Tapestry – The Story behind Bayeux — An evening with Kylie Fitzpatrick
24th January 2019
The Bayeux Tapestry is the most famous embroidery in the world. It’s origins are mysterious. Although it tells the story of the victory of the Normans in 1066, it is believed to have been made in England in the eleventh century. Last year, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that it would be loaned to Britain for public display. It is expected to be exhibited at the British Museum from 2022, first time that it has left France in 950 years.
In her novel, Tapestry, Kylie Fitzpatrick sets out to unravel the mystery of the Tapestry, exploring the story of medieval women who stitched it, and the dying days of Anglo-Saxon England.
“Fitzpatrick excels in presenting complex ideas and human frailty in the face of fear and desire” Saturday Telegraph
“A novel of genuine power and conviction” Sunday Times
£10 per ticket
to carry on the conversation after the event join us for supper £15
Clubroom bar open from 6.30 pm; event starts promptly at 7pm. Please let us know if you are unable to use your ticket as we often have a waiting list.
Meantime curated by Emma Craigie