A monumental 18-metre tapestry to commemorate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen opens in Blackburn Cathedral today Thursday 2nd June until late autumn and will bring to life the story of her reign and her impact on the people of Lancashire through a unique accompanying soundscape.
Artist, Jamie Holman has created the artwork by working with artists and the local Lancashire community to create a piece that recognises the significant changes that have occurred throughout The Queen’s reign as well as honouring her loyal service to the nation.
To accompany the tapestry Jamie has recorded seventy 70-year-olds from Lancashire from mill workers to fishermen to lifeboat rescuers. By recording their memories, he has produced a poetic multi-channel soundscape installation that tells the story of The Queen’s reign, diverse Lancastrian communities and the extraordinary individuals who best remember her lifetime of service, and has threaded these personal stories together, creating a narrative that will accompany the tapestry that depicts the 70 years of her service. The tapestry, which has been woven in recycled cotton and wool in Burnley, Lancashire, is housed in a horse-shoe frame, which visitors enter to experience the tapestry and its soundscape. The artwork was a special commission by the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of the county.
Exhibition Typical* Opening Times
(*subject to change depending on events and services at the Cathedral)
|Tuesday||09:30 – 16:30|
|Wednesday||13:30 – 16:30|
|Thursday||09:30 – 16:30|
|Friday||09:30 – 12:00; 13:30 – 16:30|
|Saturday||09:45 – 15:30|
|Sunday||12:00 – 15:30|