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Spalding Gentlemen’s Society lecture on The Bayeux Tapestry

The final lecture of the Spalding Gentlemen’s Society 2018/2019 programme will take place on Friday, March 29.

Lecturer Rupert Willoughby is a prize winning historian, accredited Arts Society lecturer and author.

The Bayeux Tapestry was commissioned by the Bishop of Bayeux, who fought at Hastings. Executed by skilled English craftsmen and women, it is the last survivor of a vanished art form.

Part of the Bayeux Tapestry (8018631)
Part of the Bayeux Tapestry (8018631)

Rupert Willoughby presents a lively introduction to the tapestry – so much more than the story of Hastings – in which he 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.

The lecture begins at 7.30pm in the main hall of the Spalding Grammar School, Priory Road PE11 2XH. Attendance is £2.50 per person. For more information see the SGS website at sgsoc.org, visit the SGS Facebook page or email info@sgsoc.org.

All are welcome.


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