Bookbombing. You’re welcome to it. This post charts the progress of the first bookbombing of a single-publication over multiple sites, a guerrilla installation over a number of locations in Coventry, the 2021 UK City of Culture. The book in question is ‘Look at the Bees’, a compilation of over 2000 inspirational quotes from the agesContinue reading “Look at the Bees – Welcome to Bookbombing.”
Today, I got an email saying that Travel Mag have published an article, “12 Unique Things to do in Coventry”, and one of those was to come on a walk run by the top rated tour guide in Coventry, which according to Tripadvisor, is me! Or at least it is at the moment… In allContinue reading “Well that’s nice.”
On the 11th of November, there was just so much happening around City of Culture, starting off with the 1000-odd year old Worth Silver ceremony.
Updated 16th November 2021 On Sunday 7th November the Abundance Parade, an event with more than a large hat-tip to Diwali took place in Foleshill. Abundance was another magnificent event, though it seemed to have possibly the most ironic title, as there was certainly no abundance of spectators. The event was an attempt to followContinue reading “The Abundant lack of Abundance at the Abundance Parade”
On the 27th of October, ‘Little Amal’ visited Coventry as part of her 5000 mile trek across Europe. ‘Little’ Amal wasn’t of course all that little, she was in fact eleven feet tall model of a ten year-old (nine when she started her journey) unaccompanied Syrian refugee making her way across Europe to Britain, representingContinue reading “When Little Amal Came to Coventry”
While I’m going to make a concerted effort to spotlight things that are still on in the future, two art exhibitions which have recently concluded were “Art=Home”, a set of artworks created by the homeless and people who were recently homeless which were in the Belgrade during the Arts and Homelessness Festival at the startContinue reading “If you missed them: Home and at Home”
On the 6th of October 2021, the Russian Ambassador Andrei Kelin came to Coventry as part of the events marking the 80th anniversary of the begging of what would become the concept of international twin cities. Although Coventry and what was then called Stalingrad (now Volgograd) would become the first officially twinned cities in theContinue reading “Help Stalingrad and win a trip to Volgograd”
The Landmark series on Sky Arts has announced it’s first winner. Favour Jonathan has won with her mesh sculpture of Ira Aldridge holding a watch aloft, which has now been installed halfway up the former IKEA building on Croft Road in Coventry. The building is currently being used as a HQ for City of CultureContinue reading “The Unveiling of Ira Aldridge”
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