Beating the Bounds: A Psychogeographical circular walk around medieval boundary of Leeds, led by Tim Waters
6pm Departure from the midpoint of all the ancient boundary stones in Central Road (opposite Mrs Athas Cafe and Little Tokyo). 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.
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.
Bring yourselves, sticks, warm clothes and to share: some cake, drinks and flowers!
Why "Terminalia"? What is psychogeography? Will I learn any local history?
Visit http://terminaliafestival.org/ for answers and background to Psychogeography and the festival of Terminalia. This is not a local history walk at all!
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Bring a drink, some food to share and flowers to lay at the stones. Expect to interact and enjoy the company of other participants. Wrap up warm too as there will be some standing around.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope. You don't even have to sign up, it just gives us a good idea of numbers.