Tickets: Free
Coventry Canal Basin 10a St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY
Until Sat 30 Apr 2022

Growing Jack's Frogs - The Frog Cycle Self Guided Trail

Fri 29 Apr 2022 to Sat 30 Apr 2022
Coventry Canal Basin
10a St Nicholas St, Coventry CV1 4LY

Do the Frog Walk! 

Wander along the self-guided frog trail along the canal towpath – and explore nature from a frog’s eye view.

Access your activity sheet online, or pick up from Playwrights or the Canal & River Trust Visitor Centre.

The Frog Cycle self-guided trail is part of many activities happening at the Coventry Canal Basin from 28th April as part of WaterWAYS Festival.

about growing jack's frogs

Jack became fascinated with frogs on finding out the River Sherbourne was being uncovered for Coventry City of Culture 2021, imagining hundreds of frogs leaping out and hiding in different parts of the city centre. Jack’s Frog Cycle is a new visual artwork project for exhibition, with real and digital elements, and is one of several strands of his ambitious and multi-faceted project called Jack’s Frogs

The Frog Cycle is a bold and dynamic interpretation of change: from frogspawn to frog. It is an inventive and playful project which is inspired by the environment and nature of Coventry’s waterways. 

about the artist

Jack Foulks is a young artist with a learning disability that has been working with Imagineer Productions and Open Theatre Company over the past 4 years. Over the years, Jack has developed as an artist, and since winning a Coventry City of Culture 2021 development award through The Heart of England Foundation in 2019, he has created the concept and design for Jack’s Frogs. He has since been registered with City of Culture as a local artist, giving him the opportunity to take up commissions that are offered throughout the city.

Jack wants his work to be in public and in ‘unusual spaces to reach unusual people’ – people who live in Coventry but may feel like they’re being left behind. Jack found learning about the frog cycle exciting and really wants to use his work to spark excitement about frogs and nature in everyone else.