Tickets: FREE
Chapel of Gethsemane, Coventry Cathedral Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB
Until Mon 28 Jun 2021
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'Do the Little Things' by Jake Lever

Sat 22 May 2021 to Mon 28 Jun 2021
Chapel of Gethsemane, Coventry Cathedral
Priory St, Coventry CV1 5FB

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‘Do the Little Things’ is an installation made by artist Jake Lever for the Chapel of Gethsemane. The exhibition will be available to view from Saturday 22 May to Sunday 27 June on all Cathedral open days.

The installation comprises of a multitude of tiny boats made of wire, tissue paper and gold leaf. The title refers to the words of the Saint David who, in 589 AD, encouraged his followers to “be joyful, keep the faith and do the little things”.  Throughout the pandemic Jake has been making these fragile boats, sending them by post to those he cares about. Others have joined in and similar vessels are being sent across the globe as tokens of love, solidarity and connection.

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For more information on Lever’s work visit his social media channels:

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Visit on Saturday 22 May and 'Meet the artist'.

From 11am to 4pm Jake Lever will be making boats in the space on a small table and able to interact with people about the ongoing participatory project (involving boats being sent in the post as tokens of love and connection across the world).  For this, all he would need is a small table and chair, to be placed in the space.  All materials will be brought with the artist and removed.  This is not designed as a participatory event, but an opportunity for verbal interaction with the artist.  

Please note: All visitors will be required to book a free ‘Entry and Exhibition’ ticket to visit Coventry Cathedral when it reopens in Spring 2021. The Cathedral is open from 10am to 4pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 12.30pm to 3pm on Sundays.

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