One of the things I’ve been meaning to do for a really long while is update this blog. So much has happened since the last time I managed to do one. The big one of course is the end of City of Culture, and given the big half-term report I did, you might have expectedContinue reading “It’s getting pretty desperate at this end…..”
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.
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.”
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.
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”
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”
Taking matters into our own hands, a group of us decided to clean up the Volgograd Monument and take the trees out of it before it was permanently damaged.
Pete Garbett talks through his 1509 model of Medieval Coventry