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Events for 18 Sep 2018

Book club at brandon marsh nature centre
Book Club

Date: 16 January 2018 - 18 December 2018

On this day every month

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Enjoy a cuppa whilst discussing a nature themed book, as part of our new book club led by a Further Education English Lecturer, starting with Fingers in the Sparkle Jar by Chris Packham.

Book your place online and show your ticket at Kenilworth Books to get 15% off the selected titles.
£5 including light refreshments

Cost: £5

Collectif Coin - Childhood
Festival of Imagineers

Date: 17 September 2018 - 22 September 2018

Every day

Location: Coventry

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Festival of Imagineers, Coventry’s annual festival that lies at the intersection of art, design and engineering.

Our 2018 programme focuses on the theme of connections and brings together an amazing group of local, national and international artists who will work with local businesses, engineers and communities to explore what connects rather than divides people.  We also invite you to play the streets: come and play in public spaces with free family workshops, performances, talks and exhibitions.

All events are FREE with no need to book, unless indicated otherwise.

www.festivalofimagineers.co.uk/

Cost: Free

Journeys with the waste land exhibition at the herbert
Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’ Exhibition

Date: 15 September 2018 - 18 November 2018

Every day

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

Journeys with ‘The Waste Land' explores the contemporary significance of TS Eliot’s seminal poem and the way it has resonated with artists over the years.

A visual response for Coventry to TS Eliot’s poem

The Waste Land is a major work of 20th century literature, written by TS Eliot in 1921 in the aftermath of the First World War. Journeys with ‘The Waste Land’ is an exhibition led by independent curator, Michael Tooby, and organised in collaboration with Turner Contemporary in Margate, by the Mead Gallery and the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum in association with Coventry Cathedral. This exhibition explores the contemporary significance of TS Eliot’s seminal poem and the way it has resonated with artists over the years.

The works selected for exhibition have been researched by a group of volunteers drawn from the Coventry area and include historical and contemporary works by artists including Peter Blake, Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, RB Kitaj, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Paul Nash, George Shaw, John Stezaker, Graham Sutherland and JMW Turner. Through these works, the exhibition explores themes within Eliot’s poem of journeys and fragmentation. The selection also makes reference to Coventry’s history as a city fragmented by, and rebuilt upon, the ruins of war.

John Stezaker Mask CCV, 2016
© John Stezaker. Courtesy The Approach, London. Photo: FXP photography.

Cost: Free Entry

Herbert Gallery
Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun

Date: 30 June 2018 - 23 September 2018

Every day

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

Delve into the world of play in this interactive exhibition for all the family.

Discover how we have played for the last 2000 years. From marbles to Meccano and dolls to dressing up, this exhibition is packed with objects and interactives to delight and entertain all ages.

Come and join in the fun and find some treasured memories from your childhood and beyond. www.theherbert.org

Cost: Free

Exhibition on Rae at Herbert
Rare: From 8-Bit To Xbox One

Date: 30 June 2018 - 23 September 2018

Every day

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

Join us for a celebration of Rare, the award-winning and internationally renowned video games company based in Warwickshire

Journey through three decades of iconic games such as Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye and Viva Piñata. Then set sail on the Sea of Thieves and explore how Rare’s latest release was made. This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Rare. www.theherbert.org

Cost: Free

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