Monday 23 April 2018

Giant tapestry depicting entire Game of Thrones series unveiled in Northern Ireland

New scenes will be unveiled every week after each new episode

Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

A giant medieval style tapestry has been unveiled in Northern Ireland to celebrate the area's association with hit HBO series Game of Thrones.

The 77-metre long Bayeux style tapestry tells the story so far from seasons one to six and as season seven unfolds (it premiered at 2am last night on Sky Atlantic), new sections will be unveiled to the public.

The hugely impressive work, woven from one piece of linen supplied by Thomas Ferguson's local mill in Banbridge, brings to life the trials and tribulations of the show's characters in its most memorable scenes.

Tourism Ireland will share the new sections via social media using a mix of cinemagraphs (living photographs), time-lapse videos of the weaving process, carousels and Instagram Stories.

The tapestry will also feature hidden cameo appearances by a number of famous faces who have appeared in the show so you can expect to see Ed Sheeran's head lurking in there after last night's episode!

The tapestry will be hung in the Ulster Museum and will be open to the public from Saturday (July 22).

You can find out more on Tourism Ireland's website HERE and gain access to an interactive Northern Ireland Game of Thrones Tapestry web app which allow you to zoom in on the tapestry.

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