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Last chance to see Hastings Tapestry

This weekend is your last chance to see the immersive exhibition showcasing the ‘Hastings Tapestry’, which has been commissioned for the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Dominika Hicks writes.

This remarkable 275 ft long embroidery consists of 27 panels created by The Royal School of Needlework, showing 81 significant events in British History from 1066 until 1966.

This feat of artistic excellence has languished in storage for decades, although in previous years, it was exhibited at the original Hastings Pier.

The Tapestry Project


Immersive Hastings Tapestry Exhibition

Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 October

Open 11am to 3pm

Admission: Adults £3, children FREE

Tickets available online or on the door.

For more information  please visit Immersive Hastings Tapestry Exhibition.

Posted 16:44 Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 In: Arts News


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  1. Ian Roberts

    I think we should all be grateful that a new arts organisation such as Bridgepoint which is financed by the generosity of private donors decided to display an important historical piece. There is no commercial chicanery, just a simple desire to support our arts and cultural heritage which is fast being cut from our children’s education and our daily life. I also hope that there is a permanent home for the Hastings Tapestry when its residency at Bridge Point ends. I look forward to Rye welcoming a continuing flow of arts and cultural exhibitions and events.

    Comment by Ian Roberts — Friday, Oct 11, 2019 @ 11:28

  2. Ms .Doubtfire

    Make a fuss – surely the Hastings online Times could make further enquiries about this one?

    Comment by Ms .Doubtfire — Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 @ 15:50

  3. Bruce Nicol

    For years, nobody seemed to know where it was. How can such a significant piece of national art simply slip into obscurity ? Who are these guardians who seem to have kept The Tapestry out of the public eye so effectively for so long ? Must I be forgiven for suspecting some kind of commercial chicanery ? Of course this historical piece, created by the Royal School of Needlework, should be on permanent public display in Hastings. How can this be done ?

    Comment by Bruce Nicol — Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 @ 14:39

  4. Zelly Restorick

    I’m afraid I don’t know. Best to contact the Tapestry guardians direct. Thank you for writing. Zelly

    Comment by Zelly Restorick — Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 @ 09:57

  5. Sunbear

    Why is this tapestry not permanently on show in Hastings? Where is it going?

    Comment by Sunbear — Wednesday, Oct 9, 2019 @ 23:43

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