The Arts Society Leicester present Threads of History: The World of the Bayeux Tapestry
Speaker – Rupert Willoughby
Commissioned by the Bishop of Bayeux who fought at Hastings, executed by skilled English craftsmen, the Bayeux Tapestry is the last survivor of a vanished art form. This dynamic introduction to the tapestry – so much more than the story of Hastings – unravels some of its mysteries, places it in the context of its age and firmly establishes it as a landmark in the history of Western art. With its lively illustrations of languid, party-loving, moustachioed Englishmen, of the cavalcades of noble huntsmen and of the snorting Norman cavalry poised to charge into battle, the Tapestry is the next best thing to a moving picture from the time.
From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing and socialising.
Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to numerous other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.
Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.