June 2022

Field of the Cloth of Gold

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 13:15
The Community Centre, Tarporley
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY
Online Event

How to feed and entertain 12,000 people in a field for 18 days - in 1520!

In June 1520, Henry VIII and Francis I met to ratify an Anglo-French
alliance and the betrothal of Henry’s daughter Mary to the Dauphin. Each
brought an entourage of 6,000 to a field south of Calais for 18 days of
lavish events and entertainments. The English logistics and supply chain
were equally staggering and fascinating. How was it all achieved?


(Tea will be served after the AGM.)


Mrs Joanna Mabbutt

Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and Freeman of the City of London. Originally a trained singer, pianist and orchestra administrator, Jo is now a decorative artist who gilds antique lace and crochet, often combining with hand printing and painting.  She works to commission, sells through galleries and exhibitions and collaborates with other designers. 

Jo trained in wood graining, marbling, gilding, specialist paint finishes and interior design and was awarded the City & Guilds Silver Medal for Excellence in 2000. She taught in further education for 8 years on Art & Design National Diploma and Foundation courses then up-skilled at Central St Martin's College of Art & Design developing her own practice. She now divides her time as a designer/maker, lecturer and tutor running workshops for specialist groups.

Jo can use her own digital equipment (laptop, projector & laser pointer).