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Mary Walker Foundation Needlework Weekend @ The Fisher Theatre

March 8 @ 7:30 pm - March 9 @ 9:00 pm

Bungay has a long history in the production of decorative textiles with Mary Walker a leading light in more recent times. The large embroidery celebrating Bungay life is a fixture in the library and the embroideries in St. Mary’s church, depicting life in Bungay through the ages, all made by the sewing group Mary led, are a must-see when visiting the church.

Mary Walker sadly died in 2022 at age 88, and a new foundation has been set up in her memory to continue celebrating needlework in Bungay with a fundraising weekend planned for the 8th and 9th March at the Fisher Theatre.

Textile weekend at the Fisher Theatre March 24

Friday 8th March 7.30pm: Film – The Nettle Dress (Tickets £8)

After the death of his beloved wife, artist Allan Brown spends seven years weaving a hand spun dress from stinging nettles.  A modern-day fairytale, showing the healing power of slow craft.

Saturday 9th March 7.30pm: Talk – From Fabulous Fabrics to Fantasy Frocks (Tickets £12 inc. drink and small memento)

An informal evening led by Frances Betts – retired costume maker – about the ups and downs of making costumes for theatre, film and tv.

Thursday 7th March:  Exhibition: Mary Walker: A Legacy (Free)

A celebration of the creation of of textile art inspired by the legacy of Mary Walker.

The exhibition runs from the 7th March to 2nd April in the Gallery.

Costume Designer talk at the Fisher Theatre March 24


March 8 @ 7:30 pm
March 9 @ 9:00 pm
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Fisher Theatre