Tickets: FREE
Caludon Castle Park, Coventry Farren Road, Coventry, CV2 5EJ
Until Sat 26 Jun 2021
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Midsummer Fire Gardens

Fri 25 Jun 2021 to Sat 26 Jun 2021
Caludon Castle Park, Coventry
Farren Road, Coventry, CV2 5EJ Show on map
Duration: 90 minutes
FREE

 

There is very limited parking at the venue and in the local area.

We strongly recommend you consider alternative travel options such as bus, cycling or walking. Please use the travel planner below to see which travel options will be best for you.

Walk the Plank & Emergency Exit Arts / Lightfires

An intimate, magical and fiery spectacle will light up Caludon Castle this June as part of our Summer of Surprises.

In 1595, it’s believed that the site of Caludon Castle hosted the first performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. As the sun sets this Summer, this historic site will flicker to life with and transform the grounds of the castle into a place of wonder as you wander through, or stand and watch, always close enough to feel the heat.

Walk the Plank’s Fire Garden features intricately carved flaming flower boxes and delicately patterned floral chimneys, flame tipped bulrushes and copper lilies belching plumes of fire. 

Alongside Walk the Plank’s fiery botanical sculptures, visitors will encounter Dr. Kronovator’s Fire Laboratory - a stunning interactive experience with ingenious fire installations by Emergency Exit Arts and Lightfires. Wander through a vista of flames and chemical reactions to meet Dr. Kronovator and his acrobatic assistant as they prepare their experimental flame and steam powered contraptions.

Suitable for all ages.

Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum 4 tickets per booking.

Getting to the venue

There is very limited parking at the venue and in the local area.

We strongly recommend you consider alternative travel options such as bus, cycling or walking. Please use the travel planner below to see which travel options will be best for you.

Cycling 
There will be an area available at the event where bikes can be secured at their owner's risk.
 
Buses
There is a limited shuttle bus service operating to the site from Coventry bus station at Pool Meadow each night between 8:30pm and 12:30am. It will operate as first come first served, if you intended to use this service it is advisable to arrive at least 30 minutes before your ticket entry time. 
 
Taxis
It is recommended that you book taxis in advance of your visit to and from Farren Road.

Important Information

  • Access to the park is by the Farren Road entrance ONLY. No access from any other gate for public or ticket holders.
  • Tickets should be presented for scanning on entry.
  • Midsummer Fire Gardens will be an alcohol free zone, however you are welcome to bring an evening picnic with soft drinks and to take your rubbish back home.
  • Bag searches will be in operation before entry.
  • Please do not arrive to the site more than 15 minutes ahead of your ticketed time.
  • We anticipate most audiences will take around 90 minutes to experience all of the Midsummer Fire Gardens, although you are welcome to enjoy it at your own pace.
  • Please remember to observe social distancing at the event and keep your distance from other groups.  The park is a large open space, with artworks spread out for people to enjoy in their own time. 
  • The event takes place around a public park and as such, some of the ground may be uneven, please wear sensible shoes and dress for the weather.
  • Please be considerate of residents as you arrive and leave Midsummer Fire Gardens and keep noise to a minimum.

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