The Ambitiously Comprehensive Whistle-Stop Public Art Tour

If you want to know more about this walk read on. If you’ve already decided you’re up for it, book here or if that’s full, here. Do you think you could make it round four miles in just over two hours to see about an artwork a minute inside the Coventry Ring Road? Well, that’sContinue reading “The Ambitiously Comprehensive Whistle-Stop Public Art Tour”

It’s Saint Osburg’s Day again! You did know she’s the Coventry Saint….?

It’s a matter of historical fact, even though there are three versions of the facts stretching over almost 400 years, that St Osburg is the Coventry Saint.

Your Last Chance to Book a Walk Before City of Culture Ends, and the Price Goes Up!

Now it’s warming up, maybe it’s time to book that guided walk you’ve kept saying you were going to get around to? After all, there’s never been a better time to do it! You can book via the links below, or get a ticket at the City of Culture shop in Hertford Street. One ofContinue reading “Your Last Chance to Book a Walk Before City of Culture Ends, and the Price Goes Up!”

Look at the Bees – Welcome to Bookbombing.

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.”

Well that’s nice.

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.”

City of Culture – Half Term Report.

Halfway through Coventry being City of Culture, here’s what you thought were the best and worst things, and some ideas on how the solve the biggest problem.

Wroth, Films and a Random House that Feels like Silver String: Martinmas Remembered

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.

The Abundant lack of Abundance at the Abundance Parade

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”

When Little Amal Came to Coventry

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”

If you missed them: Home and at Home

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”