Grab your headphones and take a walk with a new friend. Be transported to the heart of Coventry and get to know voices you might not encounter in your everyday life - from a City Host turned policeman, to the neurodivergent bedroom artist who flourished with the support of City of Culture producers.
Explore Coventry through the eyes of the ordinary folk of the city; hear how their idea of ‘culture’ has changed, and the impact the City of Culture has had on their lives and careers. From Canley and Foleshill, to Fargo and The Herbert, spend some time with an LGBTQ+ advocate, a former homeless asylum seeker and Coventry’s first Young Poet Laureate, all accompanied by the distinctive sounds of Cov. Because, as one storyteller says,
“Coventry is far more than a place where a woman road naked through the streets 500 years ago or a cathedral that was bombed…”
During our soundscape series, we weave through the skateboarders outside The Herbert Art Gallery and Coventry Cathedral, wander past the trolleys in Cannon Park and through the stalls at Fargo Village, hear the buskers and market traders at work in the city centre, listen to the wind in Limbrick Woods and roam along the River Sherbourne in Coundon.
The series features music by the Coventry-based artist and sound recordist Mintakaa. It’s recorded by Coventry-born audio producer Clare Freeman. And produced on behalf of the Coventry City of Culture trust by her company, A Small Furry Bear Productions.