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A Really Roman Summer

18 Aug 2017

Explore the unique Lunt Roman Fort this summer; stand on the ramparts, imagine yourself training horses in the Gyrus, and drop in to our fantastic Roman themed workshops.

Explore the unique Lunt Roman Fort this summer; stand on the ramparts, imagine yourself training horses in the Gyrus, and drop in to our fantastic Roman themed workshops. Play Roman games, dig in our ‘archaeological finds’ sandpit or create your own helmet, shield or soldier in a weekly themed workshops.
Full details of week-by-week activities are available online at www.luntromanfort.org

Weekdays, not including bank holiday Monday
10.00am - 3.30pm
All activities are drop in and suitable for 5+
Activities are free, site admission applies

Time: 10:00 - 15:30

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

Cost: £3.75

Happening Today, 18 Aug 2017
Cartists: Reimagining the Car

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

Time: 10:00 - 16:30

Cost: Free Entry

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.

Creative Car Factory – Family Workshops

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

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Cost: £2.00

Join Coventry Transport Museum in the Creative Car Factory this summer and be a real life ‘Cartist’. Create your very own model, and help us build a full size ‘car’ inspired by our Cartists exhibition

Join Coventry Transport Museum in the Creative Car Factory this summer and be a real life ‘Cartist’. Create your very own model, and help us build a full size ‘car’ inspired by our Cartists exhibition. Every week, our workshop will focus on a different stage of car manufacture from incredible ideas, all the way through to the fabulous finishes. Join Coventry Transport Museum every week to explore all stages and build your very own model car or join us for one of the workshops to make one car part to take home.


 

Early Years Exhibition - A Viking Voyage

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

Time:

Cost: Free

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.

Exclusive Pimms & Strings event at Lime Tree Village

Location: Lime Tree Village Lime Tree Village, Cawston Lane, Dunchurch, Warwickshire, CV22 7SA

Time: 12:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free Entry

Please feel free to come and join us for a typical summer’s afternoon of Pimm’s & Strings set within our stunning village grounds

Lime Tree Village, a retirement village near Dunchurch and Bilton is holding a ‘Pimms & Strings’ event on Friday 18th August 2017 from 12noon – 3pm.
Pimm’s will be served from the terrace of the Edwardian clubhouse, Cawston House and guests can sit and relax on the terrace or the lawns and listen to the beautiful sounds of the Fidelis String Quartet.

You can combine your visit with a chance to take a wider glimpse around the village. You can view a number of properties for sale including the popular new cottages within the new Polo Field village extension.

Lime Tree’s village manager Patrick Johnson and sales managers Kerry McIver and Kerry Richardson will be available to chat to during the afternoon, as will a number of village residents who can provide the best insight possible of what life is really like in this award-winning Warwickshire village.

If you or a loved one are thinking about a move to a retirement village, then this is the perfect event to come and find out more.

Please call 01788 211799 to let Lime Tree Village know you are coming.

Fearsome Craftsmen: Discover The Artistry Of The Viking World

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

Time:

Cost: Free

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.

Free summer activities for children

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Time: 10:30 - 15:30

Cost: Free

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery will once again be making summer even more fun by offering some fabulous FREE activities for children over the holidays!

Visitors to our special Make ‘n’ Take workshops will have the opportunity to enjoy themselves whilst trying out their artistic skills!

No need to book, just pop along. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

At busy times you may be asked to wait.

25 to 27 July Festival of Archaeology Week

  • Make and decorate a Tudor rose
  • Make a Roman mosaic plate
  • Create a pop up castle and knight

1 to 3 August Poldark’s Smugglers & Miners

  • Cut out and colour a Georgian lady or gentleman costume doll
  • Make a Georgian toy thaumatrope
  • Make a Cornish tin miner’s lamp

8 to 10 August Poldark’s Smuggler’s & Miners

  • Create your own smuggler’s treasure box
  • Make a miniature tricorn hat
  • Build a model tin mine engine house

15 to 17 August World Cultures

  • Make a Sri Lankan inspired mask
  • Cut out and decorate a Japanese fan
  • Make and decorate a Sand Lizard from the Middle East

22 to 24 August World Cultures

  • Make a model Inuit Kayak
  • Make an Indian Talwar sword
  • Make an African inspired head dress

29 to 31 August Back To School Week

  • Make a personalised bookmark
  • Make a door hanger for your bedroom or den
  • Create and decorate a pen bin to store your stationery

Mad Science Summer Camp

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

Time:

Cost: £30 per child per day

Mad Science West Midlands are holding a summer camp at the Warwick University during the whole of the 6 weeks holiday.

Each day will be filled with different activities and have a different theme for the day.

All staff are fully DBS checked and trained.

Find out more here - www.madscience.org/westmidlands 

Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception

Location: Compton Verney Warwick CV35 9HZ

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adult - £15

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

Summer Holiday Activities

Location: British Motor Museum Gaydon, CV35 0BJ

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost: £14.00

Join the British Motor Museum for a treasure trove of family activities this summer!

Explore The British Motor Museum's new exhibition, British Motoring Treasures and become a treasure hunter and seek out some of our hidden treasures!

Create your own British car with our ‘My first car’ project - whether you’re just learning to drive a pedal car or had your license for years, come and tell us about your first car.

Museum Monday
Enjoy a range of 10 minute interactive playlets from our costumed explainers, step back in time and hear their stories.

Tuesday - Saturday
Make your own motoring treasure out of all sorts of bits and bobs! From scrap paper to empty plastic bottles create your motoring treasure.

All activities are included in Museum admission - Adult £14, Concession £12, Child £9, Family £39
Buy 1 day get 12 months free - see website for more details!

Wasps Rugby 2017/18 Fixtures

Location: Ricoh Arena Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Coventry, CV6 6GE

Time: 15:00 - 17:00

Cost: Variable

The 2017/18 fixtures our Wasps will be taking on throughout this season. Come on you Wasps!

 

Tickets and Information

Date Fixture Venue Time 
28/07/17 Singha Premiership Rugby 7s  Franklin's Gardens 19:30
17/08/17 Ulster Kingspan Stadium  19:30
23/08/17 Connacht Ricoh Arena  19:30
02/09/17 Sale Sharks  Ricoh Arena  15:00
10/09/17 Worcester Warriors  Sixways Stadium  15:00
17/09/17 Harlequins Ricoh Arena  15:00
24/09/17 Exeter Chiefs  Sandy Park Stadium  15:00
01/10/17 Bath Rugby  Ricoh Arena  15:00
08/10/2017 Saracens  Allianz Park  15:00
28/10/17 Northampton Saints  Franklin's Gardens 15:00
18/11/17 Newcastle Falcons  Ricoh Arena  16:30
26/11/17 London Irish  Madejski Stadium  15:00
02/12/17 Leicester Tigers  Ricoh Arena 16:30
23/12/17 Gloucester Rugby  Ricoh Arena  TBC
30/12/17 Bath Rugby  Recreation Ground  TBC
07/01/18 Saracens  Ricoh Arena TBC
10/02/18 Harlequins  Twickenham Stoop  TBC
18/02/18 Exeter Chiefs  Ricoh Arena  TBC
24/02/18 Gloucester Rugby  Kingsholm TBC
04/03/18 London Irish  Ricoh Arena  TBC
24/03/18 Leicester Tigers  Welford Road  TBC
07/04/18 Sale Sharks  The AJ Bell Stadium  TBC
14/04/18 Worcester Warriors  Ricoh Arena TBC
28/04/18 Northampton Saints  Ricoh Arena TBC
05/05/18 Newcastle Falcons  Kingston Park  TBC

To buy tickets to any of the available matches click HERE

Wildlife Watch - Duck Tales

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Time: 12:00 - 13:00

Cost: £3.50 per child and one free adult

We're off looking for ducks and we're going to have a quacking good time! This session is suitable for those aged 2 plus.

Get in touch, call: 024 76 302 912 or head to our website to book. 

Wildlife Watch - Fantastical Magical Woodlands

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Time: 10:30 - 11:30

Cost: £3.50 per child and one free adult

Journey with us to our magical woodland, concoct a magic potion, help out the fairy queen and make some mud trolls. This session is suitable for those aged 2 plus.

Get in touch, call: 024 76 302 912 or head to our website to book. 

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