WMG Visualisation Engineers use VR to help recreate experience of Medieval Coventry Weaver’s House during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture
Coventry is not only famed for its Cathedral, two tone music and the automotive industry, it is also famous for its weaving, in fact the medieval Weaver’s House still stands as an attraction today in Coventry's Spon Street. In 1540 John Croke and his family would have been making cloth on a wooden loom in the Weaver’s House, and whilst you can go to the house, the opportunity to experience the home exactly how it would have been for John and his family is now possible, thanks to Visualisation researchers from WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick.
Resonate Festival announces 2Tone: Lives and Legacies Screenings – Women Pioneers - Coventry Cathedral, Saturday July 24
Women trailblazers of the 2Tone and ska post-punk music scene of the late 1970s are being celebrated in an evening of film screenings and lively discussion at Coventry Cathedral later this month. The free event is running as part of Resonate Festival, a year-long themed programme of public conversations, talks, exhibitions, film festivals, walking tours, debates and a family festival day organised by The University of Warwick, a principal partner in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
The ‘Forensic Centre for Digital Scanning and 3D printing’, an innovative partnership between West Midlands Police and world-leading researchers at WMG, University of Warwick, is helping to make history more accessible to museum-goers in Coventry.
Professor Sarah Hodges, of the University of Warwick’s Department of History, has been shortlisted for the Best International Research Award at the forthcoming Arts and Humanities Research Council/Wellcome Medical Humanities Awards.
The stories of 18th century Caribbean uprisings and Black prisoners held in an English castle will be told a new play by the National Theatre, created as part of a project involving the University of Warwick.