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Events for 18 Oct 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

Godiva rocks at the belgrade
Godiva Rocks

Date: 07 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

Every day

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

Godiva Rocks is an unmissable new musical featuring a host of hit songs from Coventry artists through the decades.

From the same team behind the smash-hit Coventry Blitz play, One Night in November, this new musical features 20 classic songs from Coventry artists such as Frank Ifield, Vince Hill, Hazel O’Connor, The Specials, Terry Hall, King, The Primitives and The Enemy.

Girl meets boy in Coventry – but nothing, and nobody, is what they seem, all because of one extraordinary night at the Orchid Ballroom, back in December ’64 …

Shady financier Leo Freeman’s decision to knock down the Orchid ballroom has far-reaching consequences – as daughter Nell meets the extraordinary Patrick Vernon – and the hunt for a missing tape reveals a history of musical passions and romantic jealousies stretching back to the dawn of musical time.

Godiva Rocks is a celebration of Coventry music from the 1950s to the present day – the greatest sounds ever from England’s Motor City!

Cost: £19 to £27 Concessions: £14 to £25

Twycross zoo mad science
Mad Science at Twycross Zoo

Date: 18 October 2017 - 25 October 2017

Every day

Location: Twycross Zoo Burton Road, Atherstone, Warwickshire CV9 3PX

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Grab your mini scientists and get involved with Mad Science at Twycross Zoo this October half term.

Grab your mini scientists and get involved with Mad Science at Twycross Zoo this October half term.

Dates: Wed 18th, Thurs 19th, Fri 20th, Mon 23rd, Tues 24th, Wed 25th October 2017

This half term activity is FREE in addition to your admission ticket.

(Online zoo admission prices: Adult – £18.48, Child – £13.73, Infant (under 3s) – FREE)

Book online for best ticket prices > https://twycrosszoo.org/event/oct-half-term/

Cost: FREE with your zoo admission ticket

Pink sari revolution
Pink Sari Revolution

Date: 11 October 2017 - 21 October 2017

Every day

Location: Belgrade Theatre Belgrade Square Corporation St Coventry CV1 1GS

“When you grow up in this place, the violence becomes a part of you”

In the “Badlands” of Uttar Pradesh, where violence against women can be traced back into Indian mythology, one woman has raised an army to say “no more.” She is Sampat Pal, the formidable and fearless leader of the Gulabi Gang, a movement of over 400,000 women fighting for their rights in a uniform of blazing pink saris.

One winter’s day, Sampat learns of Sheelu Nishad, a young girl thrown into prison in the dead of night. As Sampat investigates, a chain of events is set in motion that reveals the real cost of making a stand.

This co-production with Curve, in association with West Yorkshire Playhouse, will be created by a unique collaboration of award-winning Indian and British Asian artists. Fusing together drama, music and movement, Pink Sari Revolution is a true story based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella Khan and meetings with Sampat Pal.

Recommended age guidance 13+
Some scenes contain references to sexual and domestic violence.

This production is supported by the British Council’s UK/IN 2017 bilateral year of cultural exchange.

Tickets.

Cost: £12 & £14.50 Concessions: £9 - £12.50

Herbert li hui secret valentine
Secret Valentine

Date: 06 October 2017 - 22 October 2017

Every day

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

An exhibition of works by Li Hui, a Chinese photographer based in Beijing who explores intimacy in the heavily self-conscious context of a world obsessed with social media.

This exhibition is a part of Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art and has been curated by Ryan Hughes.

Cost: Free

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