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Events for 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Jul 2017

Viking herbert event
Early Years Exhibition - A Viking Voyage

Date: 02 June 2017 - 28 August 2017

Every day

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

The Herbert's famous early year's play space for families returns with A Very Viking Voyage!

The Herbert's famous early year's play space for families returns with A Very Viking Voyage!

Journey into a world of possibilities where the sea glistens, fires crackle and a world of wonder awaits ready to inspire young imaginations.

At busy times you may be asked to wait.

Group bookings and SEN early bird sessions are available on selected days. Please email lisa.ford@culturecoventry.com for further details.

Cost: Free

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

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

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

Half term lunt fort
Lunt Roman Festival 2017

Date: 15 July 2017 - 16 July 2017

Every day

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Roman Britain.

With cavalry, infantry, artillery and living history encampments, the Lunt will be bursting with life and activity.

Costumed interpreters will fill the fort with Roman infantry marching, an Iron Age camp, weaving demonstrations and birds of prey (Saturday only). Plus don’t miss the unique sight of horseback demonstrations and infantry fighting in the famous Gyrus.

Join us for a fun and interactive insight into the early history of Coventry, from the Iron Age to the end of the Roman occupancy all in a single day!

Participants include:

  • The Vicus (re-enactors: early Roman soldiers and Iron Age warriors)
  • Britannia – Roman Infantry with living history camp
  • Dumnonika – Iron Age warriors and civilians with living history camp
  • ARC – Duo of Roman Cavalry soldiers with living history camp
  • Falconry display (on Saturday only)
  • REME – modern soldiers
  • Textiles Through Time – Spinning and Weaving in the Granary
  • Coventry and District Archaeology Society display
  • Weavers' Workshop


Family activities include - try your hand at archery with Activity Club Coventry, make a clay pot, and join in with Iron Age and Roman children’s drill.

Refreshments will be available on site. There will be a special shuttle bus service connecting the Lunt to the city centre throughout the festival. There is free parking at the Lunt site and an overspill at the car park of Russell’s Nursery, only a 4 minute walk away.

Cost:

Adult ticket: £6
Child (4 - 16) / Concession: £4
Under 4s free
Family (2 adults and 2 children): £17

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