Hello and congratulations on finding your way here! The maze pattern on the poster that led you here is called a labyrinth. It’s the same pattern you can find embedded in the square at the front of the All Saints Centre building. The Labyrinth has been used as a symbol of the journey of a life or of spiritually ‘finding yourself’.

Here is some information about the labyrinth in the square and how it came to be there. And here’s a picture of it:

The picture is part of an information sheet with more details about what the labyrinth represents.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about labyrinths – including a description of the original Egyptian labyrinth described by Herodotus as being a greater wonder than the pyramids.

The most famous Labyrinth is probably the Cretan labyrinth at Knossos. This was where Theseus, according to Greek myth, overcame the Minotaur (a half man/half bull creature that lived, hidden in the maze). The real threat, however, wasn’t the monster, but the maze itself. It was so complex that no one could expect to find their way out. Theseus, however, was helped by the king’s daughter Princess Ariadne, who knew the peril the labyrinth represented. She gave him a reel of thread so that he could mark the way he had come and find his way back again. The minotaur and the labyrinth have symbolic values (one was built to hide the other because the king was ashamed of what he represented). But what could Ariadne’s thread represent?