Coventry Moves starting June 5th is part of the celebration of Coventry’s designation of City of Culture 2022. Highlights include 6 short films to be streamed during the day.
About Coventry Moves
Coventry Moves will start at 8am and is scheduled to run at intervals throughout the day. It is being created for people in Coventry, Warwickshire and across the UK to experience from home – online, on their radio or on their social media feeds.
The city’s past, present and future is highlighted by six Energies played by well-know people from Coventry.
The stories will be told through a series of films throughout the day that will also include the legend of Lady Godiva – a pioneer for activism and social justice whose story is known throughout the world. Fourteen modern day Godivas have been chosen to represent the famous figure after a public nomination process.
When and Where to Watch
You can watch the whole day unfold from your home, online or on your timeline.
The whole event can be viewed at coventry2021.online. There will be also be live coverage on the BBC News Channel and on BBC CWR and BBC online.
Coventry Moves Schedule – June 5th
A SINGLE VOICE | 8am – LIVE STREAM
Pauline Black, our energy of Sustainability, celebrates our hidden river with a song written specifically for Coventry Moves in a magical moment that starts our journey.
THE RIVER RUN | 8.30am – SHORT FILM
Five Friends, River Runners, trace the path of the hidden river which runs under Coventry. Exploring through Parkour, BMX Biking and Dance.
SUSTAINABILITY | 9.30am – SHORT FILM
An introduction to the city’s long-standing commitment to sustainability and protecting our environment. The story behind the name of Coventry, Cofa’s Tree, will be explored as we look to the future and the impact we can have across the world.
PEOPLE POWER | 10.30am – SHORT FILM
Focusing on the personal stories of individuals and communities who have traveled from across the world to build Coventry.
POWERED BY PEOPLE | 11.00 LIVE STREAM
We meet Navin Kundra, the energy of People Power, as city residents and some well-known faces, bring the streets alive in a whirl of music and dance celebrating our car manufacturing history and the people who made Coventry.
INNOVATION | 1.30pm – SHORT FILM
Meet some of the people who inspired the stories of Coventry Moves, with a focus on our theme of Innovation.
INNOVATION | 2pm – LIVE STREAM
The energy of Innovation, Daniel Lismore, guides us as the spokes turn and we’re off again. Coventry created the bicycle and we’ll celebrate the city’s innovation from past, present and future with extravagant custom trikes.
RESILIENCE | 6pm – SHORT FILM
Meet some of the people who inspired the stories of Coventry Moves, focusing on our theme of Resilience, before we meet our energy, Kare Adenegan.
SOCIAL JUSTICE | 6.30pm – SHORT FILM
Meet some of the 14 Godivas, who share what being a Godiva means to them.
RISING UP | 7pm – LIVE STREAM
Meet our energy of Social Justice, Sue Bent, as 14 powerful modern day Godivas arrive at their destination after riding on horseback from across the city. Then River Runners and Pauline Black will help us look to the future. A gift from Coventry’s schoolchildren will appear with an incredible AR experience ready for in person enjoyment over the coming weeks in Coventry.
As the tree starts to pulse, vibrating with energy. The sounds of children’s voices will sound in the canopy above ushering in the future, moving us towards the end of our journey.
The day will culminate at 20:21 with Coventry Moves Together with a piece of music composed by Dan Jones. The whole city will form an orchestra – simply by switching on radios or web-based devices and tuning into one of several local or community radio stations taking part.
The track has been split into multiple streams and will come together as a full piece of music when radio stations can be heard at the same time.
So, families, friends and neighbours are being asked to head out to their doorsteps, into their gardens or on their balconies and tune into different streams so that the whole city can hear the full, eight-minute piece.
It is being broadcast via BBC CWR, Hillz FM, Radio Panj, Radio Plus, Vanny Radio, Fresh Radio, Arawak, Block Radio and Radio Abbey to create a world first moment – a city-wide surround sound musical performance.
If you miss it…
The BBC are providing major support for the event, not only with live coverage but also with the creation of a fast turnaround documentary called Curtain Up On Coventry, which will bring the energy of Coventry City of Culture’s signature event into people’s homes.
It’ll be broadcast across the Midlands on BBC One on Monday, June 7, at 7.35pm and nationally on BBC Four at 19.00 on Wednesday 9th June.