The Labyrinth ( Greek – labyrinthos ) of Greek mythology was designed as a structure to imprison the Minotaur, while prehistoric labyrinths were believed to have functioned as traps for malevolent spirits. Labyrinths are uni-cursal pathways leading to a centre, then back out again, and can also act as symbolic forms of pilgrimage, where people can walk the path, ascending toward salvation or enlightenment. A maze is constructed using dead-ends and false paths, but a labyrinth has only one path leading to the centre and back.
Each time a person walks the labyrinth, it is an individual and personal experience. The 180 degree turns, that are an integral part of the path through the labyrinth, are thought to alternate awareness between the left and right sides of the brain, inducing receptive states of consciousness. The time spent at the centre of each labyrinth can be a reflective and meditative experience, or a means of exploring personal inner space.
White Shed artists will be having an open studio on
20 – 21 June, 1 – 4pm at The Stables 35-37 Tontine Street , Folkestone.
All are welcome. It will be an opportunity for people to meet and talk to the artists and view new and diverse work. See www.whiteshed.co.uk for more details about the group.
Folkestone Multi-Cultural Festival 09 from this Thursday 11th to
Sunday June 14th.
The FAC feature prominently at Leas Cliff Hall on Thursday doing a Childrens Workshop (volunteers welcome) and on Saturday at 16
Rendezvous Street for a FAC members Art Show (artworks for sale required) and in the basement the showing of the FAC Hendrix documentary and Art Beat. In Bouverie Place there is pavement art and members group participation to draw the pavement opening up and entitled: Earthquake. Plus a Childrens Workshop.
James has arranged musicians to appear on Saturday and Sunday at the stage areas.