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Geography and Creative Spaces

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Together Coventry and Warwickshire form a unique, innovative, exciting part of the UK - an ideal place to have a dynamic, creative career full of global opportunities.

The region is one of contrasts. Coventry is a proud, working city built on innovation and industry, which Warwickshire is perhaps better known for it's thatched cottages, two castles and the birthplace of Shakespeare.

And, it's here, on the nexus of these two environments, the University of Warwick campus sits.

The best of both worlds.

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The region also boasts a number of world-class theatres, galleries and arts companies, most famously the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Globally renowned dance and circus company Motionhouse is based in Leamington and post-digital arts collective Ludic Rooms is housed in Coventry’s renovated canal warehouse.

Located right in the heart of the university campus, Warwick Arts Centre is the second largest outside London, while the nearby Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Compton Verney host frequent exhibitions of national significance.

"Motionhouse creates and tours a range of exciting dance-circus productions to theatres, festivals and events in the UK and across the globe. We have been based in Leamington since Kevin Finnan MBE and I created the company here in 1988.
It’s an incredible place to work and being based here has enabled us to thrive and grow as a company on our 30-year creative journey.
We are proud to take work made here all over the globe: with tours to Australia, the US, Japan, Macau and China as well as our regular touring across the UK and Europe.
We have made shows for four European City of Culture celebrations and were commissioned to make work for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Our work also featured in the arts and cultural programme of the gold coast 2018 commonwealth games in Australia.”

Louise Richards, Executive Director


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Across Coventry and Warwickshire there are a host of creative, collaborative spaces for entrepreneurs, freelancers and independent talent to work from including;


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