Produced by South Street & University of Reading Film, Theatre & Television
16 Jan 2023-18 Jan 2023
Monday 16th, Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th January 2023, 6.30pm
In 1885, a lady from Leek decided that England needed its own Bayeux Tapestry. Elizabeth Wardle, a formidable entrepreneur, employed 35 women to take on this task including Anne Mills Lowe, wife of the local wine merchant in a town of strict Methodists.
Join us on a journey from needlework to swordplay, from auction room to battlefield as we explore the stories and characters within and around the creation of this piece of living history.
Weaving together film, story-telling and song ‘Threads’ will ask its audiences what it means to stitch a history in which you don’t exist.
Created by Cassie Friend & Sabina Netherclift
with students from University of Reading
In association with Reading Museum
Supported by Arts Council England with funds from the National Lottery.
This show takes place at Reading Museum - please arrive at Reading Town Hall & Museum reception
The show is a promenade show so audience will be moving around. It is accessible to wheelchair users - please book a free companion if required.
Latecomers may not be admitted.