The team who came together to form Imagineer bring a wealth of creative arts experience and a strong track record of working together to deliver high quality performances and events.
Collectively the team have been responsible for many of the major cultural interventions in Coventry over the past three decades including:
- The revival of the Coventry Mystery Plays (2000, 2003 & 2006)
- Founding Coventry Arts Alive, a major festival of new work and outdoor art
- National tour of Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’
- Revival of the Coventry Carnival
- Created MAD UK, a unique sculptural costume design competition
Special commissions have included :
Opening Ceremony to the International Children’s Games (2005)
Made in Coventry’ the official opening of the City’s Ricoh Arena (2007)
Coventry Carnival (2007 – 2014)
Celebrating Coventry, a cultural showcase to mark the city hosting the UK School’s Games (2007),
The UK Children’s Games Cultural Programme (2008) Citywide
Germination, a large scale carnival theatre production to mark the Olympic handover from Beijing to London (2008)
A programme of events for National Holocaust Memorial Day (2009) Citywide
Ostara, a large scale performance in partnership with The World Famous on Gosford Green, to celebrate the regeneration of Far Gosford Street (2010)
Godiva Awakes – West Midlands commission for Artists take the lead, a major project for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad funded by Arts Council England (2012) The jouney to London. Rugby, Northamptonshire, Milton Keynes, Luton, Waltham Abbey ,Waltham Forest and London.
The Moths Project – Worcestershire Museums (2014)
Godiva’s Homecoming (2014) – a programme to welcome Godiva back to the city with a a cycle cavalcade around Coventry’s ring road led by Godiva joined by 1000 people on bicycles, a series of cycling events and challenges on the ring road, a city centre programme of outdoor performances.
WWT Commemorations War Bride – Coventry and Birmingham Cathedral and Frankfurt Choir (2015)
Carmen Funebre ( Teatr Biro Podrozy – Poland ) and Liberty (Transformations Project ) Coventry Peace Festival (2015)
Festival of Imagineers (2014 – 2016) – developing a new a celebration of innovation, linking creative thinkers and innovators from all walks of life to create a unique festival of outdoor/site specific performance and interactive experiences, outdoors, indoors and in unusual spaces.