Hereward by HC Selous (1870)
Join Hereward's champion, historian David Maile, who will be talking about 'Hereward and the English Resistance' as well as the cultural impact of Hereward the Wake in the nineteenth century when he came to rival Robin Hood and King Arthur as a folklore hero and had trains and boats and 'planes named after him.
David is joined by the incredible Mia Hansson who is hand embroidering a 69 metre long replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, depicting the events of the Norman Conquest. The nine metres Mia has already completed is an astonishing piece of craftsmanship and will be on display on the ground floor of the Heritage Centre.
While David talks about the history of the Bayeux Tapestry and our understanding of it, Mia will be talking about how she works her project and her experience as an embroiderer.
David Maile and Michael Gilbert
Music for the evening's event will be provided by folk music duo Waywood, consisting of Balladeer Gareth Calway accompanied by Vanessa Wood-Davies on harp.
Gareth has written a folk song about Hereward especially to commemorate the event celebrating the 950th anniversary of Hereward's return from exile.
As well as The Ballad of Hereward the Wake the duo will also feature Wicked Fen, a musical folk poem about the Fenlands complete with Old English lyrics.
Waywood - Gareth Calway and Vanessa Wood-Davies
A man who has been working with the WakeHereward Project for some time now is the intrepid filmaker David Johnson of DMJ Imagery.
David has been working closely with David Maile in building the documentary 'The Hereward Story' and will be filming the evening's events for future viewing.
6.30 - 7pm
Doors open for viewing of Bayeux Tapestry embroidery by Mia Hansson
Music by Waywood - Harp music
Introduction to the evening
David Maile - Bayeux Tapestry
Mia Hansson - Embroidering the tapestry
Break and view Tapestry, Questions
3rd Floor Conference Room
Music by Waywood - 'Wicked Fen'
Malcolm Busby - Hereward Folktales
Michael Gilbert - Medieval Fenlands
Music by Waywood - 'The Ballad of
Hereward the Wake'
David Maile - Hereward & the Resistance
Hereward 'Impact & Image'
'950th Anniversary of Hereward's return from Exile, 1067-2017'
Thursday 7th September - Doors Open 6.30pm, 7pm start.
Baldocks Mill Heritage Centre
21 South Street
BOURNE PE10 9Ly
A collection towards a heritage 'Interpretation Board' to commemorate Hereward will be made on the night.