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Events for 24 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018

Journeys with the waste land exhibition at the herbert
Journeys With ‘The Waste Land’ Exhibition

Date: 15 September 2018 - 18 November 2018

Every day

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

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.

Cost: Free Entry

Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018
Kenilworth Arts Festival 2018

Date: 20 September 2018 - 29 September 2018

Every day

Location: Kenilworth, Various Locations

Time: 20:00 - 22:30

10 days of talks, gigs, workshops and exhibitions, held in different venues around the historic town of Kenilworth, Warwickshire. Headliners include S. Carey, Ruby Tandoh and Zoe Rahman.

Now in its third year, Kenilworth Arts Festival will take place over ten days in September, with events, workshops and exhibitions being held in different venues around the town. The festival will feature award-winning, internationally-acclaimed writers and musicians, as well as emerging artists from around the country. Headliners this year include American singer-songwriter S. Carey (a member of indie-folk band Bon Iver), MOBO Award winning pianist Zoe Rahman, BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker, food writer & GBBO finalist Ruby Tandoh, nature writer John Lewis-Stempel and novelists Fiona Mozley, Kit de Waal, Sarah Moss and Sharlene Teo.

For more information and tickets, visit www.kenilworthartsfestival.co.uk.

Cost: £6 - £16

Ticket to Ride Coventry Transport Museum
Ticket to Ride

Date: 21 July 2018 - 28 October 2018

Every day

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

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

Cost: Free.

Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Traditional New Orleans Jazz

Date: 05 February 2018 - 07 January 2019

Every week

Location: Ansty Club Grove Road Ansty Warwickshire CV7 9JD

Time: 20:00 - 22:30

: The Tierra Buena Traditional Jazz Band has been entertaining crowds in and around Coventry every Monday night since 1958. Come and listen to this well known venerable institution.

Some members of the band have been playing from the start but are undimmed in their enthusiasm. Their unsurpassed repertoire contains tunes old and new, happy and blue, well-known and rare, played and sung.

 

Cost: £5

Evita
Evita

Date: 25 September 2018

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

Following its smash-hit runs in London, Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is thrilling audiences once again across the UK.

Telling the story of Eva Peron, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron, Evita follows Eva’s journey from humble beginnings through to extraordinary wealth, power and iconic status which ultimately lead her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and the Oscar-winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, and featuring some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, You Must Love Me, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall, this smash-hit show truly promises to be the theatrical event of the year.

 

Cost: £43.25

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