Major tapestry exhibition at Ely Cathedral

Date Posted: 14/10/2011

Ely Cathedral is set to host a major exhibition from January, offering a fascinating insight into key events of the past 350 years from a Quaker perspective.

Running from the 31st January to 29th February, the exhibition consists of a collection of captivating and colourful embroidered panels, on loan from their permanent home at the Quaker Tapestry in Kendal, Cumbria. Each of these textile stories, made by 4,000 men, women and children from 15 different countries, celebrates Quaker ideas, faith and practice from the 17th century to the present day.

The tapestries cover subjects ranging from unemployment, industrial welfare, marriage, and the slave trade, to banking, science, botany and railways. The panels have been created in the narrative crewel embroidery style of the Bayeux Tapestry.

Group visiting this free exhibition can view a short film along with the chance to see embroiderers at work. Opening times are from 10am to 4.30pm and parties of 15 or more will be given a welcome introductory talk when booked in advance.

For further information telephone: 01539-722975 or e-mail 

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