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Coventry City of Culture 2021

The tension mounted last night until the news from Hull eventually came that Coventry had been awarded City of Culture 2021.

The morning after the night before and chairman of the judging panel Phil Redmond and minister John Glen paid a visit to Fargo Village to celebrate with the delirious winning city!

Phil Redmond and minister John Glen at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

Phil Redmond and minister John Glen at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

 

Celebratory brownie at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

Celebratory brownie at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

 

Crowds at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

Crowds at the @Coventry2021 Fargo event

But earlier in the day we paid a visit to Howes Primary School who, whose Year 5 & 6 pupils were putting on an amazing rainforest interactive exhibition inspired by visits to the Coventry Transport Museum, Herbert Gallery and Lanchester Interactive Archive.

There were virtual reality and augmented reality experiences, quizzes, smells of the rainforest challenges and beanbag games all crammed into two classrooms. It was an amazing way to learn so much and the pupils were brilliant as they demonstrated their activities and their evaluations showed it worked too.  For us it was a really concrete way of showing what a city of culture should look like, roll on 2021!

Virtual reality at the Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

Virtual reality at the Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

Howes Primary School rainforest exhbition

  1. December 9, 2017

    My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to Coventry, the city that inspired me to be who I am, the city that changed the course of my life: Coventry and I: The story of a boy from Iran who became a man in Coventry:
    http://www.gcgi.info/index.php/news/752-coventry-and-i-the-story-of-a-boy-from-iran-who-became-a-man-in-coventry
    Thank you Coventry, my Coventrian friends, the sources of my inspiration and strength. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to you all.
    Coventry for ever,
    In gratitude,
    Kamran Mofid (The Boy from Iran who became a Man in Coventry)

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