On the 23rd November 2021, Liverpool Arts Lab Beat the Bounds of the Royal and Ancient Hunting Park of Toxteth, a distance of just under 10 miles. Our aim was to honour the park, and the spirits of the animals whose home it had once been. To deepen our connection with the land we dressed as the creatures that would have been found in and around the park.
We met at sun up on the waterfront, where we carried out a boundary ritual to begin our walk. We travelled widdershins, stopping periodically to make ceremony, to share poety and to hear stories of the land that lies beneath the story of the city. We a lot of stops along the way, we returned to our starting point just as the sun set.
The background to this event, and the invitation, can both be found here.