As part of the autumn programme of the Oriental Rug and Textile Society, Bernhard and Erika Bart willbe giving a talk on Sumatran Songket Weaving.

Bernhard and Erika from Switzerland have their own project to revitalise the art of silk brocade weaving “Songket”. They will talk about their work, research, and the culture in which they live.

Photos of them have been on the front page of the Jakarta Post with the headline “Bernhard Bart and Erika Dubler: Unconditional Love for Songket.”

They are bringing textiles to show.

Time:  7pm

Venue: St. James, Piccadilly

Talks are held at the St. James Conference Room, 197 Piccadilly, W1J 9LL London.

The Conference Room entrance is within the corner of Church Place and Piccadilly at a wrought iron gate signed “Church Hall Conference Room” leading down iron stairs below street level.

Doors open from 6pm. Drinks and snacks are served.

Both Green Park and Piccadilly tube stations are a short walk away. Free parking in St James Square and Jermyn Street after 6.30pm.

Non-members welcome to attend for £7 a single lecture. Students £5. Membership of one year for 11 events at £20.

Further information: http://www.orientalrugandtextilesociety.org.uk/