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2020

9.00 AM: New York City, USA. Line as labyrinth: Walking the urban labyrinth of desire.

A labyrinth is not a maze, nor a puzzle to be solved, but a singular path to be traveled. One followed by choice. One where the destination is clearly the journey, and time and the space for contemplation the purpose.

A labyrinth is a line, often considered as a line convoluted, with compounded twists and turns. The very word labyrinthine is a term to describe that which is complicated and intricate. But at its core, at the heart of it, a labyrinth is just a line. One without distractions, one without choices and options. It is a singular line to follow. One that is chosen by the walker, not forced upon them by the built environment. The invitation to walk a labyrinth is just that, an invitation. It is not a demand, or even a request. It is an option. One chosen when you feel the need, the pull, the desire. The desire to take on a path, or a pilgrimage. To set out with an intention, a question. It works best when you don’t try to answer that question, but just walk with the question, and see how it changes, and reveals more of itself, with each footstep.

According to some urban planning experts, Broadway was New York City’s earliest desire line, following as it does the Native American-made Wickquasgeck Path, which is thought to have been the shortest walking route between pre-colonial settlements in Manhattan. Broadway is the only remaining one path, according to Architect and urban planner Riccardo Marini, that “wasn’t wiped out by the European grid being overlaid on it”. In this work this path of desire becomes the line of a labyrinth progressing through the city. A singular line progressing from the most northern to the most southern tips of Manhattan. This line becomes an urban labyrinth of desire.

Christopher Kaczmarek invites any who feel the need, pull or aspiration to undertaking a walking pilgrimage to join him down the urban labyrinth of desire that is the street of Broadway. We will begin at 09.00 on Sunday morning February 23, 2020.

Please visit the Facebook Event page for Line As Labyrinth NYC for more information and register your interest

You can also download The Poster for The Event from here.

10.00am London Circle Walk

A day's walk around central London following a circle as closely as possible using whatever routes available - from road, pavement, and track to park, wasteland and canal towpath. The walk is just under 20 miles so wear comfortable shoes. We will have a late morning tea break, and then stop for lunch around halfway. We should complete the circle and return to Tower Bridge just before sunset. There are no tickets and the event is free, just come along and enjoy! Any questions then email Tim at squaregardener@gmail.com.

Meet in the middle of Tower Bridge, standing over the crack where the two halves lift up, on the east side. This is the side facing towards Wapping and Canary Wharf.

For further details about the walk, please visit:
http://www.timpaulwilson.com/london-circle-walk
http://tingtinglongtingtingfala.blogspot.com/2011/06/london-circle-walk.html
https://www.facebook.com/LondonCircleWalk

10.00am Stroud, UK. "Beating the Bounds" of Rodborough Parish

In honour of the Roman God of boundaries we will walk around the limits of the parish of Rodborough.

Parishes were once very important administrative areas and ceremonially walking the boundaries of a parish (known as “Beating the Bounds”) was a significant local custom in many places. Important boundary landmarks such as trees or stones would be ceremonially beaten with birch or willow rods. Sometimes young boys (typically choir boys) would also be ceremonially beaten at key places (supposedly to ensure that they would remember the parish boundaries!).

On this walk we intend to revive certain aspects of this custom for one day. Specifically, walking the boundary and beating key landmarks, but most definitely NOT beating young boys. As we progress there will be discussions and performative celebration of local matters, historical, political, industrial, cultural, geological, ecological and mythological. The boundary of Rodborough parish follows canals and disused railway lines, makes steep ascents and descents of beautiful Cotswold valleys and crosses the limestone grassland of an ancient common.

Organised by Radical Stroud
Approximately 8 miles. Allow 6 hours. Bring refreshments and food. Towpaths and footpaths and some very steep climbs / descents. Several stiles to cross.
The walk will start and end at Stroud Railway station. Map ref SO 84973 05124. Meet in the forecourt for a 10.00 am start.
For contact, please email Bob Fry at threemthree@icloud.com

NEW Indoor Event
Take a walk through the Palestinian History Tapestry at Lansdowne in Stroud on Sunday 23rd February. Lose yourself in time and space and explore your feelings in a perambulation around the hall and exhibition. Free.
The Palestine History Tapestry illustrates the history of the land of Palestine, from the Neolithic era to the present. It has been made by Palestinian women within and outside Palestine, many of them in refugee camps across the Middle East ...the largest embroidered collection of illustrative work ever produced by Palestinian embroiderers...

10am. Barletta, Italy: LOST WALLS AND ...

This year the Psychogeography Festival will take place in continuity with the two previous editions. Once again the peripatetic walk will take place within the lost walls of the city of Barletta. Wandering among the words the lectures of forgotten episodes Walking castle 2018 and the scenes of the crimes 2019. During a preliminary meeting the knowledge of Terminalia (ancient pagan holiday) and of Psychogeography will be deepened.

Program labile borders: February 22 18-20 meeting at c / o Grow Lab - Corso Vittorio Enamuele 63 Barletta I Terminalia (edited by prof. Francesca De Santis) Psychogeography * land art * walking art * sand art (by arch. Bernardo Bruno)
February 23, 2020 10-13 A ZONZO departure from Piazza Castello Participants are asked to bring flowers to lay along the way, drinks and sweets to share.

Note there is a meeting the evening before on Feb 22. 18-20 meeting at c / o Grow Lab - Corso Vittorio Enamuele 63 Barletta I Terminalia (edited by prof. Francesca De Santis) Psychogeography * land art * walking art * sand art (by arch. Bernardo Bruno)

On February 23, 2020 10-13 A ZONZO departure from Piazza Castello
Participants are asked to bring flowers to lay along the way, drinks and sweets to share.

Organised by Bernardo Bruno 3386115998
www.derivemetropolitane.it
View the poster for this event here.

10am. Wrexham, UK. Offa Boundary Drift

In honour of Terminus, the Roman god of boundaries you are invited on a boundary drift along the Wrexham county borough boundary of Offa. We will gather in the B & Q car park, just off Mold Road at 10am on Sunday 23rd February and make our way along the Offa community boundary heading in the direction of Regent Street and ending at the edge of Erddig Country Park on Wrexham Road.

The walk can be simply experienced or you may wish to record it through photography, drawing, painting, poetry, video, recording sound, aroma, texture, or taste. The walk might even include a bit of feasting, drinking and presenting offerings to the god Terminus! You can walk at your own pace, in groups or on your own. The duration of the walk is entirely up to you. Submitted outcomes of the walk will be printed as a newspaper. All are welcome.

You can download a poster for event here.

10:30am Tirana, Albania. Gardens and cul-de-sacs.

We will be walking through the neighborhoods of Tirana that still have a significant presence of old, vernacular and non villas, drift through the cul-de-sacs they form and reflecting and enjoying the views. The walk will start at the Tanner's Bridge at 10.30am and finish after approximately two hours at Dibra St.

Organised by Arba Bekteshi
For a route map and walk itnerary please download this pdf
For further background the walk please visit the Entanglements Journal Article for Walking Through Triana. and people can contact Arba via email address arba.bekteshi@gmail.com and/or via whatsapp +355676280369.

10.30am Glasgow, Scotland. Terminalia Glasguensis MMXX

We celebrate Terminalia with a walk around the boundaries of the former Burgh of Hillhead. Terminalia is the ancient Roman festival of boundaries, held on the last day of the Roman year, when citizens and landed proprietors processed round the edges of their property and praised Terminus, the god of boundaries, for continued peace and stable borders.

The walk begins in the west end of Glasgow at 10.30 am, and will last around three hours. Bring drinks and snacks to share, and a small item to leave behind at a boundary point. If you would like to take part, please e-mail ronnie@ronnie-scott.com

11am, Aberystwyth, Wales. Terminalia - A Roman Celebration

There will be a celebration of Terminalia in Aberystwyth. This walk has been running since 2017 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
While the walls are no longer visible, their route is easy to trace. 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). The tour takes less than 30 minutes. This year we will travel anticlockwise, in opposition to last year.
Visit the Facebook Event Page to register interest.

1.30pm: Leeds, UK. Desire Paths - walking to the stones

We shall explore the desire lines of Leeds from Hyde Park Corner, through Woodhouse Moor, across the University campus and into the city centre. Be on the look out for desire paths, short cuts and corrections by authorities.
We shall finish at one of the ancient stones or "bars" in the centre of Leeds to commemorate the boundaries.

The Situationists (the somewhat more zany political wing of psychogeography) say that people need to become conscious of their hidden and un-expressed desires before they can reach a new world, rather than just following another set of political aims, persons or prescriptions for action. Perhaps desire paths and lines are visible traces of people's desire of an alternate reality? Or perhaps it's just a short cut to the shops!

Meet 1.30 in the pub garden outside the Hyde Park Corner Pub. If it's raining we will be inside the pub. Look for the man carrying a folded Ordnance Survey map. The walk should take an hour or two. It will end in the centre of Leeds. Ground should mostly be flat and in general is downhill.
For more information, contact and to register your interest please visit the Facebook event page for Desire Paths.

14:00 Berlin, Germany: Erasing the line: From no man's land to tram line

If Berlin had Terminus worshippers, who erected milestones and border markers, he would have been well served in the years between 1961 and 1989 when the city was divided by a wall and in so many other ways. Walls, barbed wire, observation towers and even borders on the middle of the river were all borders set to divide the city during the Cold War. The people counteracted with secret tunnels and daring escapes.

For Terminalia, we will explore one of the ways in which the disappearence of the wall has enabled new life in the city, namely along the line of the Tram M10. A large part of the tram itinerary was only made possible because it runs for a long stretch where the no man´s land between the Berlin Wall and East Berlin was placed. After the Wall was gone, this empty stretch of land became a park, a site of worship and it even has its own little field where rye is planted and harvested each year. Life came back to the whole area -new buildings, shops, a memorial museum, a flea market, an open air gallery, murals that stretch along whole buildings...and the tram line M10 breathes life into all of this new land. Also called "the party line" it connects the main train station with two other neighbourhoods in the former East Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg and Friedrichshain, where there is an active party and night life. This line is as busy in the wee hours of the morning on Fridays and Saturdays as it is during rush hour during a week day. Were it not for the memorial site and the open air gallery, you would not know that the Wall once determined the life of so many people by setting borders.

During Terminalia, we will walk along part of the route of M10 tram line, exploring where reminders of these divisions still exist and where the division is no longer visible. We invite photographers and urban sketchers to join, to document the Festivalia activities in Berlin. After the walk, we invite participants to a friendly exchange at a nearby Bar or Cafe along the way, where we can share photos, sketches or stories.

14.00 to 16.00, followed by drinks (optional)
Where: Meeting point is the Lobby of the Visitor Center of the Berlin Wall Memorial:
Bernauer Straße 119 (Visitor Center)
13355 Berlin
(Next to S-Bahn station Nordbahnhof, Tram line M10 and M8 Nordbahnhof)
Please also visit the Facebook Event Page .
More information on the Photo Derive Blog

2pm, Arlington, Texas, USA: A Little Walkward

Members of the feminist collective Sister Death invite friends and strangers to move with us through Veteran's Park in Arlington, Texas. We'll cross the boundary between awkward conversation and thoughtful chatting, getting to know the park and each other as we discover common ground in a era of division. Starting at the Veteran's Memorial, we'll follow the park's mile-long, accessible, paved pathway through open fields, woods, and a floral wildscape. All are welcome, including pets on leashes.

Sister Death is a band of four artists: Christine Adame, Holly D. Gray, Billi London-Gray and Marcela Reyes. As a feminist collective, we focus on empowering women and achieving gender equality. Our collective actions range from simple gestures — such as sending encouraging text messages, forwarding job opportunities, and carpooling — to complex collaborations and solidarity actions.

CST, Veteran's Park, 3600 W. Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas
Veteran's Park website: https://www.arlington.org/listings/veterans-park/391/
Sister Death's online presence, built especially for people who think the internet legitimizes reality: https://www.instagram.com/_sisterdeath/ For information, email billi@billilondongray.com

2.21pm Crosscanonby, West Cumbria, UK. Beyond the Wall: Milefortlet 21

Meet at 2.21h to go to Fortlet 21. Meeting place is outside Crosscanonby Carr Nature Reserve 'a mosaic of wetland, meadows, woodland, which is a haven for animals, birds and plants', and was once an abandoned car park. From there we walk to the medieval saltpans at the coast, and onwards to the Milefortlet at the edge of the Roman Universe. This fortlet was established to catch out those who went round Hadrian's Wall via the sea on the westside (Irish Sea).
Once there, we'll make an offering to Terminus. - and remember those who tried to beat the Wall in this way (and all those who are trying to overcome walls today).

For more information contact ArtCouple (Simon Bradley and Ursula Troche, ontomena@gmail.com).

2.45pm, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Terminalia Noviomagus

The ancient Terminalia festival was celebrated on the last day of the Roman calendar year: February 23. This holiday centered on one of the oldest Roman gods, Terminus, a mysterious and largely forgotten deity who was often represented as a physical object in the form of the stone boundary markers guarding the outer limits of the Roman territory. But Terminus was imagined to hold influence over less physical boundaries too, like that between two months, or between two groups of people.

In honor of this ancient Roman tradition, the annual Terminalia Festival of Psychogeography hosts walks exploring the theme of ‘borders’ in various locations all over the world. In the Netherlands, this year’s celebration will take place in Nijmegen, where the Romans built a military fortress around 100BC which served for almost two centuries as a flourishing border post of their Empire.

This participatory walk with choreographic and textual elements will explore the identities of Nijmegen as a city of borders which have accumulated and transformed over the course of twenty centuries of history. Around 4.30 PM, we will halt at Café de Zon on the island of Veur-Lent. From there, participants will have the option of returning home or continuing onward to experience a specially staged denouement to Terminalia Noviomagus at sunset. At the closing of the walk, all participants are welcome to join us for the Terminalia Bacchanalia at a hipster bistro in the Honigcomplex.

Point of departure: Tony Cragg’s nameless sculpture on the Stationsplein, 3 PM
This walk is organized by Ienke Kastelein and Witold van Ratingen.
More details visit the Facebook event page for Terminalia Noviomagus

3pm Edinburgh, Scotland. Walking Between Worlds

Edinburgh 23.02.20, 3pm to sunset (17.30) Happily coinciding with Terminalia, the Audacious Women Festival and Women Who Walk

Please join me (Tamsin Grainger) in a circular walking tour (of approx. 2.5 hrs) to muse and meditate on boundaries and borders - between one community of people and another, day and night, life and death and on the cusp of the new moon. We will be visiting the graves of notable women in Rosebank Cemetery, North Leith Burial Ground and South Leith Parish Church. Briefly, at each stopping place, we will face the memorial stones, and have the chance to learn about their incumbents. The steps taken from one to the next, will be equally, if not more, important - an opportunity for exchange or silent contemplation on these topics. I hope to make a map after, and of, this event that will contain some of its psychogeography.

Meeting at the join of Pilrig Street and Leith Walk, opposite the location of the Boundary Bar (now closed) which marked the former border between Leith and Edinburgh; Terminating at Robbies (the corner of Iona St and Leith Walk, more or less opposite the start) for libation and conversation about where we have been - both in ourselves and the city. You are welcome to join us at any stage of the walk - contact Tamsin for route details if need be.

Wear hardy shoes or boots for tramping pavements and negotiating sodden grass between stones and at the edge of the Water of Leith. This event is free of charge.

7PM GMT: Birmingham, UK: Dark Moon Walking

An expedition into the darkest recesses of Stirchley and Bournville in south Birmingham.
As the New Moon begins this Terminalia, we shall reclaim the night by walking out of the street lights and into the darkest corners of Birmingham B30.
By day our route is green and pleasant, traversing parks, canal paths and verdant walkways. By night we shall discover how different it all looks and feels when the path is not lit, the trees loom large and all colour disappears? Will there be fear or excitement, a feeling of power or of vulnerability?

This one-hour night walk offers the chance to venture into the unlit borderlands of Bournville, Stirchley and Lifford wards in the safety of a group. To blend into the darkness and embrace the power of our invisibility. To explore our inner fears as well as a sense of awe and wonder. By walking together, we aim to reclaim the everyday urban spaces that become off-limits after dark.
There will be short breaks along the way to contemplate the darkness or just to blend into the shadows, become invisible and think.

Organised by new West Midlands walking collective, Walkspace. Spaces are limited so booking is essential. The walk will start and end at Bournville train station ticket office, setting off at 7pm on Sunday 23rd February.
Full details and event registration: http://walkspace.uk/2020/02/dark-moon-walking/

Patrick S Ford , Yiu Lai Lei, Vietnam. Saigon Canal Walk

Patrick will be conducting a walk by the canals of Saigon, accompanied by a fellow walker - Nina Yiu Lai Lei around the canals that were once a feature of the city. Most of them have long since disappeared, some of them were filled in and became streets or boulevards such as Nguyen Hue 'Walking Street' in District 1.

To commemorate this year's Terminalia festival, they will begin on Le Than Ton (which marked the old citadel wall), progress South East along Nguyen Hue, turn left along Ton Due Thang and then left again along the North Eastern side of Thi Sách. When they again reached Le Than Ton, the would then return to my starting point near to the People's Committee hall.

For more details and background to this walk, please visit Patricks page at Saigon Canal Walk.

Walking the Invisible

A short walk of any distance from 5 paces to 50 kilometres that takes place along an invisible boundary
The walk can take place anywhere - in town or country - desert - mountain - under water It can be a county line, parish boundary, outline of a former road or building, map contour or grid line - your choice

Your response to the walk can be solitary or you may wish to join with others - please get in touch if you’d like to share your walk - it can be in any medium - film, video, written word, drawing, painting photography etc - your choice

Please publish your content on-line individually and then tell Kel where to find it. Kel will co-ordinate material and share your links with others on our website and social media. If this presents problems for you, please get in touch. Please publish your responses by 1st March

Coordinated by Kel Portman.

Synchronised walk for Terminalia

Walk the boundaries of daylight and sunset, wherever you are!
Join the Women Who Walk network and wider walking friends, exploring the cusp of night on the feast of Terminalia. Walk alone or in a group. Sync walk will start at 17:00 GMT (sunset is due around 17.30 GMT). Walkers in other time zones are very welcome to join during their local sunset.

Please tweet your experiences during the walk to @womenwhowalknet with the #womenwhowalknet and #terminalia tags.

2019

10.30am Stroud. Radical Stroud Terminalia Walk

This year, Radical Stroud are carrying out a circular walk in Oakridge. In honour of Terminus we will visit the site of Oakridge Common. It was enclosed in 1866 against local opposition and we will view the present day boundaries with an eye to the past. In our usual eclectic fashion we will also take in the site of a Roman villa, a long barrow and the crash site of a WW2 German bomber.
Quiet lanes and footpaths and a few styles. A couple of steep climbs. Likely to be muddy. 2-3hours.
(Also see some images from last years walk)

Meet at 10.30 at the gate of the Church of St Bartholomew, Oakridge Lynch
Latitude: 51.7291 / 51°43'44"N Longitude: -2.1277 / 2°7'39"W
OS Eastings: 391278 OS Northings: 203385
OS Grid: SO912033
More details and a map on Radical Stroud's blog post

10.30am Glasgow, Scotland. Terminalia Glasguensis (Terminalia of Glasgow)

Celebrate Terminalia Glasguensis on Saturday 23 February with a walk around the boundaries of the ancient town, following the River Clyde, the Molendinar and the St Enoch Burn. Terminalia is the ancient Roman festival of boundaries, held on the last day of the Roman year, when citizens and landed proprietors processed round the edges of their property and praised Terminus, the god of boundaries, for continued peace and stable borders.

The walk begins in Glasgow city centre at 10.30 am, and will last around three hours. Bring drinks and snacks to share, and a small item to leave behind at a boundary point.

10.30am Osaka, Japan: Widdershins Osaka 2019

A walking tour of time, place and the city!

Join us Feb 23rd for a circular walk through downtown Osaka. The walk maps onto the Leeds bars onto Osaka. We will be walking from Yodoybashi at 10.30am and finish at the same place around 1pm. View poster for the walk.

Organised by Gareth Morris Jones.

11am Seasalter, Kent: A Walk with Thread and Word in Seasalter for Terminalia

Through Thread and Word we are organising a collaborative walk - inviting participation with interventions and eco-poetry in Seasalter which is between Whitstable and Faversham in Kent. There is a proposal to build 1,000s of solar panels, along part of our route through Seasalter which will decimate the surrounding environment.
The walk will focus on the boundaries between alternative ways of producing energy and our surrounding environment and natural habitat. We already have a boundary sea wall to protect the surrounding land from the sea ..... as well as a boundary for fishing for bait .... (which we walked last year) and a graveyard of old Groynes to protect the beaches.
The walk on Saturday Feb 23rd as part of Terminalia Festival which celebrates the Roman God of boundaries Terminus, will use the surrounding countryside to explore ideas and consider where we draw the line as we try to protect our environment. We will use threads to record our thoughts as we respond to the surrounding landscape and poetry readings chosen from the eco -poetry archive to inspire our thoughts related to the area.
We will end up in a local pub 😊 where we will write a short declaration of findings it might even be a poem! I hope you can join us.

Meeting for a 11am start from outside the Sportsman in Seasalter. The walk would last about an hour and a half walking on mostly flat terrain.
Also visit the Faversham council listing of the walk.
More info can be found on Thread and Word Facebook Page.

12pm Barbican, London: The Act of Walking - Paving the Streets of London.

This walk will start at White Cross Street but we will meet prior outside Barbican underground station at 12pm, it will last one hour, following the route of the 1542 Paving Act. Due to the walk having various stops and changing with the context of each experience, its end location remains unknown but will be somewhere along this route. The route will raise questions around human impact on the environment and urban topographies, whilst exploring the significance of the pavings history from all the way back in 1542 to the evidence of history from yesterday. We will explore the stones themselves, the cracks in them, the litter on top, the chewing gum tarred into them and finally the pebbles and the dirt.

Organised by Lucy Faherty.

12pm Swansea: The Infinite Lawn

Join us on an mission to find The Infinite Lawn, a surreal exploration into urban sprawl and the continued greyifaction of the urban environment, as we attempt to walk a seamless greenbelt through the city by only permitting grass, moss or other flora to pass underfoot.
Taking our cue from Italo Calvino's novel Mr. Palomar, we will practically explore the questions the novel raises around the symbolism and perceived homogeneity of the well manicured lawn, and the use of managed horticulture as public and private status symbols and boundaries.
Join us on February 23rd for an epic hop, skip and jump across Swansea.

Starting location TBC. For more information please visit the Facebook Event Page for the Infinite Lawn including details of participating at your own location.
Organised by Mat Hutchinson / Stephen Donnelly and the team who attempted to levitate Swansea's Palace Theatre.

2.30pm Barletta, Apulia, Italy: "The Scenes of Crimini" Among the Perimeters of the Ancient Walls of Barletta

After organizing, a few years ago, a temporary installation made of metal nets and enveloped and classified waste called "The crime scene" in Cassano Murge. The "garden of scraps" was an operation accomplished by collecting elements and garbage of all kinds and shown to the public in one of the most important squares for a few weeks.
During the Festival of Psychogeography 2018, our journey took place in the direction of Porta Marina and then we crossed the Walls of Carmine and stopped at the Paraticchio, there we laid a chaplet of symbolic laurels to practice our ritual dedicated to Terminalia. Then we went along the borders that are no longer there ... the probable track of the beaten sixteenth-century city walls. In Piazza Castello, we placed another small laurel wreath at the foot of the monument to the missing in the sea
This year for the Festival we propose a singular "walk" between the perimeter that contains very particular "boundaries" of the ancient center in the city of Barletta: "The Scenes of Crimini" Among the Perimeters of the Ancient Walls of Barletta
The crime scene proposed here is a sort of identification of very singular places within the medieval walls where they were carried out in remote times acts of brutal violence: murders, murderers etc. We can imagine how many episodes may have occurred in ancient times in the square in front of the castle, along the walls of the Carmine, between the streets of the village! Returning through these tales and symbolic geolocalizations these particular boundaries, Pursing of the "titles" or symbolic stick stickers on the walls of the palaces, between the streets of the medieval nucleus is an operation that symbolically re-enacts buried episodes and forgotten tames ... ..In the so-called seaside village among the humble houses or the ancient palaces of civilians, between churches and buildings inhabited by monks / nuns. In the building next to the church of Sant 'Andrea, turned into a prison how many violences were consumed?
In this way, we will perform a performance in which we will reactivate one of these criminal incidents, now forgotten, which took place in Barletta.
The episodes we will mention are:
1) The massacre of the Terlizzesi occurred on 10 January 1899 near the disappearance "Porta Nuova", where the two brothers Baldassare da Terlizzi lost their lives
2) Aggression to the Evangelical Community in March 1866 that cost the lives of 4 people, of which only one of evangelical faith occurred near Via del Pesce.

Schedule
14:30 Piazza Aldo Moro: Talk on Baldassare da Terlizzi murders
15.15 Walk around walls
16:00 Via Fieramosca: Talk "Le porte del morto".
16:30 Walk onto Via San Giorgio
17:30 Via Nazareth: Performance: 1866 the massacre of the Evangelists
18:30 Finish at a nice spot in the old town.

Participants are asked to bring flowers to be placed along the path.
For more details and to attend, please find details on the Event Poster.
Organised by Bernado Bruno (blog)

3pm Utrecht, the Netherlands: The Lazy End

The ancient Terminalia festival is particularly meaningful for the city of Utrecht, where ancient Romans once built a military fort on what is now the Domplein, marking the northernmost border of their vast empire.
Starting at that very real Terminus (a God represented by a temporal or spatial boundary marker), this open participative walk will take us southwards to one of the city's storied streets - the Gansstraat. This street, bordered by a prison on one end and a cemetery on the other, is popularly known by its nickname The Lazy End, where "on one side they sit [captive], and on the other they lie." While walking down to The Lazy End, we will playfully explore Utrecht's many identities as a 'center' or 'boundary' and dwell on the notion of ending in life and times.
Depending on weather conditions, we may indulge in a brief lie-in at the cemetery before the group returns to the city center for Terminalia Bacchanalia in a bar near het Ledig Erf.

This walk is organized by Ienke Kastelein and Witold van Ratingen.
Starting point: by the passage underneath the Domkerk. 15.00.
For more details including the full schedule of the day please visit the Het Luie End - Terminalia Festival Walk event page on Facebook.

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

Leeds - Beating the Bounds. Bring treats to share, flowers to leave and drinks to keep you warm! With events, interventions, and special performances from local artists.
We will be walking in an anti-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.
This year as we will be walking during the day we will be able to see the Burley Bar Stone which is inside a bank!

Beating the Bounds: Additional Interventions and Performances

* 'Out of It! Post-urban Desire Lines'. Edgeogs (Simon Bradley & Ursula Troche) will perform untidled voyages from the inner reaches to the outer reaches.

* Anzir Boodoo will perform a traditional Roman blessing at a suitable spot along the walk (bus or train terminus) - possibly including an invocation to a Roman river god!

* Wesley Perriman will stage an intervention very close to the East Bar stone.

Attend

Meet at 3.45 at the North Bar pub on New Briggate. We will leave on the dot at 4pm. The walk usually takes between 2 and 3 hours.
Bring flowers to lay and drinks and treats to share.

Patrick S Ford, Vietnam. Saigon Citadel Walk

Patrick will be conducting a walk in District 1 of the city, accompanied by a fellow walker - Nina Yiu Lai Lei - and they shall circumnavigate the site of a previous citadel that was destroyed in 1859. Patrick has plotted the location and worked out a route that would follow the line of the original outer walls of the citadel, recording the walk with photographs, sound recordings, ambient colours. More details on Patricks's blog, 33 Temple

2018

10am, Stroud. Radical Stroud: Terminalia Festival Walk

The folks at Radical Stroud have a walk planned for Stroud involving three very different interactions with boundaries and landmarks: spatial, temporal and linguistic.

1. Meet at the Upper Lockkeeper’s Café at 10am when Jon Seagrave will explain how the shadowy operatives of Stroud & District Psychogeography and Deep Topography Commission are attempting a 'subjective remapping' of the town, asking for YOUR assistance in locating the unseen energies that shape and guide our everyday actions here in the bosom of the Five Valleys. Where did YOU have your first kiss? Where do YOU go when you want tranquillity, or fancy a fist-fight? Help identify Aggression Hotpots, Enlightenment Nodes and Knee-Trembler Clusters! Ritual Pilgrimages and Fertility Dances may result!

2. Robin Treefellow will take us on a guided walk to Woodchester Roman Villa where we will slip through all manner of wormholes of Time.

3. We will then walk up Water Lane to the long barrow at Selsley where Stuart Butler will take us on a brief history of swearing: the boundaries between the sacred and the profane; the elemental and excremental; the physical and the psychical; by Janus and ...
Robin Treefellow will also talk of the two names of this barrow: The Toots and the Blacklow – it was the site of the old Saxon hundred moot called Blacklow Hundred. Folk still like to gather there!
We will finish with a toast to Faunus.

Please bring food and drink to share....And so to home.
Organized by Radical Stroud

NEW: Visit the Radical Stroud website for a report and many photos about this event: http://radicalstroud.co.uk/terminalia-festival-february-23rd-2018/

10.15am Osaka, Japan: Widdershins Osaka 2018

A walking tour of time, place and the city!

Join us Feb 23rd for a circular walk through downtown Osaka. We will be meeting in front of the coffeeshop at the top of the stairs at exit 13 of the Yodoyabashi Subway tation (Midosuji line) at 10.15am. The walk will leave at 10.30am

Organised by Gareth Morris Jones. For more information please email Gareth at garethmorrisjones@exweb.ne.jp

11am, Seasalter, nr Whistable. Walking with The Waste Land

On Friday the 23rd of February, members from the walking group Walking with The Waste Land and their friends will be conducting a walk from the Sportsman Car Park in Seasalter, near Whitstable, in Kent. We will meet at 11a.m. in order to catch the low tide at 11.47.

On this walk we will walk to "Mick’s post" from here we will experiment with some low tide mud walking, using knots in ropes to record the experience.
We will then return to Mick’s post where where we will tie the knotted ropes to Mick’s post in a symbolic ritual of the celebration of Terminus.

Mick’s post is a white post in Seasalter which has been erected near the sea wall to indicate the boundary for the digging of bait in the estuary.
Images from these walks will be posted on Twitter @womenwhowalknet @elspethpenfold, using the #Terminalia hashtag. To find out more about Elspeth's walking as research please visit her website blog: http://www.elspeth-billie-penfold.com

12pm. Colchester. Ruth Raymer: Beating the Bounds Around the Walls of Colchester Town

In honour of Terminalia, Ruth and you will be walking around the walls of Colchester town in Essex - the oldest and longest town wall still surviving in Britain today, 'beating the bounds' and taking in the breathtaking views of the town and its environs. Colchester prides itself on being the oldest recorded town in Britain. The Roman wall is home to some of the rarest mosses and lichens and if you look really hard you may even find one of the remaining ammonite fossils in the wall. Odd finds such as the slice of wall sitting beside pizza place all add to the curiosity of this ancient structure.

We will depart from the Firstsite Gallery Cafe at noon on Friday 23rd Feb - find address and map here: http://firstsite.uk/visit/

1pm, Aberystwyth. Terminalia - An Aberystwyth Celebration Walk

There will be a celebration of Terminalia in Aberystwyth. Terminalia was celebrated in Aberystwyth in 2017 by a select group, and will be again in 2018. 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
While the walls are no longer visible, their route is easy to trace. 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 1pm, Castle Point (at the sea wall). The tour takes less than 30 minutes. This year we will travel clockwise, in opposition to last year. More details about the walk.
Some words of wisdom are available, that enthusiasts might read in advance. Organised by Roger Boyle.

NEW Read about this walk at http://rogerdboyle.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/terminalia-2018.html

3pm, Barletta, Apulia, Italy. Bernado Bruno: Walk Castle

Bernardo is leading a cicular walk around the area of Barletta Castle in Apulia, Italy.
The walk will also be documented by Bernardo on smartphone. This walk should last one hour and departs from the castle.

For more details and to attend, please visit the Walk Castle page.
Organised by Bernado Bruno

5.30pm, Leeds. Beating the Bounds Walk - Circular walk around our boundary of Leeds

5.30pm Route planning, dowsing and map browsing for a strict 6pm departure from the bar at Wharf Chambers Co-op Club . 2 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

A slightly different format to past years, we will find, in addition to the medieval stones, our own boundary markers of the city. Using crystal dowsing techniques over maps in the bar beforehand participants will plot out a route to follow within the city centre. Walkers will then head out to explore the divined places and examine whats there and uncover boundary indicators. Once done (or after a set amount of time), examining our new boundary markers and the map, we will head inwards to find the centre. At each newly found marker, we shall celebrate the boundary with snacks, drinks and flowers, do please bring some to share!

We're happy to report that 2018 finds all the medieval boundary markers of Leeds, the bars, marked with blue plaques and/or uncovered. Our actions over the years has been successful! This year we will seek in addition to explore the city by finding new boundary places. The medieval boundary stones marked out the limits of the medieval city, and the entrances and toll booths for animals and trade. Terminus is also the god of non physical boundaries such as time and seasons and relationships. How has the city changed from ancient times - can we ask our unconcious minds where these new marks would or should be?

Beating the Bounds: Additional 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 a suitable spot along the walk - possibly including an invocation to a Roman river god.

Meet 5.30pm at Wharf Chambers bar to be part of the essential dowsing, divination and route planning activity. We will leave the bar at 6pm sharp.
Event is free, just turn up. Tickets would be nice, they are not required but help us plan numbers.

Beating the Bounds Leeds (Facebook)


NEW After Event: view a video of this walk taken by Gregory (OSM Diaries) on YouTube Psychogeography and boundaries of Leeds

6.30pm, Statford, London, Tapping Into The City: Group Walk - Stratford

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 - a group walk around Stratford - one of London's most overtly regenerated areas and centres of privatised-public space (Westfield Stratford City, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and East Village are all within walking distance).

Friday 23rd February, 6.30pm. Meeting point - at the bottom of the Meridian Steps (the stairs leading up to Westfield, next to the bus and underground station and opposite Stratford Centre).
Nathania will explain the piece and then we'll walk together for an hour or so, simply moving as one through the city space, listening to its sound and the sound of our feet. Afterwards we can retreat to a warm pub nearby. Ideally we'll wear shoes with pennies stuck to the soles.

All welcome! Free, but please book on Eventbrite to secure your space - Tapping Into the City - Tickets (Eventbrite)
Further info and updates on event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1700941356611797/
Tapping Into The City Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tappedcity. Also view the project video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/186335190
www.nathaniahartley.com

6.30. Dalston, London: #DiviningDalston - Wonder Wander around Ridley Road and Dalston

It's Terminalia Festival of Psychogeography, so after years of informally exploring and documenting Dalston, Hackney Tours is pairing up with cult Ridley Road gallery space Doomed to host another Hackney Tours Wonder Wander in this fascinating and culturally rich area.
Hackney Tours has been combing the borough since 2009 and recording the results (see here for examples) while Doomed have been running deliberately non-commericial shows with a strong photography element and hosting alternative free education sessions by arts academics.

Join some interesting fellow travellers to stimulate your grey matter. Tour guides, photographers, philosophers, thinkers...
Dust off your Debord and let's take our very own Dérive (Drift) – making our own fun as we explore the backstreets and create our own psychogeographical work.
Don't be intimidated by any of the big French words, it's really just about being open and receptive to what's around you and taking a moment to stop and smell the flowers. That's what I call a 'wonder wander'. Your opinion and thoughts about what you see and experience are what's important, not what a textbook says.
We might make some amateur maps, take some photos, or create a narrative. It's not rocket science - but it is fun!
WE WILL, OF COURSE, FINISH IN A PUB OR ENVIRONMENT CONDUSIVE TO HYDRATED DEBATE....

Organized by Hackney Tours in collaboration with Doomed Gallery Dalston .


Other Participations


Direction South West: Ursula Troche will be celebrating Terminalia, moving from London space into Torquay space, presenting her work at The Art of You Exhibition at the Artizan Gallery in Torquay, you can read more about her work for the show on Ursula's blog
NEW Read Ursula's Terminalia 2018 blog post.

Chris Herriman : On Broadway...... https://perambulatoryramblings.blogspot.co.uk/2018/02/23rd-febuary-2018-friday-last-day-of-my.html


Media from Events in 2018

Barletta, Apulia, Italy. Bernado Bruno: Walk Castle
The route of the Leeds walk
Leeds: High Court. First stop
Simon Bradley, Leeds. Pocket Museum.
Walking With The Wasteland, Seasalter
Divining with pendulum, Leeds.
Marking a boundary, Leeds
Video of the Leeds event by OSM Diaries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjoFI3G1xP0
Japan: Widdershins Osaka
Tiger, Osaka
Magic Carpets, Aberystwyth.
Walking party, Aberystwyth
Space Walk: Photo by Ursula Troche
Street Gardener. Photo by Ursula Troche
Faustus Toast Selsey Toots. Radical Stroud (Thanks Deborah Roberts deborahroberts.biz for pics)
Jonny Map Hands: Radical Stroud (Thanks Deborah Roberts deborahroberts.biz for pics)
Alternative Memory Map: Radical Stroud (Thanks Deborah Roberts deborahroberts.biz for pics)

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.