Marie In The Margins
An ExploreTheArch video installation
at 1066 Abbey & Battlefield and Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
From May 2022

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