Events: Various

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

What a treat this was!  Entertained by the students singing a wide variety of music and interspersed by a complete recital of the T.S. Eliot poem “The Waste Land” by Paul Wingfield, Head of the Vocal and Operatic Department.

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The varied programme of music presented by the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire along with the musicians involved with foreword by Paul Wingfield.

Then Spoke the Thunder Blogpost

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Film Night

It was a great evening watching the film extracts from the extensive Coventry archive.  The film of the construction of the Coventry Ring Road was particularly interesting and the pride shown by the engineers and builders in the achievement was heartwarming.  It is a sign of the times that a lone pedestrian walking on the Ring Road raised an audible gasp, followed by a chuckle from the audience.  The design and building of the cathedral was interesting with detail of its inception and creative influences, and the practicalities of making it happen.  Shots of Basil Spence, architect and John Hutton, glass engraver, and others brought the project to life.  Thanks to John Gore, Eve Fleming and Pete Walters for choosing the various elements of the evening.

Coventry on Film Blogpost

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Igers Coventry Instameet

Members of Igers Coventry enjoyed the challenge of finding areas of Coventry to photograph with the theme of “The Waste Land”.

You can view the images from the IgersCoventry instameet here – www.instagram.com/explore/tags/igcov_wasteland

Igers Instameet Blogpost

Igers group
Members of IgersCoventry assembling for The Waste Land instameet.

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IOU Theatre Rear-facing Bus

“It was great how the woman in the play seemed to just appear at each stopping place and we learnt her story as the bus progressed around Coventry.  We were engrossed in finding out more and even the rain and the strange experience of travelling backwards with members of the public waving madly at us added to the atmosphere.  It was a truly moving experience!”  Imogen Parker

A Different View of Coventry Blogpost

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Sketch Coventry

An opportunity to pick up your drawing material of choice and head out with the group to find areas of Coventry to sketch under the theme title of “The Waste Land” to tie in with the exhibition at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Sketch Coventry Blogpost

Sketch Coventry image

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