September –
October 2016

Hastings
Bexhill
Battle
Normandy
Inspired by the 950th
anniversary of the
Battle of Hastings
Workshop / Talk

The Battle of Hastings as the Bayeux Tapestry Tells It

The Art Fund Talk
The Battle of Hastings as the Bayeux Tapestry Tells It


The Bayeux Tapestry is an extraordinary example of Anglo-Norman art and workmanship. In addition it is chronicle, political propaganda and visual evidence of 11th-century mundane objects and way of life, all on a monumental scale. 

Celebrate the story of the event that transformed England's culture and heritage, as told by those that were there at the time, and interpreted by Gale Owen-Crocker, Professor Emerita of The University of Manchester.

There will also be a chance to view 1066: A Medieval Mosaic, which will be exhibited in the Crypt of St Mary in the Castle. Comprising 3,000,000 pieces of spring steel, it holds the Guinness World Record as the largest steel mosaic. The artwork is a complete re-creation of the Bayeux Tapestry and was created over 20 years by Michael Linton. It measured 64 metres in length and weighs 450kg.

 

 

 

 

DATE: 29 Sep 2016
TIME:

2-3.30pm
Doors open at 1.30pm

VENUE:
St Mary in the Castle
7 Pelham Crescent
Hastings
TN34 3AF
PRICE:
£15
BOOKING:

Book here or purchase physical copies from Hastings Tourist Information Centre

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