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Events for 27 Oct 2018

Halloween at the weaver s house a special open day
Halloween at The Weaver’s House, a special Open Day

Date: 27 October 2018

Location: The Weaver's House 121 Upper Spon St, Coventry CV1 3BQ

Time: 14:00 - 18:00

Join in with spooky crafts and seasonal treats, storytelling and more!

Come and join us for a special Open Day this October. Drop in for a look around the house and garden, see spinning demonstrations, have a go at spooky craft activities and be enchanted by fabulous storyteller Pyn Stockman weaving tales of eerie delight! We’ll have seasonal snacks available that are definitely more treat than trick!
Here’s what’s happening when:

The Weaver’s House
The house itself will be open to all from 2pm until 4pm. Drop in and experience how medieval people lived and worked and have a look at our full-size replica loom (access via ladder).
Spooky Crafts Make and Take
Join us in the visitor centre from 2pm until 5pm to make spooky crafts including paper bag lanterns, peg bats, and lolly stick web weaving.
Storytelling with Pyn Stockman
Journey deep into a forest filled with talking skulls and the threads of spider webs. Meet magical horses and defeat terrible witches in this quest for light. With plenty of opportunities to join in!
There will be two storytelling sessions in the house, at 4.15pm and 5.15pm, which must be booked online in advance, because the house is tiny! These spooky tales are suitable for children aged 6+ and their families, running time 40 minutes approximately.

Free admission, with a small charge for craft activities.

The garden will be open until it becomes too dark to navigate safely.


Cost: Free Entry

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

balletLORENT Rumpelstiltskin

Date: 26 October 2018 - 27 October 2018

Every day

Location: Warwick Arts Centre Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Time: 19:00 - 20:40

"What will you give me if I spin straw into gold for you?"

balletLORENT's award-winning team, who brought us Rapunzel and Snow White, return. Full of action and humour, this emotionally rich fairytale is set in the rural world of sheep, straw, wool and spinning wheels where the alchemist, Rumpelstiltskin, is an outcast until he is revealed to be the true prince that he was. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy casts a spell on the Grimm fairy tale. With a score by composer Murray Gold (Doctor Who), costumes designed by Michele Clapton (Game of Thrones) and narration by actor Ben Crompton, this is spectacular dance theatre to excite and engage audiences of all ages.



Cost: £15 - £20

Ticket to Ride Coventry Transport Museum
Ticket to Ride

Date: 21 July 2018 - 28 October 2018

Every day

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Discover all things bus in this new exciting exhibition.

From our daily commute to longer excursions, drivers and passengers, vintage and futuristic, Ticket to Ride is packed with star items from the collections and features work from local enthusiasts, universities, vintage bus operators and the modern bus industry. 


Cost: Free.

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