While no-one currently knows what fate will befall the Coventry Sports Centre building that straddles Cox Street as the umbilically joined swimming pool is surrounded by hoardings and prepared for demolition, what we all know is that it looks like an elephant. Of course it looks like an elephant, everyone knows that, it’s called theContinue reading “Sorry, but you do realise that doesn’t look like an elephant….?”
After a stacks of research, thinking things through, literally months of planning, and test events, it now time to throw out the original idea and start again! While some may question the sanity of setting up in tourism in the middle of a global pandemic, having my sanity questioned is not a new thing forContinue reading “A slight change of plan…”
While this weekend was meant to be the original launch date for Sky Blue City Walks, the offer of getting an early second Covid jab today Saturday was not really something that could be turned down. I’ll be much happier about starting up after having had a second vaccination not just for me, but forContinue reading “Please Stand By”
On my first visit to the new Salt Lane car park (see The View from Salt Lane) at the payment machine, there was this rather snazzy new map of the city centre. It’s great, nice and big, though it is very tourist focussed in that things like the University don’t seem to be on it.Continue reading “A few odd jobs – Part 2”
The other day, I thought it was about time I switched things up a bit and tried out the new Salt Lane Car Park. I was doing some of the final bits of filming for the promotional videos for Sky Blue City Walks, and part way up I realised: “Hang on, I’m filming random pointsContinue reading “The View from Salt Lane”
As Coventry is on the verge of officially becoming UK City of Culture, we thought it was only right to celebrate what some have called the most important cultural event to ever take place in the history of the City. Is it the Mystery Plays that started in 15th century, that would go on toContinue reading “Celebrating the greatest cultural event so far in the History of Coventry: Coventry Market, the Musical!”
The 1509 model of Coventry made by Peter Garbett is currently on display at Coventry Central Library.
But there are a few odd jobs that really need doing before City of Culture. Not massive jobs, but they do need doing.
It occurred to me that when Sky Blue City Walks start – hopefully on Friday May the 21st – there will be more than a few references, so it seems sensible to get some of them here ready for you to find. Probably the first and most obvious is when Time Team came to Coventry.Continue reading “Time Team at St Marys”
Coventry, being a city like any other in a country where homelessness keeps looking like it is going the wrong way, seems over the last few years seen a significant rise in noticeable rough sleeping. But it was only when I started figuring out the walking route before lockdown eased that I got a trueContinue reading “Back to the future – Almshouses pointing the way to Council Houses?”