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Monday, 6 February 2017


Exploring Boundaries and Monuments. 

Terminalia Festival of Psychogeographyhttp://terminaliafestival.org

I was recently contacted about the Terminalia Festival of Psychogeography by the walking network Women Who Walk. I am looking forward to taking part in the Festival , please let me know if you'd like to join me on this walk. 






"On 23 May 2006, following the passing by Parliament of the ‘Serious Organised Crime and Police Act’ prohibiting unauthorised demonstrations within a one kilometre radius of Parliament Square, the majority of Haw’s protest was removed. Taken literally, the edge of this exclusion zone bisects Tate Britain.”



 The Terminialia Festival, a one day festival on Thursday February 23rd celebrates Terminus, the Roman God who ruled over boundaries and whose statue was merely a stone or post stuck in the ground. In recognition of Terminus and the ritual of celebrating the Roman New Year which traditionally began on March 1st, the 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. 

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. 

Following on from this walk, on the 25th of February, there will be a second walk in Seasalter near Whitstable, in Kent. On this walk we will walk to “ Mick’s post” where we will tie the ropes knotted on the London walk 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 #Terminalia. To find out more about my walking as research please visit my website blog:
http://www.elspeth-billie-penfold.com

 If you would like to attend either of these walks please contact me: elspethpenfold@yahoo.co.uk


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