CSED's Santa Rosa labyrinth was made available for people to walk as part of 'The Art of Faith Exhibition' at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery on Sunday 14 November 2010, 14.00-16.00.
Over 50 people of all ages interacted with and walked the labyrinth, including a large and lively group of young people from Southwold with learning disabilities, and their carers. It was remarkable how the group became calmer as they walked the labyrinth, and they were very enthusiastic about the whole experience.
It is always amazing how this ancient pattern still has the power to intrigue and draw people in, compelling individuals to walk its meandering pathway, and seemingly giving them what they need at that moment, whether it be a calming influence, an increase in confidence, or something else. Seeing the direct ways diverse people can positively benefit, it is hoped that one day we might have a permanent outdoor labyrinth at UEA.
The exhibition closed at the end of January 2011, but the Santa Rosa labyrinth is often made available to walk at UEA, usually in the Multifaith Centre Meeting Room - watch the CSED Labyrinth Page for the next date.
(Photographs by Judy Moore and Steve Oldfield, UEA)