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 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.
The 'Urban Village' project was planning to work with members of the Roma community and a local film maker to produce an exhibition which explores their experiences and identity of working on an allotment in Coventry. As events unfolded it became increasingly evident that the project was no longer viable. They returned to the aims of the project to think about how they could still facilitate the co-creation of a short film with the Roma community so that it was still their voice, telling of their experiences whilst engaging in a creative media process.
University of Warwick researchers have shared their knowledge in the development of a new play showing at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry last week.
Like There's No Tomorrow has been conceived, written and performed by The Belgrade’s Young Company, and commissioned by the National Theatre Connections programme. Academics from the University of Warwick spent time with the cast and writers of the new production to help feed in and break down scientific facts about climate change and environmental issues. Warwick academics also joined in a panel discussion after the performance on Friday (13 March).
Step inside I:DNA, an immersive art installation, and learn about the inner worlds and experiences of people who live with a range of different genetic conditions. I:DNA will be on tour at Millennium Point, Birmingham from 18th February – 3rd March.