah@gmail.com. Project and other works at www.nathaniahartley.com

Free. 6.30pm. Meet at Regent's Place Plaza, at the seating blocks closest to Euston Tower. Closest tube - Warren Street.

** NEW ** Tapping in the City Blog Post review

Review of the Tapping into the City event https://www.facebook.com/tappedcity/photos/a.1077096685656375.1073741829.1077054845660559/1452881521411221/?type=3&theater

Please visit the Tapping Into The City Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tappedcity . Also view the project video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/186335190


10.00am, Osaka. Alert Reveries, Borrowed Sceneries: A walking invocation of medieval Leeds in contemporary Osaka

By Gareth Morris Jones and Alert Reveries


Media from Events in 2017

An image taken in Cork, Ireland by @everydayaesthletics on Instagram as part of the Women Who Walk event.
The Dark Arches, taken by @susan_loves_leeds during the Leeds Beating the Bounds walk.
Utsubo Park, Osaka, with Gareth Morris Jones during his Alert Reveries walk in Osaka, Japan.
Group photo of happy participants during Nathania's Tapping the City event
Twitterns in a Sussex Town by Pynchon in Public.
Anzir blesses the participants at Leeds train terminus, during The Leeds Beating the Bounds walk
Participants talking under the clock in the market after Workers Lunchtime
Shoes with tapping pennies during Nathania's Tapping the City event

2016

* Leeds - Terminalia Turbo Dérive 3pm. Central Leeds.

Sound artist Phill Harding will lead a silent walk of rapid passage and high velocity through central Leeds following a dynamic algorithmically derived route.

* Leeds - Beating the Bounds 6pm eeting in The North Bar Pub, North Street, then around the city. Free.

Leeds - Beating the Bounds - Circular walk around medieval boundary of Leeds. Bring treats to share, flowers to leave and drinks to keep you warm! With events, interventions, and special performances from local artists. More details coming soon. We will be walking in an clockwise direction around the city, visiting the ancient boundary stone markers that defined the medieval boundaries of the city. Traditionally, feasting and sacrifices were performed during Terminalia at boundary markers, and we will do the same with things like poetry, cake, flowers or a drink! The boundary markers around Leeds are called bars (gates, possibly that barred off an entrance) and mark the borders where the city ended and the countryside began. Most are recorded and some still exist.
Simon Bradley: Displacement Activity
A special Displacement Activities intervention involving the group participating in a sonic boundary ritual will occur at some undisclosed part of the walk.
Performances
Anzir Boodoo will perform a traditional Roman blessing at the city's transport termini. The walk may also visit the new glittering southern entrance to the railway station where an invocation to a Roman river god will be enacted as we stand over the water.
Mapping the intangible.
This year our walk will include the opportunity to contribute to a new map of the city which will endeavor to contain some of our thoughts, feelings, memories and insights about the experience of Leeds. Liz Cable, Senior Lecturer in Digital Narratives at Leeds Trinity University will collate and curate your responses to the prompts of the city, and your experience of the Festival: photographs, doodles, memories, prose, poetry, sounds, commentary. What memories do we leave behind as as we walk into the new year. What wishes do we have for this city? Our collection will be mapped onto the city using augmented reality and available for download and re-experience as a mobile app.

* Symposium – Taking it to the Streets: Empowering Interactions with the Urban Environment 6pm-7.15pm. Business and Law building, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk. Free.

This symposium explores the concept of psychogeography, the practice of attentive walking used by a diverse range of writers, activists, artists and performers. With talks by Dr Andrea Capstick, Morag Rose, and Phil Smith.

Anzir blesses the walkers
The blessings.
The walkers relax with a pint after the walk.

2015

Beating the Bounds 4.15pm Leeds

Circular walk around medieval boundary of Leeds

New for this year, the North Bar Stone has been discovered!
We will be walking in an anti-clockwise direction (widdershins) this year around the city, visiting the ancient boundary markers that defined the medieval boundaries of the city. Traditionally, feasting and sacrifices were performed during Terminalia at boundary markers, and we will do the same with things like poetry, cake, flowers or a drink. The boundary markers around Leeds are called bars (gates, possibly that barred off an entrance) and mark the borders where the city ended and the countryside began. Most are recorded and some still exist.

Bring yourselves, sticks, warm clothes and to share: some cake, drinks and flowers!

The North Bar being added to the old bus station wall
The North Bar is finally uncovered!
The North Bar sees the air.
The East Bar and A Puppeteer and Puppet!

2014

Beating the Bounds - Circular walk around medieval boundary of Leeds 4pm

We will be walking in a clockwise direction around the city, visiting the ancient boundary markers that defined the medieval boundaries of the city. Traditionally, feasting and sacrifices were performed during Terminalia at boundary markers, and we will do the same with things like poetry, cake, flowers or a drink! The boundary markers around Leeds are called bars (gates, possibly that barred off an entrance) and mark the borders where the city ended and the countryside began. Most are recorded and some still exist.

Meet at 4:00 for a 4:15 departure at the North Bar bar (24 New Briggate) then clockwise to the East Bar by the Parish Church, then onto the South Bar, (Adelphi comfort stop) then to the West Bar, near City Square and onto the Burley Bar (Woodhouse Lane) and completing the circle back at the North Bar for further festivities.
Sign up details:
Facebook Event Page

Read here for a review by Phil Kirby of the 2014 walk! The Culture Vulture: A Drink To The City

The East Bar
The group starts the walk in this alley
Tim indicates where the North Bar is covered up.
South Bar
Around the Woodhouse Bar
Group by the Woodhouse Bar
Woodhouse Bar

2013

Terminalia - Circular Walk 2pm Leeds

Facebook Event Page

CELEBRATE TERMINALIA - the festival of Terminus - Roman god of boundaries on Saturday 23rd February, 2pm Leeds. We will be walking in a clockwise direction around the city, visiting the ancient boundary markers that defined the medieval boundaries of the city. Traditionally, feasting and sacrifices were performed during Terminalia at boundary markers, and we will do the same with things like poetry, cake, flowers or a drink! The boundary markers around Leeds are called bars (gates, possibly that barred off an entrance) and mark the borders where the city ended and the countryside began. Most are recorded and some still exist. In addition to the historical boundaries that we encounter, you are invited to discover the hidden and not so hidden boundaries and borders that are concrete, social, political or virtual in the city. Meet at 2:00 for a 2:15 departure at the North Bar bar (24 New Briggate) then clockwise to the East Bar by the Parish Church, then onto the South Bar, (Adelphi comfort stop) then to the West Bar, near City Square and onto the Burley Bar (Woodhouse Lane, and should be viewable this year!) and completing the circle back at the North Bar for further festivities.

Participants were given a map of the bars
"Toner" map style ©Stamen (CC BY 3.0). Map data ©OpenStreetMap contr

2012

Terminalia Leeds Roman Circular Walk

Review of Leeds Terminalia 2012 by Penny Goodman

The Burley Bar
The group tries to find the missing North Bar
South Bar Group
Ovid by the West Bar (The Trinity Shopping Centre under construction)
Looking for the Woodhouse Bar

2011

Terminalia Leeds Roman Circular Walk

A more exploratory evening walking by a small group.

The East Bar
The Map by the East Bar
This way was barred.