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Cartists: Reimagining the Car

21 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, 21 Oct 2017
Copper Candelabra Workshop

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

Time: 13:00 - 15:30

Cost: £45

Try out a new and unusual skill at this friendly and fun beginner’s metalworking event. Spend an afternoon making an elegant, on-trend copper candelabra with homewares expert Melodie Telliez.

With exposed pipework and metal finishes popping up all over Pinterest, this workshop is a great way to try out the industrial trend. Learn basic metalwork techniques, including how to cut copper pipes, attach them together and finish them to create your own candelabra design. You'll be surprised what you can do with the right tools and don't worry, there are no hacksaws, just great fun designing and experimenting with shapes - anyone can do it!

During the session, you'll learn from Etsy based jewellery and homewares designer Melodie Telliez. She will teach you the skills you need to know and advise you on your design. Whether you follow her examples or create your own ideas, you'll leave with a host of new metalworking skills that won't require investing in a metal shop of your own. All materials will be provided.

Suitable for age 16+

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/

Godiva Rocks

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

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

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!

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

October Half Term: Coding Meets Mystery Family Trail

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

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Cost: £1.50

Fun for October half term!

Can you solve this new fun family trail? Available at Reception.

Pink Sari Revolution

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

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

“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.

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories

Location: Compton Verney Warwick CV35 9HZ

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Adult - £15, Child - £3

Enjoy the wonderful creations of one of the world’s best-loved illustrators, Quentin Blake.

Enjoy the wonderful creations of one of the world’s best-loved illustrators, Quentin Blake.

Come and see the huge range of his witty characters from Roald Dahl’s books such as The Twits and Danny, the Champion of the World to The Boy in the Dress by David Walliams. It includes work never seen outside Blake’s studio before, from rough drawings and storyboards to his distinctive finished illustrations. They lift the lid on how his magical ideas evolve and the artistry behind his unforgettable images which captivate adults and children.

Find out more information here - www.comptonverney.org.uk

Quentin Blake: Inside Stories is a touring exhibition from House of Illustration, co-curated by Quentin Blake and Claudia Zeff.

Secret Valentine

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

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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.

Thank Abba for the Music at Bedworth Civic Hall

Location: Bedworth Civic Hall High Street Bedworth CV12 8NF

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Cost: £15

Thank Abba for the Music - all your favourite Abba songs by this international Abba tribute act. Presented by Anker Hospital Radio, the dedicated radio station at George Eliot Hospital.

International Abba tribute act, Thank Abba for the Music return to the Bedworth Civi Hall for one night. Enjoy the party style 2 hour show that features all Abba's hits, their unique humour and film footage of Abba. The show is presented by Anker Hospital Radio to raise funds to support the dedicated radio station at George Eliot Hospital, Nuneaton. Tickets are going fast. Hurry and get yours for a great night out.

 

The Haunted Castle

Location: Warwick Castle Warwick, CV34 4QU

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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
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Twitter: @theRSC
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