Marie In The Margins
An ExploreTheArch video installation
by Gail Borrow

September talks with the installation at Bexhill Museum as part of Hastings Book Festival

Installation permanently on view at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery.

Women in the creative industries in Hastings explore their cultural forebears: England’s earliest known female adventure writer Dame Marie, also known as Marie de France, and a forgotten workforce of twelfth-century female scribes & illustrators.






Performers: Erica Smith  Yasmin Aishah  Hannah Collisson
with Lily Kim, Siddy Bennett, Philly Piggott and Tatenda Michael Manyarara

Cinematographer: Rod Morris
Composer and sound artist: Ruby Colley
Director and producer: Gail Borrow
Editor: Sarah Gomes Harris

Graphic Design: Ursula McLaughlin
Historian: Emily Joan Ward
Puppetry/web: @poorlybeetle
Mask: Thadeus Skews
Set in video installation: Alex Rosie
Stage management of video installation: Zoe Oliver
Translation: Cécile Menon


Thanks to project partner Tamara Bentley Caudill of
International Marie de France Society

We have worked from The Lais of Marie de France; Text and Translation
edited and translated by Claire M Waters ISBN: 978-1-55481-082-6


1066 Abbey & Battlefield
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery