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Festival of Imagineers

19 Sep 2018

Welcome to the fifth edition of the Festival of Imagineers, Coventry’s annual festival that lies at the intersection of art, design and engineering.

Our 2018 programme focuses on the theme of connections and brings together an amazing group of local, national and international artists who will work with local businesses, engineers and communities to explore what connects rather than divides people.  We also invite you to play the streets: come and play in public spaces with free family workshops, performances, talks and exhibitions.

All events are FREE with no need to book, unless indicated otherwise.

www.festivalofimagineers.co.uk/

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Location: Coventry

Cost: Free

Happening Today, 19 Sep 2018
Free Storytelling Session: Melly’s Day at Work

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

Time: 11:15 - 11:45

Cost: Free Entry

Where does Melly go to work? Join our storyteller to find out all about Melly’s working day. Sessions are FREE and run between 11:15am and 11:45am.

Be prepared to join in, make some noise and have lots of fun. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

No booking required.

Donations welcome.

 

Hymns for Robots

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

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Cost: £13.75

Hymns for Robots mixes Noctium’s unique heightened performance style with analogue and digital music to bring you an extraordinary life that was almost forgotten.

In a small attic, packed in hundreds of cereal boxes, lies the life’s work of Delia Derbyshire – the unsung genius behind the Doctor Who theme tune and trailblazer of electronic music. Join Noctium as they explore this fascinating tale of the mother of modern music. Using strange sounds and weird wobbulations, Noctium brings you a sonic experience your ears won’t believe.

EFFECTIVE, FASCINATING WITH LOTS OF ATMOSPHERE” – WHAT’S ON MAGAZINE

Contains some strong language and sexual references. Recommended for ages 14+.

Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’ Exhibition

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

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Cost: Free Entry

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.

Play: An Exploration of Toys, Games and Fun

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

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Cost: Free

Delve into the world of play in this interactive exhibition for all the family.

Discover how we have played for the last 2000 years. From marbles to Meccano and dolls to dressing up, this exhibition is packed with objects and interactives to delight and entertain all ages.

Come and join in the fun and find some treasured memories from your childhood and beyond. www.theherbert.org

Rare: From 8-Bit To Xbox One

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

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Cost: Free

Join us for a celebration of Rare, the award-winning and internationally renowned video games company based in Warwickshire

Journey through three decades of iconic games such as Battletoads, Banjo-Kazooie, GoldenEye and Viva Piñata. Then set sail on the Sea of Thieves and explore how Rare’s latest release was made. This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Rare. www.theherbert.org

Rugby Scottish Country Dancers

Location: Claremont Centre Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3QE

Time: 19:30 - 21:00

Cost: £4

Join us for a friendly and relaxed Scottish Country Dancing class.

Scottish Country Dancing is a type of folk dancing – and we love it! We get exercise without realising it and meet lots of friendly people.

Everyone is welcome, including beginners. No dancing partner is needed.

For more information about Rugby Scottish Country Dancers, please email lsmith@fastmail.co.uk or phone/text 07906 380518.

 

Rugby Theatre | Entertaining Angels

Location: Rugby Theatre Henry Street, Rugby, CV21 2QA.

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Cost: Tickets: £13/12. Early Bird Offer: 2 for 1 tickets Mon – Weds shows on limited seats. Group discount £9.50 for groups over 4.

New Season at Rugby Theatre | Entertaining Angels: September 2018

Can God can be trusted to do anything right at all, “Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial & error?”

As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases, usually to the new - female - vicar, Sarah. But the return of Grace’s eccentric missionary sister Ruth, prompts some disturbing revelations, which force Grace to confront Bardolph’s ghost and the truth of their marriage.

A boulevard comedy that is both entertaining and affecting ..." Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

"A very English comedy with some real emotion... " Fiona Mountford, The Evening Standard

Show Dates: 15 - 22 September 2018 (no show on Sunday) 7:30pm
Tickets: £13/12.
Early Bird Offer: 2 for 1 tickets Mon – Weds shows on limited seats.
Group discount £9.50 for groups over 4.


Book online at www.rugbytheatre.co.uk or through the box office 01788 541234. (Please note opening hours 7.00pm to 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 10.30am to 12.30pm on Saturdays)

Salad Days

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

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Cost: £28.75

Following rave reviews and sell-outs in London and Bath, Regan De Wynter Williams are proud to present one of Britain’s best-loved and sunniest musicals, Salad Days starring Wendi Peters*.

It’s a show that famously inspired a seven-year-old Cameron Mackintosh to fall in love with the theatre, and this production made me realise why that might be. * * * * The Stage

Julian Slade and Dorothy Reynolds’ award winning show is an absolute romp of polite naughtiness and saucy encounters, with an energetic and peppy score featuring songs such as We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back, Look At Me, I’m Dancing, and We’re Looking For A Piano.

Wendi Peters has worked extensively on both stage and screen, but it was the iconic role of Cilla in Coronation Street which truly made her a household name.

*Please note: Wendi Peters will not be performing on Fri 21 and Sat 22 Sept.

Ticket to Ride

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

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Cost: Free.

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. 

www.transport-museum.com

Weekly Walks

Location: Brandon Marsh Church Road Coventry CV3 3GW

Time: 13:30

Cost: See below

Free guided walk to help you get the most from Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

Weekly lunch time walks with a member of staff at Brandon Marsh Nature Centre. No need to book, simply meet in the courtyard at 1.30pm. Normal admission to Brandon Marsh applies. See our website for the full schedule.

Brandon Marsh Entry:
Adult £2.50
Concession £1.50
Child £1
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust member Free

 

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