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Cartists: Reimagining the Car

22 Oct 2017

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.

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

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

Cost: Free Entry

Happening Today, 22 Oct 2017
Discover Dinosaurs at Twycross Zoo

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

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: FREE with your zoo admission ticket

Dinosaurs are coming back to life this October half term at Twycross Zoo – it’s going to be ROARsome!

Rex the animatronic T-Rex and some newly-hatched dino babies are roaming Twycross Zoo this half term

Get up close and personal with this exciting pre-historic animal encounter on selected dates FREE with 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/

FA Wildcats Football Club

Location: Warwick University Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Time: 09:30 - 11:00

Cost: £2

FA Wildcats Football Clubs are a new opportunity for girls to play football in a safe and fun environment with FA-qualified coaches. The first session is free and there's no need to book.

FA Wildcats Football Clubs are a new opportunity for girls to play football in a safe and fun environment with FA-qualified coaches. Suitable if you've never played before, only kicked a ball in school or already in a club but want to play more. Come along and have fun, make friends and develop a life-long love of sport. The first session is free and there’s no need to book, simply turn up on the day.

Additional information or comments:

For more information visit the website: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/active/activities/football/wildcats/
Contact us via email: warwicksport@warwick.ac.uk
Or phone: +44(0)24 7652 3222

Family Swim

Location: Warwick University Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL

Time: 13:00 - 15:00

Cost: £4

Dedicated family-friendly pool time with floats, toys and fun. Please check our weekly timetable online (warwick.ac.uk/sport) before arriving. Children under 12 must be under parental supervision.

Additional information or comments:

For more information visit our website: https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/sport/active/activities/swimming
Contact us via email: warwicksport@warwick.ac.uk
Or phone: +44(0)24 7652 3222

Mad Science at Twycross Zoo

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

Time: 10:00 - 18:00

Cost: FREE with your zoo admission ticket

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/

October Half Term Family Fun

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Cost: £39 family ticket

Get creative! Come and draw, paint, stick and colour with our art-based workshops running Monday to Friday. Part of the ‘Fantastic for Families’ national art campaign.

Don’t miss our brand new interactive trail available every day… Plans for the Morris 8 have been lost and our junior designer’s future hangs in the balance… Can you help? Our costumed guides will brief you on the case and you will need to follow the trail of clues around the Museum to solve the mystery. Suitable for all the family.

And it wouldn’t be October half term without our Halloween ‘Black Cat’ trail! Search high and low for the Museum cats and find the colours of the cats' eyes in our 'Black Cat' trail. Available every day and suitable for 3 years plus.

Our ‘My First Car’ project continues this October half term. Whether you’re just learning to drive a pedal car or had your licence for years, come and tell us about your first car – what it looks like, how it drives, create a drawing or compose a few words. We would love to see and hear about it! Drop into our Learning Spaces all week 10am to 4pm, suitable for 3 years plus.

Prices 

£14 adult

£9 child (5-16 yrs)

£12 concession

Free Under 5's

£39 family ticket

Secret Valentine

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

Time:

Cost: Free

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.

The Haunted Castle

Location: Warwick Castle Warwick, CV34 4QU

Time:

Cost: Varies per event

With wondrous witches, Horrible Histories and the return of the spectacular Fire Joust, experience Warwick Castle's biggest ever Haunted Castle event this Halloween!

Are you a Scaredy Squire, a Daring Duke, or a Brave Knight? 

Take your pick and be entertained in the Witches Tower, mesmerised at the Flight of the Eagles, spooked in the Dolls House or escape from the hideous plague in Outbreak 1349.

Take a look at the different ticket options

The Play's The Thing

Location: Royal Shakespeare Company Waterside Stratford-upon-Avon Warwickshire CV37 6BB

Time: 10:20

Cost: £8.50

Discover the magic of theatre-making in the Royal Shakespeare Company's interactive family friendly exhibition, The Play's The Thing.

Explore a treasure trove of weird and wonderful objects from our past productions and discover the gory secrets of theatre-making. See up close the stunning costumes and fearsome weaponry created right here in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Get creative and hands-on with our interactive exhibits; step inside the mind of a Director, perform the part of Hamlet on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage in front of a virtual audience, and embrace your competitive streak with our quick change challenge.

Focusing the spotlight on the creativity behind-the-scenes, there are plenty of activities to entertain the whole family.

Open daily from 10.20am.

Prices:
Annual Pass – pay once, visit as often as you wish for 12 months: £8.50 Adult, £4.25 child, £4.25 disabled people.

KIDS GO FREE* on Sundays and throughout Warwickshire school holidays
*up to four kids go FREE with every full paying adult

To book, please call the box office on 01789 403493 or come to the Box Office in the RSC foyer on the day.

Web: https://www.rsc.org.uk/the-plays-the-thing
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thersc
Twitter: @theRSC
Instagram: @theRSC

The Tin Open Mic

Location: The Tin 1-4, The Canal Basin, St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY

Time: 20:00 - 23:00

Cost: £1 entry

Enjoy some wonderful local music in an atmospheric Old Coal Vault.

All styles, genres welcome, with a full back line available for full bands, and a qualified sound engineer every Sunday.

All welcome. Every Sunday from 8pm-11pm. £1 entry.

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