Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Heaven Sent to Coventry

Ghost Town: Civic Television and the Haunting of Coventry
is an exciting new project organised by Helen Wheatley, Centre for Television History, Heritage and Memory Studies, as part of Coventry's bid for the title City of Culture in 20121.

The project "programmes a series of civic screenings or hauntings in cinemas and other more unorthodox venues around the city to unleash the city’s ghosts and to bring past and present (and future) Coventry together."

The presentation includes the following...

  • Ellington in Coventry: A collaboration with Nicolas Pillai (Birmingham City University), Coventry Cathedral, Danny Greene (Coventry City Council), the Birmingham Conservatoire, and our archival partners, this event will incorporate a screening of Celebration (ITV/ABC, Sunday, 10 Apr 1966, 18:30 (55 mins)), the television programme of Duke Ellington’s performance of his suite ‘In the Beginning, God’ at Coventry Cathedral, on large screens placed next to the Sutherland tapestry, and a live performance of Ellington’s music at the Cathedral itself.
This is exciting news and Villes Ville will post news updates as they become available. The date for screening the television programme and the concert of Sacred music is early April next year.

Full details of the project  may be viewed here.

There will be more postings on Ellington's links to the city of Coventry later in the week.

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