Today the Coventry City of Culture Trust announced the first events that will form part of the 365-day programme of UK City of Culture 2021, which kicks off in May 2021.
A showcase of work by Coventry artists, funded by the city’s universities and produced during lockdown, will launch online next week (Monday 5 October).
The digital exhibition, Coventry Creates, will show the work of 18 local artists who worked in collaboration with researchers from Coventry University and the University of Warwick, as part of a commissioned project funded by the two institutions. The public will be able to view the works from 12 noon on Monday 5 October at coventrycreates.co.uk
City of Culture - Culture Conversations - Peace
In light of International Day of Peace this Monday 28th September, this month’s Culture Conversations will be on the topic of Peace. We’re holding it on Zoom this Tuesday 29th at 1-2pm. It will be led by Laura Nyahuye, a Coventry artist and designer, who has written a poem (available as YouTube video or written PDF) to help people consider this month’s provocations before they join the session.
This year the ESRC Festival of Social Science is going online from 7th-15th November and we are now looking for expressions of interest for events.
Coventry University and the University of Warwick have selected 18 local artists to receive a grant that will allow them to continue their work during the COVID-19 pandemic through collaboration with researchers from the social sciences, arts, science and medicine from across both the city’s universities.
The selected works will be showcased later this summer in a special digital exhibition, and will then kept in the Coventry City of Culture Digital Archive.
Coventry City of Culture Trust, today announced that it will officially commence its programme in May 2021 and run for a whole year. Co-created with national and local partners, and grassroots organisations across the city, the programme will include major international artistic events, world premieres and commissions across theatre, music, dance, literature, comedy and visual art.
Tuesday 30th June 16:00-17:00
Carolyn Deby & Michael Pigott in conversation with Sabine Coady Schaebitz, Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Coventry University.
Focus: Commissioned artist, Carolyn Deby, sirenscrossing, and project Co-Investigator Dr Michael Pigott, Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick will discuss their respective artistic micro-projects engaging with space and the city; both part of Sensing the City, a three-year, AHRC-funded practice-based research project in Coventry.
How do queer people of colour relate to the city of Coventry? This project, funded by the Coventry City of Culture Initiative, is an attempt to recuperate the history, politics and practices of a community that has existed as a subculture within a diverse and multicultural Coventry from the 1970s. Find out how to get involved here