Exhibitions & Workshops events

Move and Play

Move and Play

Thursday 11 July 2019 – Sunday 10 November 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Explore an immersive world of games, challenges, and triumph in this must-see exhibition!

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Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Let's Animate Presents: Monthly Animation Club

Monday 15 July 2019 – Monday 9 December 2019

Location: Fargo Village Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Calling all Home Ed students, come along to the Let’s Animate studio and have fun animating.

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Mini Makers

Mini Makers

Thursday 5 September 2019 – Thursday 5 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

There is tons of creative fun for little hands and feet in this informal drop-in art session.

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Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Coventry Improv Presents: Full of Beans

Friday 13 September 2019 – Friday 13 December 2019

Location: Esquires Coffee, Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place, Hales St, Coventry, CV1 1JD.

Coventry's monthly improv comedy show.

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Sensory Play Days

Sensory Play Days

Thursday 19 September 2019 – Friday 20 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Let imaginations soar as your child learns to play creatively in this interactive space.

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Mothers Who Make

Mothers Who Make

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Saturday 30 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

This innovative nationwide movement continues in Coventry this autumn.

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Silversmithing Workshop

Silversmithing Workshop

Saturday 28 September 2019 – Saturday 14 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Led by our informative tutors, Laura and Naim, this workshop will teach you all the basic techniques of silversmithing and because we keep numbers small, there is time to explore a range of techniques

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Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin

Coventry Biennial 2019: The Twin

Monday 30 September 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Location: Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP.

The Biennial’s title this year is The Twin and it comprises a series of exhibitions, events and activities about relationships.

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Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019

Coventry Biennial of Contemporary Art 2019

Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Location: Coventry

Coventry Biennial is a young, social and political platform for contemporary art in Coventry, the UK and internationally.

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Coffee and Cake Chinwag

Coffee and Cake Chinwag

Tuesday 1 October 2019 – Wednesday 4 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Kick starting on International Coffee Day, meet and mingle with other parents and care givers in this new monthly social gathering.

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Heritage Storeys

Heritage Storeys

Thursday 3 October 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Heritage Storeys is a Virtual Reality storytelling experience where you can travel through time in a lift and immerse yourself in a series of compelling historical stories.

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Stretch With Us: Artist-Led Yoga

Stretch With Us: Artist-Led Yoga

Saturday 5 October 2019 – Saturday 26 October 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

LYNNEBEC are thrilled to be leading a series of Stretch With Us: Artist-Led Yoga sessions. They will combine the joy of partner-based work, stretching and their approach to the body.

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Partisan Social Club

Partisan Social Club

Saturday 5 October 2019 – Sunday 24 November 2019

Location: The Row 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry, CV1 1FD

Partisan Social Club (PSC) is a project initiated by artists Mel Jordan and Andy Hewitt. For Coventry Biennial 2019 they are developing a new project.

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Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Where's Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Saturday 12 October 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

This half-term, WALLY, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country.

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October Half Term - Festival of the Dead

October Half Term - Festival of the Dead

Saturday 19 October 2019 – Sunday 3 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join us to create some spooktacular crafts as part of our Festival of the Dead celebrations.

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Off the Beaten Path

Off the Beaten Path

Sunday 20 October 2019

Location: Coventry Central Library Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY.

To mark World Mental Health Day on the 10th October 2019 Art-Folks members are exhibiting mixed media work exploring the human drive to creativity as well as a 'the final jigsaw' sculpture.

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Radiant Roman Lamps

Radiant Roman Lamps

Monday 21 October 2019 – Friday 25 October 2019

Location: Lunt Roman Fort Coventry Rd, Baginton, Coventry CV8 3AJ

Give thanks to the Gods for another successful campaign, by making your own working Roman lamp! All materials are provided.

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Environment Matters to Us Too! Communities, 'Race' and Class - Black History Month 2019

Environment Matters to Us Too! Communities, 'Race' and Class - Black History Month 2019

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Location: Ryton Organic Gardens Wolston Lane, Ryton on Dunsmore, Coventry, CV8 3LG

This year the Centre forAgroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) will be hosting a special event to mark Black History Month.

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Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Behind the Scenes Family Store Tour

Wednesday 23 October 2019 – Thursday 31 October 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Join our curator for a 30 minute behind the scenes talk and tour in our Natural History store, where you will encounter objects from our skeletal collection and a mummified cat too!

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Art Masterclass: Screen Printed Canvas Bag

Art Masterclass: Screen Printed Canvas Bag

Thursday 24 October 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Continuing with our programme of exciting art classes for children, we will be discovering the techniques for screen printing using Day of the Dead imagery as inspiration.

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ESC X Proof Bakery

ESC X Proof Bakery

Friday 25 October 2019

Location: Earlsdon, Coventry, CV5.

With tickets for the first instalment of our experimental series ESC X selling out soon after listing, we're stoked to be announcing our next event early.

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Phoenix City Screenings

Phoenix City Screenings

Friday 25 October 2019

Location: The Row 8 Ironmonger Row, Coventry, CV1 1FD

Join Coventry Biennial 2019 for an evening of artists’ film and video works to inform and inspire ahead of the Phoenix City symposium exploring the discourse around UK City of Culture.

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Nightmares and Nibbles 2019

Nightmares and Nibbles 2019

Friday 25 October 2019 – Friday 1 November 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Nightmares and Nibbles allows you to join Dr. Frankenstein for the grand unveiling of a secret laboratory at Coventry’s medieval Old Grammar School for an immersive theatrical and food experience.

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Phoenix City Convergence

Phoenix City Convergence

Saturday 26 October 2019

Location: Ellen Terry Building, 34-35 Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5RW.

A symposium exploring the discourse around UK City of Culture.

What is a City of Culture, and who is it for? What do local artists and residents want it to be, and (how) can it be influenced?

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Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monstrous Minibeast Hunting

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Can you make your own web and find some creepy crawlies hiding out in the deep dark woods. This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Hibernating Hedgehogs

Hibernating Hedgehogs

Monday 28 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Find out about hedgehogs and their night time lives, what do they eat? Where are they in Winter? Plus make a mud hedgehog too! This session is suitable for children aged 2+.

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Den Building

Den Building

Tuesday 29 October 2019

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW.

Would you be able to survive outside this Autumn? Come find out as you discover how to make a survival den in the woods, to keep warm and sheltered away from the cold.

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Jesmonite Jewellery Workshop

Jesmonite Jewellery Workshop

Saturday 2 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Create a beautiful and on-trend jesmonite pendant and design it in block colour, or with a marble effect.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Mini Museum Engineers - Dens

Wednesday 6 November 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Come and build dens of all shapes and sizes in our museum.

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Lino Cutting Workshop

Lino Cutting Workshop

Saturday 9 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Discover the techniques needed to cut designs, create a relief surface and experiment with inking and printing.

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Coventry Accents in the Coventry Archives

Coventry Accents in the Coventry Archives

Saturday 9 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Dr. Christopher Strelluf uses the treasure trove of old sound recordings in the Coventry Archives to show what English in Coventry was like.

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Midlands Arts Papers 3 - Launch

Midlands Arts Papers 3 - Launch

Wednesday 13 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

An event celebrating the new issue of the online journal.

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Tales from Coventry Tables: A Supper Club

Tales from Coventry Tables: A Supper Club

Saturday 16 November 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Food is much more than sustenance.

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Hands on History for All Ages

Hands on History for All Ages

Saturday 16 November 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum’s collections.

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World Nursery Rhyme Week: On Tour!

World Nursery Rhyme Week: On Tour!

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

It's World Nursery Rhyme week and to celebrate we are taking our Sensory Stories and Rhymes activities on tour to Coventry Transport Museum for this day only.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Travelling the World

Mini Museum Engineers - Travelling the World

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

We move around the world in many different ways.

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Making Merry: Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair

Making Merry: Arts, Crafts and Gifts Fair

Friday 29 November 2019 – Saturday 30 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Our fabulous feast of festive fun returns, bringing you the best local and ethical arts and crafts. Get ahead of the festive game with workshops, music, choirs and more.

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Wreath Making

Wreath Making

Saturday 30 November 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Create a fabulous wreath in this ever popular workshop.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Tool Skills

Mini Museum Engineers - Tool Skills

Wednesday 4 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Join this session to practice your tool skills and make a beautiful wooden toy to take home.

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Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Christmas Early Years Celebrations

Tuesday 10 December 2019 – Tuesday 17 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Tis the season to sing with Santa and enjoy a Christmas story too.

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GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

GreenMatthews presents: A Brief History of Christmas: 600 Years of Yuletide Songs, Carols, Tunes and Tales

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Location: The Old Grammar School Bishop Street, Coventry

Acclaimed musicians GreenMatthews (with special guest Jude Rees of Pilgrim's Way) present a festive romp through 600 years of Christmas music, songs and carols.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Mini Museum Engineers - Lights

Wednesday 11 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Come into the museum to discover light and shade through play.

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Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Family Saturday: This makes That with These - Star Struck

Saturday 14 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

Celebrate the festive season with this wonderful Family Saturday.

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Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Herbert Illuminations - George Eliot at 200 - and the Coventry Connection

Tuesday 17 December 2019

Location: Herbert Art Gallery & Museum Jordan Well, Coventry, CV1 5QP

Mary Ann Evans spent the first 21 years of her life at Griff, midway between Bedworth and Nuneaton.

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Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Mini Museum Engineers - Marble Runs

Wednesday 18 December 2019

Location: Coventry Transport Museum Millennium Place, Hales Street, Coventry, CV1 1JD

We are going to finish our Mini Museum Engineers year with our most popular session.

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Hands on History for All Ages

Hands on History for All Ages

Saturday 21 December 2019

Location: Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 227 Coton Rd, Nuneaton CV11 5TU

Get hands on with Museum objects every third Saturday of the month! Join one of our Museum Access Assistants as they spotlight items from the Museum’s collections.

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