Celebrating two decades of Imagineer as Jane Hytch steps down as CEO

Jane steers Godiva as she makes her first tentative steps

Imagineer are celebrating almost two-decades of achievements as founder member and Chief Executive Jane Hytch embarks on semi-retirement. Alongside fellow founder members Kathi Leahy, Claire Maddocks and Andrea Simpson, Jane has embedded herself in the arts in Coventry, growing Imagineer into a thriving organisation. Now housed in the Daimler Powerhouse with National Portfolio investment from […]

Imagineer awarded £440,000 to continue its Transformations programme, giving creative opportunities to young people

A man in a bandana holds up a felt tip picture in front of a desk filled with paper and craft materials

Imagineer has been awarded £440,000 investment from the National Lottery Community Fund, enabling them to extend their Transformations programme to more young people in Coventry and now, for the first time, Nuneaton and Bedworth. Transformations is a programme for young people aged 16-29 in which they work with Imagineer on real-life creative projects. They meet professional […]

Creative Explorers launches as part of a new Cultural Strategy for Nuneaton and Bedworth

Imagineer was pleased to launch the Creative Explorers programme on 25 October in a special event in Nuneaton town centre, as part of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council’s new Cultural Strategy. Creative Explorers is an 18-month cultural programme led by Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC), in partnership with Imagineer, Warwickshire County Council and Artichoke. Local […]

Imagineer announces Angus MacKechnie as Creative Director and CEO

A giant Godiva puppet fills the screen surrounded by ticker tape in front of a glass building

Imagineer is delighted to announce that Angus MacKechnie will be joining the organisation as Creative Director and Chief Executive Officer. Angus is one of the leading figures in the UK outdoor arts sector, having produced festivals and events at the highest level, commissioned and programmed across communities and on the national stage and been a […]

Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere this summer!

Circus performers balance on a hyperbolic structure made of bamboo

This summer, Imagineer and independent creative director Orit Azaz set out on another bamboo adventure, as Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere extends our creative enquiry out across the UK.  Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere will see an epic bamboo collaboration across Liverpool City Region, Bamboo Circus R&D with NoFit State, bamboo builds in the communities of Nuneaton and Bedworth, and a pop-up event at London’s National […]

Imagineer’s Godiva heads to Godiva Festival for the first time

A giant puppet of Lady Godiva in silk dress, in the Coventry cityscape

Imagineer’s 6 metre giant Godiva, created for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, is heading to Godiva Festival (30 June – 2 July) for the first time. A symbol of the ingenuity and industry of the West Midlands, Godiva – created through combining mechanical puppetry and modern animation techniques – will welcome all for a weekend of incredible […]

Announcing Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere in 2023

This summer, Imagineer and independent creative director Orit Azaz set out on another bamboo adventure, as Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere extends our creative enquiry out across the UK.  Imagine Bamboo is Everywhere will see an epic bamboo collaboration across Liverpool City Region, Bamboo Circus R&D with NoFit State, bamboo builds in the communities of Nuneaton and Bedworth, plus further projects to be announced. The […]

GODIVA AWAKES TRUST AWARDED NPO STATUS BY ARTS COUNCIL

The Godiva Awakes Trust is delighted to be awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by the Arts Council for 2023-2026. The company, which is better known under its trading name of Imagineer Productions, specialises in large scale outdoor events with embedded community participation programmes and created ‘The Queen’s Favourites’ section for the Platinum Pageant earlier this […]

The Imagine Bamboo Summit – A Thank You

An arch made of bamboo

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us in Sunset Park for the Imagine Bamboo Summit last weekend. An action packed 4 days of making, designing, building, balancing, planting and playing with one of the most extraordinary and sustainable materials on the planet! We are pleased and proud to round off this chapter of […]