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Remembering Coventry: Ghost Town Haunting #1


16-22 April 2018, Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW.

Remembering Coventry: Ghost Town Haunting # 1 is a week-long exhibition celebrating Coventry’s local television history, at Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre in the city centre of Coventry.

Visitors to the exhibition will be able to engage with various screens (including a pair of vintage living room sets) displaying showreels of programmes made in and about Coventry, co-curated with researchers from the University of Warwick, Kaleidoscope’s Chris Perry, and the Media Archive for Central England. Much of this footage has not been seen since its original broadcast, and will be digitised and preserved for the exhibition.

Come along and look for lost loved ones, your younger selves, your old house or place of work in our screenings. Join the conversation about the city’s past, present and future.

SCHEDULE

Monday 16th April

General admission 10-2

2-4.30pm: Ghost Town: Community Engagement with Archives workshop (with Joanne Garde Hansen (University of Warwick and Clare Watson (MACE) N.B. Please sign up for this event via Helen.Wheatley@warwick.ac.uk. Exhibition closed to the public.

6.30-9pm: Remembering Coventry: Ghost Town Haunting #1 – Launch event (by invitation only. Exhibition closed to the public.

Tuesday 17th April

General admission 10-4.30

10am-12pm: Caludon Castle School GCSE Photography visiting

4.30-6pm: Humanities Teach Meet – a meeting for teachers of the humanities to explore the exhibition and curriculum development around the project Please sign up for this event via Helen.Wheatley@warwick.ac.uk. Exhibition closed to the public.

Wednesday 18th April

General admission 10-4.30

9-11am: Caludon Castle School A Level Media visiting

4.30-6pm: Arts/Media Teach Meet – a meeting for teachers of the arts/media to explore the exhibition and curriculum development around the project Please sign up for this event via Helen.Wheatley@warwick.ac.uk. Exhibition closed to the public.

Thursday 19th April

General admission 10-6

Friday 20th April

General admission 12-6

10-12pm: FWT’s Women’s Wellbeing Coffee Morning. Exhibition closed to the public.

Saturday 21st April

General admission 10-6

2-4pm: Family session – come down to the exhibition to explore Coventry’s local history. Curators from the Herbert will be on hand with objects from their collection which explain and expand on the stories told in our exhibition. Admission free – all welcome and no need to book

Sunday 22nd April

General admission 10-4

1975 TV report

Library TV