Imagineers in Coventry

Festival inspires and entertains the crowds.

Festival of Imagineers, Coventry City Centre

Festival of Imagineers, Coventry City Centre

Throughout the week 3rd–8th August, 30,000 people took part in and were amazed by the Festival of Imagineers 2015 with events, activities and experiences in hidden spaces, Coventry Transport Museum, Millennium Place and Broadgate.

Throughout the week the fantastic family friendly festival, uniquely celebrating art, design and engineering took people to Coventry’s hidden spaces including Twisted Barrel Brewery, Coventry Cathedral, beneath Coventry University and to Premier Group; took audiences on an adventure to discover the secrets of flight at Coventry Transport Museum; on a musical bike ride around Millennium Place; and on a parade based performance at dusk in and around the Cathedral ruins exploring The Winter’s Tale.

The finale in Broadgate on 3rd August saw visitors to the city, passers-by and shoppers stopped in their tracks by Coventry’s six metre high Godiva and her new cavalcade as well as being entertained by a host of international street theatre companies ranging from circus based aerial performances to live music and an all-out celebration of the unusual and unexpected.

Audiences also had the opportunity to become inventors themselves trying out wind powered knitting machines, creating the ultimate paper plane as well as making model rocket cars inspired by the Bloodhound itself, a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph.

Jane Hytch, Chief Executive of Imagineer Productions said: “The Festival of Imagineers is about celebrating, and showcasing, people who have extraordinary ideas, we hope everyone who experienced even a small part of this year’s festival has been amazed and inspired by what they have seen and taken part in. The feedback throughout the week, from young and old, has been fantastic and we look forward to sharing the work a new generation of creative expeditionaries at our next festival.”

Pics: Andrew Moore