29th Jun, 2022

Wildlife Gathering showcasing nature in Coventry holding stunning events this weekend

Ryan Smith 19th May, 2022

A THREE-day Wildlife Gathering will invite people into both familiar and previously unexplored parts of Coventry to celebrate nature in the city from tomorrow.

It has been organised by the City of Culture Trust as part of the #GreenFutures initiative, which encourages people living in urban areas to connect with the environment and blur the line between humanity and nature.

The event hopes to ensure that Coventry can have a wilder future beyond the City of Culture.

The programme will begin tomorrow on World Bee Day, before continuing through International Tea Day on Saturday and finishing on International Day for Biodiversity on Sunday.

Historic Coventry Trust will be sharing Charterhouse Heritage Park’s plans and giving a sneak preview of the progress ahead of its reopening.

Visitors will also be able to learn the history of the walled garden and have a picnic by the River Sherbourne while watching street theatre and listening to live music.

Holy Trinity Church, the Food Union Allotment, and Hawkesbury Junction are just a few of the 23 creative events sites over the weekend.

Families can take part in community ‘bee and tea’ parties, create animal habitats with artists, and take part in a range of arts and crafts workshops.

Other activities include mural trails, storytelling walks, beekeeping, bug hunts, pond-dipping and charcoal drawing.

On Sunday you will be able to watch the unveiling of Sound Seat, a musical destination in War Memorial Parks sensory garden created by artists Rosie Tee and Bryony Simcox to tackle loneliness and bring communities together.

Oasis Cafe will have maps, programmes, and free crafts workshops from Creative Kindness on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 3pm.

Coventry City of Culture Trust’s creative director, Chenine Bhathena said: “This weekend we put Coventry’s green landscapes under the spotlight as we discuss nature, the wilder environments that surround us and engage citizens in building towards a wilder future.

“Coventry City of Culture Trust’s legacy is going to put our #GreenFutures at the centre as we build a movement across the city to protect our nature and save our planet.”

Visit here to see a full list of activities.

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