Lady Godiva Awakens- let’s put the flags out!

by Escape Community Arts

About the project


Final Goal! £1,000
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In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!
tipping point
25 hrs
In-kind donations range from drinks to office supplies. We even accept homemade cakes. See what else we need!

More about the project

What is the social/environmental problem/issue that this project will address?
Lady Godiva is on a quest to find ‘the humming bird’ (Itself a symbol of determination and desire to make a positive difference). Along the way, Lady Godiva meets communities and experiences local arts, culture and heritage. Nuneaton is within the top 10% of deprivation indicators within the country. However, the planned Godiva Awakes visit to our town has energised the community and inspired us to create a day to remember for all involved. Below is what her visit did for Coventry- now it’s our turn to raise the flag!
Can you give us some statistics on this problem?
Godiva’s homecoming was in Coventry: Increased footfall by 35% Advertising equivalent of £61,058 PR Value 3 National and 5 Regional £288,650 4 Prime time broadcasts on Midlands Today & ITV News Achieved Press association so every regional newspaper in the country carried the story on their website 85% Audience came into the city centre especially for the event 35% travelled over 25 miles 71% spent up to £10 in the city and 25% spent between £10 and £25 Strong engagement from local businesses e.g. Jaguar Land Rover, Severn Trent, The Ramada Hotel 90% thought the event was good/exciting/inspiring/enjoyable and an event they would talk about.
What is your solution?
By hosting community workshops to make a dazzling display of bunting, banners and pennants we will also developing a sense of anticipation and excitement for an occasion where we can showcase to Lady Godiva what is good and positive about Nuneaton and our community. We will use designs and ideas which reflect our local skills and heritage, but also our enthusiasm and delight at working together to make something amazing and create fantastic, huge and colourful street art display to welcome our famous guest. We will work with a whole range of local people to make a spectacle which will ‘fly the flag’ for Nuneaton and welcome Lady Godiva to our town.
How will you deliver this?
A great team of local artists will lead a series of community workshops to design and make loads of bunting, banners and pennants. We will use inspiration from medieval heraldry, local history, local emblems/imagery and our own neighbourhood. We will learn and use a range of arts and craft skills from printing, painting and applique to sewing, silk painting and even woodwork. Each Thursday from 10-1pm all are welcome to join us making massive, vibrant works of art which will bedeck the streets to greet Lady Godiva when she visits Nuneaton on July 5th 2014.

Get involved

Here are some great ways to get involved with the project and help out. If you have...
  • 2 minutes
    Put the date in your diary – Saturday 5th July- Lady Godiva to visit Nuneaton
  • 5 minutes
    Contact 5 other people and share news of this exciting visit. Do you know any other groups that might like to join in our arts and crafts event? Tell them about us. Visit our Facebook page Art Studio Nuneaton and follow our activities
  • 15 minutes
    Have you got any great fabric, spare wood, art materials etc. that we might find a use for? Sort it out and bring to Escape Nuneaton community art & craft group at the Art Studio, New Century Way, Nuneaton
  • 30 minutes
    Come and visit us in the workshop studio- have a chat and a cuppa, find out how you could join in the event- have you any art or craft skills that you would like to share? Or a great idea for a pennant design?
  • A few hours
    Join us on a Thursday morning, 10-1pm, at The Art Studio, New Century Way, Nuneaton, where we will be making bunting, banners and pennants to welcome Lady Godiva on her visit to Nuneaton. If you can’t join a workshop, maybe you would like to make some bunting of your own.
  • Regular time commitment
    Join us for our weekly Escape Nuneaton art and craft community workshops

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Melanie Beech 14 May 2014 - 20:15

Thanks to all our supporters. To have raised so much in such a short time is heart warming. Long may Escape continue in the Community. Thank You.

Melanie Beech 07 May 2014 - 11:23

Fantastic 32% raised already. a big thanks to all those who have donated so far. Mel

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