the new Bayeux
Leeds Millennium tapestry has gone on public view
for the first time at Harewood House. The University
helped to sponsor, and features in, four of the fifteen
panels: civic pride featuring the range of voluntary
groups, businesses, schools and organisations in the
city; pins and needles looking at the history of the
textile industry on which Leeds' wealth was built
(detail left); a picture of health offering
a vision of a healthy city supporting the well-being
of all its citizens; and lifelong learning looking
at the diversity of educational provision in the city.
Leeds Millennium tapestry, conceived and directed
by Leeds artist Kate Russell, has taken ten years
to complete and involved over 2,000 volunteers. It
remains at Harewood House until July 14.