The Apocalypse is Now! - Futures Film Festival
Four special film screenings addressing future issues with introductory talks and discussions on the themes of space waste, Anthropocene, architecture and androids.
- Date - 16th - 21st October
- Time - Various
- Location - Warwick Arts Centre
The Godivari - A Guided Music Walk
A guided walk from artist Sarah Farmer tells a story of a part of Coventry’s musical history – from Arthur Rowley, TE Dunville, Delia Derbyshire, Sound System culture, Steel Pan competitions, UK Bhangra and Dave Swarbrick.
The WALK is an exploration of sound, music and culture in Coventry. Starting at FarGo Village the walk will go down Walsgrave Road, past Swan Lane (where the studio of famous Arthur Rowley once stood - the maker of the nicknamed ‘Godivarius’ violins) to the Coventry Music Museum where amongst other historic musical artefacts, a mysterious violin sits in a cabinet. This walk tells a story of one of many possible histories this violin might have had, exploring the music it may have encountered through using sound, music and performance. The walk will arrive at the museum in good time to look round before closing, should anyone wish to visit – participation in the walk is free but more details about entry prices and exhibitions at the Cov Music Museum can be found at www.covmm.co.uk
- Date - 17/10/21
- Time - 12:00-16:00
- Location - (map)
Sampling Sounds of Coventry's Future
A special event showcasing works from artists, composers, sound designers, and performers coming together to answer the question, What does the future of Coventry sound like? This will take multiple creative forms, including performances, poetry, visual projections, as well as turntablists mixing compositions and recorded performances constructed from collected sounds, some of which will have been printed on vinyl.
- Date - 29/10/21
- Time - 4-7pm
- Location - Market Hall, FarGo Village, Coventry
Metropolis: Coventry's medieval and modernist ambitions
Drop by the Metropolis building on Earl Street to discover this free exhibition which includes exhibits from University of Warwick's Alan Chalmers and Kat Pearson. Through photographs, sculpture, an excerpt of a VR model and archival film material, the exhibition invites you to take a closer look at Coventry’s impressive built environment. (Picture - Ernest Ford Christmas Card, Culture Coventry Trust/Coventry Archives)
- Date - Opens 9th July
- Time - 10:00-18:00 daily
- Location - 1st Floor of Metropolis, Earl Street, Coventry, CV1 5QP
Modern Mercia: Art and design in post-war Coventry and Warwickshire, 1945-70
Celebrating post-war creativity, the 60 exhibits comprise architectural perspectives, sculpture, drawings, paintings, stained glass designs, photographs, archive films, textiles, ceramics and homeware.
They were selected to convey a period of extraordinary creativity in the Midlands after World War Two. The exhibition is curated by Jane Simpkiss, Visual Art Curator at Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum, and Louise Campbell, Professor Emerita of History of Art at the University of Warwick
Image - Hugh Richard ‘Dick’ Hosking’s Warwickshire Landscape c. 1965
- Date - 20 May - 19 September
- Location - Leamington Spa Art Gallery and Museum