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Events for 17 Sep 2017

Cartists reimagining the car
Cartists: Reimagining the Car

Date: 15 July 2017 - 29 October 2017

Every day

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Fourteen artists, one challenge… Transform a car into a work of art!

Step into a world where art and engineering collide, and see cars as you’ve never seen them before in this incredible new exhibition. Cartists will bring together some of the best contemporary creativity in the UK for an exclusive and unique fusion of industrial design and artistic imagination.

Taking inspiration from the Art Car movement, Coventry Transport Museum is challenging graffiti artists, lighting designers, 3D artists, graphic designers and more to create an extraordinary display of bespoke vehicles and artworks using cars or their parts. Featuring work from a wide range of internationally recognised artists including Patrick Murphy, Christiaan Nagel, Dale vN Marshall, Cityzen Kane, Pahnl, Carrie Reichardt, Ben Slow, Emerald Faerie and more.

This exhibition is kindly supported by Rowley Auto Ltd.

Cost: Free Entry

Herbert Art Gallery
Fearsome Craftsmen: Discover The Artistry Of The Viking World

Date: 01 July 2017 - 24 September 2017

Every day

Location: Coventry - Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, Jordan Well, Coventry City Centre, CV1 5QP

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Making the perilous journey through the crashing waves of the North Sea, the bloody and brutal Viking invasions of Britain are legendary – but what did they do while they were here?

Step back in time and discover the 1,000 year old human innovations that built a vast empire and a flood of intercontinental migration spanning northern Europe, the Mediterranean, the coasts of Africa and even America.

Learn more about the people who settled in Britain from excavated skeletons, and explore the Norse myths and legends passed down through generations in our unique family friendly Viking settlement. See real examples of Viking crafts including intricate metalwork, and a replica 15ft

fishing boat, decorated with designs which reveal the true creative spirit of the Viking Age.

A touring exhibition from Jorvik Viking Centre.

Cost: Free

HSBC uk city ride
HSBC UK City Ride Coventry

Date: 17 September 2017

Location: Broadgate Broadgate Coventry City Centre CV1 1NF

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Coventry is inviting cyclists to ride on traffic free streets on Sunday 17 September! Bring your friends, bring your family, and join us on a ride to remember.

HSBC UK City Ride Coventry is more than just a great bike ride on a 6km traffic free circuit. There’s plenty to do for all the family (even those not riding!). Here’s a sample of what’s on offer:

At the main event hubs

  • Pick up your free City Ride bib and even get it personalised
  • Race on the pop-up Street Velodrome
  • Get some bike advice from our technicians at the Cycle Inn
  • Try some virtual reality track cycling
  • Kids’ Zone: decorate your bike and learn new skills from British Cycling’s Go-Ride course 
  • Grab a drink and a bite to eat at the Breakaway Cafe

Along the route

  • Enjoy entertainment and music around the route – to keep you going (and smiling)
  • Be loud and proud in the ‘Toot your Horn’ zone 
  • Take on the Sir Chris Hoy Challenge and test your sprint skills against the best
  • Look out for the HSBC UK pedal bus!

At special points around the route

  • Try a host of different types of bikes at the Trial Trail
  • Take things easy with a rickshaw ride – or try a bit harder on a tandem!
  • Bikes are available to hire for children and adults on the day (ID and payment required)

Book on the free HSBC UK City Ride Coventry. www.letsride.co.uk/city-ride/coventry

Cost: Free

Compton Verney Event
Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

Date: 08 July 2017 - 08 October 2017

Every day

Location: Compton Verney Warwick CV35 9HZ

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Compton Verney’s summer exhibition will take you on a fascinating and stimulating journey that looks at the ways in which our visual perceptions have been explored by artists.

Compton Verney’s summer exhibition will take you on a fascinating and stimulating journey that looks at the ways in which our visual perceptions have been explored by artists.

From the Impressionists onwards, artists have been inspired by the colour theories of scientific thinkers such as Michel Eugène Chevreul. The most famous examples are the pointillist works of Georges Seurat and his associates, in which colours other than those actually painted on the canvas are generated in the eye of the beholder through the application of small dots of primary colour.

During the 20th century, and culminating in the famous Op art movement of the 1960 onwards, the scientific and philosophical interest in perception extended into ways of communicating movement via static art forms. Early explorations of this can be seen in work by artists such as Helen Saunders, M.C. Escher and Josef Albers using tessellation, pattern, line, mathematics and colour, and sometimes optical trickery, to convey the sensation of movement.

This fascination with the optical in art remains strong amongst artists and makers today and this wide-ranging show features of the works of artists working since the 1960s, such as Jim Lambie, Christiane Baumgartner, Daniel Buren, Liz West and Lothar Götz. Their work is shown alongside later works of those who became stars of the ‘Op art’ movement in the 1960s and who continued to develop and explore new possibilities:  Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Jesus Rafael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Peter Sedgley, Jeffrey Steele and Carlos Cruz-Diez.

Find out more - www.comptonverney.org.uk

Cost: Adult - £15

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Simply Wedding Fayre

Date: 17 September 2017

Location: Ansty Golf Centre Ansty Golf Centre Ansty Coventry CV7 9JL

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Wedding Fayre Promoting Local Businesses

Calling all Engaged Couples to come and experience this exclusive and stunning collection of New and Small Businesses showcasing their products, with the aim to make your big day one to remember.

For more information call 07826712006 or email simplysparklejewellery@yahoo.com

Cost: Free Entry

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